Cosmo Gang the Puzzle

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Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Composer(s) Yoshie Arakawa
Platform(s) Arcade, SNES, Virtual Console
Release date(s) Arcade
  • JP February 26, 1993 (original)
  • JP April 7, 2009
(Virtual Console)
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) 2 players can play simultaneously
Cabinet Upright
Arcade system Namco NA-1
Display Raster

Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle (コズモギャング・ザ・パズル?) is an arcade game that was released by Namco in 1992. It is based on the 1990 redemption game Cosmo Gangs, and is an otherwise unrelated followup to Cosmo Gang: The Video. An adaptation of The Puzzle featuring Pac-Man characters was released in 1993, called Pac-Attack.

Like The Video, an SNES version was eventually released, and this version would be rereleased on the Wii Virtual Console.


Similar to Tetris, players make left-to-right lines with a series of falling pieces. Here, all pieces are made of three blocks, and some pieces may have a "Cosmo Ganger" or an "attack block" (or two) instead or the normal block type. Cosmo Gangers get in the way, but the attack blocks can be used to remove them from the field, which can earn lots of points.

The speed of the game increases as blocks approach the top of the screen, and the game is over when the blocks reach the top.