Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan

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Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Series Mojipittan
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • JP January 9, 2003
Genre(s) Puzzle game
Mode(s) Single Player, Multiplayer
Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan Advance
Publisher(s) Namco
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • JP January 9, 2003
Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan Daijiten
Publisher(s) Namco
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Release date(s)
  • JP December 16, 2004
Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan DS
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • JP March 15, 2007
Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan Wii
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s)
  • JP March 25, 2008
Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan Wii Deluxe
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s)
  • JP November 27, 2008

Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan (ことばのパズル もじぴったん) is a series of Japanese word puzzle video games designed by Hiroyuki Goto and produced by Namco. The series began as an arcade game but since then has been made available for the Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2), the Nintendo Game Boy Advance (GBA), the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP), the Nintendo DS, the Wii via WiiWare, and some Japanese cellphones.[1] Due to the nature of the game, Mojipittan has never been released outside Japan.

Gameplay[edit]

Mojipittan is similar in play to the word game Scrabble. Taking turns against the computer or a human opponent, the player uses tiles with hiragana to build words, eventually building upon their opponent's tiles with words of their own. Unlike Scrabble, however, each player may place only one tile per turn as opposed to multiple tiles in the former. Tiles must be placed next to any other tile on the board, space permitting, but at least one word must be formed with each tile placed; as long as these conditions are met, a tile may be placed anywhere on the board, even if not all of the other tiles a new tile is connected to form new words.

Reception[edit]

On December 14, 2004, Namco shipped 150,000 copies of Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Daijiten as a first day release for the PSP.

Xenopittan[edit]

On April 28, 2004, Namco released a modified version of Mojipittan called Xenopittan in their Xenosaga supplementary game Xenosaga Freaks in Japan. Xenopittan plays like Mojipittan but features characters and unique terminology from Xenosaga.

Track listing[edit]

  • Pair of Mojipittan (ふたりのもじぴったん Futari no Mojipittan?)
  • Magic of Words-Words (わーずわーずの魔法 Wazu-Wazu no Mahou?)
  • Piacevole!
  • Banbini (バンビーニ?)
  • My First Pittan (はじめてのぴったん Hajimete no Pittan?)
  • Cookies & Cream (クッキー&クリーム?)
  • Bedtime Puzzler (ベッドタイムパズラー?)
  • I'll Give You a Spell (じゅもんをあげるよ Jyumon wo Ageruyo?)
  • over the starbow

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