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Poy Poy, known in Japan as Poitters' Point (ポイッターズ・ポイント Poittāzu Pointo?), is a party video game developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation in 1997. It was also released on the Japanese PlayStation Network on November 28, 2007.
Poy Poy is a multiplayer action game in which four players battle each other using various props, such as rocks, logs and blocks of ice in one of six environments. Combat consists of picking up the various props, and throwing them at your opponents. One could also pick up and throw the opponent's character directly. Each character has different strengths and weaknesses in terms of strength (ability to pick up heavier props and do so more quickly) and speed (agility moving about the play field). Players can also use special gloves that use psychopower to unleash different abilities. Each character has a glove with which they have a 100% synchronisation rate (they have the most aptitude for). In several environments, there are hazards that must be avoided by players, but some players with the proper abilities can use these environmental hazards against their opponents. Any of the three opponents can be CPU, humans, or any mix thereof (provided the players had the 4 player contoller peripheral for the PlayStation).
In exhibition mode, players engage in three rounds of combat. Up to four players can participate at a time with use of the Multitap peripheral, otherwise computer-controlled players will fill any spaces.
Poy Poy Cup is the single-player mode in which three computer-controlled competitors try to defeat the player in each environment. Each victory gives the player prize money to be spent on upgraded equipment.
The game was followed by Poy Poy 2, also released on PlayStation which featured similar gameplay to that of Poy Poy.