Puzzle & Action: Tant-R

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Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
Publisher: Sega

Developer: Sega AM1 Sega Game Gear CRI

System(s): Sega System C, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear, Virtual Console

ROM Size: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis 2MB Sega Game Gear 512kB

Genre: Puzzle (JP MD box), Table (Sega of Japan MD master list)

Number of Players: Arcade Sega Game Gear 1-2 Sega Mega Drive/Genesis 1-4

Release Date RRP Code
Arcade JP 1993 ¥?  ?
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis JP 1994-04-01 ¥7,800 G-4118
Sega Game Gear JP 1994-04-22 ¥3,800 G-3345

Virtual Console JP 2007-03-06 600 points  ?

Puzzle & Action: Tant-R (宿題がタントアール or 宿題がタントア~ル), often known just as Tant-R (タントアール or タントア~ル) is a Sega System C puzzle game developed and published by Sega. It is the first in Puzzle & Action series, and has subsequently been ported to the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear. Though the arcade version of Tant-R reached South Korea, the Mega Drive version remained exclusive to Japan and no versions of the game have ever made it to North America or Europe.

Tant-R borrows its graphical style from Bonanza Bros., and is therefore often seen as a spin-off. The two were paired with the game's sequel, Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R in volume 6 of the Sega Ages 2500 series for the PlayStation 2. Tant-R was also paired with Quiz Syukudai wo Wasuremashita for a compilation on the Sega Saturn. A spinoff Saturn game, Sega Ages Vol.1 Syukudai ga Tant-R, also made.

Physical Scans

System C Version

Mega Drive Version

Mega Drive, JP
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Game Gear Version

Game Gear, JP
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External links

Games in the Puzzle & Action Series
Puzzle & Action: Tant-R (1992) | Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R (1994) | Puzzle & Action: Treasure Hunt (1995) | 2do Arukotoha Sand-R (1996) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 6: Ichini no Tant-R to Bonanza Bros. (2004)