Sonic Cafe (partially found Japan-exclusive Sega mobile games; 2001-2007)

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Sonic Cafe logo.

Status: Partially Found


Sonic Cafe was a mobile game service provided by Sega, beginning on January 26, 2001. The service cost 315 yen per month, and users would be able to download as many games as they wanted. The service hosted mobile games from Sega franchises such as Puyo Puyo, Phantasy Star, Samba de Amigo, and Sonic the Hedgehog, alongside original games.

On December 1, 2007, the Sonic Cafe was relaunched as Puyo Puyo! Sega. However, not every game was carried over to the new service.

Sonic Cafe's western equivalent was Sega Mobile, which released Sega mobile games in North America and Europe. Some Sonic Cafe games were released through this service and have been dumped.

Sonic Cafe's games were for NTT DoCoMo's FOMA and i-mode services. The end of both services was announced in October 2019, with the application deadline for signing up for either of them being in the same month. Currently, there is no way to sign up for these phone plans to gain access to any of these games. Internet connectivity for these services will cease on March 31, 2026, effectively ending distribution on any remaining games.[1]

Puyo Puyo Game List[edit | edit source]

Below is a list of Puyo Puyo games released for Sonic Cafe. Most were based off of the then recently released Minna de Puyo Puyo and Puyo Puyo Fever.

Game Description Device Status
Futari de Puyo Puyo A standalone two-player Puyo Puyo game. The game allowed for two people to play on a single phone.

It was subsumed into Puyo Puyo DX for higher-end devices.

i-mode 504/503 Lost
Hitori de Puyo Puyo A single-player Puyo Puyo game. The player plays against computer-controlled characters from the series, such as Draco Centauros and Suketoudara.

It was subsumed into Puyo Puyo DX for higher-end devices.

i-mode 504/503 Lost
Puyo Puyo (Old Version) The first Puyo Puyo game for mobile devices.

It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

i-mode 504/503 Lost
Puyo Puyo DX Deluxe mobile version of Puyo Puyo based on Minna de Puyo Puyo. It includes voice lines and enhanced graphics. It includes enhanced versions of Hitori de Puyo Puyo, Futari de Puyo Puyo, Puyo Puyo Task Mode, and Tokoton Puyo Puyo. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504

Lost
Puyo Puyo Fever Mobile game based on Puyo Puyo Fever for consoles. It features the Fever Mode introduced in that game, as well as its new characters. The player could play through the HaraHara course.

Depending on the device, there were different version: A DX version for 90X devices, the normal version for 70X and 506/505, and a mini version for 504.

The DX version was released outside of Japan as Puyo Pop Fever DX and has been dumped. It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504

Partially Found
Puyo Puyo Fever Habanero An increased difficulty version of the Puyo Puyo Fever mobile version. In single-player mode, the player can go through three courses: RunRun, AtsuAtsu, and PiriPiri. A training mode and Fever mode were also present. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Puyo Puyo Task Mode A single-player Puyo Puyo game that presents the player with challenges to clear, such as getting a certain amount of chains.

It was subsumed into Puyo Puyo DX for higher-end devices.

i-mode 504/503 Lost
Puyo Puyo Zurashi A game based on Puyo Puyo Fever. Instead of dropping Puyos to create chains, the player instead is presented with a screen filled with Puyos, and has to swap them and create chains to clear the screen. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
Tokoton Puyo Puyo An endless Puyo Puyo game mode.

It was subsumed into Puyo Puyo DX for higher-end devices.

i-mode 504/503 Lost

Sonic the Hedgehog Game List[edit | edit source]

Below is a list of the Sonic the Hedgehog games released for Sonic Cafe. Most of these were card, puzzle or sports games. They often used assets from Sonic Battle and Sonic Advance.

Game Description Device Status
Amy no Page One Also known as Amy's American Page One. It is a Sonic-themed simulator of the Page One card game. It featuring Sonic characters Amy, Rouge, Cream, and Hero Chao.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504

Lost
Eggman no Kazuate Panic! A brain training game in which the player tries to guess numbers through logical thinking to defuse bombs set by Dr. Eggman. Tails the Fox provides hints for the player. i-mode 504/503 Lost
Nakayoshi Chao! Virtual pet game featuring the Chao of the Sonic series. Players would be able to pet the Chao, talk to it, play games such as Rock Paper Scissors, and download wallpapers for the game.

It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

i-mode 504 Lost
Shadow Shoot A high speed action shooter released for free to promote the release of the Shadow the Hedgehog game.

It has been found and dumped.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Found
Sonic Billiards A Sonic the Hedgehog themed billiards simulation game.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X Lost
Sonic Bowling A Sonic the Hedgehog themed bowling simulation game. i-mode 504/503 Lost
Sonic Cart 3DX A 3D Sonic the Hedgehog cart racing game. Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles were racers in the game.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X Lost
Sonic Darts A Sonic the Hedgehog themed darts game. The player takes the role of Sonic and plays against Shadow.

A downgraded port was released through Sega Mobile and has been dumped. It features much simpler graphics than the Sonic Cafe version.

Gameplay footage of Sega Mobile version.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Partially Found
Sonic Fishing A loosely Sonic the Hedgehog themed fishing game. The player chooses a lure based on a Sonic the Hedgehog character and tries to catch as many fish as possible within a time limit

An enhanced port was released outside of Japan. It plays identically to this game, but has been graphically overhauled.

Gameplay footage of enhanced version with English commentary.

i-mode 504/503 Partially Found
Sonic Gammon A Sonic the Hedgehog themed gammon simulation game. The player plays as Sonic and plays against Dr. Eggman.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504

Lost
Sonic Golf A loosely Sonic the Hedgehog themed golf game.

This is not the same as Sonic the Hedgehog Golf that was released in Europe in 2009.

It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

i-mode 504/503 Lost
Sonic Golf C-mode Cup A version of Sonic Golf released for an event held by Coca-Cola Japan. Each in-game point was worth 1 Yen, and could be used to purchase beverages from C-mode Coca-Cola vending machines.

The first event ran from September 9th to October 8th of 2002, and the second from November 25th to December 25th of 2002. The application was made unavailable once the events concluded.[2][3]

i-mode 504/503 Lost
Sonic Golf 3D A Sonic the Hedgehog themed golf game with 3D graphics. The player plays as Sonic as he tries to play golf. The player could buy items and other characters with Rings.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X Lost
Sonic Hearts A Sonic the Hedgehog themed Hearts card game simulator. The player plays as Sonic and competes against Tails, Knuckles, and Amy.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Sonic Hopping A Sonic the Hedgehog jumping puzzle game. Sonic can take one hop backwards or two hops in any other direction. He has to get the Rings in each stage to pass while avoiding blocks.

This game was ported for J2ME devices and that version has been dumped. It has some graphical differences, however.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Partially Found
Sonic Hopping 2 Sequel to Sonic Hopping. Instead of a field, it takes place in a secret base.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Sonic Jump A Sonic the Hedgehog jumping platformer game. Sonic jumps up on platforms to reach the top of the stage.

J2ME ports have been found.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Found
Sonic Putter A simple Sonic the Hedgehog golf game. i-mode 504/503 Lost
Sonic Racing Kart A Sonic the Hedgehog kart racing game.

The J2ME port of this game has been found and dumped, though with some graphical upgrades.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Partially Found
Sonic Racing SHIFT UP A Sonic the Hedgehog kart racing game. Players could race against CPU opponents or download rival racers to race against.

It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

i-mode 504/503 Lost
Sonic Reversi A Sonic the Hedgehog Reversi simulation game. The player plays as Sonic and faces off against other Sonic characters such as Tails, Amy, and Chao. The player is given three Rings a day, with each match costing a Ring.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Sonic Reversi Hyper A renewal version of Sonic Reversi. Each opponent has their own difficulty, with tougher opponents rewarding more prize money upon defeat.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
Sonic Tennis A Sonic the Hedgehog tennis game. The player plays as Sonic and faces off against other Sonic characters, including Tails, Knuckles, and Amy.

A J2ME port of game has been found and dumped, with minor graphical changes, such as with the power bar.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Partially Found
Sonic no 7 Narabe Sonic the Hedgehog themed Shichi Narabe (Japanese equivalent of Sevens) game. The player is Sonic and plays against Sonic characters, including Tails, Knuckles, and Amy.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
Sonic no Casino Poker A Sonic the Hedgehog poker game. Unlike most of the other games, the player doesn't play as any Sonic character, but as an avatar they created in another application, Avatar wo Tsukurou!. Winning matches against Sonic characters would reward the player with gold to customize their avatar.

It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

FOMA 90X Lost
Sonic no Daifugou A Sonic the Hedgehog Daifugou game. The player is Sonic and competes against Tails, Amy, and Knuckles in the Daifugou card game. It featured a Ring system enhanced from Sonic Hearts and Sonic Reversi.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
Sonic no Jigen Ressha The plot of the game is that Dr. Eggman has plans to rebuild Eggmanland and has kidnapped animals to do so. The player plays as Sonic, who has infiltrated his train, the "Egg Liner." At each stop, Sonic has to hop off the train and run closer to the lead train car.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X Lost
Sonic no Jirai Sagashi Game A Sonic the Hedgehog Minesweeper game.

It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

i-mode 504/503 Lost
Speed A Sonic the Hedgehog Speed card game simulator. The player is Sonic and faces against other Sonic characters such as Tails, Knuckles and Amy. It was replaced with Sonic no Speed DX and removed from Sonic Cafe. i-mode 504/503 Lost
Sonic no Speed DX A renewal version of the previously listed Speed. It featured upgraded graphics and added Dr. Eggman and Shadow as opponents.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Sonic no Napoleon A Sonic the Hedgehog Napoleon card game simulator. The player is Sonic and has to play against other Sonic characters, such as Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Dr. Eggman.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Sonic the Hedgehog (2001) A game released to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. The goal is to collect as many Rings as possible within the time limit. It came with a clock application, ringtones, and standby images. It was avaliable for a limited time. i-mode 504/503 Lost
Sonic the Hedgehog (2005) A port of the Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog.

It was ported to North American and European devices under the name Sonic the Hedgehog Mobile and that version has been dumped. Depending on the service provider, it was either a full game download, or downloaded in two parts. There is also a version with removed sound effects, as well as one for lower end phones.

Gameplay footage of the western version is available.

FOMA 90X Partially Found
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 A port of the Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog 2. It had new features, such as a new title screen and the ability to resume from the last level you played. There was also an Attack Mode in which you could fight the game's bosses.

This game was ported and released through Sega Mobile in two parts: Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Crash! and Dash!, but seem to contain some differences, such as a different title screen. There was also a version for lower end phones.

FOMA 90X Partially Found
Tails no Flying Get A game to commemorate the release of Sonic Battle for Game Boy Advance. It features a mini-game from that game in which Tails has to collect twenty Rings as fast as possible while avoiding bombs. Hitting a bomb would lose five Rings.

It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504

Lost

Other Games[edit | edit source]

Listed below are all of the other games released by the Sonic Cafe service. Many of them were ports of Sega arcade games, but there were also mobile games based on other Sega properties as well as original games.

Game Description Device Status
After Burner 2DX Mobile version of After Burner II. It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

A western phone port has been found and dumped. It has a few differences, such as a different interface.

FOMA 90X/70X Partially Found
Aka-chan wa Doko Kara Kuru no? Koitsu~hen Mobile game based on the DS game of the same name. It was available for free and was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega. FOMA 90X Lost
Amigo-kun no Doki Doki Aishou Check A fortune-telling application based on the game Samba de Amigo. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504

Lost
Billy Hatcher Hyper Shoot A mobile version of a mini-game from Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg. It was available for free and was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504

Lost
Blocks A game similar to Breakout in which the player bounces a ball to break blocks. There were 100 levels to play through. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504

Lost
Blocks: The Next Level A sequel to Blocks with another 100 levels and more unique block patterns. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
ChuChu Edit! Puzzle creation mode of ChuChu Puzzle! based on the Dreamcast game ChuChu Rocket!. Users would be able to upload their puzzles for others to solve. It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega. i-mode 504/503 Lost
ChuChu Puzzle! Mobile game based on the Dreamcast game ChuChu Rocket!. Players could play puzzles created in ChuChu Edit!. It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega. i-mode 504/503 Lost
ChuChu Rocket! Mobile game based on the Dreamcast game of the same name. It featured 100 levels to play through. FOMA 90X/70X Lost
Columns Jewel A renewal of the classic Columns puzzle game featuring new, cute characters.

It received an Android port in 2011.

Gameplay footage is available.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505 Android

Lost
Deep Scan A naval battle "slow shooter" game. The player drops bombs on submarines. It came in two versions: the original version and a version with enhanced visuals.

It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

i-mode 506/505 Lost
Doki Doki Penguin Land An enhanced mobile port of the puzzle platform game of the same name. It came in two versions: one for lower end phones (i-mode 503 and 504) and the other for higher end ones. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Dragon Book A fantasy card battle game with twenty five different types of cards to use. Only five cards could be used in a battle.

It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

i-mode 504/503 Lost
Dragon Book 2 A sequel to Dragon Book with sixty types of cards and a new story mode. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Dragon Crystal Mobile port of the 1990 Game Gear role-playing game of the same name.

It was not moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

i-mode 504/503 Lost
Dragon Crystal 2 Mobile-only sequel of Dragon Crystal with enhanced graphics FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Fantasy Zone ~Boss no Gyakushu~ Mobile port of the 1986 Master System shooting game. It was divided in two parts. i-mode 504/503 Lost
Flicky Mobile port of the 1984 arcade game. Two versions exist, one for the lower end i-mode 504 and the other for the higher end FOMA devices. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 504

Lost
Foxy Shot A shooting game where the player takes the role of Foxy, a mysterious girl, and tries to save a city taken over by a terrorist group. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
Gateball de Asobou A gateball sport simulation game. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
HEAD-ON Mobile port of the 1979 car maze arcade game. i-mode 504/503 Lost
Hansel to Warui Majo A mobile game based on Hansel and Gretel. The player takes control of Hansel as he tries to save his sister from the evil witch. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Hyakunin Isshu Hyakunin Isshu is a Japanese card game using cards based on the poems from the Hyakunin Isshu anthology. This is a simulation of that game. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Janken Senshi Triple A vertical scrolling game in which players fight enemies with three characters: Guu (Rock), Choki (Scissors), Paa (Paper). FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Jukugon A mobile port of a kanji falling puzzle game from PSP. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
Jukugon 2 A mobile exclusive sequel to Jukugon. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
Jukugon Sanranki A Jukugon game with multiple game modes. FOMA 90X/70X Lost
Kakonde Buu A mobile game based on the Three Little Pigs story. The player plays as one of the pigs and tries to trap the wolves by turning doors. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Kanji Trainer Mobile A kanji learning game. The player could compare their kanji scores with players from across the country.

It received a PSP version.

FOMA 90X/70X Lost
Kimi no Tame ni Shineru A mobile puzzle game based on the Nintendo DS game of the same name. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Monaco GP A mobile port of the 1979 racing arcade game of the same name. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
NiGHTS A puzzle game based on Nights into Dreams. Nights must make loops around enemies to defeat them.

It was seemingly removed from Sonic Cafe in 2004.

i-mode 504/503 Lost
Onegai Cupid A matchmaking game in which the player controls Cupid and tries to create couples to resolve the declining birthrate. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Out Run A driving game based on the 1986 arcade game of the same name. i-mode 504/503 Lost
Pengo A mobile port of the 1982 maze arcade game featuring a red penguin. Two versions exist, one for the lower end i-mode devices and the other for the higher end FOMA devices.

A western phone port was released.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 504/503

Lost
Phantasy Star A mobile port of 1987 role-playing game. There were two versions: one is the normal version released for i-mode and FOMA 70X, and the other is a deluxe version released for FOMA 90X, featuring quality of life improvements such as auto-mapping and multiple save files.

Only the deluxe version was moved to Puyo Puyo! Sega.

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
Pipeline A puzzle shooting game in which the player shoots into pipes. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Pyramid Magic Mobile port of the 1991 Genesis puzzle game of the same name. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Pyramid Magic 2 Mobile port of the Pyramid Magic sequel. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Samba de Amigo Mobile rhythm game based on Samba de Amigo. Players could download songs every month and play them in three different difficulties. i-mode 504/503 Lost
Seesaw Jump 2005 A clone of 1977 block breaker arcade game Circus. The player bounces a ball with a seesaw to break blocks. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504

Lost
Space Harrier Mobile version of the 1985 fantasy rail shooter arcade game. Two versions exist, one for the lower end i-mode devices and the other for the higher end FOMA devices.

A western phone port has been found and dumped. There are slight differences, such as changes to the interface

FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 504/503

Partially Found
Strawberry Sweet Pop A game where the player takes control of a rabbit named Kii-chan and climb stairs to collect ingredients for cakes. A special password would be given to players who achieve a certain amount of points to enter on Sonic Cafe for a gift. FOMA 90X/70X Lost
Sugoroku A fantasy role-playing board game with a world consisting of 100 squares. Each square has its own unique event. After defeating the boss dragon, the player will be taken on another run of the game, retaining experience and items from the previous playthrough. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
Tagosaku ga Horu Mon A puzzle game in which the player takes the role of a worker who tries to save his daughter who has been kidnapped by land shark speculators. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505

Lost
Taisen 7 Narabe An online Shichi Narabe (Japanese equivalent of Sevens) simulator. The player would be able to play against three other players.

Presumably the imminent loss of online capabilities will render this game unplayable, as no solo play mode is available.

FOMA 90X Lost
Taisen! Bakudan Daifugou An online Daifugou (Japanese card game) simulator. The player would be able to play against three other players. Winning matches would reward the player with gold to customize their avatar.

Presumably the imminent loss of online capabilities will render this game unplayable, as no solo play mode is available.

FOMA 90X Lost
Tama Ou Bullet King A Sonic Cafe original bullet hell shooting game. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost
Tama Ou Bullet King 2 Sequel to Tama Ou Bullet King. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504

Lost
Tranquilizer Gun Mobile version of the 1980 shooter arcade game. FOMA 90X/70X

i-mode 506/505/504/503

Lost

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