"Sailor Moon Drops" (セーラームーンドロップス, Seeraa Muun Doroppusu) is the first mobile game app of the Sailor Moon franchise. It was available for Android and iOS since the fall of 2015. In 2016, the game became available on the American iTunes app store. It has been officially shut down on March 28, 2019, in Japan and internationally.
The plot mirrors that of the 1990's anime and currently, it covers the Dark Kingdom, Black Moon, Death Busters, and Dead Moon arcs in the English version; while the Japanese version covers the Dark Kingdom, Black Moon, Death Busters, Dead Moon, and Stars arcs.
To progress to the next plot line, Usagi has to move through steps and get through each challenge. The challenge is where the player has to match three pieces in a row for the pieces to vanish and the player to gain points, which increase if such a move causes more than one set to align. The player is given a set number of moves they are allowed to make to complete the challenge. The challenge is complete once the player gets a certain number of points. At the end of each stage, a monster appears on the final level. When confronting a monster, there will be a certain set of pieces that can deplete its HP and must be defeated within the number of moves. It also has a number set up when pieces not on the list that cause the number to decrease. When the number hits zero, it changes the list, so new set pieces are needed to damage it.
- Stripe - Stripe pieces are created when clearing sets of four instead of three and when a Stripe piece is aligned with other pieces, the piece can clear a row or column depending on how the Stripe piece was originally aligned during its creation.
- Popper - Created when the player makes a move that clears both a column and a row, creating a T or L shape. Poppers can clear all pieces surrounding it when activated, regardless if they match.
- Prism - Created when matching a set of five pieces. When a Prism is switched with another piece, all pieces matching vanish from the board.
- Paint - Created when a single move removes six pieces. Its color depends on whichever piece was set up to create it. When the Paint is swapped with another piece, all pieces matching the one switched change to the color of the painted piece.
Special Piece Combinations
Two special pieces can be combined to have greater effects on the board than just regular special pieces do. Any two adjacent gems can be swapped to combine them regardless of their color and the pieces surrounding the two special pieces.
- Stripe + Stripe - Destroys all gems in a cross shape with a width of one gem.
- Stripe + Popper - Destroys all gems in a cross shape with a width of three gems.
- Stripe + Paint - All gems of the Stripe's color are changed to that of the Paint piece and all resulting gems are Stripe pieces. The resulting Stripe pieces are activated immediately.
- Popper + Popper - Destroys a five by five square of gems twice.
- Popper + Paint - All gems of the Popper's color are changed to that of the painted piece and all resulting gems are Popper pieces. The resulting Popper pieces are activated immediately.
- Prism + Prism - All gems on the board are destroyed.
- Prism + Popper - All pieces of the Popper's color are turned into Poppers and are activated immediately.
- Prism + Stripe - All pieces of the Stripe's color are turned into Stripes and are activated immediately.
- Prism + Paint - All pieces on the board are changed to that of the painted piece and then destroyed.
- Paint + Paint - All pieces on the board are changed to the color of the moving paint piece and then destroyed.
The game often runs events in which the players can play special maps to obtain new characters and items for a limited time. The obtainable characters in these events are often the main characters in their civilian forms, though characters such as Sailor V and Luna in her human form have their events as well. In addition to this, some special events can take place around holidays such as Halloween and Christmas in which the players can obtain a character in a seasonal costume, such as Haruka in a vampire costume and Usagi in a Santa outfit. Some events can also return as re-run events, giving players another chance to get the character or allowing them to earn more items if they already have the character.
Another important thing to note is that in addition to the event maps often varying depending on the character that can be won, some events also offer unique items that can't be found in other events. The item can be a wallpaper or, in the case of the Sailor V and Princess Kaguya's Lover events, an event-only episode. It's also worth noting that these items or attributes are mainly seen in seasonal events. Another type of event is the bingo event, which was recently added. This type of event is where bingo cards replace the courses. Each card consist of nine levels, all of which are randomly chosen for the player to start on. The player must get a certain amount of bingos to unlock the next bingo card. To collect the character the bingo event is about, the player must get a blackout on each card (meaning the whole card must be full bingo). 24 bingos will unlock the character to its 1-3 level; to max out the character to level 5, you must get 40 bingos. Each card can have 8 bingos in total. So far, there have only been two bingo events, Tuxedo Mask and Black Lady.
The game first featured login bonuses on the week of Sailor Mars' birthday. This type of login bonus is called the Birthday Login Bonus, which would celebrate a specific Sailor Guardian's birthday; this would start six days before the sailor guardian's birthday and end on their birthday. Before Birthday Login Bonuses were added, the game would send a notification on the day of a sailor guardian's birthday; including Tuxedo Mask. These notifications only featured Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi-Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus, and Tuxedo Mask. The first two birthday login bonuses for the game were for Sailor Mars and Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi-Moon; overtime, more sailor guardians had login bonuses. These bonuses provided players with growth stamps, heart stamps, and booster items. After Sailor Moon's birthday, regular login bonuses were added into the game.
These login bonuses, known as monthly login bonuses, happen every month and reward the player with time keys, heart stamps, growth stamps, booster items, and gems. There is another type of login bonus similar to monthly login bonuses, that would reward the player with prizes during certain events. So far the only events that featured a special login bonus were the Sailor Saturn event and Manga Princess Serenity event. This type of bonus would reward the player with growth crystals, growth stamps, heart stamps, and booster items.
Characters playable in the game. Each of them has five levels and when leveled up the first time, they earn a Special Move that can be powered up when they are leveled up for the fourth and final time. Certain poses can also be unlocked once you level up a character and they can be viewed in your Collection.
Dark Kingdom Arc
|Character||Special Move||Special Move Upgraded|
|Moon Tiara Action - Clears surrounding pieces and blacks.||Moon Healing Escalation - Area of effect increased.|
|Bubble Spray - Adds 1 Popper.||Shine Aqua Illusion - Adds 2 Poppers|
|Evil spirit, be exorcised - Adds 1 Stripe||Fire Soul - Adds 2 Stripes|
|Supreme Thunder - Clears 4-6 random pieces.||Sparkling Wide Pressure - Clears 7-9 pieces.|
|Crescent Beam - Occasionally clears an entire row.||Venus Love Me Chain - Increases the success rate of row clearance.|
Black Moon Arc
|Moon Mark - Occasionally clears an entire column.||Moon Mark (Upgraded) - Increases success rate of column clearance.|
Sailor Moon (Crystal Star)
|Moon Princess Halation - Clears the pieces and blocks surrounding the orb.||TBA|
|Chronos Typhoon - Clears up to 9 gems surrounding the orb.||Dead Scream - Clears up to 15 gems surrounding the orb.|
Death Busters Arc
Sailor Moon (Cosmic Heart)
|Moon Spiral Heart Attack - Clears 12 pieces and blocks.||Moon Spiral Heart Attack (Upgraded) - Clears 17 pieces and blocks.|
Michiru Kaiou (School Uniform)
|Elegant Appearance - Clears a random row 100% of the time.||Elegant Appearance (Upgraded) - Clears a random row 100% of the time and gauge fills faster.|
Haruka Tenou(School Uniform)
|Brilliant Appearance - Adds 1 Popper||Brilliant Appearance (Upgraded) - Adds 2 Poppers.|
Dead Moon Arc
Chibiusa Tsukino (SuperS)
|Tiny Love Rhapsody - Adds 1 Popper or 1 Stripe||Tiny Love Rhapsody (Upgraded) - Adds 2 Poppers or 2 Stripes.|
Event Exclusive Characters
Playable characters won during Major Events.
|Character||Event||Special Move||Special Move Upgraded|
Usagi Tsukino (School Uniform)
|Usagi Tsukino: Wish Upon A Star||TBA||TBA|
|Ami Mizuno (School Uniform)||A Challenge From The Genius Ami||"Let's Study!" - Shuffles all pieces.||"Checkmate!" - Orb's gauge increases.|
|Rei Hino (School Uniform)||Rei Hino, School Idol||Evil spirit, be exorcised - Adds 1 Stripe or Popper||TBA|
|Makoto Kino (School Uniform)||Makoto the Devoted||Rose Earrings - Adds 1 Popper||TBA|
|Minako Aino (School Uniform)||Minako Aino: Girl in Love||Eager to Please||Adds 1 Stripe.|
|Michiru Kaiou (Middle-School Uniform)||Michiru Kaiou: Elegant Melody||Elegant Melody - Clears 8 surrounding blocks and pieces.||TBA|
|Princess Serenity||Princess Serenity||Moon Healing Escalation - Adds +1 Moves, +3 Time||Legendary Silver Crystal - Adds +2 Moves, +6 Time.|
|Ami Mizuno (Dress)||Ami's Day Out||Checkmate! - Adds +1 Moves, +3 Time.||TBA|
|Rei Hino (Shrine Maiden)||Rei Hino: Mysterious Shrine Maiden||Prayer - Clears 8 surrounding pieces, blocks, barriers, etc.||TBA|
|Makoto Kino (Apron)||Makoto's Dessert Party||Wanna Share My Lunch? - Can clear an entire Row.||TBA|
|Haruka Tenou (Race Gear)||Haruka Tenou: Brilliant Racer||Brilliant Racer - Clears a random row.||TBA|
|Haruka Tenou (Hakama)||Haruka's Hakama Party||Brilliant Aura - Adds +1 move or +3 seconds, and 2 Poppers|
|Naru Osaka||After-School Sweet Tooth||Let's Go Out for Parfaits Sometime! - +1-2 extra turns or +3-6 extra seconds.||TBA|
|Haruka Tenou (Vampire)||Haruka's Halloween Night||Trick or Treat! - Randomized effect.||TBA|
|Michiru Kaiou (Witch)||Michiru's Halloween Night (Came with a special BGM track when a character is used)||Trick or Treat! - Randomized effect.||TBA|
|Sailor V||Sailor V Episode Exclusive||Crescent Beam - Clears pieces in a V-shape.||Lovely Crescent Shower - Clears more pieces in a V-shape.|
|Usagi Tsukino (Santa)||Course 3 at Christmas Party! Event||Christmas Presents! - Adds a Prism piece.||TBA|
|Chibiusa (Santa)||Course 5 at Christmas Party! Event||Christmas Presents! - Adds a Paint piece.||TBA|
|Luna (Princess Kaguya's Lover)||Princess Kaguya's Lover Episode Exclusive||The Lover of Princess Kaguya - Swap a Piece with the Skill Orb.|
|Super Sailor Moon (Cosmic Heart)||Super Sailor Moon||Rainbow Moon Heartache - Clears 13 surrounding pieces and blocks.||Rainbow Moon Heartache (Upgraded) - Clears 19 surrounding pieces and blocks.|
|Sailor Neptune||Sailor Neptune||Submarine Reflection - Clears 9 surrounding pieces or blocks in a trident shape.||Deep Submerge - Clears 16 surrounding pieces or blocks in a trident shape.|
|Neo-Queen Serenity||Future Queen: Neo-Queen Serenity||Legendary Silver Crystal - Changes all pieces colors.||Legendary Silver Crystal (Upgraded) - Changes all pieces color and fills gauge faster.|
|Princess Serenity (Manga)||Princess Serenity: 1st Anniversary||Moon Healing Escalation - Clears 12 surrounding blocks and pieces.||Legendary Silver Crystal - Clears 16 surrounding blocks and pieces.|
|Sailor Uranus||Sailor Uranus Episode Exclusive||Space Sword Blaster - Clears 8 surrounding pieces blocks, barriers, etc.||World Shaking - Clears 16 surrounding pieces, blocks, barriers, etc. in planetary symbol's shape.|
|Usagi Tsukino (Easter)||Usagi's Happy Easter||Happy Easter - Adds +1 move or +3 seconds, and 2 Striped pieces.||Happy Easter (Upgraded) - Adds +2 moves or +6 seconds, and 2 Striped pieces.|
|Sailor Saturn||Sailor Saturn||Silence Glaive Surprise - Destroys one random gem color.||Death Reborn Revolution - Destroys one random gem color, Special Move gauge charges faster.|
|Princess Usagi Small Lady Serenity||Little Princess||Future Legendary Silver Crystal - Destroys one random gem color.||TBA|
|Tuxedo Mask||Tuxedo Mask Bingo||The rose that strikes down evil - Destroys pieces in a small rhombus and adds a Popper.||Tuxedo La Smoking Bomber - Destroys pieces in a large rhombus and adds a Popper.|
|Seiya Kou||Seiya Kou: Interviewing the Three Lights Episode Exclusive||Stage On! - Creates 1-2 Striped pieces.||Stage On! (Upgraded) - Creates 2-3 Striped pieces.|
|Taiki Kou||Taiki Kou: Wandering Meteor||Stage On! - Destroys pieces in a random shape.||Stage On! (Upgraded) - Destroys pieces in a larger random shape.|
|Yaten Kou||Yaten Kou: On Stage!||Stage On! - Destroys 7-12 random pieces.||Stage On! (Upgraded) - Destroys 7-12 random pieces, and fills gauge faster.|
|Sailor Chibi Moon||Sailor Chibi Moon||Pink Sugar Heart Attack -
|Black Lady||Black Lady Bingo||Black Luna-P - Destroys pieces in the shape of the Black Moon symbol, adds a Stripe piece.||Black Luna-P (Upgraded) - Destroys pieces in the shape of the Black Moon symbol, adds 2 Stripe pieces.|
|Usagi Tsukino (Witch)||Usagi's Happy Halloween||Trick or Treat -
|Hotaru Tomoe (Witch)||Hotaru's Happy Halloween Bingo||Trick or Treat -
|Super Sailor Mercury||Super Sailor Mercury||Mercury Aqua Rhapsody - Adds 3 Poppers.||Mercury Aqua Rhapsody - Adds 3 Poppers, special move gauge fills faster.|
|Hotaru Tomoe (Santa)||Hotaru's Merry Christmas||Christmas Present! - Adds 1 Paint piece.||TBA|
|Mamaru Chiba (Santa)||Mamoru Chiba: Holy Night Surprise||Christmas Surprise! - Adds 1 move or 3 seconds, and one Stripe piece.||TBA|
|Super Sailor Moon (Crisis)||Crisis Make Up Episode Exclusive||Moon Gorgeous Meditation - Changes 1 random color piece to another random color.||TBA|
|Super Sailor Mars||Super Sailor Mars Bingo||Mars Flame Sniper - Adds 3 Striped pieces.||TBA|
|Super Sailor Chibi Moon||Super Sailor Chibi Moon||Twinkle Yell - Adds 1 Move or 3 Secs and 2 Poppers.||TBA|
|Super Sailor Pluto||Super Sailor Pluto||Dark Dome Close - TBA||TBA|
|Super Sailor Jupiter||Super Sailor Jupiter||Jupiter Oak Evolution - TBA||TBA|
|Sailor Moon (Complete Pt.1)||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Super Sailor Venus||Super Sailor Venus||Venus Love and Beauty Shock - TBA||TBA|
|Prince Demande||Prince Demande Labyrinth||Power of the Evil Eye - TBA||TBA|
|Super Sailor Neptune||Super Sailor Neptune||Submarine Violin Tide - TBA||TBA|
|Usagi Tsukino (Wedding Dress)||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sailor Moon & Tuxedo Mask||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Super Sailor Uranus||Super Sailor Uranus||Space Turbulence - TBA||TBA|
|Princess Serenity & Prince Endymion||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sailor Mercury (Manga)||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sailor Mars (Manga)||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sailor Uranus & Sailor Neptune||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Eternal Sailor Moon||Eternal Sailor Moon||Starlight Honey Moon Therapy Kiss - TBA||Silver Moon Crystal Power Kiss - TBA|
|Usagi Tsukino (Black Cat)||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sailor Moon & Sailor V||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sailor Jupiter (Manga)||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sailor Venus (Manga)||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sailor Cosmos||Sailor Cosmos||The Courage of Acceptance - TBA||TBA|
|Neo-Queen Serenity (Original)||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Sailor Chibi Chibi||TBA||The Light of Hope - TBA||TBA|
|Super Sailor Saturn||Super Sailor Saturn||Silence Wall - TBA||TBA|
Dark Kingdom Arc
Some of these characters may only be relevant to this arc and don't appear in future arcs. It may also be considered the character's first cameo and may continuously appear in future arcs.
Aside from the in-game story, Luna helps the player in tutorials and such. Also included in Luna Bonus and appears alongside Artemis in the Piece Crusher booster. Her human form is the only version of herself that is playable (event exclusive).
Appears in the Piece Crusher booster and appears in the story. It also appears in the Sailor V event episodes.
Appears in-game story, specifically in the Dark Kingdom arc.
Antagonist in the Dark Kingdom story.
The Shitennou (Jadeite, Zoisite, Kunzite, and Nephrite)
All of them appear in the Dark Kingdom story. However, they are playable in the Crown Game Center in the Japanese version of Sailor Moon Drops (Obtainable through events only). They also appear in Prince Endymion's level 5 Special Move. In the game's files, there is an image of Nephrite holding a spoon, which was originally meant for Naru's Special Move but was cut for some unknown reason.
Black Moon Clan
Non-playable characters that are first seen during the Black Moon arc and map. Some of these characters are only relevant to this arc and don't appear in future ones.
Antagonist in the Black Moon story.
The antagonist in the Black Moon story. Will be a playable character in an upcoming event in the Japanese version.
Appears in the Black Moon episodes.
Appears in the Black Moon episodes.
Appears in the Black Moon episodes.
Spectre Sisters (Koan, Berthier, Calaveras, and Petz)
All of them appear in the Black Moon episodes. They are also included in wallpaper that can be gained by collecting all of its wallpaper pieces in certain lace stages in the Black Moon map.
Death Busters Arc
Non-playable characters that are first seen during the Death Busters arc and map. Some of these characters are only relevant to this arc and don't appear in future ones.
Antagonist in the Death Busters episodes and map.
Professor Tomoe/ Germatoid
Antagonist in the Death Busters episodes.
Appears in the Death Busters episodes. However, will be playable through a planned event in the Japanese version of the game.
Dead Moon Circus Arc
Non-playable characters are first seen during the Dead Moon arc and map. Some of these characters are only relevant to this arc and don't appear in future ones.
Antagonist of the Dead Moon episodes.
Antagonist in the Dead Moon episodes.
Appears in the Dead Moon episodes. Helios is a playable character in the game, but his pegasus form is not. However, it does appear in Chibi-Usa's (SuperS uniform) Special Attack and Super Sailor Chibi-Moon's Special Attack.
Appears in Dead Moon episodes. However, she is part of Chibi-Usa's player and cutscene models. She also has her special stages.
Sailor Stars Arc
Non-playable characters that are first seen during the Shadow Galactica/ Sailor Stars arc and map. Some of these characters are only relevant to this arc and don't appear in future ones.
Antagonist of the Sailor Stars episodes.
Appears in the in-game story, specifically the Sailor Stars arc.
Chibi Chibi/Sailor Cosmos
Appears in the in-game story, specifically the Sailor Stars arc. However, two of her other forms are playable, Sailor Chibi Chibi and Sailor Cosmos.
Lover of Princess Kaguya
Non-playable characters that are first seen during the Lover of Princess Kaguya event. Some of these characters are only relevant to this arc and don't appear in future ones.
Princess Snow Kaguya
Antagonist of the event exclusive episode.
Appears in the Lover of Princess Kaguya event episode.
Appears in the Lover of Princess Kaguya event episode.
In both the U.S and Japan:
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Crown Game Center (Japan Exclusive)
App Store Screenshots
- The Crown Game Center was only released in the Japanese version of Sailor Moon Drops. International versions of the game had a coming soon in place of the Crown Game Center since the first update of the game. As a result of the C.G.C being exclusive to Japan, Motoki was never released into international versions of the game. Through data mines, it was discovered Motoki and his event were localized and were meant to be released in January 2017 along with the C.G.C but were never released. His data was in the game since 2016 but was eventually removed in a 2018 update.
- The third season of the game revolves around two-story plots, the story from the anime and the story from the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal.
- This is apparent as in the first anime plot Pluto dies in the third season and Sailor Moon sacrifices the Holy Grail to Mistress 9, but in the game, Pluto not only survives but she along with Sailor Chibi-Moon help during the final battle against Pharaoh 90. Which is the first anime the two were absent as Chibi-Moon was at Mamoru's apartment recovering from her coma, and Pluto was killed off in the helicopter explosion. This was changed to the ending of Sailor Moon Crystal where the three outer guardians were never in a helicopter but instead showed up to the final battle with Sailor Moon and the inner guardians.
- Sailor Moon never gave up the grail, instead of like in the ending of crystal, she jumps into Pharaoh 90 with the grail and Silver Crystal.
- Chibi-Moon and the rest of the guardians do not become Super Sailor Guardians when Saturn appears like in crystal and the manga.
- The altered ending was possible because season three of the game was in development while season three of Sailor Moon Crystal was airing.
- The first season of the game has the most unlockable characters, five characters, with seasons 2,3, and 5 all have three unlockable characters, and season 4 having the least, two unlockable characters.
- The game likes to include some elements from the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal, for example, all the Shitennou have their Four Kings of Heaven attire in the game but are only in the Crown Game Center and Prince Endymion's level 5 special attack.
- One of the cut pieces of the game's files is a reference to an episode of the first anime of Sailor Moon, Naru's Tears: Nephrite Dies for Love, as it is Nephrite with a piece of Naru's pajamas around his arm; in his hand, he is holding a spoon. Which are a reference to his death and the promise he made to Naru to have a parfait with her. Her special attack in the game called "Let's Go Out for Parfaits Sometime!"
- Out of all the characters in the game, there are more Sailor Moons in the game than any other character. This includes 11 Usagi Tsukino's, 5 Sailor Moons, 2 Super Sailor Moons, Eternal Sailor Moon, 3 Princess Serenitys, 2 Neo-Queen Serenitys, 2 partner Sailor Moons.
- For the longest time, the in-game store where you can make micro-transactions was called the Tuxedo Mask Store, but was changed to Store after Tuxedo Mask became playable in his event.
- In the Japanese version of the game, for some unknown reason, Sailor Star Maker was added to the game towards the beginning of the Dead Moon arc; however Sailor Star Fighter and Healer were added in towards the end of the Stars arc.
- For the longest time in the game's file, Mistress 9 was meant to be a playable villain however she was never released in either version of the game. She had been in development around the same time Black Lady was released in the English version. Placeholders for her character icon were found in the game's files.
- Although the game's Dead Moon arc only featured Nehelenia and Zirconia as villains, Fish-Eye was made as a playable villain despite not appearing in the arc. He along with Tigers-Eye and Hawks-Eye were featured as figures in the Crown Game Center.