Thursday, March 31, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Penguin Land

Hello Everyone,

Throwback Thursday Video games is back!

This week I am highlighting a favorite of my youth, Penguin Land. I am not sure how many people actually played this game but I very much enjoyed this.

History: Penguin Land is a Sega Master System game and the second game in the Doki Doki Penguin Land series from August 18, 1987. In this game you play as a penguin going through a puzzle platformer stage and try to guide your egg around the polar bears, rocks, and other hazards to the end of the stage. The game has a total of 50 stages and a level editor which can save up to 15 additional levels. The level editor data is stored on the game's battery back-up RAM. The game begins where three penguin eggs are lost on a distant planet. The player controls the Penguin Mission Commander Overbite, who must guide these eggs down to the bottom of a frigid cavern filled with traps, enemies, and secret passages. The Spaceship Crew eagerly awaits at the bottom of this cavern to welcome the hero Overbite and carry the eggs to safety.

The object of the game is to successfully push and drop an egg down to the bottom of a vertically scrolling cavern of ice. The player is able to push the egg left and right, push it off cliffs onto lower platforms, and melt ice blocks to create a passage for the egg. If the egg falls more than 3 blocks downward, it will break. Also, if Overbite lands on the egg, but the egg cannot be rolled left or right, the egg will break. The round is completed when the egg is successfully delivered to the bottom of the level.

Fangirl Thoughts: This game was so much fun and heartbreaking at the same time. I really thought of this as my console Lemmings game. It was a great puzzler that would you leave you stomped and made when your egg is broken. I enjoyed sitting for hours trying to figure out how to get that stupid egg from the top of the screen to the very bottom. 

I like building my own levels. I would make them impossible to super easy. I enjoyed stumping my brothers and beating the clock on a hard level. 

Who remembers this game?

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