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Puggsy (Genesis)

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Description

Puggsy is a platform game with a combination of action and puzzle-solving elements. You control the the creature Puggsy, who has crash landed on an alien planet and had his spaceship stolen. Your goal is find the spaceship so you can get off the planet and return home. To do this, you will need to make your way from the start to the exit of numerous levels which take place in a variety of environments. Throughout each level are a variety of objects which you can pick up; on many of the levels you will need to figure out how to use the objects available to you in order to reach the exit. Some objects can be used (like a gun or keys), and objects may be thrown, moved around and stacked. Of course, each level will also have a variety of bad guys wandering about which will cost Puggsy one of his lives if he's caught. On your quest there will also be six evil guardians which will need to be defeated before you get your spaceship back!

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Puggsy Genesis Stacking barrels
Puggsy Genesis The Menu
Puggsy Genesis Jumping through the trees in a forest level
Puggsy Genesis Watch out for that crab!

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The Press Says

Games Master Sep, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Pixel-Heroes.de Sep 23, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History Apr 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming.it Apr 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Quebec Gamers Aug 27, 2008 7.6 out of 10 76
Power Unlimited Jan, 1994 7.2 out of 10 72
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1993 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

The Puggsy character originated in a series of demo animations made for the Amiga in the late 80s and early 90s. As you may gather from this, the game was originally planned for release several years earlier. In the animations Puggsy was silver rather than red; Nik Wild of Psygnosis claimed that the change was made to help people with black and white TVs
Servo (55897) added Puggsy (Genesis) on Feb 28, 2004
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