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Pengon

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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Dragon 32/64
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Atari 8-bit
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1.0
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Description

Just as the name implies, Pengon is a clone of Sega/Coreland's old arcade game, Pengo. You play Willy the penguin, who is trapped in a maze filled with dangerous mutant sea lions. Willy's only defense is to push the blocks of ice that the screen is made up of, so that the blocks hit the sea lions and crush them against the walls.

Of note is the difference between the versions; the original program was made in America for the Tandy Colour, then ported to Dragon 32 and published by Microdeal, who liked the name enough to put it on Pengo clones for the Commodore and Atari which graphically have little in common with the CoCo game.

Screenshots

Pengon Commodore 64 Caught by a sno-bee, I mean a sea lion
Pengon Dragon 32/64 Small animated intro
Pengon Commodore 64 Title screen
Pengon Dragon 32/64 You can really see that this was an NTSC game to begin with

Alternate Titles

  • "Pinguin" -- German Title
  • "Pengo" -- UK Atari 8-bit misspelled tape title

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Tilt Dragon 32/64 Jul, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67

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