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Penguin Land (SEGA Master System)

77
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
User Score
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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (13 votes) 4.0


Critic Reviews

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100
Sega8bit.com
As already mentioned the big plus of the game is its unique concept - therefore if you want to play something different during lunch break - Penguin Land would be a good gaame to do so. And it would not keep you from returning back to work, maybe only 2 or 3 times .
82
Defunct Games
At its heart Penguin Land is just another cute puzzle game, but there are few that are able to combine this level of challenge and not be sunk by a lot of frustration. It's not a perfect game (and you will curse at the TV screen at least once in each level), but what Penguin Land does it does with great precision and grace. This is a game that could easily be resurrected on the Game Boy Advance, it's an addictive theme that is easy to just pick up and play.
80
Joystick (German)
Das Programm ist mit seinen 50 Levels gewiß auch noch nach mehreren Stunden Spiel interessant, zumal die Möglichkeit besteht, mit dem Editor eigene Bilder zu erstellen. Diese können dann, Dank der in der Cartridge eingebauten Batterie abgespeichert und verwendet werden.
79
The Games Machine (UK)
The mixture of ideas in Penguin Land makes a pleasant contrast to arcade adventures and shoot-'em-ups. Removing blocks and pushing objects around is reminiscent a Boulderdash/Lode Runner combination, but in a vertical format. The puzzles are often infuriating and require dexterous use of the Sega keypad, which makes the game difficult, but one worth mastering.
74
Power Play
So ein ungewöhnliches Modul hat bisher noch in jeder Sega-Sammlung gefehlt. Penguin Land ist eine fesselnde Mischung aus Denk- und Geschicklichkeits-Spiel die mich entfernt an “Solomon‘s Key“ erinnert. In den 50 Levels bekommt man sehr viel zum Knobeln geboten: die Grafik ist zudem herzallerliebst. Allein die realistisch eiernde Ei-Animation ist schon das halbe Geld wert.
70
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Cuteygames rarely hit the spot in the UK, although they are popular in Japan.