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In Pooyan, you play the role of a pig, protecting its piglets from wolves.

The first screen takes place near the pigs' home. Mrs. Pig rides up and down in a cable car, shooting at wolves, who are riding balloons downward, towards the ground. If the wolves land safely on the ground, then they can climb a ladder, near the cable-car, and catch Mrs. Pig. But if she shoots their balloons, they splat on the ground instead.

The wolves shoot acorns at the pig. But Mrs. Pig has a food based weapon too. If she gets to the top, she can get meat, to toss at the wolves and make them jump off their balloons in pursuit. Each wolf taken out this way is worth bonus points (on a doubling scheme: 400, 800 1600...)

The second scene takes place at the wolves lair. Here the wolves have reinforced balloons--it takes multiple hits to make them fall. Here they float upwards toward a big rock, which they push on top of Mrs. Pig, when seven wolves are present. Additionally, an alpha wolf (wolf leader) appears and summons wolves in packs.


Pooyan Atari 8-bit I lost all my lives. Game over.
Pooyan Apple II Title screen.
Pooyan TRS-80 CoCo 1st Level - shoot the wolves before they land on the ground, and sneak into your house
Pooyan MSX Fire your arrows

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Alternate Titles

  • "Konami's Pooyan" -- As shown in some covers
  • "コナミのプーヤン" -- Japanese Kanji title
  • "プーヤン" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Jan 12, 2004 A- 91 Commodore 64 May, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Micro 7 Atari 8-bit Feb, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HonestGamers NES May 19, 2013 6 out of 10 60
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Nov, 1983 3 out of 6 60
Happy Computer TRS-80 CoCo Dec, 1983 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Dec, 1983 Unscored Unscored
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Sep 24, 2006 F 0
Happy Computer Atari 8-bit Dec, 1983 Unscored Unscored


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