Moby ID: 12257
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Puggsy is a platform game with a combination of action and puzzle-solving elements. You control the creature Puggsy, who has crash landed on an alien planet and had his spaceship stolen. Your goal is to 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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Average score: 78% (based on 34 ratings)


Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 31 ratings with 1 reviews)

Weird, cute game with impressive music

The Good
Especially Matt Furniss' cute, but rocking soundtrack. So the game is cute, but not Mickey Mouse cute or Sonic cute, the graphics have a certain maturity to them, also there are some puzzles, maybe too challenging for children. So it's a family game or a "cute game for teens and adults". It's something a bit different. I liked the "Meanwhile..." scenes, giving the game a tiny bit of story(it's a very simple story, told graphically). The game can be frustrating, but not cruel exactly, the password system means dying and having to start again isn't a major problem. Most of the challenge is in the puzzles, the solutions to which are weird and interesting.

The Bad
I think the graphics, sound and puzzle ideas make up for most of the game's problems, but I'm not sure about the system of picking up objects, adjusting carrying height and/or throwing them. Stacking objects is particularly easy to fail at. I suppose also the lack of story behind the graphics, sound and puzzles starts to show after a while, maybe the brief scenes of the raccoons possessing Puggsy's ship aren't quite enough.

The Bottom Line
I think it's good and replayable, there are of course hidden stages to discover. I think above all, the game is weird and different and at least worth having a go at.

Genesis · by Andrew Fisher (695) · 2018


Development history

The Puggsy character originated in a series of demo animations made for the Amiga in the late 1980s and early 1990s. 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.

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Game added by Servo.

SEGA CD added by quizzley7.

Additional contributors: Alaka, Martin Smith, 64er.

Game added February 28th, 2004. Last modified August 17th, 2023.