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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 Title screen
Pooyan Atari 8-bit Starting level 2
Pooyan Atari 8-bit I shot the wolf's balloon and down he goes.
Pooyan Atari 8-bit Loading screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "プーヤン" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic Jan 12, 2004 A- 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1983 34 out of 40 85
Micro 7 Feb, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Happy Computer Dec, 1983 Unscored Unscored


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Martin Smith (78650) added Pooyan (Atari 8-bit) on Feb 05, 2006
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