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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Overall User Score (6 votes) 2.9

Critic Reviews

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neXGam (2002)
Pengo ist eines dieser vielen Geschicklichkeitsspiele, die gegen Ende der 80er Jahre / Anfang der 90er Jahre besonders den Handheldmarkt überfluteten. Schnell erlernt und fesselnd kann man ihm einen gewissen Suchtfaktor nicht absprechen, allerdings zehren besonders das fehlende Passwortsystem und der teils doch frustig-schwere Schwierigkeitsgrad an den Nerven verwöhnter Spieler heutzutage. Wer auf dieses Genre steht, kann ja dennoch mal einen Blick wagen..
Génération 4 (Nov, 1990)
Quelle surprise que de retrouver parmi les premiers jeux de la Game-Gear, une adaptation d'un jeu d'arcade particulièrement vieux. Pengo, dans lequel vous dirigez un pingouin devant survivre et éliminer des mutants des glaces, est en effet presque aussi vieux que Pac-Man !
The Video Game Critic (Dec 28, 2016)
You need to act fast to hit an enemy crossing your path, but the controls don't do you any favors. They feel so... slippery. Okay, I know - it's an ice game - but work with me here. Half the time instead of pushing a block you accidentally slide around it instead, placing yourself in harm's way. Still, Pengo's pure simplicity makes the game addictive. The harmonized music is catchy and the dancing penguin intermissions are funny. I don't normally do the "import thing" with my Game Gear, but titles like this are worth it. Note: Game Gear cartridges are region-free.
Sega Does (Feb 06, 2017)
Every console launch has a game (or games, depending) that doesn’t belong. A game that would never succeed outside of the launch window, but because early adopters are desperate to play anything, they’ll buy it. Pengo fits comfortably into this slot for the Game Gear. If you’re not a racing fan and Columns‘ falling-block antics weren’t your cuppa, your only other option was a port of an eight-year-old arcade game that’s only fun for a few minutes. Take that, Nintendo?