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Arcade 6 3.1
Atari 2600 5 2.8
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Combined User Score 17 3.0

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Atari 2600Woodgrain Wonderland (Aug 20, 2017)
Pengo is almost as perfect as an Atari 2600 game gets, complete with delightful graphics and a catchy tune that can be turned on or off. The only thing that takes away from the experience is the controls, which feel a little sluggish at times. However, it’s not a significant enough of a problem to take away from the fun Pengo has to offer.
Game GearneXGam (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..
Game GearGénération 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 !
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic (Feb 14, 2000)
Unfortunately, the Sno-Bees aren't too bright, and as a result the gameplay lacks intensity. The graphics are pretty good though, and your penguin actually looks like a penguin (except for the fact that he's red of course). You can begin the game on one of 10 levels. It's no blockbuster, but Pengo is certainly worth a try.
If birds were really a penguin's enemies, crushing them between blocks of ice would hardly be a fitting means of defense for an animal that swims in his tuxedo. Still, that is the exact premise of Pengo, Atari's new coin-op-to-home translation featuring very nice graphics and sound effects. So why do I think I won't play Pengo after this review is written?
Game GearThe 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.
Game GearSega 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?