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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 Sord M5 Title screen
Pooyan Commodore 64 Prevent the wolves from reaching the rock above!
Pooyan Arcade Shoot the balloons.
Pooyan Apple II Title screen.

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Pooyan Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "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
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Sep 27, 2017 B- 67
Micro 7 Atari 8-bit Feb, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Nov, 1983 3 out of 6 60
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) NES May 19, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Dec, 1983 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer TRS-80 CoCo Dec, 1983 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Atari 8-bit Dec, 1983 Unscored Unscored
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Sep 24, 2006 F 0


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