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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 MSX Don't let the wolfes land safely on the ground
Pooyan TRS-80 CoCo 1st Level - shoot the wolves before they land on the ground, and sneak into your house
Pooyan Casio PV-1000 Stage 2
Pooyan TRS-80 CoCo Bonus round - shoot the fruits or vegetables that the wolves throw at you (bonus points if you get them all)

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Alternate Titles

  • "プーヤン" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Sep 24, 2006 F 0
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