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Puggsy is a platform game with a combination of action and puzzle-solving elements. You control the creature Puggsy, who has crash landed on an alien planet and had his spaceship stolen. Your goal is find the spaceship so you can get off the planet and return home. To do this, you will need to make your way from the start to the exit of numerous levels which take place in a variety of environments. Throughout each level are a variety of objects which you can pick up; on many of the levels you will need to figure out how to use the objects available to you in order to reach the exit. Some objects can be used (like a gun or keys), and objects may be thrown, moved around and stacked. Of course, each level will also have a variety of bad guys wandering about which will cost Puggsy one of his lives if he's caught. On your quest there will also be six evil guardians which will need to be defeated before you get your spaceship back!


Puggsy Amiga THE BEACH - take this shell and go to exit
Puggsy Amiga THE COVE - Uh oh, monkeys!
Puggsy Genesis Stacking barrels
Puggsy Amiga Title screen

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Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Apr, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Genesis Nov, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Games Amiga Mar, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Play Time Amiga Apr, 1994 84 out of 100 84 Genesis Apr 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Genesis Sep 23, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Genesis Nov, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Retrogaming History Genesis Apr 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80 SEGA CD Jul 16, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Score Genesis Jul, 1994 64 out of 100 64


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Development history

The Puggsy character originated in a series of demo animations made for the Amiga in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As you may gather from this, the game was originally planned for release several years earlier. In the animations Puggsy was silver rather than red; Nik Wild of Psygnosis claimed that the change was made to help people with black and white TVs
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