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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 Genesis Stacking barrels
Puggsy Genesis Part of the opening sequence
Puggsy Amiga THE COVE - Uh oh, monkeys!
Puggsy Amiga The Menu

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines SEGA CD Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines Genesis Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Play Time Genesis Dec, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Megablast Genesis Dec, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Video Games Genesis Nov, 1993 80 out of 100 80 Genesis Apr 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Power Unlimited Genesis Jan, 1994 7.2 out of 10 72 SEGA CD Jul 16, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Format Amiga Mar, 1994 47 out of 100 47


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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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