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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 to 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 DIAMOND MINES - surrounded by enemies
Puggsy Amiga DARKSKULL CASTLE - a little rest on the wooden table
Puggsy Genesis Exploring an egyptian pyramid
Puggsy SEGA CD The Sega CD version is mostly the same as the Genesis version.

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User Reviews

Weird, cute game with impressive music Genesis Andrew Fisher (688)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Mega Fun SEGA CD Apr, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Games Amiga Mar, 1994 84 out of 100 84 Genesis Apr 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Genesis Nov, 1993 80 out of 100 80 Genesis Sep 23, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Computing Amiga Apr, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Format Amiga Mar, 1994 47 out of 100 47
Amiga Power Amiga Apr, 1994 40 out of 100 40


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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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