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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.1
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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100
Sega8bit.com (Mar 04, 2007)
As already mentioned the big plus of the game is its unique concept - therefore if you want to play something different during lunch break - Penguin Land would be a good gaame to do so. And it would not keep you from returning back to work, maybe only 2 or 3 times .
83
Sega Does (Jan 28, 2015)
Puzzle games on the Master System are few and far between, so it’s a good thing that Penguin Land is so enjoyable. The difficulty is perfect: challenging enough so that you won’t beat the entire game in a couple hours, approachable enough for you not to get pissed and wish a pox on all penguins, both living and cartoon. If you’re an appreciator of fun and wish to explore one of Sega’s more underrated entries, you owe it to yourself to drop in on Penguin Land.
82
Defunct Games (Jul 30, 2005)
At its heart Penguin Land is just another cute puzzle game, but there are few that are able to combine this level of challenge and not be sunk by a lot of frustration. It's not a perfect game (and you will curse at the TV screen at least once in each level), but what Penguin Land does it does with great precision and grace. This is a game that could easily be resurrected on the Game Boy Advance, it's an addictive theme that is easy to just pick up and play.
80
Sega Power (Dec, 1993)
Vertical platform puzzler where you guide penguin and egg through each infested level, avoiding monsters and keeping the egg in one piece. Very addictive.
80
Joystick (German) (Jan, 1989)
Das Programm ist mit seinen 50 Levels gewiß auch noch nach mehreren Stunden Spiel interessant, zumal die Möglichkeit besteht, mit dem Editor eigene Bilder zu erstellen. Diese können dann, Dank der in der Cartridge eingebauten Batterie abgespeichert und verwendet werden.
79
The mixture of ideas in Penguin Land makes a pleasant contrast to arcade adventures and shoot-'em-ups. Removing blocks and pushing objects around is reminiscent a Boulderdash/Lode Runner combination, but in a vertical format. The puzzles are often infuriating and require dexterous use of the Sega keypad, which makes the game difficult, but one worth mastering.
74
Power Play (Oct, 1988)
So ein ungewöhnliches Modul hat bisher noch in jeder Sega-Sammlung gefehlt. Penguin Land ist eine fesselnde Mischung aus Denk- und Geschicklichkeits-Spiel die mich entfernt an “Solomon‘s Key“ erinnert. In den 50 Levels bekommt man sehr viel zum Knobeln geboten: die Grafik ist zudem herzallerliebst. Allein die realistisch eiernde Ei-Animation ist schon das halbe Geld wert.
70
Cuteygames rarely hit the spot in the UK, although they are popular in Japan.
60
Press Play On Tape (Jan 02, 2022)
Bezat je nog geen Boulderdash-kloon voor dit systeem, dan is Penguin-land wellicht een prima optie. De cute graphics trekken je direct in het spel. Jammer dat de muziek zo enorm tergend is, het werd al vrij snel een storende factor. Dit spel heeft verder een bekend probleem in dit genre: eenmaal alle levels tot een goed einde gebracht, en de game verdwijnt voor altijd in de kast.


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