Attack Of The Mutant Penguins

a game by Sunrise Games Ltd.
Platform: Atari Jaguar
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Attack Of The Mutant Penguins
Attack Of The Mutant Penguins
Attack Of The Mutant Penguins
Attack Of The Mutant Penguins

Penguins and aliens. They constitute the most outstanding factor of the game. Evn aliens from the galaxy of Bleurggh tuned into a television program on Earth that happened to be featuring some sort of penguin documentary; the aliens from Bleurggh thus assumed that Earthlings were penguins and disguised themselves as sucn in order to invade and conquer. Random superheroes, Bernard and Rodney (one looks sort of like a tomato, the other a pear), have taken it upon themselves to save the Earth and prevent the alien mutant penguins from triggering the Doomscale. some sort of weird contraption that sits in the middle ot the screen ana will explode if you don't solve that level's puzzle on time.

That's right. Puzzles. If you like them, then maybe this game is for you. Each level features a rather involved puzzle. Because the learning curve is sort of high, various prompts will guide you through the game. You have to open various treasure cnests ana collect a certain amount of items before you're equipped with a certain weapon; in order to open the treasure chests you have to collect penguins; you have to strategically defend the Doomscale from roaming evil penguins; etc.

There are 20 levels of puzzles in all, plus bonus levels. Other features include the option of playing in either Normal play areas or Pandemonium play areas, bonus treasure cnests, and alien penguins in various disguises-cowboys, Indians, musketeers, and Romeo and Juliet. Overall, the game looks pretty good, and it can actually be rather engaging.

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Atari Jaguar

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Rodney and Bernard, the champions of intergalactic do-goodery, are preparing their frying pans and baseball bats to help Earth's citizens clean out the infiltration of aliens whose purpose is to take over the Earth. These aliens (disguised as penguins) disguised as humans have to get into the Doomscale machine and throw off the alien-to-good-penguin balance of power. Your job as either of the heroes is basically to coax the good penguins into the Doomscale machine and keep the mutated ones from entering at all costs. You can use tricks and traps to kill anything that walks into your reach. Machines such as the Spike-Shafter, the Chopper and the Grabansling will grind up the alien intruders. But beware, these machines are equally lethal to non-mutated penguins! Be sure to keep a sharp eye on the good guys and stop them from being ground into powder the same as the bad ones.

You can also get up close and personal by collecting the three letters that spell out your weapon and use it to stun the evil guys. The only problem with trying to kill them all yourself is that your weapon will only stun them, unless you have it powered up. To power it up you have to grab power orbs that are produced when you smack any penguin (good or bad) with an unpowered weapon. Once you grab five power orbs in a row without using your weapon, you will see it grow in strength and you are now ready to smash some mutant penguin butt.

Little fluffy mops with feet known as gremlins also have to be collected during your journey. They allow you to open chests and use machines. The more gremlins you pack into a machine, the faster it opens. Thus, you won't waste time waiting for one or two gremlins to open a chest when five or six will do the job immediately.

Visuals are clear and the sound effects are good except for the wretched-sounding transporter that sounds like a dying yak. Attack of the Mutant Penguins is one of those sleeper titles that you wouldn't expect to be so addictive, but ends up consuming much of your time as you struggle more and more with each successive level. This is indeed a challenging title that is hidden behind a childish-sounding game. Make no mistake, Attack of the Mutant Penguins is not for younger or inexperienced players.

Use The Good Penguins

The mutant penguins' sole purpose is to get into the mouth of the Doomscale and sway the balance in their favor. To counteract this imbalance of power, coax the good penguins also into the mouth of the Doomscale. This will force the balance back into the good penguins' favor and stop the mutated ones from gaining the upper hand. There are a few different ways you can help coax the friendly penguins into the scale. The best way is to change the signposts so they guide the good penguins directly into the mouth and guide the evil penguins around the long way and possibly by some traps that will kill them in some manner.

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