Pengwyn (Acorn Electron) -
Pengwyn (1984) (Acorn Electron, Cassette) United Kingdom
Publisher: Postern

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Acorn Electron

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:
Acorn Electron & BBC Model B

Compatible Emulators: Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))

How To Play

A clone of the arcade coin-op Pengo, in which you must navigate an overhead maze, steering clear of the nasties and wiping them out by hurling ice cubes at them.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Sep 1984
Original Release Price: £6.95
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): David Regan  

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What They Said

"A little more work and effort and Pengwyn would have captured the hearts of BBC owners in much the same way as the hero of Psion's Hungry Horace enraptured Spectrum games' players." (Read Full Review)
... A&B Computing
"Pengwyn has earned a place on my shelf with the likes of Snapper." (Read Full Review)
... Acorn User
"With a high score table to keep tabs on your progress, it's the kind of program you will go back to again and again." (Read Full Review)
... Electron User
"Good graphics and challenging play... An enjoyable version of Pengy." (Read Full Review)
... Personal Computer Games
"Apart from the Electron version's slowness, Pengwyn is a winner and a must for your collection." (Read Full Review)
... Personal Computer News

Critic Score

51%based on 5 review(s)
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A digital version of Pengwyn suitable for Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Pengwyn suitable for Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))



As temperatures rise, strange happenings begin in Pengwyn's frozen world. An exceptional game of skill needing lightning fast reaction!

Playing The Game

The object of the game is to position the flashing blocks, which are placed randomly, in a straight line anywhere on the screen. To do this Pengwyn can move in any direction by pressing the appropriate keys. If his path is barred by ice blocks, he can melt these by pressing RETURN or move them if there is a space available.

Unfortunately however, whilst Pengwyn is attempting to manoeuvre the flashing blocks into line, the temperature is rising as the 'nasties' melt the ice, behind which they are hiding before setting off in pursuit of our hero. His only defence is to outwit them or crush them with a block of ice.

If he succeeds in his task, he will earn a few moments respite, whilst his score, based on elapsed time, is calculated, before he is faced with a fresh phase to conquer.

Remember speed is essential as the number of "nasties" will increase and the potential score decrease as time passes.

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, : - Up, / - Down, RETURN - Move/melt block

Pengwyn is Item ID 772 in our database. Last modified on Monday 2nd August 2021 at 04:49:04 PM.

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