Attack of the Mutant Penguins

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Attack of the Mutant Penguins
Attack of the Mutant Penguins Cover.jpg
Cover art of the Atari Jaguar version
Developer(s) Sunrise Games Ltd.
Publisher(s) Atari Corporation (Jaguar)
GameTek (MS-DOS)
Producer(s) Alistair Bodin
Darryl Still
Rob Powers
Designer(s) Dan Cartwright
Paul Hoggart
Wayne Smithson
Programmer(s) Mark Robinson
Paul Hoggart
Wayne Smithson
Artist(s) Andrew Hanson
Danny Hunter
Robert Brearly
Composer(s) Attention to Detail Ltd.
Cogent Productions
Platform(s) Atari Jaguar (original)
Release Jaguar
  • EU: December 20, 1995
  • NA: March 1, 1996
June 14, 1996
Genre(s) Puzzle-Action
Mode(s) Single-player

Attack of the Mutant Penguins is an action-puzzle video game developed by Sunrise Games and originally published by Atari Corporation for the Atari Jaguar in 1995. It was initially an exclusive for the system, but eventually it was released as Mutant Penguins for MS-DOS by GameTek in 1996. The game has British humor and its puzzles are comparable to that of Lemmings.[1] It was first demonstrated at the ECTS show in the UK.[2]


The objective of the game is to escort the regular penguins to the end of a series of maze-like levels. This occasionally means releasing them from traps and creating walkways for them, so they can reach the Doomscale in order to counteract the effects of the mutant penguins on the scale. On occasions, the regular penguins can get into fights with them.

To stop them, the player needs to collect gremlins and use them to activate traps and open chests with useful weapons and power-ups. The weapons can then be used to destroy the mutant penguins after they have been charged up, though the good regular penguins can also be hurt if the player is not careful.


The plot of Attack of the Mutant Penguins begins in the far off galaxy of Bleurgggh (Nebula Quadrant), where a evil race of slime aliens were monitoring the Earth television transmissions. After watching a program called The Wildlife Show, they disguise themselves as penguins in order to take over the planet. As soon as their plan is figured out, two intergalactic beings named Bernard and Rodney are sent out to stop the invasion.


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