Penguin Adventure

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Penguin Adventure
Penguin Adventure.jpg
European box art
Developer(s)Konami
Publisher(s)Konami
Designer(s)Ryouhei Shogaki
Hideo Kojima (assistant)
Composer(s)Yoshinori Sasaki
Kenichi Matsubara
Platform(s)MSX, Mobile phones, Microsoft Windows
ReleaseMSX
  • JP: October 28, 1986
  • EU: 1987
Mobile phones
  • JP: May 31, 2006
Microsoft Windows
Genre(s)Platform game, action-adventure game
Mode(s)Single player, Multiplayer

Penguin Adventure (夢大陸アドベンチャー, Yume Tairiku adobenchā, lit. "Dream Continent Adventure") is an action-adventure platform video game released by Konami in 1986. It is a sequel to Antarctic Adventure and has the distinction of being the first game that game designer Hideo Kojima worked on;[2] he was an assistant designer. It has been acclaimed as one of the best MSX action games for its gameplay, depth, variety and rich pseudo-3D tile-based graphics with sprites. The story follows Penta, a penguin who has to bring home a golden apple in order to cure Penguette, the Penguin Princess.

Gameplay[edit]

This title significantly expanded upon the gameplay of Antarctic Adventure by most notably adding a greater variety of stages and enemies and RPG elements: boss fights, purchasable items, and several mini-games. Items can be purchased through three different fisherman, in exchange for fish, that give Penta new abilities. One of the items that can be bought is a gun, which reflects the characterization Pentarou (Penta's son) will be given in his appearances in the Parodius series. Level design and variety has increased from Antarctic Adventure; there are forest levels, ice levels, water-based levels, caves, and even some outer-space bonus levels.[3] There are several shortcuts, usually hidden underneath holes (which are typically harmful hazards) in the game, that allow the player to go on almost completely different paths. The game also featured multiple endings, with the hidden good ending available when the player pauses the game a certain number of times.[4] In the bad ending, the princess dies, while in the good ending, she lives, an idea that Kojima would later use again in Metal Gear Solid and, to an extent, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.[5]

Ports[edit]

Other media[edit]

Penguin Adventure: Penta no daibōken Korokorokokoro no Penko-hime
夢大陸アドベンチャー -ペン太の大冒険 コロコロココロのペン子姫-
(Yume Tairiku Adobenchā: Penta no daibōken Korokorokokoro no Penko-hime)
Manga
Published byKonami Digital Entertainment
MagazineWeekly Konami Magazine
PublishedSeptember 15, 2006 - February 2, 2007
Volumes20
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In 2006, Konami Digital Entertainment Tokyo serialized a series of digital comic based on the video game of the same name titled Yume Tairiku Adobenchā: Penta no daibōken Korokorokokoro no Penko-hime (夢大陸アドベンチャー -ペン太の大冒険 コロコロココロのペン子姫-, lit. "Dream Continent Adventure: Penta's Adventure, Penguette's Colosse Heart").[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "夢大陸アドベンチャー (PC)". Konami. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
  2. ^ KONAMIのMSX往年の名作がWiiバーチャルコンソールに登場 (Translation), Famitsu
  3. ^ Penguin Adventure at MobyGames
  4. ^ Penguin Adventure Archived 2012-07-16 at Archive.is, GameSpot
  5. ^ Todd, Ciolek (October 12, 2011). "Less than Famous Firsts: Your Favorite Developers' Early Efforts". 1UP.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  6. ^ "『ランブルローズ』『幻想水滸伝』がケータイ漫画に!". Gpara. Retrieved March 12, 2015.

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