Blast from the Past: The Penguin on MSX

By | April 4, 2012

One of the most famous and loved games on MSX is The Penguin. Everyone I know would remember “El Ba6reeq” with the fondest gleam of their eyes! I remember back in the day that we didn’t own the cartridge -I don’t know why- but two of my cousins did  and luckily one of them was our neighbor so whenever I was at their house to play which was quite often I would play the penguin as much as I loved.

My favorite part happens to be when I fall into one of the holes in the ground and start buying stuff which was kinda unique for MSX games back then. Specifically I loved betting my fishes :p Maybe that’s why my father didn’t allow the game in the house after all come to think about it.

I still play the penguin on my MSX emulator and I of me.still enjoy it immensely. For those moment I play it I lose sight of my surroundings and feel like I’m a little kid again with nothing to worry about but not killing off my penguin with the rest of the summer vacation ahead of me <3

Do you remember the penguin?


14 Responses to “Blast from the Past: The Penguin on MSX”

  1. Nezar says:

    Who doesn’t remember the penguin? it was one my favorites although I never got to finish it. In fact, I ‘ve got my kids hooked up on it. They enjoy playing it as well. you know what else I like? “The castle”. now this game would take all day long to finish and I never got to finish neither parts. have u??

    • danderma says:

      Haha I finished the castle a few years ago. The castle 1 that is. Castle 2 and the Penguin I got as far as 80% maybe but finishing them is quite hard indeed!

  2. ShoSho says:

    hmmm walla I can’t remember.. I feel I sort of do somewhere in the back of my head though hmmm

  3. Dr. Zee says:

    I don’t remember the penguin so much as bomberman.
    Donkey Kong is a game i will never forget and between you and me i still play for the sake of old memories :)))

  4. Khalid says:

    LoL.. i feel like im only commenting on those old school games.

    i remember it very well, i was playing it couple of days back… i simply love getting to the dinosaur bo 3yoon.

    i remember another game i used to play like crazy…. Knightmare!! ohh that was one good game!!

    Good Times….. Good Times……

    • danderma says:

      Ooh I loved knightmare but I couldn’t go past stage 2 so when I discovered the emulator as a grown up I played it again and finished the game! That felt good! I even discovered a couple of short cuts I’ve never known existed before :)

  5. Jacqui says:

    OMG I miss that game! I recently found the Skiing game for the iPad 😀 Hehe it looks awesome!

  6. FiXato says:

    For those who want to find this game again, the original name of the game is Penguin Adventure, a Konami classic. It also had a predecessor, Antarctic Adventure which also had an MSX port.
    I remember ‘wasting’ away many hours on Penguin Adventure too. :)

    • danderma says:

      I think I played the Antarctic Adventure on a Sega Genesis console in the early 90’s but I’m not really sure!

  7. Manuel says:

    Hehe, Penguin Adventure :) Great game indeed. See also http://www.generation-msx.nl/msxdb/softwareinfo/873

    • danderma says:

      There were two penguin advenutres. One of them I also played in a Sega Genesis platform later on if my memory serves me right.