Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
Three fragile Penguin Eggs are lost on a distant planet. You've got to help Penguin Mission Commander Overbite rescue them and carry them back to safety.
You'll face a treacherous journey across ice-bound wastes...through caverns and secret passages...past menacing beasts and flying boulders.
One false move, and your precious cargo is an omelet. But with enough cunning and skill, a hero's welcome awaits you.
The Commander of the rescue mission. He has to roll the Eggs through a maze
of ice blocks, boulders, pits and strange beasts, and somehow get them safely
back to the Spaceship.
Anxiously waiting back in the ship, hoping Overbite can somehow rescue the
A wild polar bear-like creature. If Overbite wanders too close, Gangow will
knock him down...and once Overbite is out of the way, there's nothing to stop
Gangow from crushing the Egg. A powerful brute, but not too smart or too
Leave the Egg for too long in one place and this condor-like flying beast
will swoop over and drop a brick on it. Overbite can protect the Egg either
by rolling it away or by jumping and knocking the brick out of the way.
You can either play a ready-made game, or use the Editor to create your own maze.
Move the D-Button up or down to place the hand next to the option you want. Then press Button 1 or 2 to enter.
Once you've selected Game Start or Editor, push D-Button up or down to select the Round you want to start on, then push Button 1 or 2 to begin play.
There are a total of 50 Rounds in the game. But until you've cleared the first 30 Rounds, you'll only be able to select 1-30.
The higher the number of the Round, the more difficult the maze.
Choose this option if you want to design your own maze. See "EDITOR" section in this manual.
You'll see a blinking white bar directly underneath the Egg. This Safety Force Field protects the Egg when you drop it...but only if it's on solid ground. The Force Field moves across the screen as the Egg moves.
To see what you'll have to go through, press the Pause Button to freeze the
screen, then press the D-Button down to scan through the rest of the maze.
The screen automatically returns to the beginning when you reach the end.
You can move an Egg left or right by pushing Overbite up against it, using the D-Button. Overbite can also gently land on an Egg and push it along, as long as there's space for the Egg to move to.
You can move the Egg down through the maze by carefully dropping it onto solid ground protected by the Safety Force Field. The Egg can also pass downward through cracked blocks and Egg Tubes.
Be careful not to push the Egg into a narrow space that Overbite can't push it out of.
Overbite's powerful beak can break blocks of ice on either of the blocks he's standing on. Use D-Button to aim Overbite, then press Button 2 to destroy the block.
These are the only blocks Overbite can break.
These blocks can't be broken or moved. Some
stone blocks contain magical properties, and will move themselves back and
forth, or even disappear and reappear.
The Egg is small enough to slip through
the cracks and down to the next level...but Overbite's too big.
Place the Egg on top of the Egg Tube. Position Overbite on
the block next to the tube and press Button 2, and the Egg will pass through.
Position Overbite on top of this block and press
Button 2, and Overbite will pass through.
Overbite can move a rock by pushing it out of the
way, as long as there's not another rock next to it. Or, he may be able to
dislodge a hanging block by pecking at it with his beak from the block next
to it, or by jumping up from underneath and hitting it with his head. Ouch!
Many blocks in Penguin land have hidden factors which affect the game when that block is destroyed...
A block may contain 100 or 200 points.
Adds to your time remaining. You'll find more of these as your time runs
Lets you temporarily drop the Egg without breaking it.
Lets you jump up higher than usual.
Oops! You were better off leaving this guy imprisoned in the block. He takes
over Overbite's mind, and makes him go the opposite direction from the one
You can score in any of the following ways...
Choose the EDITOR option on the title screen and you can design your own game. You can store as many as 15 of your own designs in the cartridge memory.
Each maze in Penguin Land is composed of 4 parts. Illustration A shows how the 4 parts appear on the EDITOR screen:
Illustration B shows how they appear when you actually play them.
From the EDITOR screen, press Button 2 to switch to the MENU screen.
You can save up to 15 screens you've designed on the cartridge memory. Assign a number to each design you create, then you'll be able to select it by entering its number.
If you already have 15 mazes entered in the cartridge memory and wish to enter a new maze...you can replace an existing maze simply by assigning the new maze the same number.
If you want to play a maze you've designed previously...
You can reconstruct any of the mazes you've previously designed...but you can't change the 50 mazes that come built-in to the cartridge.
If you want to save an unchanged version before you reconstruct, use the D-Button to select any unused SAVE number on the MENU screen, then press Button 2.
To reconstruct, use the D-Button to select the Round number you want to load. Press Button 2. You are now in the EDITOR screen, and can add, cancel or change parts as described above.
To SAVE a reconstructed play screen, use the D-Button to adjust the SAVE number so that it is the same as the LOAD number, then press Button 2. You may save a play screen even if it is not completed.
If you want to get the Eggs back to the Spaceship without accidents, plan your route carefully. Take a look at the map of the whole maze before you start each Round, and develop a strategy for the path you choose.
It's important to use the rocks effectively...either to crush Gangow, or to create steps to help lower the Egg without breaking it.
The rocks are the only weapon Overbite has...so use them well!
Remember, there's more than one way to get where you're going.
Overbite can handle just about anything, one way or another. Even things that seem impossible at first.
Don't stop too long to think about things...or Cameel will swoop by with danger from the sky.
Watch each step, and know what you're doing before you do it, and you'll receive a hero's welcome when you reboard your Spaceship with the precious Egg safe and sound.