(Looks like a beanie baby convention).

Penguin-Kun Wars
Another game that I was first introduced to on a Nintendo Multicart (gotta love those things).  This is one of those games that I instantly knew I would like.  I am as sucker for penguin based games and this one is definitely a penguin game.  You play a penguin in this game as you are in a strange contest.  

(Looks like a beanie baby convention).

The game itself is a strange combination of dodge ball (remember that from gym class?) and ping pong.  You start off in a bracket with other cute animals.  Your goal is to beat your opponent and keep moving up the bracket, to the championship game!  The game itself has you and your opponent each starting with five balls on each side.  Your goal is to pick up a ball at a time and throw it at your opponent.  The person who has the fewest balls on their side when the timer runs out (a match is a minute long), wins.  If you get all the balls onto one side, then you get a perfect score and win.

(Who put a slinky on the playfield?  Actually this is one of the obstacles that can change the flow of a game)

Besides throwing the balls to the other side, you can throw a ball to deflect one coming at you.  This will send them off in unpredictable direction and can really wreak havoc.  One thing to keep in mind, if you are hit by a ball, you fall over and are stunned for a few seconds.  If you are able to stun your opponent, use this opportunity to keep pelting him with balls and keep him down.  This way you can get all the balls over to the other side and get a perfect score!  But be careful as your opponent will try to do the same to you.  

(Don't cry little penguin, there is always another day).

The matches are the best of three, with the winner moving on and the loser is left to sulk.  The game is both simple to learn to play and a very fun game!  I can always play one more game!  I must admit that I was a whiz on the Nintendo version, but I am not so good on the arcade version.  My first few games were quite humbling and I was ready to discard my home made crown.  But I know some perseverance will make me the World Champ at both the home and arcade version!

This is just a review of the arcade machine.  If you are looking for the actual arcade machine, you may want to check out ebay.  Click below to see if you can find this game.



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