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Puggsy
Publisher: Psygnosis
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Sound driver: Krysalis/Shaun Hollingworth
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-113016
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[2] T-113016-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-113016-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-113016-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-113016-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-113035
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£44.99[4] T-113035-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-113035-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 119,-[5] T-113035-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-113035-50



Puggsy is a platform game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Psygnosis in 1993 for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD and Commodore Amiga computers. In the US, the Mega Drive and Mega-CD versions were released on the first day of Winter CES 1994; January 6th[1].

The game was notable at the time of release for having an unusual physics system, in which Puggsy can use various objects for aiding him in battle, to helping him solve puzzles to proceed.

Story

The game follows the character, Puggsy, an orange alien which has been marooned on an alien planet and got his spaceship stolen by its inhabitants.

Now he ventures into the island, searching for the whereabouts of his spaceship.

Gameplay

Use the D-Pad to move around. The C button jumps; while in mid-air, you can press down to stomp on enemies. To pick up an item, press B;to drop it, press again, also, holding up or any diagonally upward direction then pressing B will throw the item upwards. A is used to interact with the item Puggsy is holding (e.g. while holding a shield, press A to gain invincibility).

History

Development

The Puggsy character originally came from a Commodore Amiga demo named "Puggs in Space", which proved to be so successful that an entire game was made out of it.

A Super NES version of the game was planned, but cancelled, and sequels were supposedly in the works before being axed too.

Versions

The Mega-CD version offers new levels and boss fights, an improved soundtrack and full motion video cutscenes.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Game Design and Programming By: Jon Burton
  • Graphic Design and Artwork By: Andy Ingram
  • Level Problems and Design By: Jon Burton
  • Creature Sketches By: Will Thompson
  • Music and SoundFX By: Blythe Joustra Productions, Matt Furniss, S.Hollingworth of Krisalis Software
  • Project Management: Steve Riding
  • Play Testing By: Charles McNair and Tony Parkes
  • Puggsy has been Jamie Tested
  • Thanks to Martyn Chudley 4 Wiz n Liz stuff
  • Try to complete all 51 levels for extra ending
  • There are various hidden cheats if you can find the place to carry them out.
  • A big hi to: Chris Dave Mark Will Chaz Martyn Stu Phil and everyone else
Source: In-game credits


Mega-CD version

  • Game Design: Jon Burton
  • Programming By: David Dootson, Jon Burton
  • Graphic Design and Artwork By: Andy Ingram
  • Level Problems and Design By: Jon Burton
  • Creature Sketches By: Will Thompson
  • Music and SoundFX By: Blythe Joustra Productions, Matt Furniss, S.Hollingworth of Krisalis Software
  • Project Management: Steve Riding
  • Play Testing By: Tony Parkes and Charles McNair
  • Puggsy has been Jamie Tested
  • Thanks to Martyn Chudley 4 Wiz n Liz stuff
  • Try to complete all 51 levels for extra ending
  • There are various hidden cheats if you can find the place to carry them out.
  • A big hi to: Chris Dave Mark Will Chaz Martyn Stu Phil and everyone else
  • And Remember That:

11125 SQRD MINUS 181
13307 SQRD MINUS 712
21385x21386 SUB 1875
is a silly maths question

  • Special thanks to Fiona for all her support and great cooking
Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Puggsy/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM US 052.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 6 No. 12 "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[6]
  • GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[7]
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EGM US 052.pdfEGM US 052.pdf

PDF
Mega-CD print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 6 No. 12 "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[8]
  • GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[9]
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SegaVisions US 16.pdfSegaVisions US 16.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #16: "December/January 1993/1994" (1993-xx-xx)
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SegaVisions US 16.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #16: "December/January 1993/1994" (1993-xx-xx)
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ConsolesPlus FR 025.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Consoles + (FR) #25: "Novembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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VideoGames DE 1993-12.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Video Games (DE) #12/93 (1993-11-22)
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Hyper AU 001.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive print advert in
Hyper (AU) #1: "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 №23, p108-110[10]
90 №144, p95[2]
70
86 №9, p74
84 №23, p64/65[11]
90 №11, p32/33
78 №12, p42/43
63 №5, p29
88
90 №21, p80-82
89 №12, p78-81[12]
95 №36, p108/109[13]
72
79 №49, p76/77
82 №26, p32
Sega Mega Drive
83
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Puggsy MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Puggsy MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
Puggsy MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Puggsy MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Puggsy MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89
70 №57, p44[14]
88 №14, p38
84 №28, p82/83[15]
87 №16
80 №17, p37
70 №9, p46/47
86
90 №15, p86/87[4]
81 №53, p40
Sega Mega-CD
83
Based on
10 reviews

Mega-CD, US
Puggsy MCD US Box Back.jpgPuggsy MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Puggsy MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Puggsy mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
Puggsy MCD EU Box Back.jpgPuggsy MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Puggsy MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 70132168
MD5
SHA-1 5f4d1acd1b8580e83952e1083cfa881b0ec5b9fd
1MB Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 5d5c9ade
MD5
SHA-1 89a347f35c4d0d364c284f2f32f708d0378b8735
1MB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1

References