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































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

Gameplay

It follows the character, Puggsy, an orange alien which has been marooned on an alien planet.

The game was notable at the time of release for having an unusual physics system, in which Puggsy must move and utilise various objects to proceed. Pressing B will pick up an item; press again to drop. Some items can be used (for example, guns can be shot) with A. C jumps.

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

Magazine articles

Main article: Puggsy/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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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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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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Sega Visions (US) #16: "December/January 1993/1994" (1993-xx-xx)
</div>
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Sega Visions (US) #16: "December/January 1993/1994" (1993-xx-xx)
</div>
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Consoles + (FR) #25: "Novembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
</div>
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Video Games (DE) #12/93 (1993-11-22)
</div>
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Hyper (AU) #1: "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
</div>

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

References