Ikasuze! Koi no Doki Doki Penguin Land MD

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Ikasuze! Koi no Doki Doki Penguin Land MD
System(s): Sega Game Toshokan
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Puzzle

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
(Game Toshokan)

Ikasuze! Koi no Doki Doki Penguin Land MD (イカスぜ!恋のどきどきペンギンランドMD lit. Ikazase! Love's Pound Pengin Land MD) is a Sega Game Toshokan puzzle game developed by Sega CS and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive. It is the third entry in the Doki Doki Penguin Land series of games. It was only available in Japan as a download through the Sega Game Toshokan service.


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Pause menu

The game is a platforming game where the player helps a boy penguin deliver an egg (containing a flower) to a girl penguin. The penguin does this by rolling the egg and dropping it down platforms until it reaches the bottom of the level. The penguin can break the ice blocks forming the platforms to open a path for the egg, but if the egg falls too far, it breaks. There are 30 rounds. The latest round and any previously completed round can be accessed directly from the title screen; the player's progress is lost after turning the console off, but passwords are given every five rounds.

The penguin moves with Left and Right and jumps with C. He can push the egg in either direction by walking into it. The egg rolls out of the way if the penguin jumps on it. The penguin can break the platform in front of him with B, breaking a hole in the ice that he and the egg can pass through. Levels scroll vertically, but the screen only scrolls when the egg is moved; if the egg is not moved to force the screen to scroll, the penguin can fall through the bottom of the screen and reappear at the top.

If the egg falls more than three blocks downward, it breaks. A blinking bar under the egg shows this distance. If the penguin lands on the egg but there is no room for it to roll left or right, it breaks. The round must be restarted if the egg breaks (and the game ends if the player runs out of eggs). The penguin is knocked out if touched by an enemy or hazard but recovers after a moment without needing to restart the round.

The game adds some assistance options, accessed through a menu after pausing the game with  START :

  • Map: Allows the player to pan the level with Up and Down. Pressing any button exits the map and returns to the game.
  • Flag: Plants a flag that acts as a checkpoint where the penguin respawns if the egg breaks.
  • Undo: Takes back the last move (such digging through a platform).
  • Retry: Restarts the round (at the cost of an egg).


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Ice Block
These blocks make up the majority of the platforms in the game. The penguin can break these with B when standing on an adjacent block. They are the only blocks that can be broken.
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Cracked Block
These blocks can be broken by rolling or dropping the egg on top of them, but they cannot be broken by the penguin.
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Metal Block
These blocks cannot be broken or moved.
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Magic Metal Block
These blocks grow in and shrink out of existence continuously.
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Moving Platform
These blocks act as moving platforms.
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The penguin can cause these blocks to fall by jumping at them from below with C or pecking at them from above with B when standing on an adjacent block. After falling, they can be pushed by moving into them.
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Penguin Tube
The penguin can stand on top of one of these blocks, then pass through the block by pressing B.
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Egg Tube
If an egg is sitting on one of these blocks, the penguin can pass the egg through the block by standing adjacent to it and pressing B.


These items are hidden in some of the blocks and appear when the block is destroyed.

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Awards 100, 200, or 300 bonus points.
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Lets the penguin jump higher into the air. Normally, he can jump 3 squares up, but this item lets him jump 4 squares up for the rest of the round.
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Iron Egg
Protects the egg so it can be dropped from a longer distance without breaking it. Normally, it can fall 3 squares down, but this item lets it fall 4 squares down for the rest of the round.
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Gives the penguin another egg (equivalent to an extra life).


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Gengou (ゲンゴウ)
Polar bears that attack both the penguin and the egg when they are nearby. If they back the egg into a corner or land on the egg, it breaks. Rocks can be dropped on or pushed into them to crush them.


Main article: Ikasuze! Koi no Doki Doki Penguin Land MD/Passwords.

Music and sound

Much like Osomatsu-kun Hachamecha Gekijou, Ikasuze! Koi no Doki Doki Penguin Land MD features a notably loud and abrasive soundtrack. Sega CS programmed the game's soundtrack knowing it would likely be played back using low-grade television speakers, which would "filter" the music into a more pleasant sound while retaining the additional volume. However, with the advent of improved speaker technology, the game's soundtrack has gained a reputation for requiring additional audio filtering for modern play.


In Sega of Japan's official software listing, the game is simply titled Doki Doki Penguin Land (どきどきペンギンランド).

Production credits

In-game credits
Penguin Land MD credits.pdf


Penguin Land MD tutorial.pdf

Penguin Land MD tutorial.pdf

Magazine articles

Main article: Ikasuze! Koi no Doki Doki Penguin Land MD/Magazine articles.

Technical information

Main article: Ikasuze! Koi no Doki Doki Penguin Land MD/Technical information.


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Games in the Doki Doki Penguin Land series
Doki Doki Penguin Land (1985) | Penguin Land (1987) | Penguin Land (1990) | Ikasuze! Koi no Doki Doki Penguin Land MD (1992) | Doki Doki Penguin Land (2001)
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