Spaced Penguin!
September 23, 2001 11:21 PM   Subscribe

Spaced Penguin! Looking for something fun and distracting? This rivals Electrotank's Minigolf on the cute and addictive scales.
posted by JParker (18 comments total)
Now that's fun.

There's only one flaw: it's possible to set up an orbit around one of those objects and keep going indefinitely.

Level 4 is quite good for that.
posted by fidelity at 12:01 AM on September 24, 2001

This reminds me of the little games my friends and I used to write on our TI-85's back in high school. Granted, we had no space penguin or anything, but a good game of makeshift vector basketball helped get through many a cruel high school subjects.
posted by Hankins at 12:55 AM on September 24, 2001

fidelity, I think if you click, he'll reset and you'll lose a try.

when I beat level 16, it froze on me.

look at this screenshot and then imagine my colorful language, detailing what sort of penguin this is exactly, what he does in his spare time, and where he should put certain things in the proccess.
posted by kevspace at 1:30 AM on September 24, 2001

Kevspace: You're right about the resetting... I waited until he'd built up some distance though. It looked quite interesting by the time I did. Kevin was also rather tired, having gone over a million whatevers.
posted by fidelity at 1:44 AM on September 24, 2001

kevspace, that picture cracked me up. seriously. i just love the name you gave it, too.
posted by JParker at 2:18 AM on September 24, 2001

Finished all 25 levels!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!! Yowza, baby!!! lalalalala!!! 194,609 points, w00t!!! (yeah, I know it's a shitty score. I don't care, I finished the frustrating motherlover!!)

Time for bed, and (hopefully) penguin-free dreams.
posted by Optamystic at 4:02 AM on September 24, 2001

If you do it just right, you can get some monstrously high scores. On level 6, for example, I scored 80,937 points by forcing him to constantly circle the planet in an ever-widening arc.
posted by gd779 at 6:14 AM on September 24, 2001

my 6-year old nephews would approve. kevin is a creation of big idea productions, the folks that make veggietales.
posted by grabbingsand at 6:57 AM on September 24, 2001

damn level 16 to hell!!!

this game makes bossmonster eat it's face.
posted by lotsofno at 7:10 AM on September 24, 2001

I finished the game with what I thought was a not so shabby 338,395. But have you seen the high scores? Today's high score was 14,721,787 !! The all-time high score is 2,098,693,578. Yes, that's 2 BILLION!


That penguin has put some miles on his/her frequent flier card.
posted by matte at 7:19 AM on September 24, 2001

I got the worst MeFi score so far : 172,597, baby!
posted by jragon at 7:52 AM on September 24, 2001

Yeah, on level 6 he kept orbitting, I thought that I was going to be stuck.
posted by Stretch at 8:12 AM on September 24, 2001

Hah nice little game. Sort of reminds me of the little demo game that came with Turing where you had to try and hit a target planet while being effected by the grav/anti-grav of surrounding planets.

You kind of feel like NASA sending the penguin into long arcing orbits around the planets. As a matter of fact, someone get right on that with a larger more solar system like game involving space probes. :P
posted by yupislyr at 11:45 AM on September 24, 2001

I love that if you get into a good orbit, you can do exactly what skallas mentioned: let some time pass, come back and find that the penguin landed on the spaceship and you've wracked up an obscene amount of points by letting the him orbit (almost) endlessly.

My score was 299,727, which should have put me on day's high score list...but didn't! Grumble.

I like this little game a lot--thanks JParker.
posted by arielmeadow at 12:45 PM on September 24, 2001

Well, it took me two hours, but I finally broke 500,000. . .woo hoo!
posted by Uncle Joe's Brother at 3:09 PM on September 24, 2001

That's just obbscenely addictive.
posted by VanRoosta at 9:22 PM on September 24, 2001

i hate this game...

posted by the_ill_gino at 12:06 AM on September 25, 2001

Here is another game brought to you my BigIdea, this time it is Veggie Tetris! For those of you who were Tetris junkies bank in the Nintendo days, this is just as fun, with the added bonus of the Veggie Tales shaped as the classic Tetris blocks! Hope you guys like it. . .
posted by Uncle Joe's Brother at 10:00 AM on September 28, 2001

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