BY ATARI, INC.
Insert your 5200 (tm) game cartridge so the label faces you and reads
right side-up. Be sure the cartridge is firmly seated in the center
slot of the console, but do not force it. Then press the POWER
switch on. See your owner's manual for further details.
As Pengo the Penguin, you race around the ice field rearranging huge
blocks of ice. Your objectives: Destroy your opponents, the
Sno-Bees, before they sting you; and line up three diamond blocks
for a fortune in bonus points.
Use your joystick controller to move Pengo around the ice field.
Press the lower fire button to kick an ice block accross the
playfield or to crush an ice block that is trapped against the wall
or against another block.
Squash the Sno-Bees by pushing ice blocks into them or by running
Pengo over them when they are frozen. Line up the three diamond
blocks by crumbling and kicking strategic ice blocks around the field
until all three diamond blocks adjoin.
Each round is completed when you destroy all the Sno-Bees or when the
last one escapes. The game ends when you lose your last Pengo life.
You start the game with three, four, or five Pengo lives -- depending
on the skill level you select. The ice blocks that flash for a few
seconds at the beginning of each round contain Sno-Bee eggs, which
can hatch as play progresses. Memorize their positions and destroy
them as quickly as possible for bonus points.
The diamond blocks are indestructible. Your task is to line them up
horizontally or vertically -- it doesn't matter in what direction.
You get 10,000 points for lining up the diamond blocks inside the
playfield -- really hard to do! -- and you get 5,000 points for
lining them up against a wall -- much easier!
Sno-Bees smash ice blocks to get at you. If a Sno-Bee catches you,
it delivers a killing sting. Kill the Sno-Bees first by: squashing
them with ice blocks, crushing them before they hatch, and stepping
on them or squashing them with ice blocks when they are frozen.
You can freeze Sno-Bees that are near one of the four ice field walls
by pressing the lower fire button to push Pengo against the wall
until it vibrates. Any Sno-Bees touched by the vibrating wall will
temporarily freeze. While frozen, step on the Sno-Bees or squash
them with an ice block. Also, Sno-Bees are automatically frozen for
a few seconds after you align all three diamond blocks. While they
are frozen, put the little nasties in permanent deep freeze by
squashing them with ice blocks or by stepping on them.
As a single round progresses, Sno-Bees get smarter. The last
remaining Sno-Bee is the most dangerous. It moves faster and
destroys blocks like lightning shattering ice cubes. If you don't
destroy it within a few seconds, this Sno-Bee goes into hybernation,
thus ending the round.
The clock on the intermission screen after each round displays the
number of seconds it took you to complete that round. If you cleared
the playfield of Sno-Bees in less than 60 seconds, you receive
special bonus points (see SCORING.)
USING THE CONTROLLERS
Plug one 5200 controller into jack 1 for a one-player game; plug a
second controller into jack 2 for two-player games. The player
using jack 1 controls game selection and starts the game.
Use your joystick to maneuver Pengo across the ice field. He moves
up, down, right, and left in the same direction you move the
Press either or both bottom red fire buttons to kick ice blocks
across the field, to crumble ice blocks, and to make the wall
vibrate when Pengo stands near it. The top red fire button does not
function in Pengo.
Press START to begin the game. Press PAUSE to stop and restart the
action. Press PAUSE, then RESET during game play to return to the
game options screen.
Press the # key on your controller to cycle through the three PENGO
skill levels: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED. At the BEGINNER
level, you start the game with five Pengo lives and only two Sno-Bees
will buzz the ice field at any one time. At the INTERMEDIATE level,
you start out with four lives and no more than three Sno-Bees appear
on the screen at one time. You start the game with three lives at
the ADVANCED level, and as many as four Sno-Bees can gang up on you
Press the O key on your controller to select a one-player or
two-player game. The screen display will alternate between 1 PLAYER
and 2 PLAYERS. In two-player games, players take turns each time a
Pengo life is lost.
The first players's score appears at the top left of the screen and
the second player's score is displayed at top right. The highest
score to date is displayed at top center. You can score a total of
99,999,999 points before the score rolls back to zero. Point values
are listed below.
Crumbling an ice block 30
Squashing Sno-Bees between Ice Blocks
1 Sno-Bee 400
2 Sno-Bees at once 1,600
3 Sno-Bees at once 3,200
4 Sno-Bees at once 6,400
Destroying a Frozen Sno-Bee by:
Stepping on it 100
Squashing it between ice blocks 400
Crushing an Ice Block Containing a 500
Lining up Diamond Blocks:
Against a wall 5,000
Inside the ice field 10,000
Time-Bonus Points for Destroying
0 to 19 5,000
20 to 29 2,000
30 to 39 1,000
40 to 49 500
50 to 59 10
60 or more No Bonus
Atari 5200 PENGO offers a TRAK-BALL option. A TRAK-BALL controller
may be purchased seperately. To play the game with a TRAK-BALL, plug
it into jack 1 on your console. Follow the instructions in this
section to select the number of players and game variations. You do
not need a separate TRAK-BALL for each player. Simply pass the
TRAK-BALL back and forth as each turn comes up.
* Kill as many Sno-Bees as possible with a single ice block. You'll
score lots of points and you'll get rid of the Sno-Bees quickly for
potential time-bonus points.
* Kicking and crumbling blocks in your path slows you down. So if
Sno-Bees are chasing you and you come up against an ice block, don't
lose time by trying to destroy it, run around it!
* Try to put a block between you and pursuing Sno-Bees. Then use
that block to crush the little nasties.
* For higher points, remember to crush Sno-Bees with ice blocks
rather than stepping on them.
* The best strategy for lining up diamond blocks is to make a wall
out of the regular ice blocks against which the diamond blocks can be
* Each time you begin a new round, analyze the maze. If it's easy
to line up the diamond blocks, do that first. If the diamond blocks
are far apart and hard to align, kill the Sno-Bees first.
* Remember that regular ice blocks are worth 30 points each. So,
after aligning the diamond blocks, start crushing the regular blocks
for extra points, but don't destroy them all before you kill off the
Typed by Keita Iida