Remember the classic game The Lemmings? Well, at the time, it was a huge success that managed to conquer a massive number of users, and over time, many others have appeared that try to emulate it somehow. In this case, we didn't want to lose sight of Pingus, which we consider one of the best options for all those players looking for a title of this type.
In case you don't remember, we must say that in The Lemmings, our mission was to prevent the different suicidal animals from effectively taking their own lives. As we passed levels, this became more and more complicated. If you still have in your memory the afternoons and nights of fun with that game, or if you liked the possibility of interceding to save the characters' lives, you should keep reading.
In Pingus, you will find a game that has many elements in common with the previously mentioned The Lemmings, although, of course, the first difference that we can notice is that, in this case, the main characters are penguins, of course. You'll see that these animals are capable, in the environment, they inhabit, of carrying out tasks such as building ladders, digging, and even using all sorts of explosives.
The problem is that leaving the penguins free will mean that more than one of these funny characters will end up meeting death, so we conveniently pay attention to each of their movements. In this sense, it is clear that the game's primary objective is to ensure the penguins' safety and ensure they reach the end of each level.
Another detail we liked about Pingus is that beyond the levels or scenarios you will find when you run the game, it also has a Map Editor to create others you want. We always like to see this section in this type of entertainment proposal, so we appreciate it when the developers take the trouble to add it.
On the other hand, it is not a minor issue that theMap Editoris not only present but also easy to use. You can generate your scenarios by dragging and dropping the graphics that appear on the screen. That will allow you to produce new scenarios simpler than the original ones for practice or others that make your task even more complex than the ones that come with the game.
Still, you can be sure that the 22 initial levels of the game are more than enough to have a good time saving the penguins. As you leave the initial levels behind, you'll find that the next ones get more complicated. But don't get discouraged if any penguins have an unhappy ending, as you'll have to keep watching over the others to prevent the species from becoming extinct in a little while.
The important thing is that you know that it is not about performing too many actions. With some simple interventions but following a proper strategy, we can get almost all the penguins to arrive safe and sound at the end of each level.
Beyond that, and going back to the inevitable comparison with The Lemmings, we have to point out in the same way that, in this case, we won't find any of those flashy melodies that drove us crazy in that historic game. In any case, Pingus has its music, which we can leave in the background while we try to complete the various missions or lower the volume to listen to our music.
Regarding the Pingus graphics, we have to say that it fulfills a requirement that we consider fundamental in this type of case, and that is related to the fact that it is impossible to confuse this game with other similar games. That is to say, it is enough to see a game of Pingus to be entirely sure that we are in the presence of this title, and that makes that beyond the excellent design itself, we give it a pass in this segment.
The main strong points of this title have to do with the fact that it is entirely different from any other recently released game, without losing sight of the fact that we can generate our levels and that it also has well-designed graphics. If we add to the fact that it hardly consumes any system resources, we do not doubt that it is one of the best alternatives to consider within the field to which it belongs.
In summary, we recommend downloading Pingus to all users looking for an addictive game, who have been entertained at the time with The Lemmings, or who want to give a hand in saving these suicidal penguins. In the screenshots, you will see that its interface is intuitive, both to play directly and to create your maps, so we advise you to install it and give it a chance as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Pingus downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of Pingus.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install Pingus on your PC, you have to download the Pingus-0.7.6.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Which version of the program am I going to download?
- The current version we offer is the 0.7.6.
- Is Pingus free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
Also, this software is open source, which means that you will be able to download the source code of the program, and if you are knowledgeable enough, you will be able to see how the software works internally and modify its functionality.
- Pingus home
- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
- Open Source