Doki Doki Penguin Land

Arcade Video game published 34 years ago by SEGA Enterprises

Doki Doki Penguin Land screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): dokidoki


Doki Doki Penguin Land © 1985 Sega.

Doki Doki Penguin Land is a platform puzzle game in which the player controls a penguin called Adelie and must safely guide an egg - by digging downwards - from the roof at the top of each stage down to the penguin's living room and waiting wife.

The penguin can push the egg left or right and can jump on it to make sure it doesn't get stuck against a wall. Digging affects the tile one block away from the penguin's position, making it impossible to dig directly downwards. If the egg gets into a position where it cannot be moved left or right, jumping and landing on it will cause it to smash.

The game focuses on the egg rather than the main character and the screen only scrolls as far as the egg falls. Should the penguin get too far ahead, he reappears at the top of the screen. If the egg falls too far (indicated by a line three stories below it), it breaks.

Enemy polar bears patrol the stages with the aim of stopping Adelie and if the penguin leaves his egg too far behind, moles come digging out of the brickwork and try to snatch it. The moles will run away at the penguin's approach but the polar bears will attack and must be taken out by dropping rocks onto them or digging holes for them to fall into.

Each time an egg is broken, either by contact with an enemy or by falling too far, a player life is lost. The game ends once all lives have been lost.


Main CPU : Zilog Z80
Sound Chips : SN76496

Palette colors : 16

Players : 2
Buttons : 2


Even if titlescreen says 1985, Doki Doki Penguin Land was released in January 1986 in Japan.


1. Doki Doki Penguin Land (1985)
2. Doki Doki Penguin Land Uchuu Daibouken (1987, Sega Master System)
3. Ikasuze! Koi no Doki Doki Doki Penguin Land MD (1990, Sega MegaDrive)
4. Doki Doki Penguin Land Arrange (as part of "Sega Ages Vol 23: Sega Memorial Collection")


Sega SG-1000 (1985)
Nintendo GameBoy (1990)
[JP] Sega Saturn (Nov. 27, 1997) "Sega Memorial Selection Vol.2 [Model GS-9163]"
Sony PlayStation 2 (Dec. 22, 2005) "Sega Memorial Selection [Sega Ages 2500 Vol.23] [Model SLPM-62709]"

MSX (1985)

Mobile Phones (2004 as "Penguin Love")

Game's ROM.