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* AliensAreBastards: They are not here to conquer Earth but to destroy it ForTheEvulz.


[[caption-width-right:350:We've got aliens here, but not the [[VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl supremely funky homeboy]] type.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:We've got aliens here, aliens, but not the [[VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl supremely funky homeboy]] type.]]
homeboy aliens.]]]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Because kids ''really'' like games that make no sense whatsoever...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Because kids ''really'' like games that make no sense whatsoever...[[caption-width-right:350:We've got aliens here, but not the [[VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl supremely funky homeboy]] type.]]



* DoomsdayDevice/SelfDestructMechanism: The Doomscale, a giant scale for balancing penguins on. If it becomes unbalanced to the right, the game ends with an EarthShatteringKaboom.

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* DoomsdayDevice/SelfDestructMechanism: DoomsdayDevice / SelfDestructMechanism: The Doomscale, a giant scale for balancing penguins on. If it becomes unbalanced to the right, the game ends with an EarthShatteringKaboom.


* BigRedButton: The players must prevent too many evil penguins from getting on the Doomscale and causing it to press one of these.



* DoomsdayDevice: The Doomscale, a giant scale for balancing penguins on.

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* DoomsdayDevice: DoomsdayDevice/SelfDestructMechanism: The Doomscale, a giant scale for balancing penguins on.on. If it becomes unbalanced to the right, the game ends with an EarthShatteringKaboom.


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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''VideoGame/ToejamAndEarl''.


The game's premise is that evil green aliens from the distant galaxy of "Bleurgggh" have decide to invade the Earth having disguised themselves as penguins, since [[AliensStealCable watching wildlife documentaries]] left them with the impression that penguins were obviously the dominant species on Earth. Two Earth boys named Bernard and Rodney have to save the world from the alien penguins, by obtaining and wielding various weapons and building penguin-killing machines.

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The game's premise is that evil green aliens from the distant galaxy of "Bleurgggh" have decide to invade the Earth having disguised themselves as penguins, since [[AliensStealCable watching wildlife documentaries]] left them with the impression that penguins were obviously the dominant species on Earth. Two Earth boys named Bernard and Rodney have to save the world from the alien penguins, by obtaining and wielding various weapons and building penguin-killing machines.
machines. Meanwhile, the mutant penguins are trying to trigger the Doomscale and destroy the Earth.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Some of the machines the players can use have names like "the Spike Shafter," "the Crusher," and the "Grabandsling."

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Some AdorableEvilMinions: The alien penguins wear a variety of the machines the players can use have names like "the Spike Shafter," "the Crusher," and the "Grabandsling."silly costumes.


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* TheGoomba: Alien penguins, the lowest {{Mooks}} on the totem pole.
* HollywoodEvolution: Some levels have a "mutation station," which the alien penguins can use to turn themselves into mutant penguins.


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* MooksButNoBosses: The player battles alien penguins and mutant penguins, but there are no bosses to challenge.
* {{Mutants}}: The mutant penguins of the title. They are heavier than the alien penguins and so make the Doomscale overload faster.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Some of the machines the players can use have names like "the Spike Shafter," "the Crusher," and the "Grabandsling."


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* StickySituation: The players can use glue to temporarily immobilize penguins.
* StuffBlowingUp: The players can use dynamite to destroy penguins.


The game's premise is that evil green aliens from the distant galaxy of "Bleurgggh" have decide to invade the Earth having disguised themselves as penguins, since [[AliensStealCable watching wildlife documentaries]] left them with the impression that penguins were obviously the dominant species on Earth. Two Earth boys named Bernard and Rodney have to save the world from the alien penguins, by obtaining and wielding various weapons and building penguin-killing machines. Meanwhile, the mutant penguins are trying to trigger the Doomscale and destroy the Earth.

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The game's premise is that evil green aliens from the distant galaxy of "Bleurgggh" have decide to invade the Earth having disguised themselves as penguins, since [[AliensStealCable watching wildlife documentaries]] left them with the impression that penguins were obviously the dominant species on Earth. Two Earth boys named Bernard and Rodney have to save the world from the alien penguins, by obtaining and wielding various weapons and building penguin-killing machines. Meanwhile, the mutant penguins are trying to trigger the Doomscale and destroy the Earth.



* {{Mutants}}: The mutant penguins of the title. They are heavier than the alien penguins and so make the Doomscale overload faster.

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* {{Mutants}}: The mutant penguins of the title. They are heavier than the alien penguins and so make the Doomscale overload faster.


* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Some of the machines the players can use have names like "the Spike Shafter," "the Crusher," and the "Grabandsling."



* LiveItem: Gremlins.

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* LiveItem: Gremlins.Gremlins, which are used to open chests and build machines.


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* WeaponOfMassDestruction: Players can build various machines to skewer, crush, and mutilate the penguins.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Because kids ''really'' like games that make no sense whatsoever...]]


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-> ...When you get the bat, you gotta kill all the penguins, but they don't die if you hit them. Instead, there's a bunch of power orbs that scatter all over. You gotta get all the power orbs to power up your bat so you can kill the penguins, but you only kill the penguins wearing hats, because the ones that don't wear hats fight the ones that do wear hats. If the mutant penguins on the Doom Scale outweigh the regular penguins, the Doom Scale starts screaming and going apeshit!
-->-- '''WebVideo/AngryVideoGameNerd''', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LVcvkLCUtU Atari Jaguar (Part 2)]]''


Developed by Sunrise Games and released for the AtariJaguar in 1995, ''Attack of the Mutant Penguins'' is one of the strangest video games on any system. (There was also a PC version simply titled ''Mutant Penguins''.)

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Developed by Sunrise Games and released for the AtariJaguar UsefulNotes/AtariJaguar in 1995, ''Attack of the Mutant Penguins'' is one of the strangest video games on any system. (There was also a PC version simply titled ''Mutant Penguins''.)


Interestingly, ''Mutant Penguins'' constitutes one of the first entries in the TowerDefense genre, long before the concept was popularized by StarCraft and WarCraft maps.

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Interestingly, ''Mutant Penguins'' constitutes one of the first entries in the TowerDefense genre, long before the concept was popularized by StarCraft ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' and WarCraft ''VideoGame/WarCraft'' maps.

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Interestingly, ''Mutant Penguins'' constitutes one of the first entries in the TowerDefense genre, long before the concept was popularized by StarCraft and WarCraft maps.


Developed by Sunrise Games and released for the AtariJaguar in 1995, ''Attack of the Mutant Penguins'' is one of the strangest video games on any system. Two Earth boys named Bernard and Rodney have to save the world from alien invaders from the distant galaxy of "Bleurgggh" disguised as penguins, by obtaining and wielding various weapons and building penguin-killing machines.

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Developed by Sunrise Games and released for the AtariJaguar in 1995, ''Attack of the Mutant Penguins'' is one of the strangest video games on any system. (There was also a PC version simply titled ''Mutant Penguins''.)

The game's premise is that evil green aliens from the distant galaxy of "Bleurgggh" have decide to invade the Earth having disguised themselves as penguins, since [[AliensStealCable watching wildlife documentaries]] left them with the impression that penguins were obviously the dominant species on Earth.
Two Earth boys named Bernard and Rodney have to save the world from the alien invaders from the distant galaxy of "Bleurgggh" disguised as penguins, by obtaining and wielding various weapons and building penguin-killing machines.

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* BonusStage: After completing a level, you get to play one of three randomly chosen penguin-shooting games.


Developed by Sunrise Games and released for the AtariJaguar in 1995, ''Attack of the Mutant Penguins'' is one of the strangest video games on any system. Two Earth boys named Bernard and Rodney have to save the world from alien invaders from the galaxy of "Bleurrrgh" disguised as penguins, by obtaining and wielding various weapons and building penguin-killing machines.

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Developed by Sunrise Games and released for the AtariJaguar in 1995, ''Attack of the Mutant Penguins'' is one of the strangest video games on any system. Two Earth boys named Bernard and Rodney have to save the world from alien invaders from the distant galaxy of "Bleurrrgh" "Bleurgggh" disguised as penguins, by obtaining and wielding various weapons and building penguin-killing machines.

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