Pengo - Another Arcade to Amiga conversion via JOTD gets a beta download

After just announcing the awesome game that is Rygar, along comes JOTD with a brand new update for his upcoming creation of Pengo! Yes indeed this 1982 game by SEGA, which I had the pleasure of playing back in the day, is coming to the Amiga by the same creator who also did Super Xevious 1200 as well as the upcoming Galaxian 500. To coincide with this news, Saberman has done a short video of the beta version which you can download and play right now on a real Amiga or via Emulation.

Here is what JOTD said via the first announced EAB post located (here). "Another project taking shape: Sega 1982 Pengo Never really ported properly except on megadrive & maybe C64. This time, this is a 1:1 arcade port using of course the original Z80 code that I reverse-engineered & transcoded to 68000. I started this project in 2010 after Bagman SDL Windows remake, wanting to do Pengo on SDL/Windows, but got tired of it. I dug out the work that I had one with the reverse-engineered code and it was really good specially in the A.I. section (the only part that interested me at the time). I tried to RE the game more, specially the mundane sections like text display, etc.. and something was running pretty quickly after converting to 68000 using my z80268k tool (like done for Galaxian)."

Updated Info : Sound effects & excellent music by no9


  1. MAME really has been an amazing resource for this sort of thing. If only these tools and processes were done back in the day. I wonder if Ocean/Imagine had the capabilities to dump arcade roms and do this back then? I know Head Over Heels was a line for line conversion, wouldn't this type of conversion be a similar approach?

  2. Haven’t been able to get into the link or download the game?


  3. May your games be long. May your code be swift, JOTD.


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