Penguin Tower - An enjoyable Bomberman clone for the C64 has been recovered and released!

We've been flooded with awesome news lately, from Super Bagman for the Commodore Amiga, to the overhauled Kung Fu Master on the Amstrad and Stunt Car Racer for the Apple II. Well we are going over to the C64 for some gaming news, as thanks to Saberman contacting us recently, he has told us that the 1994 game of 'Penguin Tower' has been recovered and released. A game that was in development by Jani Hirvo, and thought lost for all time when Jon Wells tried to make an arrangement with the coder to distribute the game in the UK and sell across Europe back in the 90's.

While I'd highly recommend everyone read the in depth write up about the history of the game via Games that weren't, here's the latest in brief. "Jani Hirvo, the coder of the game, got in touch with GTW – saying the game was 90% complete with 100 levels all in place and that he could one day finish it. This was however around 2000 time, so of course it seemed very unlikely after over 20 years (and 27 since the preview itself!). Jani informed us that the game had a new intro, outro, music and high score compared with the demo version we all have. In November 2023, Jani finally made time and decided to finish off the game once and for all and release to the world in its final state, completely for free. It marks almost 30 years since the game first entered our minds, and it is amazing to finally see the game and enjoy it as originally intended".

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