Icy What You Did There
Want to rack up the points in Pengo? Here are five important bits of advice…
break Some EGGS
Every so often, the game will flash a few ice blocks to show the location of the Sno-bee eggs. Remember these, and if you’re nearby, break the blocks. Not only do you score an easy victory, you also get 500 points instead of the 400 you’d get for squashing an active Sno-bee.
If you ever get the opportunity to squash more than one Sno-bee at a time, take it – your score will go through the roof. One Sno-bee is worth 400 points, two will earn you 1,600, bagging three will net you 3,200, and taking out four rewards you with a whopping 6,400 points.
Diamonds Are Forever
As well as being valuable for their indestructible properties, diamond blocks award serious bonuses if connected – 5,000 points if all are touching the walls, and 10,000 if at least one isn’t. This also stuns all of the Sno-bees in the playing field, allowing further point-scoring opportunities.
Stone Cold Stunner
If you’re by a wall, kicking it will stun any Sno-bees that happen to be adjacent to the same wall. Although you can now defeat them simply by walking over them, that only earns 100 points – if you’re by an ice block, you can still claim the full 400 for crushing a stunned Sno-bee.
An ice time
Try to complete levels as quickly as possible – doing it in under a minute will bag you a measly ten bonus points, but if you can do it in under 50 seconds the rewards are much better. Manage a miraculous time of less than 20 seconds and you’ll get a massive 5,000 point jackpot.