The follow-up to Antarctic Adventure saw Kojima taking on the role of assistant director. Penguin Adventure is often regarded as one of the fi nest action games for the MSX, and it’s easy to see why. It looks gorgeous, plays brilliantly and comes packed with a fantastic soundtrack. While from the outset the game seems to pander to kids, under the colourful exterior and playful gameplay is a surprisingly challenging game. Also, it somehow manages to cram itself with over 20 varied enemies and obstacles, and just as many quirky items and powerups. Penguin Adventure is also one of the earliest games – alongside Bubble Bobble, which was released the same year – to have multiple endings. To view them make sure you only pause once during the game.