Binary Land

This is a puzzle-maze game where you control two little penguins. They are lovers but separated, and it is your goal to reunite them in love at the top of the screen, where their caged heart sits awaiting their arrival.The path is not an easy one however, for you will face spiders, spiderwebs, flames and annoying birds on your way…
…but hey – it’s for the love of a couple of cute penguins, so it must be worth all the trouble. 🙂
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This is a remake of a game originally made by Hudson Soft for the Nintendo NES in 1985.

Here’s 3 screenshots from the game.


The titlescreen

A typical in-game scene.

A typical in-game scene.

Here the game is being played with scanlines - for that ol'retro-feel.

Here the game is being played with scanlines - for that ol'retro-feel.

Short description:
In this game you play a penguin. Actually you play two penguins – at the same time, no less. All the levels are split in two, and at the beginning of a level you start off with a penguin on each side of the screen. They can more freely from one half to the other though. Ultimately the objective is to guide both penguins to the top of the screen and have them meet up at the heart-cage, but the game has a very interresting play-mechanic where only one of the penguins are controlled “directly” – the other penguins left/right movement is reversed, and combined with the mazes not being symetrical, this gives the game a bit of a puzzle twist and of course you also have to deal with enemies and powerups on top of trying to guide your penguins safely to the exit.

Unpack the ZIP file and you’ll end up with a folder called ‘Binary Land’ that contains the game files. Run the file with the penguin-icon to run the game. The game has been tested and is works on (at least) Windows XP & Windows 7. Make sure that you have full access to the game folder, as the game may have problems writing the CFG file if it can’t get full access to the folder.

Use the arrowkeys to control the penguins and Left Control or Space to shoot.

Legal Blurb:
This game is FREEWARE and must remain freeware. The game can generally be distributed however you want, as long as all the files are included and unchanged. It shouldn’t be sold or given away on any kind of compilation without my permission. I would like to ask, that if you’re going to include this game on a CD for a magazine or somewhere else, that you contact me first – I would like to know what kind places my little project goes…also it shouldn’t be asking too much, but then I’d also like a copy of the magazine or CD.

The original game was made by Hudson Soft for the Nintendo NES in 1985.

This remake is made in 2010 by S. Borgquist aka. Sokurah with graphics by Lobo and music by Spacefractal.