While both versions end with the boss from the Pyramids, it only takes two hits in the US version as opposed to seven in the European version. GenesisReleased in US: 1993Released in EU: 1993. until then.....bye. , As the Mega Drive cartridge copiers were defaulted to simulate a battery-backed SRAM for storing save data, Puggsy uses an SRAM as a means of an anti-piracy feature. The Light House 2 was originally a hidden level in the European version; this was moved to Level 5 in the US version. This game has a hidden developer message. Puggsy is a fairly lengthy game for its sort, having forty-one levels to the end, alongside sixteen secret levels, giving plenty of playtime. Last edited by AlanbrossRises (May 15, 2015 00:09:51) OH NO! In addition to this, after clearing a few levels the game will stop and present the player with a personal "gotcha" message from the Traveller's Tales devs. The password to obtain these levels had to be obtained by evaluating three math expressions that appeared during the credits, where they are called "a silly maths equation". A notable feature of Puggsy is the 27-numeral password feature: Instead of using SRAM to maintain save data, Psygnosis opted instead on a conventional password system.  The music was written by Matt Furniss, an employee of Krisalis Software. In the "HEROS" ending, the player is congratulated for finding the ending, and then asked, "...but are you good at maths?". The levels and items used in this mode were changed for the US version, likely because the European version was rather challenging for beginners. The chart below illustrates which levels from the main game were used for each Junior level. The system allows objects to be thrown, or to topple if stacked without care. Wright found Furniss' music "really well written and fun to convert to the Amiga, so there were no bad bones. Other objects are extremely varied, including shells, weights, matches, keys, balloons, cups, barrels, clue-giving chests, knives, and candles. The exit gate is also yellow in the US version, as opposed to purple in the European version. Although the official retail cart does not contain SRAM, the game attempts to write to it anyway in order to detect third-party copying devices (which always contain SRAM). The demogroup was pulled out of the g… The game also tries to prevent these tests from being easily detected and removed - there are six write checks split into three sets, with one of them stored at the end of a subroutine called four times throughout the game, another checked once immediately before one instance of the subroutine call is executed, and the third in a vertical interrupt routine. In the European version, the boss starts with all 6 hit points like the main game. This page was last edited on 13 November 2019, at 00:55. There are also a variety of objects that have power-up effects, such as allowing Puggsy to be hit once or twice without dying, speeding him up or making him temporarily invincible, and objects that while not necessary, can be temporarily helpful, such as a variety of guns (most of which have limited ammunition which can often not be refilled). travellers tales 93" So this is probably a anti-piracy screen, This game has regional differences. However, the contract with Psygnosis to produce a game was short lived; Wright said the company "didn't really 'get' where we were going with the game". The levels that are shared in both versions - Beach 3 and The Light House 2 - have different item layouts in US version to make them easier, while the European version stays closer to the layouts found in the full game.  The management of Psygnosis was impressed by the demo, and asked Dionysus to develop a game based around Puggsy. Each object also has a different weight. Junior mode, which can be accessed on the title screen, is a demo game for beginners that uses level layouts from the main game. , MegaTech gave the game 90% and a Hyper Game Award, saying that it was "excellently designed and thought-out", but listed the control system as the major weak point. This game has anti-piracy features.