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Title image from the game
Game No. 294
Developer Scott Spanburg
Company Datasoft
Publisher Datasoft
Musician {{{Musician}}}
HVSC-File /GAMES/M-R/Pooyan.sid
Release 1983
Platform C64, MSX, Atari, Arcade
Genre Shoot'em Up
Gamemode Single player
2 players (in turns)
Operation {{{Width}}}{{{Width}}}
Media Tape-icon.png Icon disk525.png
Language Language:english


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The cunning foxes have it in for the pigs, but they answer back. The foxes are letting themselves down with balloons from the rock in the first level. Here you need to shoot them with bow and arrow. They crash when their balloon is destroyed. Some balloons need to be hit several times to be destroyed. So that this does not get too easy, the foxes throw back acorns. In the second level you need to prevent that the foxes throw down acorns onto the defending pig. After that one of 2 different bonus rounds follow and the 4th level is similar to the first level, whereby the number of foxes slowly rises. There is a maximum of 48 enemies to be shot. The number of foxes that need to be fended off is shown by th left flag, the right flag shows the current level.


The design of graphics and colour are plain. The moving characters, foxes and pigs, are slightly animated. The background music, which consists of some chords, is played and complemented with some sound effects for the actions.

Images from level 1
Level 1 Level 1 super shot, the more foxes at once, the more special points.
Level 1 Beware of the curious foxes on the ladders!
Images from level 2
Level 2 Level 2 (last of the foxes, important that the fox with the transparent balloon must not arrive at the top!)
Images from level 3 and 4
Level 3 Level 4
Images of the bonus rounds
The first bonus level - shooting only possible with the super shot The second bonus level - here the apples thrown towards you need to be hit


... an animation from the game

Keyboard controls in the start screen:

  • F1   Restart
  • F3   1 or 2 player mode
  • F7   Start the game

Controls during the game

  • F1   Restart
  • S   Music off/on
  • forwards and backwards - Drive gondola up and down
  • press fire button - Shoot


A piece of meat appears at the upper position of the gondola when the gondola has been let down a bit. If you collect it, you get 200 points. By pressing the fire button it is thrown. It does not matter of it hits a balloon or the fox itself, in both cases the fox will fall down. The thrown meat can hit several foxes. For the first fox you get 400 points, for the second 800 and for each further one 1600 points.

If you hit a thrown acorn or a balloon with an arrow you will receive 200 points.



  • Do not let pass any foxes to the bottom (uneven levels) or to the top (even levels). Each shot fox gets you 200 points.
  • Try as hard as possible to avoid the acorns, for this always stay on the move. I.e. the acorns can touch the gondola, but not the pig.
  • Try as often as possible to get several foxes at once with the piece of meat. The more foxes are caught the more points you get (400, 800, max. 1600 points).
  • As the piece of meat is always thrown in a curve, it is advisable to shoot it from as far at the top as possible.
  • In the uneven leveles avoid the foxes that stick their nose out towards the gondola.
  • Shoot the fox with the transparent balloon (hit it at least 5x), or else 5 further foxes will appear.
  • Avoid that the 7 foxes push down the stone in the even levels.
  • Acorns (200 points) and empty balloons (50 points) can also be shot.
  • In the 1st bonus level you can shoot the foxes only with a piece of meat.



Robotron2084: "This conversion is technically very sound, but the problem is the much too low difficulty grade. After the second round there is quasi no raise of speed any more, whereby the playing degenerates to a monotonuous permanent yawning attack (I have aborted the game unnervedly short before falling asleep). Therefore only 4 out of 10 points."





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  2. Werner - 215.500 (25.08.2018)
  3. Robotron2084 - 198.400 (11.09.2007)
  4. Camailleon - 137.000 (08.04.2011)
  5. Blubarju - 110.900 (30.07.2009)
  6. Ralph Wiggum - 80.800 (23.07.2010)
  7. Sledgie - 47.750 (03.04.2010)

#2 Werner #3 Robotron2084
#2 Werner #3 Robotron2084


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