The penguin is a small blue penguin with a orange feet and a white front body. She sits on top of a red toboggan.
|In the story for the game, the penguin on sled is trying to outrun an avalanche of snow so that she can get home to feed its babies.|
The player's object is reach the end of each level while trying to outrun an avalanche. The player controls the penguin with the arrow keys, using the right arrow to accelerate, the left arrow to brake, and the up arrow to jump. Holding down the up arrow while in the air will cause the penguin to rapidly flap its wings and gain a small boost of jump height.
The penguin can only die if she is overtaken by the avalanche, or if she falls down a ravine and off the screen. She can run into obstacles along the way, but these will only slow the penguin down and allow the avalanche to come closer.
The penguin reappears as an enemy in Nitrome Must Die. She is not only fast, but the challenge level that she first appears on is very icy, slowing down the character's acceleration.
The penguin appears as a hazard in Roller Polar. Encountered with a startled expression trying to run away from the snowball, when rolled up only her legs are visible, and when avoided she is thrown backwards and groans.
The penguin is only found isolated and not in any clusters or consecutively with any other hazards.
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|The penguin can be unlocked for three hundred doves in the Aviary. In game, when not collected she appears standing up shaking her lips and wings. When collected, she is seen from the side flapping her wings.|
|Penguin babies are the three babies of the penguin on a toboggan. They were later fed when the penguin on a toboggan came back from outrunning an avalanche.|
- Snowman skin - The penguin appears going down a penguin-shaped hill
- Facebook advertisement - The penguin appears in a Nitrome.com advertisement for Nitrome's Facebook page
- Twitter advertisement - The penguin appears sledding among other Nitrome birds
- Avalanche skin - The penguin appears sledding away from an avalanche.
- Staff occupations - The penguin is grabbed by a spider-like creature in the "Web developers" section
- ↑ Comment by Frostyflytrap: Hey Nitrome I've been meaning to ask, is that penguin male or female?
Game Developer's Blog - Nitrome: Roller Polar - Out - Free on Mobile! → comment by Nitrome: I always took it as female., 5 Dec 14, retrieved 5 Dec 14.
|General||Avalanche • Avalanche (skin) • Avalanche (hazard) • Penguin|
|Enemies||Rabbits • Polar bears|
|Hazards||Trees • Rocks • Ice crystals • Icicles • Snowballs|
|Pick ups||Fish • Rockets|
|Interactive objects||Ice • Ice blocks • Rams • Cable cars|
|General||8bit Doves (Jam version) • Endless Doves • 8bit Doves series • 8bit Doves website • Flying man • Doves • Aviary|
|Level packs||Sweet Dreams • Deep Sleep • Nightmare|
|Hazards||Saws • Wall • Black blocks|
|Interactive objects||Boost tiles • Keys • Wind tiles • Launching devices|
|General||Roller Polar • Snowballs • Polar bear • Bearwear|
|Hazards||Penguin • Beavers • Mooses • Birds • Snowmen • Rocks • Trees|