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Just how far can that Yeti smack a penguin?

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 22, 2004

Just how far can that Yeti smack a penguin?. My high score is 320.5.

Reader comments

Ryan SchroederJan 22, 2004 at 1:08PM

321!

also 205.6 nose first.

and now i’ve spent _way_ too much time smacking the pengiun

Phil DokasJan 22, 2004 at 1:25PM

Any tips on, oh, how to play?

rayJan 22, 2004 at 1:27PM

this is just too much fun… 323.4 :)

PeterJan 22, 2004 at 1:28PM

315.7
207.6 nost first!

evanJan 22, 2004 at 1:30PM

Damn y’all — I only got 323.3. 211 nose first, though.

jkottkeJan 22, 2004 at 1:30PM

You can also play for least distance (>0). 65.5 is my best so far.

Ryan SchroederJan 22, 2004 at 2:36PM

> You can also play for least distance

Yeah I started off that way ;) 66

robJan 22, 2004 at 3:01PM

316.7 longest distance
201.7 longest nose first
72.7 shortest distance

TimJan 22, 2004 at 3:10PM

Ok this must stop…323.5 (me too! me too!) 207.4 (nosefirst) and only 75.8 (least distance)

JayJan 22, 2004 at 4:07PM

I was too much of a linedrive hitter intially - and I kept thinking I wished there was a way to make the Yeti right-handed.

Criminy.

But I eventually got all of that penguin, for 323.5, 205.9 nosefirst, and 86.7 for short distance (can’t get the hang of that, for some reason). My goodness, how addicting.

DonatoJan 22, 2004 at 4:21PM

very addictive :-)

i managed 320.5, but try as i may, i could not get past that score.

spygeekJan 22, 2004 at 5:31PM

Okay, I couldn’t beat greatest distance (317.9), but I did get a shortest distance - 64.1.

LaserFrkJan 22, 2004 at 5:32PM

323.4 - I’ve got way too much time on my hands !

JeffJan 22, 2004 at 5:46PM

longest penguin whack: 323.3 metres
longest penguin nosedive: 207.2 metres
longest penguin grounder: 155.2 metres

shortest penguin motion: 0.0 metres

hours.

JayJan 22, 2004 at 5:58PM

Must. Stop. Whacking. Penguin.

Longest nosedive is now 207.4 - can’t imagine exceeding 211 as reported above. I CLOBBERED the little fella on that one.

Longest overall is still 323.5.

Shortest is now 76.3, and this was TOTALLY by accident. I have no idea how to go for a short whack.

I’m bothered by the Yeti’s lack of “stepping into the swing.” My man must have HUGE arms.

ChicagoTex!Jan 22, 2004 at 6:02PM

LOL. I thought I was going to be big stuff and come in here that I got 323.5. I wonder if that’s the highest one can go.

ChicagoTex!Jan 22, 2004 at 6:05PM

And nope, for short whacks, I can’t even get below 130. Great link.

ChicagoTex!Jan 22, 2004 at 6:09PM

HA! Got 64.1 and totally by accident. So, it’s possible. :) OK, that’s enough of that.

evanJan 22, 2004 at 6:21PM

Oh yeah, I killed that mofo when I hit the nose-dive 211. I didn’t think he’d come back on the screen. Still stuck at 323.3 — I can’t seem to crank that extra .2.

jkottkeJan 22, 2004 at 6:35PM

I sent this to a friend and she got 325 on her first try. And this guy got a 326.4.

bicabocJan 22, 2004 at 6:44PM

since i can’t seem to get past 316.something (first try) i challenge everyone to rise to my level of mediocrity: get exacly 200 with a nose dive, as i just did.

jayJan 22, 2004 at 6:51PM

207.6 on the nose dive. after 30 minutes. 30 minutes for .1

so worth it :D

timJan 22, 2004 at 6:54PM

I can consistently hit in the 300 range, highest 322.something. I actually don’t think it’s possible to make it past 323.4/5… that would seem to be the highest you can go based on everyone i know who’s played it.

CoryJan 22, 2004 at 7:35PM

The first time I read the link title, I thought it said something about ‘Jedi’ and smacking penguins. Alas, I was a little disappointed.

And I could only make 319.

Lester NelsonJan 22, 2004 at 7:35PM

bicaboc - I got exactly 200 with a nose dive too. Only 315.2 or something on the belly slide.

TimJan 22, 2004 at 7:59PM

I think the guy who claims a 326.4 has a hard time distinguishing between a “6” and a “5”…if not then I going to damn bitter.

TimJan 22, 2004 at 8:00PM

make that a “6” and a “3”.

AndreJan 22, 2004 at 8:07PM

nose dive: 206.3
belly: 316.3

vitafloJan 22, 2004 at 8:38PM

That’s weird, I got 326.4 on one of my first tries. Didn’t realize that was even good!

jacksonJan 22, 2004 at 9:27PM

323.5 distance
205 nosedive

Carp, thought 323.5 was where it topped out, but people are reporting topping 326. Gotta whack me some flightless birds

Michael-Anthony EdgcumbeJan 22, 2004 at 10:40PM

we’ve been demanding screenshots from each other all day

vastaJan 23, 2004 at 12:06AM

323.5 distance
211 nosedive
56.3 short

of course, i have been playing the game for two days non-stop now, you’d think i’d have enough practice…

dowingbaJan 23, 2004 at 1:54AM

I got 56 for shortest distance. It was a huge glitch though because the penguin just landed as if it hadn’t been hit but it didn’t say “0” like it usually does, it said “56”.

James CaseyJan 23, 2004 at 3:50AM

http://ogc.ath.cx/files/tmp/pingu.htm

Faster version. Sometimes doesn’t load, but great when it does.

GummiJan 23, 2004 at 4:40AM

490.3 after a couple of swings. What’s the limit?

JasonJan 23, 2004 at 6:51AM

Link isn’t working for me. :(

NedJan 23, 2004 at 7:02AM

Apparently the distance you get is random, someone on a forum wrote a macro to do exactly the same swing each time and he got wildly different results.

ChicagoTex!Jan 23, 2004 at 7:15AM

Re: Jason. Heh, Yep, I think we killed it. I decided to take a break a minute ago and whack the penguin around some more, but evidently his server’s overloaded now.

DonatoJan 23, 2004 at 8:11AM

server overloaded?

i guess thats what happens when you have a good game?

DonatoJan 23, 2004 at 8:14AM

forgot to mention i found another simple but addictive game and server should still be up.

have it on my blog under “How bored are you”, apologies if you think this is a blatant advert, but its another “one of those” games!

ChicagoTex!Jan 23, 2004 at 8:37AM

heh @ Donato. I made it to 10. Takes a lot longer to get the hang of it.

ChicagoTex!Jan 23, 2004 at 9:37AM

For everyone who can’t access it from this link, go to http://games.tiscali.cz/temp3/yp010.swf and crash his server, too.

CheapbastardJan 23, 2004 at 9:58AM

Chicagotex.. that link didn’t work either.. 5 diff people have emailed about this game, and I can’t play. ugh..

FreddyJan 23, 2004 at 10:21AM

491.5 - nosedive. Seriously.

DonatoJan 23, 2004 at 10:34AM

keep trying ChicagoTex!

i must of got a lucky run on the wind force and directions! ;-)

MichaelJan 23, 2004 at 10:35AM

The records around our dept.
Longest - 324.3
Nose Dive - 207.6
Grounder - 65.4

sprainJan 23, 2004 at 10:52AM

C’mon everyone, submit your highscore to the “Smack The Penguin Highscore List” on http://www.sprain.ch/penguin/ :-)

JonJan 23, 2004 at 11:56AM

323.5. I’m pretty damn proud of myself.

PCJan 23, 2004 at 12:23PM

A flagpole in the ass has got to hurt.

daveJan 23, 2004 at 12:56PM

586 bouncing
489 nosedive
(it seems easier today)

ChicagoTex!Jan 23, 2004 at 4:26PM

Nah, they’re altered programs, as Sprain kind of points out on his link. Notice that the signs stop after 350. Scandalous!

ChicagoTex!Jan 23, 2004 at 4:28PM

Hmm, 300 even.

JeffJan 23, 2004 at 5:17PM

cannot. stop. penguining.

updates:

longest penguining: 323.5
(up a whopping .2 from last time, johnny)
longest penguine nose dive: 207.9
(and look, bert, up a remarkable .7 on the nose dive. fan-tastic.)
shortest excuseable penguining: 61.0

(whak-honk) vhreeeeeeeeee!
(whak-honk) vhreeeeeeeeee!

K-CeboJan 24, 2004 at 12:04AM

Shortest Nosedive: 188.9

shaunJan 24, 2004 at 9:08PM

I think this is a fiendish European plot to get Americans to use the metric system.

PunkJan 25, 2004 at 11:30PM

Lowest: I got ZERO (0)

RedStormJan 26, 2004 at 10:59AM

Apparently there are at least two different Penguin Games. Both give wildly different results.

http://home.tele2.fr/kcv/pinguin.swf — The high score on this game seems to be 323.5. That’s as high as my coworker and I can get and we’ve smacked those penguins around at least 10,000 times.

http://meph.eu.org/ — The high scores all top 500. The penguin moves faster and farther.

Hopefully this clears up any confusion regarding high scores. If anyone can definitively say that 323.5 is not the high score I’d like to hear from you.

maratimerJan 26, 2004 at 12:51PM

What’s the high score for the smack at meph.eu.org - I cant seem to get any higher than 593. Does anyone know? I dont want to spend anymore time if its not any higher.

TiffJan 27, 2004 at 12:14AM

we have smacked that penguin about 1000 times each in this office, and no one can beat 593. Anything higher and its a fudged screen dump. if someone has genuinely got highter, give us the link….

DaveJan 27, 2004 at 10:10AM

We’ve been playing for two days - 324.3 is the highest I’ve gotten and 323.5 a couple of times on the legit game.

DaveJan 27, 2004 at 10:12AM

Also - 64.1 appears to be the absolute low and 207.4 is the highest anyone has gotten on a can of corn on the legit game. We play 5 swings and one of use got a total of 1390. I haven’t come close to a 1300 round yet but I’m determined to.

RobJan 27, 2004 at 7:51PM

I got 593.5 on the http://www.meph.eu.org/ version hope that answers anyones question. I’ll even post a picture if anyone doesn’t believe me :P

FreddyCJan 28, 2004 at 12:47AM

I just got 593.5 on that fast one, and my best on the slower one is 323.4. This game is too adictive.

ExCoachJan 28, 2004 at 8:42AM

Huh! I didn´t realize that I am among the top penguin-smashers in the world!
My longest is 323.5, I´ve hit that a couple of times.
Longest nose dive is 207.8.

Kinda proud:)

MJan 28, 2004 at 10:38AM

I hv done 593.5 also ..don’t know which version I am using

laburaJan 28, 2004 at 11:13AM

321.2 is the most

AreliJan 28, 2004 at 6:34PM

I got 593 the first day playing but i don’t know in which version.

ANGJan 28, 2004 at 6:56PM

ok here is the link http://laget.kicks-ass.net/pingvin/pinguin.swf i just got a 593.5

ArtJan 28, 2004 at 11:30PM

323.5 is the tops I could get on the slow version… ditto on addictive.

bonquishaJan 28, 2004 at 11:50PM

I have gotten 593.5- I think that’s the highest you can go

Kip IngramJan 29, 2004 at 12:34AM

322.9 somewhere in my first ten swings or so. Never got past 302 or 303 after that. Beginners luck?

EndorphinJan 29, 2004 at 1:02AM

I got 323.5, 207.5 nose first and a 65.4 (on a double swing I swong it by mistake and swung again) least.

Ben WebJan 29, 2004 at 6:30AM

well well well boyz i am the leader of the pack with 329.3

crazymanJan 29, 2004 at 9:26AM

I got 574.3 and 587.1

ArketyecJan 29, 2004 at 10:06AM

I smacked that sucker 593.3 this morn!! The trick is to hit ii hard and low that way it flys past 300 but when it hits the ground it bounces for a while and doesnt land head first!!! keep tryin boys!

ArkeytecJan 29, 2004 at 10:07AM

oops that was supposed to be 593.5.

edJan 29, 2004 at 12:31PM

598.8 is what i got my girl got something similar i think you can get 600 tops

ChrisJan 29, 2004 at 10:30PM

a girl I work with got 325.5.

LucyJan 30, 2004 at 4:03AM

i got 1282.9.. ..no lie

lucyJan 30, 2004 at 4:07AM

oh… and I do have the screen dump to prove it

WelshyJan 30, 2004 at 7:15AM

and were is this screen dump then!

CaryouJan 30, 2004 at 10:06AM

I had 588.3! Smack it so it bounce!

BillJan 30, 2004 at 2:15PM

ok, try this one…http://www.mironov.net/pingu/pingu2.swf. The furthest we have gotten was 598…no 600s. But then replace the 2 in the address with a 3. Then you can smack it into the 1200s!

ArkeytecJan 30, 2004 at 4:00PM

I got 1195.6 using that the website from Bill

KillerJan 30, 2004 at 6:29PM

I got 593.5 2x. My guess is 600 is the max? Looks like make him land closest to 350, but not over, so he bounces.

JordanJan 30, 2004 at 6:58PM

I got 596.4 bouncing on his stomach. i cant get any highte

Au bâton.Jan 30, 2004 at 8:12PM

Je l’ai lancé à 492 à mon 5e essai. Je suis très fier de moi.

CoryJan 31, 2004 at 12:25PM

Short Score: 56.3
Nose First: 207.5
Furthest: 319.8

CoryJan 31, 2004 at 12:29PM

Long: 1184.9
Short: -56.3
Nose First 788.1

This is with the link where you replace the 2 with a 3.

CoryJan 31, 2004 at 12:30PM

New long: 1200.3

CoryJan 31, 2004 at 12:30PM

Nose First: 789.2

jorgeJan 31, 2004 at 6:19PM

my longest on the nose dive is 207.6 and the longest hit is 325.6 very addicting.

ChicagoTex!Feb 01, 2004 at 7:51AM

Haven’t checked on this thread for a while, but I figured I’d add this new version of the penguin game. You can make the penguin go absurdly far—one of my nose-dives went well into the 2000s. Personally, I prefer the original: it seemed more realistic.

MarianFeb 01, 2004 at 2:37PM

Believe it or not, I smacked the penquin 3207.9 feet. A lot of fun!!!!

ChicagoTex!Feb 01, 2004 at 4:13PM

3498.3 here. But I mainly just posted that to say…Post 100! Woo hoo! Ok, childish moment’s over.

Gleno the UnraedyFeb 01, 2004 at 4:57PM

You guys have me confused. Me and my friends are consistently dropping that penguin in the 400’s, and most of us have high scores in the 580’s. We are playing at http://meph.eu.org/. If this is not the site you guys are talking about, please let me know. I want to know what we’re doing differently.

ChicagoTex!Feb 01, 2004 at 6:32PM

Gleno, there are several different versions of the game. Too many, if you ask me. A good compilation of all the games (that I know of) can be found on my site. Anyway, enjoy.

JonnyFeb 01, 2004 at 10:46PM

If you want to bet all records try this

http://www.korenwolf.net/pingu/rocket-up-the-arse.html

ChicagoTex!Feb 02, 2004 at 5:36AM

Found a new site called “Yeti Sports”. Can even download wallpaper and keep score. Not sure if it’s the original programmer, but he’s sure putting a copyright on it.

chessboy86Feb 02, 2004 at 8:48PM

wow you can get scores upwards of 10000. I got 12164.3

haywoodFeb 02, 2004 at 9:44PM

you are all a bunch of losers

haywoodFeb 02, 2004 at 9:44PM

you are all a bunch of losers

lee creightonFeb 03, 2004 at 10:58AM

593.7

BradderzFeb 03, 2004 at 12:58PM

I got 350.8 beat dat pplz

marshallFeb 03, 2004 at 6:33PM

i got 593.5

OsitoFeb 04, 2004 at 2:16AM

Version - pingu4
Highest - 3572 (have the jpg to prove it)
Version - Original
Highest - 323.5 (highest you can go)
Yeti is the original. Now includes database function for comparing games.

wilcoFeb 04, 2004 at 8:23PM

you don’t want to make it pop fly, if you skid it it gives better distance. swing a little later, my best is 581.4

KTVFeb 05, 2004 at 1:03AM

I got 556.0. It’s hard and so… addictive.

Jakob (dk)Feb 05, 2004 at 6:00AM

593,5, beat it!

tomFeb 05, 2004 at 10:19AM

where can you get it from, what website?

GregFeb 05, 2004 at 2:09PM

I got 593.5. Haven’t been able to get past it although I’ve got 593.5 several times.

ericFeb 05, 2004 at 4:31PM

I think thats the limit I cant get passed 593.5

CoderFeb 05, 2004 at 4:42PM

The swing action is triggered by the Mouse-Up event, not the “click”. Which means, you can get a little more control by holding down the mouse button until you’re ready to swing .. then release.

d.chaisonFeb 05, 2004 at 7:16PM

Mine 323.5. What is the MAX you can get? This is supposedly the “NEW” version off the official site.

annieFeb 05, 2004 at 9:19PM

i got a 588.9 after playin for about 30 mins

Moose WatcherFeb 06, 2004 at 8:11PM

Comon guys I smacked the little bugger 593.5 and few at 588

Moose WatcherFeb 06, 2004 at 8:11PM

Comon guys I smacked the little bugger 593.5 and few at 588

frodoFeb 07, 2004 at 2:31AM

I got 322.9 (sliden) and 206.9 (nose in ground)

frodoFeb 07, 2004 at 2:33AM

original www.milkandcookies.com

suzieFeb 07, 2004 at 3:58PM

I got 323.4 on the original, 1224.1 on another version (http://www.mironov.net/pingu/pingu3.swf) and 12,000something on the low gravity one. Anyone know the max score for the last two?

TayFeb 09, 2004 at 10:14AM

Taylor: 323.5 total distance

daveFeb 09, 2004 at 10:15AM

Dave: 207.6 nose in ground

drewFeb 09, 2004 at 12:17PM

most distance 577.5 i have the image to prove it

drewFeb 09, 2004 at 12:17PM

most distance 577.5 i have the image to prove it

jimFeb 10, 2004 at 2:37PM

my highest so far is 588.8—longest nose dive was 498.3—shortest hit was about 130. what is the longest possible…does anyone know?

JudeFeb 11, 2004 at 1:31AM

there is another version out there where you can smack the dude a ton. i hit the dude 1216.8. it’s the furthest I can get with teh faster version

IanFeb 12, 2004 at 5:32AM

Ya, I got the meph one up to 593.4, but also 323.5 on the regular one…..

IanFeb 12, 2004 at 5:35AM

& also have the screen shots 4 proof….. but, I think the units of measurement is in feet, not meters. Could you imagine a ball in the majors going 323 meters!!! That’s 1000 feet!!!!!!!!!!!!

BillFeb 12, 2004 at 10:43PM

I got a couple in the 590’s. Can’t remember what they were, for sure. I have had several between 550 and 590. Thinking I could get 600 but not so far.

lucyFeb 13, 2004 at 5:18AM

i got 543.7 haha beat that fuckers!

RAPFeb 13, 2004 at 12:45PM

Cool…2e best…593.5…/

JackFeb 13, 2004 at 7:14PM

Mine is 577.8 on a slam

RAPFeb 16, 2004 at 8:37PM

Make him SLIDE…my highest when sliding the pingu!!!…578…587.1 twice and my best 593.5…still trying…Yes!

RAP * cool*556*Feb 16, 2004 at 8:56PM

I just did it! Twice my best 593.5…Sliding…Yes!…3 days later.

RAPFeb 16, 2004 at 9:12PM

In french we said…” jamais deux sans trois”…third time best…593.5…and I print it! Good Bye! Still trying for highest score?

adamFeb 17, 2004 at 5:44AM

igot 3569 and i have dajpg pic 2 prove it beat dat every1

adamFeb 17, 2004 at 5:46AM

now i got 3699 i got proof thas da best i can get

RAPFeb 17, 2004 at 2:32PM

adam…WOW!!!…what kind of PC… “GForce”…have you??????….WOW again!!!

Troian666Feb 17, 2004 at 8:52PM

I got 1224.1 on http://www.rustusovka.com/12345/ping3.swf and 593 on http://www.probox.nl/

Troian666Feb 17, 2004 at 9:04PM

12029.1 on http://www.korenwolf.net/pingu/rocket-up-the-arse.html

RAPFeb 17, 2004 at 10:22PM

Fourth time 593.5…can not go beyond…”But…korenwolf.net…the Pingu!!! endless jump…no stop!!!!…fake!!!!!!
the best site web…to try…” www.meph.eu.org/ “…Yes!

RAPFeb 18, 2004 at 10:01AM

This morning Surprises!!!!!!….12083.4 after pingu!!!…15 minutes bounces at “korenwolf.net”…average score between…5316.5 to10072.1…least 248.9….Surprises!!!…Very…Yes!!!

RAPFeb 19, 2004 at 2:36AM

2:28:hre. a.m…just did…12147.8…after 15 mtes. bounces!!!

ScudsFeb 19, 2004 at 12:38PM

323.6 is my record… Have a screenshot of it too

ToriFeb 19, 2004 at 1:00PM

longets was 1164.1
shortest was 56.7.

ketchFeb 20, 2004 at 12:08AM

I just did 593.5 on my first day trying this silly little game, which seems to be the best (honest) time I’ve seen posted. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paulFeb 20, 2004 at 2:24AM

dude my best is 7.86 so buya you all suck butt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paulFeb 20, 2004 at 2:34AM

just saw tori’s and 1164.1 is imposible+ just got 6.98

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