Pang Adventures Reviews

  • McAwesomePTMcAwesomePT235,272
    01 Jun 2016 03 Jun 2016
    3 4 5
    I was quite surprised when I saw this game on the Xbox Store.
    After playing "Super Pang" in the nineties, this brought back some memories.

    This game is said to be an "Xbox One Port", not sure what this means since it came out exactly on the same day, 19 of April 2016 on both Xbox One and Steam, but I can only assume that it was developed by DotEmu, Published by Pastagames, and ported to the XB1 by Neko Entertainment (this is based on Credits info, not store page).

    Now into the game itself.
    The game contains 3 play modes:
    - Tour Mode
    - Score Mode
    - Panic Mode

    Tour Mode is a world map where you travel from city to city and complete the various stages.

    Stage Info
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


    Score Mode is locked until you complete the Tour Mode, and it is something of an Arcade version where you have lives and have to push as far as possible.

    Panic Mode has levels and it is filled with interesting features and power ups.

    Now, personally, I can say that I love the game, and to be honest, from all the game frenzy that has filled our lives lately, it is good to see a solid, fun game that we can have on our library and one that actually has replay value.

    The game is very straight-forward and doesn't let you setup many options, just basic things such as in-game volume.

    The biggest drawback I see - and this is specially for the Xbox - is that apparently there is no Online Co-Op. If we compare the Steam and Xbox pages we see that this section is missing on the Xbox:
    "Online Co-op: show off your skills and compete with your worldwide friends to see who can down the most balls!"

    I really do hope that they implement this in the future as it is a must nowadays, so we can play with friends, after which I would be able to give it maximum score.

    Update:
    Reply from DotEmu on Online Co-Op for the Xbox:
    "Unfortunately no, we do not plan to add online multiplayer to the XBox One version of the game, sorry."
    4.0
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    Darklord1899Good review that tells me all I need to know.
    Posted by Darklord1899 on 13 Feb 18 at 08:27
    MagicalChildI have never heard of this game and after reading this review I know as much about it as before. Well, except for it not having online co-op. So, negative from me.
    Posted by MagicalChild on 23 Sep 18 at 19:20
    vSully^This. What even is this game? You need to touch on gameplay to at least let us know what the game is like.
    Posted by vSully on 24 Sep 18 at 01:28
    Springbok NLHow is this game related to achievements? Easy 1000, grindy 1000, extremely difficult 1000?
    Posted by Springbok NL on 18 Dec 18 at 09:52
    McAwesomePT@Springbok NL I personally think it goes down to Perfectamundo cheevo, where you need both single player and co-op achievements (no online co-op, must be local),
    Pang AdventuresPERFECTAMUNDOThe PERFECTAMUNDO achievement in Pang Adventures worth 1088 pointsCOLLECT PERFECT STAMPS FOR ALL TOUR MODE LEVELS

    if you manage this and the time attack, you're good to go, otherwise don't even bother
    Pang AdventuresSO MUCH PANACHE!The SO MUCH PANACHE! achievement in Pang Adventures worth 2093 pointsFINISH THE SCORE ATTACK MODE

    so I guess grindy 1000 with the caveat that you need a buddy on site
    Posted by McAwesomePT on 18 Dec 18 at 10:33