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Pang Adventures

DotEmu, Pastagames
Apr 19, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Pang Adventures - Weapons Gameplay Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

Pang Adventures - Weapons Gameplay Trailer | PS4

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Critic Reviews for Pang Adventures

When played with a friend, some of its issues become easier to overlook, but the fact still remains that those hoping for a triumphant return will be left disappointed by this rather one-dimensional arcade rehash.

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Pang Adventures doesn't go too far from the original formula, but it adds enough novelties (weapons, types of bubbles...) to not feel the same. The best part it's the local coop, sharing Joy-Con with friends in its three modes. Maybe it falls short, but if you love challenges, here you will find some (online rankings included).

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Pang Adventures is a thoroughly retro arcade game that offers addictive bubble-bursting fun in a modestly sized package. The gameplay is compelling enough to keep you playing for a few hours, but whether its trio of modes provide much replay value is another matter. It's certainly worth a look if you have an old-school itch that needs scratching, and fans of the original game will be pleased with just how faithful Pastagames has been to that decades-old formula.

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In keeping with the spirit of the nearly three decade old original, Pang Adventures entertains with its easy to grasp, difficult to master shooter sensibilities. While the broad repetition of mechanics and lack of online play and truly new content will surely grate, Pang Adventure remains decent fodder for a quick session whenever you have the odd few minutes to spare for its classic arcade beats.

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Pang Adventures offers a tense and instantly enjoyable ode to a timeless arcade romp, and one that's bound to engage and reward players who enjoyed it 30 years ago as well as those discovering it for the first time on the eShop. The support for online play is a real bonus, as many puzzle games of this ilk are want to simply plump for couch-play only, but for all its colourful chaos you are left hoping for something a little less predictable. Fans of the original will love it, but they may also lament the fact that more hasn't been done to update this classic series.

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Pang Adventures has some interesting ideas and an cool co-op mode, but the overall difficulty is too low and the game becomes boring after a few matches.

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I haven't much cared for Pang Adventures when playing alone, so I can only recommend it for co-op play.  Even then, I'd wait for a sale to bring the game in line closer to what you'd pay on PC or mobile. The game is okay, subpar looks and all, but as a Switch port, it is vanilla.

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Pang Adventures takes the fun bubble popping gameplay of the classic arcade game and takes into a whole new realm.

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