Pang Mobile Review
- The smooth and cartoony visual presentation is well done.
- The game’s controls are simple to use.
- Players can use their iPod during gameplay.
- The game is quite hard as bubbles bounce so close to your head that you’ll die frequently.
- No online leaderboard options.
- The game soundtrack can get a little annoying after a while.
If you’re a fan of the original Pang, then this will be a worthwhile purchase but otherwise the difficulty and gameplay issues will turn this into a single play game.
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Pang Mobile is an arcade action game where players must pop a series of bubbles with a harpoon gun. A bit of overkill perhaps but it gets the job done! Anyway, players must travel around the world popping the bouncy bubbles and staying alive in the process.
You control character movement using the slide pad on the bottom of the screen and fire by tapping the appropriate button. Players must either shoot a bubble while directly underneath or shoot the harpoon earlier so the bubble bounces into the harpoon tail. Players can also collect a number of different power-ups and weapon upgrades to make bubble popping easier.
The game’s presentation is smooth and features a number of recognisable landmarks as backgrounds. The soundtrack is good, if not a little annoying after a while but players are free to use their iPod instead. The game features two play modes and players are limited to local highscore posting only; no global leaderboards.
Pang Mobile is a game that may be restricted to fans of the arcade original Pang aka Buster Bros. While it does offer some moderate gameplay, the game is far too difficult because of the height at which the bubbles bounce. Bubbles will bounce just above your head; often so close you’ll die before you can manage to sidestep or shoot, and the rate of which this happens is far too often to make this a truly enjoyable game. However, if you’re a fan of the original, then this may be a forgivable issue that won’t hinder the otherwise solid gameplay.
DescriptionDownload Pang NOW! Relive the great times of your youth with this retro gaming classic!
"Check it out for some throwback arcade
goodness" - GEARDIARY.COM
A bubble blast from the past, Pang is the game you love and remember from the 80’s, even better today on the iPhone and iPod touch.
Test your reflexes in this hugely addictive official remake, "Pang", also known as "Buster Bros" in the US. There's a reason this game was huge - its great!
Travel from Japan to the tropical shores of Hawaii as you take up the task of saving civilization from dangerously bouncing bubbles that threaten city landmarks across the planet.
Can you save Mount Fuji from being flattened by spherical dangers? Will your reactions be good enough to defend the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty? Or can you wear them down while saving your own skin?
Everyone’s favourite from the arcades, Pang is easy to learn but difficult to master as you progress through 17 locations saving the world’s attractions with an assortment of weapons from the grappling hook to the twin harpoon. The game is crammed with power-ups including a force field and time freeze; anything to give you the edge over those deadly bubbles!
17 locations, covering 50 levels
An assortment of weaponry
Power-ups and prizes for points
World Tour or Infinite Challenge to choose from
Leaderboards – beat your friends for the highest score
Customisable options suit your style
Perfect for fans of Space Invaders, PacMan and Q*Bert
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