With the exception of lack of ladders (presumably removed to make controls on a smart phone easier) I was surprised at how good this game is.
The introduction of boss fights fits surprisingly well in the game, the new lightning bubbles are also a great addition.
If I had a mild criticism, it is that some of the menus on tour mode are a bit fiddly to nagivate when trying to go for the score stamps, and the loading screen music is unusually load compared to the rest of the soundtrack. If you are a fan of the previous games like I am, this is an essential purchase.
I wasn't expecting to enjoy this game especially since it has been developed by a different developer, but I bought it on sale and was very surprised.
A must buy for any Pang fan.
PS The soundtrack is fantastic!!! The final stage "Asteroid P4N6" has one of the coolest tracks I've heard in a game since Super **** "Lave"
This game is fun, yes, for a while in single mode. It can be enjoyed for longer in co-op, but I still would not say it would have your attention for a long time. I feel like after maybe 10 times playing it with someone, it becomes forgettable and you would delete it to make space in your library. For a retro gamer, it is nice to put this game on and think back to playing it at the arcade, but otherwise, this game is essentially here for a good time, not a long time.
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.
Honestly, didn't think it would be that much fun.
I have bought this game because I am a retro-gaming enthusiast but to be honest I was a bit skeptical about it.
Pang was a good game in arcade, but it had a lot of limitations, so I was afraid to just find the same old game only with new graphics.
But in the end it is a brand new game in the series and it brings much needed game elements to the series! I won't make the list here of all the new features (bosses, flame thrower, ninja stars...) check on the internet guys. What I can say it is that the graphics are great , the music reminds me of Hotline Miami, and the challenge is real.
I thought I would play this game for just 2 or 3 hours, but in the end I play with my girlfriend and my friends because it is immediately understandable and fun!
Finally there is a global leader-board and I now I will spend a lot of time trying to put my name among the highscores.
A nice surprise this game
The small French studio Pastagames did a good job bringing back Pang, it's still very funny to play, specially in couch potato coop. The new additions like lightning/lava/armoured balls and the new weapons are interesting. On the negative side the boss fights are either too many or too uninspired, except for the final boss and once the campaign is finished (and it's not very long) there is nothing much to do unless you are a hardcore arcade gamer and enjoy the insane challenge of the two extra modes.