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  • Summary: Jump into a neo-retro adventure with Pankapu : a taste of 90's platformers in an oneiric world. Pankapu is a narrative action-platformer that takes place in the dreams of Djaha'rell, a child troubled by a tragic incident. Upgrade your skills, find new competencies, switch your Aegis in realJump into a neo-retro adventure with Pankapu : a taste of 90's platformers in an oneiric world. Pankapu is a narrative action-platformer that takes place in the dreams of Djaha'rell, a child troubled by a tragic incident. Upgrade your skills, find new competencies, switch your Aegis in real time in order to get rid of Nightmare's invasion: "Fight for the safety of your land, dear Dreamkeeper". Told in the manner of a fable read to a child, the game has two levels of reading: the tale of Pankapu, epic and naïve, and the one about Djaha'rell's life, in the real-world, dark and tragic. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. 75
    Despite its shortcomings, I really did enjoy my time playing through Pankapu. At its core it's a solid action/platformer, with a beautiful aesthetic and captivating sound track. The difficulty spikes combined with the frequent load times can definitely test your patience, but overall the positives outweigh the negatives. So if you're in the mood for a pleasant platformer, the dreamy world of Pankapu just might be the game for you. 


  2. Oct 11, 2017
    70
    If you need a 2D platforming fix you can't go far wrong with Pankapu. While the polished, crisp, beautiful presentation and gameplay are engaging enough, it is nevertheless slightly let down by a few elements that affect the beat by beat and overall flow of the game. The charming characters and parallel narrative are intriguing, and while the resonant themes, fantastical atmosphere and wonderful locales enchant and are especially vibrant on a big screen, the controls aren't quite tight or precise enough considering the challenging level design an enemy combat. An enjoyable game, if not quite as strong as it could have been.
  3. Oct 30, 2017
    60
    Pankapu has an interesting plot and a very good visual presentation going for it but the game's execution ends up falling in a rather repetitive line that has been seen before many times. For skilled players, the difficulty level will certainly be a welcome asset but more care and variety could have gone into the game's level design.
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  1. Feb 20, 2018
    8
    Pankapu is one of the first game that i felt worth the actual price.
    Simple mechanics and level design but oddly satisfying. There is not
    Pankapu is one of the first game that i felt worth the actual price.
    Simple mechanics and level design but oddly satisfying. There is not only one solution for each level and the replayability is fun with some collectible place all around the level.
    They didn’t reinvented the wheel but I would definitely buy the next game if they make one.

    Rating :
    Audio: 6/10 (feels repetitive)
    Level design: 8/10 ( i Wish there was more traversal like the end game content)
    Art: 10/10 (the game is just magnificent )
    Story: 7/10 (feels repetitive after the second chapter)
    Overall: 8/10
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  2. Nov 6, 2017
    8
    Finally completed this gem yesterday! I was personally very surprised by the quality if this game. The levels design is fairly simple, butFinally completed this gem yesterday! I was personally very surprised by the quality if this game. The levels design is fairly simple, but some of them are awesome (reminded me of Rayman Origins at times). The controls felt a little sluggish in general, but nothing major. The enemies/bosses were great and very hard at times. I almost quit during the Gangreyn fight as it took me some time to realise I could switch between 2 characters instead of 3. Any gamer who likes platformers should definitely buy Pankapu especially considering it's cheap price! Expand
  3. Oct 2, 2017
    7
    The graphics are really pretty, and the concept is pretty good. The play control was good but nowhere near great (especially in the air), butThe graphics are really pretty, and the concept is pretty good. The play control was good but nowhere near great (especially in the air), but overall a decent game if you're in the mood for a platformer. I'd say it's worth the 10$ if you're a fan of the genre and in between other games. Expand
  4. Aug 21, 2020
    7
    I am a big fan of such a platform game. I did not even know this game existed until I found it on sale on the Switch eshop. I picked it up andI am a big fan of such a platform game. I did not even know this game existed until I found it on sale on the Switch eshop. I picked it up and I was very surprised, its actually a 7-ish game. Nice graphics and music and the levels are fun to complete also pretty challenging. I also liked that the game uses stage selection and not a metroidvania kind of map because I hate that as hell. I really would hope for another game that is similar from those developers. Well done Guys!
    My only complaint that through the last part of the game stages gets very challenging and frustrating in a boring and not fun way. There were no need for that at all. To compare it to games like Unruly Heroes that game is amazing and a solid 9.
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  5. Oct 14, 2017
    7
    With gorgeous visuals and fun gameplay, Pankapu will clearly please platform fans, but it does pain me to ponder just how good it could haveWith gorgeous visuals and fun gameplay, Pankapu will clearly please platform fans, but it does pain me to ponder just how good it could have been. Indeed, with a more sympathetic score and a little more consideration here and there, Pankapu could have been genuinely very special. As it stands however, it falls agonisingly short of that status. Which for me, is a real pity. Expand
  6. Dec 28, 2020
    6
    Pankapu is a lovely crafted game with nice level-design, that comes with many languages, sadly not optimized for handheld mode. The font isPankapu is a lovely crafted game with nice level-design, that comes with many languages, sadly not optimized for handheld mode. The font is often times too small to be readable, which makes it hard to keep up with the story. With that beeing said, visuals and animation look lovely, the controls feel very good, The enemy diversity is a bit of a let-down, and the fact that the character freezes on point, if you want him to make use of his shield does mess with you overall tempo and is a pain in the ass, if you love to play "flowly". It's a charming game, that I can recommend to fans of the genre, preferably on sale. Expand