Oct 11, 2017If 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.
Oct 30, 2017Pankapu 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.
Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings
Aug 21, 2020I 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.… Full Review »
Feb 20, 2018Pankapu is one of the first game that i felt worth the actual price.
Simple mechanics and level design but oddly satisfying. There is notPankapu 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.
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… Full Review »
Nov 6, 2017Finally 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!… Full Review »