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Pang/Buster Bros

Post by Shin_Gouki » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:30 am

Have there been any articles on Pang aka Buster Bros in the mag?

If not, how about it?
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Post by mikeb » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:15 pm

Would make a nice 'Classic Game' :)

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Post by yethboth » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:17 am

Pang / Buster Bros is a great game. I've played the arcade version and it is really fun, addictive and enjoyable. :D

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Post by jimid2 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:51 am

This is my favourite game on my Supervision handheld... Even in shades of grey it's fast-paced and loads of fun! Solid, old-school, arcade goodness, well worth a look back!! :)

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Post by merman » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:20 am

C64 conversion is rather good... Pang appeared on quite a wide range of formats over the years
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Post by thl » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:58 pm

The Amiga conversion was really good too.

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Post by ady_lister » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:52 pm

Pang would make a great 'Conversion Capers'

Got a release on just about everything going.

C64 version is pretty mad - you shoot a big block line. Looks awful.

Speccy version is pretty good.

Amstrad is colourful but plays like a dog.

ST and Amiga were almost as good as the arcade.

Game Boy was a brave effort considering the size of the screen.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:08 pm

Pang used to be a great game , but the bubble burst...
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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:12 pm

But seriously , this was a really great game , and eminently suitable for home conversion to 8 bit machines in particular
I'd be suprised if this hasnt been mentioned in the mag before though?
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Post by Dizrythmia » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:48 am

ady_lister wrote:Amstrad is colourful but plays like a dog.
Gotta disagree there. I imported a GX4000 just for Pang & Switchblade. Plotting as well, but I can't find a copy of that anywhere...

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Post by reech » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:39 pm

There's a redone 'Pang Returns' just turned up on the '3' games download section on my phone.

I'll have a look !
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Post by bensonrad » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:28 am

Super Pang on the Snes is good, a crying shame that it is not 2 player though :cry:

I did have the Pang Collection on the Playstation, Pang 3 was really good too. Had to sell it though when times got hard though. I was the most expensive game I had ever bought for my old playstation though.

Shame its never turned up on one of the games compliations on the modern generation of machines.
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Post by chinnyhill10 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:07 am

The Amiga version is the most faithful home conversion, but it's the GX4000 version that steals the show. Cute graphics, fantastic audio, and an 8 bit conversion that goes above and beyond the call of duty. I actually prefer it to the arcade version.

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:38 am

Dizrythmia wrote:Plotting as well, but I can't find a copy of that anywhere...
Friggin ACE game. It was released on Taito Legends Vol. 1 too.
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Post by ady_lister » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:08 pm

I wrote:Amstrad is colourful but plays like a dog.
Dizrythmia wrote:Gotta disagree there. I imported a GX4000 just for Pang & Switchblade.
chinnyhill10 wrote:The Amiga version is the most faithful home conversion, but it's the GX4000 version that steals the show. Cute graphics, fantastic audio, and an 8 bit conversion that goes above and beyond the call of duty. I actually prefer it to the arcade version.
In the interests of fairness and being somewhat of a Pangophile. I went back to Pang on the CPC.

I am man enough to admit I was wrong :oops: It is the C64 version
that is the worst. The Amstrad version is actually the best of the 8bit
ports. Captures the gameplay of the arcade nicely.

Couple of minor points: The collosion detection seems a bit strict.
The music is all there - but jumbled up: i.e. The St Petersburg theme
plays on the Mt Fuji stage.

Mighty Pang! on the CPS 2 Board. Now that is a brilliant, brilliant game! :D

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