This arcade platform was well known from the arcade coin-op machines which consists of 50 levels in total in which you must destroy the balloons that bounce around the playfield. Developed by Mitchell Corp and published by Ocean, Pang was converted in 1990 for the Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad CPC+, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64. The Atari ST version comes with one disc.
Story/Gameplay: Pang, also called Buster Bros and Pomping World, is single player or a cooperative two-player arcade video game released in 1989 by Capcom. You travel across the world and you main cause is to shoot and vanish them from the screen all bouncing bubbles before they come falling down on top of your helpless sprite. Your main weapon is a wire shooter which can be upgraded through various bonuses. You may also use a laser gun (as a bonus) to burst bubbles. Other bonuses are the time freezer clock, the shield, double wire and more. You can run along the horizontal platforms and up or down any ladders that may be nearby. Sometimes you see some cute foes like owls or lobsters passing through your screen and you must shoot them. Gameplay is fantastic and addictive, especially when you play along with a friend. Note also that the game is set against clock, and as you progress the time limit...decreases! All stages depict some of the most famous world landmarks, much like the famous Bomb Jack game! The game is great, being one of the best arcade conversion to home computers and video-game consoles!
The graphics on Commodore are very good, having smooth sprite animation of the bouncing balls and colorful level designs. All stages use the same landscapes found at the original (some of the most famous world landmarks). The sound is great too, featuring a nice introductory music as well as the original gameplay arcade tunes along with some nice SFX!
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