DescriptionPang is a platform game which consists of 50 levels in total. It can be played with one or two players on the same screen, and the other player can join anytime within the game.
Your goal is to destroy the balloons which bounce around the playfield. To accomplish this, you can shoot hooks which travel upwards, and blow up any balloon they touch. Depending on their size, they either split on two smaller ones, or evaporate if they're at their minimum size. Apart from balloons, some levels also have barriers that have to be destroyed with your hooks, since they often block your access to balloons. There are also some barriers which cannot ever be destroyed. Your character has the ability to climb ladders, but cannot jump.
You can also pick up power-ups such as: the ability to fire two shots at once, the hook that attaches to the ceiling and waits 'til something bumps into it, a gun which has a high rate of fire but cannot destroy barriers. Beside extra weapons, you can also pick certain things like clock (halting time for a small period), dynamite (reducing all balls to minimum size, thus making you able to reach more points), life, and such.
- "Pomping World" -- Japanese title
- "Buster Brothers" -- In-game title of Game Boy Buster Bros. release
- "Buster Bros." -- Alternative title
Part of the Following Group
|We're forever bursting bubbles||Amiga||*Katakis* (37806)|
The Press Says
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amiga||Oct, 1990||96 out of 100||96|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||ZX Spectrum||Feb, 1991||93 out of 100||93|
|Mean Machines||Amstrad CPC||Dec, 1990||93 out of 100||93|
|The Video Game Critic||TurboGrafx CD||Feb 16, 2002||A-||91|
|The One||Amiga||Oct, 1990||90 out of 100||90|
|Commodore Force||Commodore 64||Aug, 1993||81 out of 100||81|
|Mega Fun||TurboGrafx CD||Apr, 1993||72 out of 100||72|
|Power Play||Commodore 64||Oct, 1991||71 out of 100||71|
|Megablast||TurboGrafx CD||1993||71 out of 100||71|
|Power Play||Atari ST||Mar, 1991||69 out of 100||69|
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