Pang (World)

Pang (c) 1989 Mitchell.

One or two players control safari suit-wearing characters armed with harpoon guns and must destroy bouncing balls. When hit, h balls break down into smaller fragments, in a similar fashion to Atari's 1979 classic, "Asteroids". The players can only fire virtually upwards, but can move right and left, as well as climbing the ladders that appear on many of the levels. Each screen features a backdrop of a famous world landmark. All bubbles must be destroyed before players can advance to the next screen.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : OKI6295 (@ 7.5 Khz), YM2413 (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

- TRIVIA -

This game is known in Japan as "Pomping World" and in US as "Buster Bros".

The bootleg version was released in 1990.

Pang was an updated version of a game Hudson Soft originally released in 1983 in Japan and UK for the Sinclair ZX-Spectrum. The game was called 'Canon Ball' in Japan and Sinclair Research limited released 'Canon Ball' in the UK as 'Bubble Buster', under license from Hudson Soft.

- SERIES -

1. Pang (1989)

2. Super Pang (1990)

3. Pang! 3 (1995)

4. Mighty! Pang (2000)

- STAFF -

Planner : NDA

Programmers : Hospitel Masa, Mamichan Otona

Music composer : Tamayo Kawamoto

Character designers : Hiramattyo, Oyuu

Direction : Kihaji Okamoto

- PORTS -

* Consoles :

Amstrad GX4000 (1990)

Nintendo Game Boy (1993)

Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Puzzle World")

* Computers :

Amstrad CPC+ (1990)

Atari ST (1990)

Commodore Amiga (1990)

Commodore C64 (1991)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)

* Others :

Mobile phone [Nokia 7650] (2003)

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