Reviews for Super Panda Adventures [Playfire]
Epic Family-friendly MetroidvaniaColonelJack | Dec. 24, 2013 | See all ColonelJack's reviews »
Why this isn't a more well-known title I do not know. My family went crazy over this game, one family member, after completing this game, fiddled around in vain trying to get a flash version of the old NES Super Mario clone to work.
It really beckons that much to the golden days, and in an age when platformers all seem to be pushing the limit trying to be original via creepy, gross, or just plain stupid gimmicks, this one is unashamedly retro and simple while at the same time delivering a story good enough to keep you going.
If you want to introduce younger gamers to the awesomeness that is the Metroidvania genre, then look no further, but it is also perfectly acceptable for adults to play alone.
The game will leave you wanting more, even though it is technically quite long enough and big enough of a game world to be called a metroidvania. I really hope the developer expands this with a sequel or a DLC, it's very hard to find family friendly games for certain genres.
For Indie Loverstumtum87 | May 7, 2013 | See all tumtum87's reviews »
First off the bat, this game is pure fun. It's about crazy platforming, with a bit of puzzle solving to keep it interesting. I'm very happy, as should any old school player, that this game supports game pad support.
The artwork and aesthetics work really well for a game like this as well. My younger niece fell in love with the panda while I was playing. She picked it up and was a natural, so it's great for younger kids too.
The only real complaint would be that for older gamers it might feel a bit short when you compare it to other platformers in the past. While my niece might get over ten hours of play, I surely didn't. That didn't take away from the fun though, just wish it was a bit longer.
In short, if you're feeling like you need a quick dose of fun for a low price, this game will satisfy your urge.