I’m sure someone, somewhere, is working on that gritty next-generation sequel to Pang that will redefine everything you thought you knew about popping floating balls with a harpoon gun.
But until that day we only have our imaginations and the magic of comics to lead us into the future.
OK! Pang was a pretty cute game, I liked it, you would probably like it too if you think games should be about stupid things that don’t make sense, which I definitely do. It was rather addictive, watching the bubbles bounce around, and there was a decent amount of strategy involved in popping them into smaller bubbles without getting trapped on the ground, and there was always the lure of seeing what the next location around the world would look like. I played it on the Amiga a lot back in the day, and the balls had lots of colour in them, and then I’d play it on the C64 and it just wasn’t the same by any stretch of the imagination.
Time to fire it up again, I think!
Edit: BREAKING NEWS: I just found out that Pang is called Buster Bros. in other parts of the world! But wasn’t that a Sega game about criminals escaping from a shopping mall or something? Oh wait that was Bonanza Bros. never mind. Come to think of it there are a lot of Bros. in video games. Snow Bros. were cool too!