Nano Panda is a highly addictive puzzle game for the iPhone 4. This game uses adorable little pandas to try and take out menacing looking orbs while trying to collect stars. Along the way the game will throw a number of obstacles in your way as well as introduce new methods to show how to complete your tasks. Fair warning this game is highly addictive and has tons of levels!
The control system is fairly easy to grasp as for the most part you simply launch pandas out of a tube. However as the game progresses you will have to use creative methods to accomplish your tasks. For instance, an important tidbit of information is that the pandas create a magnetic field to one another when multiple are launched. You will have to get creative with this feature but it is truly priceless when it comes to beating the levels. You will also run into platforms that you use to bounce the pandas but these are redirected with a simple click. Part of the charm of this game is the simple yet clever control system that it exploits. No button mashing here, simple clicks to get things going and from there it’s about solving the puzzle and having impeccable timing.
The quality and number of maps in Nano Panda [$.99, App Store] makes this game even more addicting. With over 100 maps in this game you will not find yourself getting bored anytime soon. Though many of the maps utilize many similar controls and techniques they find a way to be different from the last so the game never seems monotonous. The maps have all kinds of obstacles, these obstacles range from spiked walls, moving spiked pillars, rotating platforms and many more. Timing will get you past most of the obstacles you find however from time to time you will need to use the pandas magnetic charge or a moving pillar to get the pandas to go where you want them to.
There is rarely one single way to accomplish your goal and that is why this game is so fun. You are not stuck with one option. At times it gets a little frustrating but you’ll catch on after playing for a bit and will begin going for all of the frowny faced orbs as well as all of the stars in no time. Each level has a given number of orbs that you must demolish and then 3 stars to capture. Capturing the stars while ridding the space of the orbs proves to be the most difficult task. The stars are used to rate how you do on each level on a one to three scale. This gives you something to strive for besides simply finishing the level.
The presentation of this game is great. Nano Panda does a great job of changing up the appearance and having great music throughout. The level design is awesome and the aesthetics are equally well done. The music can get a bit monotonous at times but it is very fitting and the sound effects change it up enough to keep it from getting old. This game is very well put together and it plays very smooth without a hitch at any point. The physics seemed to be pretty much dead on for me and never left me thinking there was a glitch. I highly recommend this addictive yet adorable game!
- Lots of Levels
- Very Addictive
- Creative Levels
- Single Track Music
- Change up the characters a little bit
Released: Apr 22, 2011
Size: 45.6 MB
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Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later