In Super Panda Adventures, you play as the brave panda-knight Fu, who is about to finish his training to become the new guardian of the Princess. At the same day of the big celebration party, some uninvited Robots show up to conquer the planet and take the Princess away in their Space Ships!
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Very Positive (19 reviews) - 89% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (412 reviews) - 95% of the 412 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 14, 2014

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“Overall, this is a great game and one that I would recommend highly to fans of the genre. Even if you are not a fan of Metroidvanias, I would suggest a look at Super Panda Adventures as the gameplay is fun and there is a lot to get excited about here.”
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About This Game

In Super Panda Adventures, you play as the brave panda-knight Fu, who is about to finish his training to become the new guardian of the Princess. At the same day of the big celebration party, some uninvited Robots show up to conquer the planet and take the Princess away in their Space Ships!

Tell me more about the game!
The game plays like a modern platformer (Metroidvania) combined with a new combo fighting style and lots of adventure elements. You can fight with a sword, throw shuriken or use magic abilities and combine these attacks to get combo points that increase your experience. Level up your character and unlock new abilities and upgrades! Explore two different worlds in a non-linear way to find lots of hidden items. Talk to many npcs, solve quests, find magic items and rescue the Princess!

What makes it special?

  • single player action platformer (Metroidvania) with adventure and rpg elements
  • unique combo fighting system that rewards players for combining attacks
  • non-linear gameplay that let’s you explore two different worlds
  • unlock over a dozen new abilities, find magic items and talk to crazy npcs
  • custom keyboard and gamepad support
  • around 6-10 hours of gameplay
  • in-game dialogues in English or German
  • fun for all ages

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHZ or higher
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible
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Adamant Consternation
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Pros:
Super tight controls
Combat is super smooth and very enjoyable
Great sense of humor
Good music

Cons:
Boss battles are bit iffy. (Note: To beat the last boss the easier way attack his yellow bubble projectile so it bounces back at him ala Zelda)

Super Panda Adventures is quite possibly the most deceptively presented game that I have ever played. The wonky art style seems to be a cover for the game's great controls and combat, the seemingly childish story is punctuated with wonderful bits of adult humor. SPA is truly the poster child for "don't judge a book by its cover" and is one of the best Metroidvanias that I have ever played, so if you are a fan of the genre don't hesitate to pick it up.
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Joey Estacado
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
One would think this is another dollar store BS game you would get in a a bundle. Throw that thought out of your head right now. I've never played a better game for the price it's asking. Fluid non-linear levels, cute graphics, decent soundtrack (although the music gets annoying after a while) Story kept me interested. It's a metroidvaina game for a buck. Wow, just wow. It's freaking great for the price. With most games i buy for a dollar, i don't ever play them. I played this for an hour.
IT'S AMAZING
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masterswordlink
( 27.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Played it twice.Great gameplay,soundtrack is perfect.Fun story and lots of hidden items made the game extremely enjoyable.Boss battles can be tough depending on what you spend your experience on so choose wisely.The developer himself made it a point in an interview that magic combined with shurikens can help alot.I chose full shields attributes and dodged alot then attack and go.But anyway this game is worth its price at sale time or not.You love old school goodness and anything platformer you will love this game so just get it and I hope he makes a sequel or even an all new game like this as he definetly has the talent.I will be playing again.Thank you Paul Schnieder,you made this old gamer happy.
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RobotRevolution
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Fun game except for the poorly designed bosses. Otherwise amusing and entertaining.
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Titopotamous
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Super Panda Adventure is likely the best $.99 I've ever spent on a game. A relatively solid platformer that has elements of many others that came before it, Super Panda Adventure is the story of Fu, a panda knight trained to protect the princess of the land, who, after a series of events, must defeat a looming, soulless evil that threatens to envelop the planet. Without collecting everything, I logged about 8 hours into this game, and came away relatively satisfied. My only gripe about SPA is that near the end, enemies just kind of stop being a threat, allowing you to carve through the same few enemies on your way to whatver goal you happen to be working on achieving with relative ease. Controls are a little off, as well, making jumping off of platforms a little laborious at times, as you'll sometimes miss a jump, fall to the bottom of the map, and have to work your way back up. On one or two occasions, I found myself taking damage from a bullet, fireball, etc, I thought I had dodged, and during certain boss fights, this is particularly annoying.
Nothing that can't be fixed with a few adjustments to Fu's hitbox.

Overall, the plot is goofy, the gameplay is enjoyable and solid enough to keep things fun. A hugely deep game for less than a dollar, and certainly worth the $4 it normally costs.

Pros-
Fun gameplay
Quirky cast of characters
Stellar music
Huge value for the price
Street Fighter references

Cons-
Floaty controls
Only a few enemy types
Hitbox issues lead to some unfair deaths
Fu's sword looks like a sausage when you attack.

8/10
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Professeur Tournesol
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
It's a nice game and worth the price. Even more when it's on sale. For 84 cents, I finished the whole story in 8 hours gaming.
The story is a classic one but the gameplay is pretty cool. Here you'll play a ninja panda which is really nice. You have a katana, shurikens and most of all: THE CAPE OF AWESOMENESS.
So yes, I recommend this game if you enjoy old school graphics and panda.
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longbowman
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
This is one of the best 2D platformers I've played in a long long time. I would put this game at the very top of the list. This game gets almost everything right in gameplay. There's something in this for RPG game fans too. The controls and handling are nearly perfect and the story is excellent. Draws heavily from the kung fu panda movie is what I felt. The fighting tactics are well thought out by the developers and very easy to learn. If you like 2D platformers, sale or no sale, add this game to your collection now! You don't want to miss out on this one!
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cipto
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
3.99/4
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Segugio
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
New titleholder for best dollar ever spent.

Looks terrible, lags at times, last boss impossibly difficult, but gameplay is outstanding.
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mdorr300
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
enjoyed this game highly,did not want it to end. i really enjoyed the music, the rpg style upgrading, and the space theme towards the end. good game, got for .99, and again, enjoyed more than most i pay much more for
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
- Its actiony
- Its RPGish
- Its cutesy
- Its got a cow that moos
- Its like super mario got fresh with Zelda and the GOOD parts of Adventures of link and this popped out !

- This IS the droid you are looking for
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Despite it's cutesy looks, this is a hardcore metroidvania platformer game. Very tight controls, and a surprising amount of depth in the combat system and variety in items and powerups. Not to mention this game is very challenging! Some bosses gave me the fits, but a little more levelling up, and some patience, and it's all doable... on Normal mode anyways :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Super Panda Adventure is likely the best $.99 I've ever spent on a game. A relatively solid platformer that has elements of many others that came before it, Super Panda Adventure is the story of Fu, a panda knight trained to protect the princess of the land, who, after a series of events, must defeat a looming, soulless evil that threatens to envelop the planet. Without collecting everything, I logged about 8 hours into this game, and came away relatively satisfied. My only gripe about SPA is that near the end, enemies just kind of stop being a threat, allowing you to carve through the same few enemies on your way to whatver goal you happen to be working on achieving with relative ease. Controls are a little off, as well, making jumping off of platforms a little laborious at times, as you'll sometimes miss a jump, fall to the bottom of the map, and have to work your way back up. On one or two occasions, I found myself taking damage from a bullet, fireball, etc, I thought I had dodged, and during certain boss fights, this is particularly annoying.
Nothing that can't be fixed with a few adjustments to Fu's hitbox.

Overall, the plot is goofy, the gameplay is enjoyable and solid enough to keep things fun. A hugely deep game for less than a dollar, and certainly worth the $4 it normally costs.

Pros-
Fun gameplay
Quirky cast of characters
Stellar music
Huge value for the price
Street Fighter references

Cons-
Floaty controls
Only a few enemy types
Hitbox issues lead to some unfair deaths
Fu's sword looks like a sausage when you attack.

8/10
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115 of 116 people (99%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
The look of this game makes people think it's simple or childish, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Whether you are a casual gamer that just wants to enjoy a fun game with a good story, to a hardcore gamer who prefers roguelites and rage-quitting, this game has you in mind!

tl;dr / quick review
Super Panda Adventures is a one of the best examples of the Metroidvania genre on Steam. It has solid mechanics, fluid and smooth controls, an excellent soundtrack, fun shoot-slash-and-jump combat, and is genuinely funny. Super Panda Adventures is different and really took me by surprise; so much so, that it has made my list of all-time favourites PC games. I am not sure if it gets the attention that it deserves, but this is truly a genre-defining game.

With a slew of RPG elements in the game, you can level up your character all the way to Level 50 with several weapon, armour, skill and spell choices to make along the way. How you build your character ultimately affects how you play the game, and visa-versa! Along those lines, it has a a lot of stats to explore: HP, MP, Shield, Regen for MP, Crit, Melee damage, Magic damage, random-events skills like "Chance to gain 5 Hp when you attack an enemy," and shops to spend collected coins on items and potions!

verdict
Super Panda Adventures is simply one of the most under-rated and over-looked Metroidvanian games on Steam. If you like Metroidvania type games, you owe it to yourself to buy and play this game.

what's good
+ 8 to 12 hours of gameplay
+ Full controller support
+ Well-written and amusing dialogue
+ Adorably cute, deceptively challenging (at higher difficulty levels)
+ Varied, colourful and thought-out level designs that always keep it fresh
+ Many RPG elements for levelling up your character (up to Level 50!)
+ It's not a platformer, so there is no platformer rage-quitting in this game
+ Good for all skill levels (from Casual to Srsly Hardcore)
+ Level-up, gain new and significant powers, skills, magic, weapons, armour, and more
+ Character appearance changes based on selected weapons, amour, and skills
+ Excellent and catchy soundtrack
+ Hidden / secret rooms filled with treasures to find
+ Fluid, smooth, and superb-feeling controls
+ Suitable for all ages and skill-levels

what's not good
- Once a difficulty setting has been selected, it cannot be changed without starting a new game
- Sudden, unexpected difficulty spikes (see note below)

gameplay tip
Frankly, some of the bosses are surprisingly over-powered and this can result in some unexpectedly frustrating boss battles. I suggest a better-safe-than-sorry approach to this game.

The typical gamer should play this on either the Cakewalk or Easy difficulty setting, which will provide a rage-free (not challenge-free) ride through this game. Only experienced, pain-seeking gamers should attempt Normal or Hard. So say you decide to play on Normal, but it gets too hard 8 hours in, you can either start the game over to select a lower difficulty setting or push through. In which case, watching a youtbe video may help you with your strategy! :)


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49 of 53 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2015
This panda is not truly super but hes more of a panda for that... what he is though, is a champion of justice we can all rally behind in this crazy topsy turvy world where one bamboo eating, kung-fu mastering and cute as the dickens ursine critter has to go against all the forces of evil that plague our world... I for one wish him well and shall aid him in his quest as best as I can.

Hope you can come along... if you dig a super adventure that is.
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38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2014
Despite originally brushing off Super Panda Adventures as just another throwaway (and ugly) platformer when I purchased it in a bundle many months ago, once coming to Steam, I opted to boot it up and actually experience the trainwreck first hand, if only for the card drops. If there was ever a grander example of the wisdom, “never judge a book by its cover”, I’ve not found it (at least on Steam). A word to all: Ignore the obvious warning signs of a budget price and lackluster art; SPA is a surprising amount of fun, and offers a stupendous metroidvania adventure, despite a few small flaws along the way.

What surprised me most about SPA wasn’t the notably tight controls nor the exceptionally entertaining notion of controlling a panda with a katana. No, what surprised me was the sheer size of the level layouts, and the many paths therein. Levels are typically huge, and often reach deep into the ground and high into the clouds. While there are plenty of collectibles and upgrades waiting to be discovered, the emphasis on exploration and pathfinding is based more on your abilities and equipment as you find them, rather than on hidden paths or destructible walls. Meaning, the passage to a new upgrade is usually only blocked by a wall higher than your current jump, or a door requiring a key that you can’t reach for a similar reason. Repeat exploration is encouraged, and most levels feature something new to do after each new ability is earned.

Combat is also surprisingly prevalent and entertaining, but then, the prospect of a sword wielding panda is an entertainment in its own right. SPA features a leveling system, powered by hidden caches of points and killing enemies alike. Typical upgrades are standard fare, but by finding special orbs in each level, your armor and weapons can be upgraded, and changed in appearance as a result. Although I never became bored with the combat, exploring and re-exploring the same levels over again could have felt more tedious without the consistent rewards of combat or in seeking out hidden caches.

Not all is well, however, and while minor, there are several notable flaws that hamper the experience. Boss encounters typically carry a massive disparity in difficulty from the rest of the adventuring, due to enormous health bars and attacks equally both powerful and annoyingly difficult to avoid. The large levels, while a joy to run around in and explore, have no map system to fall back on, and so path finding relies solely on memory. When looking for each and every collectible and upgrade, that fact becomes irritating quickly, especially on the more vertical levels. Worse, there is no “percentage complete” function, and so those missing odds and ends could literally be hidden in any level, and there’d be no solid clue as to which.

Regardless of listed faults, SPA is an absolute delight. While the unenthusiastic art design would normally all but promise a similar quality of gameplay, SPA provides a metroidvania styled adventure similar to what you would expect of a higher priced title. Given the quality, this game could have been sold at a standard $10 price point. For a standard asking rate of only $4, it’s an absolute steal.
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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
Don't let the graphics deceive you, it is an intentional design decision that makes the game look like a children's crayon colouring book.

Beneath the surface is a surprisingly deep action platformer adventure game with lots to explore. It has a level-up system that lets you customize your hero as the game progresses. You can power up in any combination of defensive abilities, magical abilities and offensive abilities, encouraging multiple playthroughs and playstyles.

The only issue I have with this game that I have is that I wished that the second character that was cut out was actually unlockable, it would have added even more replay value. It's really not too late to release a patch to add her in IMO. Go buy this game!
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
When I began playing Super Panda Adventures I didn't expect all that much, I judged the book by its cover and I'm here to tell you to not do the same. While this game (except the sound) was developed by one guy (who also did the dishes) I will not take it under consideration when recommending the game.

So what's this game all about? Well, it's a Metrovania platformer with RPG elements, the controls are tight and the Panda is naked, in the beginning. You level up and get skill points and also upgrade your weapons and armor. The story and dialogs are light and simple at first with a lot of silly humor, then the story becomes a little like "The Big Brother" without losing the humor of course. The combat mechanics are very good, you have two basic attacks (sword and shuriken) and a "magic" attack which uses your mana. The fights are challenging enough to keep you on your toes.

Final Verdict: Play only if you feel comfortable with Panda nudity!
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
The game might not look that pretty on the first look, but it does capture you with its charm and depth if you spend some time with it. It's MetroVania done right with loads of unlockables that will make you revisit levels over and over again without it becoming tedious. The story is cheesy, but the characters really come to life through the dialogs. Some of the conversations made me laugh quite hard even. The soundtrack might not be for everybody, but I really enjoyed it. The levels are huge and really well designed. There's a lot to explore and the game rewards you for doing it.

It's a lot of fun for very small money :)
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
I bought the game on a whim, mainly because it looks fun and was at a price I could not pass up. At first I was taken a back by the art style. It looked a little off to me. But I looked past it and started playing. The game controls and plays well. I never felt cheated by the controls. This game also has some amazing depth to it. It has different power up elements, funny diolog, and a unique gameplay style all its own. I'm only an hour in but it has been fun.
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