Pink Panther

a game by DreamCatcher Interactive
Genre: Action
Platforms: PC, GBA
Editor Rating: 7.3/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 7.3/10 - 43 votes
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See also: Pink Panther Games, Top GBA Games
Pink Panther
Pink Panther
Pink Panther

Pink Panther also called Pinkadelic Pursuit is a game released in November 2002 coined around the series comedy cartoon that is developed for kids. The game is shaped around a pink jaguar that is not a normal panther but tries to act as one. Its developer is Estranges Libellules and it was published under the banner of Wanadoo Editions with close collaboration with Dreamcatcher interactive and D3 publisher. The game is an adventure game upgraded from previous versions like Hocus Pocus Pink released in 1999, Passport to Peril released in 1996, and Shapes and Colors released in 1994. The graphics and controls are improved which help you enjoy the game better.

Other games with similar characteristics for kids include The Happos Family, Boomerang Make and Race and My Knight and Me.

Notable features of Pink Panther

  • Catchy sound effects
  • The visuals are colourful and eye-catching
  • The tasks involve moving to various places and collecting coins
  • The 2D game is amazing and suitable for kids

Storyline

The character is a pink Jaguar who tries to act as normal panther who in real sense is not. The game is set up with the Pink Panther on a mission to look for something that he has lost. It involves collecting coins from various places that you are supposed to go to. Characters from the famous comedy cartoon series are also featured in this game. In his endeavour, the Pink Panther will have to face the opposition of these other characters at various stages. As you continue with the game, the famous Pink Panther music will be playing in the background setting an ample mood.

After the passing away of Pink Panther's relative, he is supposed to inherit the house. While going to the house, he gets a note that says there is a treasure hidden in the attic and he will need 12 keys to unlock his way in. Pink Panther starts searching for the 12 keys. The levels in this game are places Pink Panther's relative has visited and can only be accessed through doors found in the house. You unlock the levels by collecting keys from passing previous levels. A good amount of these levels will take you across the world and some might even make you travel through time. You also have to fight 3 boss fights to access the next floor of the house.

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The game is made up of 13 levels with the boss fights included so it might take about 2 days to complete. Completing the game unlocks the cheat code which is found on the main menu and it can, in turn, be used to check out the game with the help of the cheats.

Pros

  • The soothing background music puts you in the mood to complete the levels
  • It has a large audience given its suitability for kids
  • Although brief, it surely has loads of entertainment

Cons

  • The graphics are not that great
  • The length of the game is too short given it has only 13 levels. It might take you only 2 days to complete the tasks
  • Some of the tasks are a bit too repetitive

Download Pink Panther

PC

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

GBA

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Pink Panther or as it is better known, Pink Panther: Pinkadelic Pursuit is a side-scrolling platformer released for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance all the way back in 2002. This is a series that has been going as long as I can remember and as a kid in the 80s, I remember always enjoying the Pink Panther animated series that seemed to always be on TV on Sunday mornings.

2D Goodness

There is a plot here, but I am not sure exactly what it is. The Pink Panther is on the case to try and get some good treasure, but as always, he is being pursued by that pesky detective. As a 2D side-scroller as you have probably guessed, the game is rather light on plot, but that is not really a bad thing, to be honest, and it does at least give you enough to go on. The game actually has some pretty decent animated scenes that move things along and these are way better than anyone gives the game credit for.

What You Would Expect

I will not say that the gameplay of Pink Panther: Pinkadelic Pursuit is going to blow you away. However, as far as side-scrollers based on licenses go, this could have been way worse. The game sees you playing as The Pink Panther and you need to use various gadgets to get through each level. You unlock these as you go and the range from a punch, a bowling ball, a gun that shoots fireballs, and a magnet. You will be using these to defeat enemies, get access to areas, and so on. The levels are quite short, but there is a decent variety to the levels which I liked.

From Space to the Deepest Oceans

While the levels in the game are short and there is not exactly a ton of them. What I do like is the way each level has not only its own theme, but also its own gameplay style. The space level is really cool in that you can jump from space rock to space rock. It sounds super weird, but it kind of works the same way as it does in Super Mario Galaxy if that makes sense. You have an underwater level that sees you swimming around and you have a level that is inside a rocket that is more of a traditional platforming section.

So, while there is not a ton that makes up this game and it is very, very short. I do like how they went into each level and tried to make it different from the last. It at least keeps things interesting as you move forward through the game.

7.5

I know that many people will take a look at Pink Panther: Pinkadelic Pursuit and just roll their eyes at it. However, I have played far worse platformers than this over the years and there is a certain charm to what this game is offering. As someone who grew up enjoying the animated adventures of The Pink Panther. I do feel that this game, even though it is over before you know it. Manages to capture the charm of the character quite well.

Pros:

  • The game looks pretty decent
  • Some impressive animated sequences
  • The soundtrack is rather fitting
  • I really liked the way the space level messed with gravity
  • A nice variety to the levels

Cons:

  • This game is over way too quickly
  • Overall, there is not a great deal to this

Snapshots and Media

PC Screenshots

GBA Screenshots