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Pangya
PangYa.jpg
Developer(s) Ntreev Soft
Publisher(s) Ntreev Soft (March 2009)
Gamepot Inc.
Ini3
Digital Company Limited
Ntreev USA (March 2009)
GOA

Former Publishers
HanbitSoft
Asiasoft Online
GameFactory Inc.
Level up! Games Philippines
and OGPlanet

Version Various across different servers
Platform(s) Windows
Genre(s) Golf
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
System requirements Celeron 500 MHz or higher, 128 MB of RAM, DirectX 8.1
Input methods Keyboard, Mouse

Pangya (Korean: 팡야, lit. "Bang!"), is an online multiplayer casual golf simulation game designed by a Korean development company, Ntreev Soft and published by Korean online game publisher HanbitSoft. The full game is free to download, although certain special items for the game (such as clothes for characters, new equipment, and decorations) can only be purchased with real money. However, all characters are purchasable without real money, and certain measures have been taken to minimize or effectively reduce the differences between money users and non-money users. The game awards players with Pang, a currency that can be used to upgrade a character, or items to gain the upper hand during a course.

Pangya currently has servers in Korea, Japan, Thailand, North America and Europe.

However, the Philippines, Brazil, Taiwan, Singapore & Malaysia (S.E.A.), Indonesia & China servers have all ceased operations, mostly due to low popularity. The US server, which was operated by OGPlanet as Albatross18 ceased operations on March 10, 2009.[1] However, on February 12, 2009, Ntreev USA announced that they would launch their own servers and that the game would have its name changed from Albatross18 back to Pangya. On March 12, 2009, Ntreev USA launched the new Pangya service in the Americas. Albatross18 players were able to migrate their accounts to Ntreev USA's Pangya servers until about June 30, 2009.

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Gameplay

A typical screenshot featuring Scout (left) with Papel (right).

The power and accuracy of a shot are determined by a meter located at the bottom of the screen, using the "three-click method": one click to activate the meter's bar, one click to set power, and one click to set accuracy. Clicking is either done by moving the mouse pointer over the bar and clicking, or simply pressing the space bar.

The game's graphics are anime-influenced, and many features are derived of creative imaginations rather than realism. However, at the same time, the game is realistic enough for the most part, with various factors like wind, angle and other external factors affecting the accuracy of a shot.

Characters

The playable characters of the game. As of Pangya season 4, there are nine. One character is given to the player as soon as they register for the game, depending on the gender specified. All the other characters must be purchased either with Pang or in packages purchased using paid currency which contain the character and a particular set of clothing for said character.

  • Scout/Nuri - Age: 15 - A young boy, who was invited by Pipin to Pangya Island after she noticed his love for the game of golf. He played golf on Earth for one year and trained for Pangya for about two months. He is the descendant of the unnamed hero of Pangya Island from Earth who fought against the Demon King. His hobbies include doing karate, playing video games, and watching action movies.
  • Hana/Anna - Age: 14 - A young girl, who was invited by Quma to Pangya Island after she noticed her love for the game of golf. She is one of Scout's childhood friends from Earth. Her experience with golf and Pangya is roughly the same as Scout. Like Scout, she is also related to another hero who saved Pangya Island from the Demon King. She secretly has a crush on Scout. Hana subscribes to many fashion magazines and also collects a lot of hair ribbons.
  • Uncle Bob/Azer - Age: 41 - An ex-cop, invited by Lola to Pangya Island. He is only a beginner, but brags as though he's been playing the game for years, and often gets himself into trouble. His most favorite food which he claims gives him the power he needs for any game is fried chicken. Despite being short tempered, he has a soft side for Cecilia. Sometimes he works out and bike to everywhere since he doesn't have a car. His laziness from eating and watching detective movies always make him gain more weight than he gives off though.
  • Cecilia/Angelina - Age: 27 - The first officer of Pangya Island's naval fleet, as well as the captain of the naval battleship Silvia. She is in search for anyone to recruit to the Navy and to take down Kooh. Even though she practices Pangya for eight months, her skills is like no other against her crew. Unfortuntely, her perfectionate personality and her overcalculation doesn't give it all she got.
  • Max - Age: 23 - A professional tennis player from Britain who ended up on Pangya Island due to an airplane accident. He joins the Pangya tournament after hearing that the captain of the navy would be entering in the hopes of realizing his dream of being a jet fighter. Even though he only played Pangya for about a month, his nine years of tennis skills have helped him well when playing a hole. He is also interested on demon speed vehicles, mainly motorcycles..
  • Kooh - Age: 11 - A very athletic pirate from Bartos and the captain of the Lunar Tomb ship. She is trying to find her father, who went missing after the latest battle of the Demon King ten years ago. She reunited her dad's crew after they disbanded thinking that Kooh's father sided with the Demon King. She is convinced that her father is innocent and with the help of her crew she aims to prove it. Her experience as a pirates and with weaponry have not only helped her in Pangya but also caused her to mature like an adult. Even though she's a rough pirate, she has a very well known habit of collecting dolls. In every Pangya game, she carries her father's cannon with her.
  • Arin - Age: 20 - The first female in a long line of excellent magicians on Pangya Island. She graduated from WizWiz school at the top of her class. One day, she saw Max in a tournament and fell head over heals for him. She practices Pangya all the time in the hopes that she could one day meet Max, and play a round of Pangya against him. She transforms her pet dove, Hato, as a club to play and practice. Even though she's shy in front of Max, she actually performs better with a crowd. Besides playing Pangya and practicing sorcery, she loves to cook and wishes to cook for Max one day.
  • Kaz - Age: 18 - A descendant of the Demon King and possesses the power of one. He trained for fencing for about twelve years and is the best out of his clan. His clan, the Rue clan, was one of the best swordsman on Pangya Island, but they serve to the Demon King. He lost his memory due to the trauma of losing the love of his life, Karen, who sacrificed her life for his on the day that he would be the next Demon King. He can't remember anything from the past and hopes that he could remember by joining the Pangya tournament. Alongside him during a game is the ghost of Karen.
  • Lucia - Age: 17 - A pop idol singer of Pangya. She has many fans all over the world. Other than singing, her favorite hobby is collecting jewelry. After hearing treasures were found on the island, she went to the tournament to find the rarest gem.
  • Cien - Age: Unknown - Once known as the dragon Concienta, she is now in human form. She is a villain hell bent on seeing the return of the Demon King. Cien is only playable in Pangya Fantasy Golf for the PSP, however she is a NPC in Deep Inferno in the main series (in her dragon form).

Caddies

Caddies are secondary characters in the series who stand by the player character, guiding them and giving them tips. Some caddies are hired on a monthly salary of Pang, while others are paid for once, using paid currency.

  • Papel/Bongdari - Nobody knows who invented Papel, a shopping bag who seems to have been brought to life by magic. He can be somewhat mischievous. Everyone loves him for his cute, innocent eyes. Players receive him for free if they finish the training mode. There are also other variants of Papel available through various means.
  • Pipin/Pippin - Pipin is a Cross Chronos fairy, a fairy who can go across time and space. Cross Chronos fairies usually look around to the first hero of Pangya's homeland, Earth, to invite in the game. She invited Scout to the world of Pangya.
  • Dolfini/Dofku - This cute dolphin was once told, when he was very young, that his long-lost mother had flown to space on a rocket. Ever since then, he has carried the umbrella to practice his flying skills, in the hopes that one day he will be able to fly into space and meet her once more. No one has the heart to tell him that his species can't fly. Dolfini is also the pet of Quma.
  • Quma/Kuma - An impulsive young man from the Libera tribe, who invited Hana to Pangya Island. He believes actions speak louder than words.
  • TitanBoo/XueXue - A forest giant bear from the Ventus area of Pangya Island. TitanBoo is from the Titan clan who listens to the calls of nature. He maybe very large, but wouldn't hurt a fly.
  • Tiki/ - A magician in training, who looks up to her sister, Brie. She also has a twin who is better at magic than her, Minty. She is constantly making mistakes but thinks she can be just as her sister. She is never seen without her sister Brie's broomstick or her little pet Mochi.
  • Lola/Lolo - The daughter of the Libera tribe's chief leader. She is always treated like a princess back at home. She has a cheerful personality, and seems to be good friends with Quma. she invited Uncle Bob to play Pangya but it's no easy work for her.
  • Brie/Cadie - Tiki's sister, and an experienced magician. She is very much a carefree person, but is also quite skilled; she was one of the seven mages who helped in creating the Mystical Aztec golf ball to fight the Aura of Darkness which nearly consumed Pangya Island.
  • Pang Ramyon - A mysterious caddie which looks like a ramen cup. The lid bears a Black Papel face.
  • Black Papel/Black Bongdari - A Papel with its evil black design who was created by the Demon King for evil purposes He created him let its user to control a ridiculous amount of spin on the Aztec. Unfortunately, it does no evil good since he's a nonliving, magical shopping bag.

Terminology

Game Modes

There are several game modes of Pangya.

  • Versus Mode - In versus mode, players against others turn by turn with two to four players for 3,6, 9, or 18 holes. Winners are determine by score. In case of a tie, pang is used to chose the winner.
    • Stroke Play is one of the versus mode options where players compete by strokes and score.
    • Match Play, unlike stroke play, determines the winner of the hole. Players still have to get a lower score than their opponent on the hole to win for that whole, but they must have the most wins to win the whole game. Match play is played with teams, red team and blue team. Players can go against another player, or play with a partner against another player and their partner. If anyone quits in the middle of a game, the whole game is finished.
  • Tournament Mode - A mode where 4 to 30 players compete in real time. There are no turns but there is a ranking system.
    • Regular Tournament mode: There is a ranking system to determine who is the best player of that round. There are also special awards of bonus pang for various accomplishments. Trophies are also earned in this mode.
    • Team Tournament needs 12 to 30 people to play. Like Match Play, there is a red team and a blue team. Both teams need to have an equal amount of people in order to start. At the end of the game, each teams score is tallied up and determine the winner.
    • Guild Tourney is when guilds battle against another guild. Players need to join a guild to play. Its function is similar to Team Tournament.
  • Battle Mode - A special mode of Pangya that deters off of the original concept.
    • Pang Battle is a special versus mode where players gamble with pang. Players receive other players' pang for winning a hole. If there is a draw on the hole, it will carry over to the next hole causing it to double or quadruple the amount of the total pang. In case the game is finished and there is still a draw, there will be an approach hole where players have to be closest to the hole without chipping in at the fastest time.
    • Approach Mode is where 4 to 30 players compete to be in the closest and fastest person to the hole without chipping in. In Season 3, players pay 100 pang to play one hole. All pang is stored to a pot, with top three players splitting the winnings. At rare times, the amount may double or even triple. As of Season 4, entrance fees/gambling have been removed and now participants can play up to nine holes with missions in which they must work together to win items. No missions can appear a lot where its normal approach mode without the gambling unless there are more players playing this mode. Some missions are for genders playing the game, genders of the character, chipping-in, distances, etc. At the end of the game, players get prizes from the treasure chests collected.
  • Ghost Mode - Players compete against another player's ghost recording in an 18 hole game even if they are busy or offline. Quit rate and Aztecs won't be affected, but any time boosters and items will be consumed when used in the game. Ghosts are created when players complete an 18 hole game. At the end of this mode, there is a mini-game opportunity for bonus pang.
  • Family Mode - A mode designed for players to play against their families on the same computer. Items usable are limited to what is on the players account. Items won't be consumed and no experience and pang will be gained.
  • PSq's/Lounges - PSq's, or Player Squares, are where players can socialize and sell consumable pang items and pang clothes in any specific hole and course in the game.

Clubs

A player will start the game with the default golf club and as player progresses, they are given the option to purchase new clubs, either using Pang or Cookies (Points in North America server). Club sets differ from each other in term of stats provided, available upgrade slots, level requirement, and appearance. Just like in real golf, Pangya club sets contain 4 basic type of clubs, they include woods, irons, wedges, and putters.

Currency

The currency of Pangya is Pang. Pang is normally earned by finishing a hole at par or better, pulling off powerful shots, and making difficult chip-ins. Pang can be used at the Shop to buy equipment or items. Pang can also be used to upgrade equipment such as golf clubs, or the characters themselves, boosting their stats.
A cookie system has also been established on most Pangya servers which allows people to buy equipment and items using real cash. NTreev USA's Points system (which is system designed to allow their respective virtual credit systems use on multiple games) replaces the cookie system but are identical in usage.

Ranking

In Pangya, a ranking system is used. As players continue to compete in more games in tournament mode or match play, they will gain more experience points and move up in rank.

Special Shots

In Pangya, special shots are achieved by doing different combinations of keys. The standard "perfect shot" is performed by hitting a shot that lands in the white bar, causing a voice to cheer "Pangya!". Under certain conditions, players can hit shots such as the Power Topspin, Power Backspin, and Power Curve, aiding them in avoiding obstacles or chipping the ball into the hole. More complicated shots can be achieved such as the Super Pangya, which adds 10-20 yards to a shot (depending on how many power bars are spent on the shot), and the Cobra, Tomahawk and Spike, which change the trajectory of the shot considerably.

Other versions

Super Swing Golf series

First unveiled at Nintendo's E3 press conference during a montage trailer, Super Swing Golf was announced for the Wii gaming system. The game was in joint development by Ntreev Soft and Tecmo, was released on December 2, 2006, by Tecmo in Japan, and was released on December 12, 2006 in the U.S. Super Swing Golf has been built from the ground up for the Wii but still shares similar attributes with the PC version of the game. The sequel to Super Swing Golf, Super Swing Golf: Season 2, has also been released, featuring new items as well as the Deep Inferno, Pink Wind, and Ice Spa courses from Pangya on PC as well as the Special Shot 'Spike'.

Pangya: Fantasy Golf

On June 23, 2009, TOMY (under license from SK Telecom) released Pangya: Fantasy Golf for the Sony PSP in North America.[2]

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PangYa
Box artwork for PangYa.
Developer(s) Ntreev Soft
Publisher(s) HanbitSoft
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Golf
System(s) Windows
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
System requirements (help)
CPU clock speed

500MHz

System RAM

128MiB

DirectX version
Version 8.1
Followed by Super Swing Golf
Series PangYa
This is the first game in the PangYa series. For other games in the series see the PangYa category.

PangYa (Korean: 팡야, lit. "Bang!"), is an online multiplayer casual golf simulation designed by a Korean development company, Ntreev Soft and published by Korean online game publisher HanbitSoft. The full game is free to download, although certain special items for the game (such as clothes for characters, new equipment and new playable characters) can only be purchased with real money. However, real money items give only a small advantage over the non money items. The game's outcome is usually determined by personal skill. In addition, there are many chances to win the game's currency without having to spend money—one way of evening out the playing field without too much loss of profit.

PangYa's gameplay is designed similar to most other golf games. The power and accuracy of a shot are determined by a meter located at the bottom of the screen, using the "three-click method": one click to activate the meter's bar, one click to set power, and one click to set accuracy. Clicking is either done by moving the mouse pointer over the bar and clicking, or simply pressing the space bar. The WASD keys can be used to replace the arrow keys.

Should the player hit the ball with perfect (or almost-perfect) accuracy, the shot is called a "PangYa". Missing a PangYa will result in a loss of power, and either a 'hook' (where the ball angles to the left from the intended trajectory) or a 'slice' (where the ball angles to the right from the intended trajectory).

The similarity of PangYa with other online golf games end here. The game's graphics look more like that of an anime than real golf, and many features are derived of creative imaginations rather than realism. For example, players use golf clubs that resemble household products or baseball bats, courses such as Silvia Cannon and Wiz Wiz are set in fantasy realms, and certain special shots that do the physically impossible can be performed.

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Currency

The currency of PangYa is Pang. Pang is normally earned by finishing a hole at even par or lower, pulling of unusual shots and making difficult chip-ins. Pang can be used at the Shops to buy equipment or items. Equipment generally improves the player, while items generally help the player to perform certain shots. For example, the Lucky PangYa item widens the white PangYa zone on the power meter so the player can hit a PangYa without much difficulty. The Pang can also be used to upgrade equipments and clothing avatars for different characters via a slot system, which grants slots for players to upgrade their character's attributes.

A cookie system has also been established on most PangYa servers (PangyaSEA's A-Cash system deviates from this, but is inherently identical), which allows people to buy equipment and items using real cash. Cookie/A-Cash items usually give a slight advantage over Pang-bought items as they usually possess innate attributes as well as more slots to offer than Pang-bought avatars. (An example on PangyaSEA would be the Hawaii Shirt worn by Leorio, a Pang-purchased shirt offering one Power Slot, versus several pieces of Leorio's A-Cash clothing that offers an immediate Power+1 attribute and 3 additional Power Slots.)

PangYa Season 3 : Revolution

Between the 25th and the 27th of July 2006. Korea PangYa has launched its closed beta of PangYa Season 3 : Revolution. The new season featured many new feature in addition to revamping of the current game features. These include but probably not limited to:

  • Enhanced game menu interface
  • New character Kaz - Descendant of a demon king.
  • 2 new special shots - Spike shot and Double Power Shot
  • Chat room - Up to 30 players can join a selected course and interact with each other. Interaction include chat, showing emotion, playing PangYa music on an in-game player, and trading of pang based item between players.
  • New play mode, approach mode - Similar to Pang Battle's final round. Players' ball are placed at a bad lie in dire condition and strong wind condition. Players are required to hit as close to the hole as possible without sinking it in. This mode support up to 30 players.
  • Mascot system - Much like caddie, mascot will follow you around a game and will provide non-stat based bonuses(Extra experience, extra pang, extra item slot etc.). Some mascots have small detail like a sign that player can put messages on.
  • New 'AAA' difficulty course - Deep Inferno
  • Hairstyles - Players can now change their character hairstyle.
  • New animations - Earlier character like Scout/Hana receives new unique power shot animation(Much like Max using only one hand during power shots and Arin disappearing and reappearing.). In addition to that characters now receives new animations for Albatross and Hole-in-one shots unlike in Season 1 and 2 where they just show the animation from Eagle shot. Camera angle and pan has also been revamped to make shots look more dramatic.
  • Mr. eCard/Scratchy Cards - A lottery that offers Rares as the prize. Cookies/Ntreev Points are used to play this lottery.

Pangya USA and Pangya GOA are the only current servers still running Season 3 although Season 4 Will be coming to Pangya USA on Wednesday July 8th 2009.

PangYa Season 4: Delight

PangYa Korea has recently released a new season of the game, bringing the game with a theme of "Delight". New features include:

  • New character: Lucia, the idol singer joins the PangYa tournament in hopes to show that her voice is not the only talent on the island.
  • New course - Lost Seaway
  • Revamped UI to fit the theme.
  • New Approach Mode
  • New Replay Tape Option - (The user has the ability to save their previous shots if they are willing to use one replay tape. The tape will be stored in My Room for the user to watch at any time.
  • New Never PPIC System Added - The user can perform any special shot regardless if they hit a Pangya or not.
  • New Login Music (BGM).
  • New Ghost Mode - The ability to play someone's Ghost This means the copy of what they have already done. This has been added due to the fact that it may be hard finding someone to play an 18 Hole Stroke match due to the large quantity of time it uses.
  • New Treasure System - The Treasure System rewards you for playing with items. Items are given at the end of each game, the number of items you receive and the quality of the item all depend on how many holes and how well you played.
  • New Card System - Users can buy a pack of cards with Cookies or Ntreev Points (Depending on which server) and have a chance of winning some cards. Cards can be attached to different outfits on your Pangya characters to improve stats for that one outfit.
  • Design your own clothes - Users can buy a Design your own clothes Top and Bottoms with either Pang or Cookies/Ntreev Points and draw what ever they wish onto the Top and Bottoms.
  • The New Mike Clubset is available to go with the new character Lucia, the Popstar.
  • New animation items available - when the user Goes to the Tee or HIO's (Hole In One's)/Albatross's a different animation is played rather than the usual one.

Currently, the Korean, Japan and Thailand server are running Season 4 although from Wednesday July 8th 2009 Pangya USA will also be running Season 4.

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PangYa is an online multiplayer casual golf simulation game designed by a Korean development company, Ntreev Soft and published by Korean online game publisher HanbitSoft. The full game is free to download, although certain special items for the game (such as clothes for characters, new equipment and new playable characters) can only be purchased with real money. The game awards players with Pang, a currency that can be used to upgrade a character, or items to gain the upper hand during a course. The game's outcome is usually determined by personal skill.

PangYa currently has servers in Korea, Japan, France,Thailand, Brazil, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, China, Singapore (serving Southeast Asia as well) and the US (known as Albatross18), with plans to expand to more English speaking countries. A fair number of players outside of the current server regions play on the Korean, Japanese or US servers.

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Gameplay

PangYa's gameplay is designed similar to most other golf games. The power and accuracy of a shot are determined by a meter located at the bottom of the screen, using the "three-click method": one click to activate the meter's bar, one click to set power, and one click to set accuracy. Clicking is either done by moving the mouse pointer over the bar and clicking, or simply pressing the space bar.

Should the player hit the ball with perfect (or almost-perfect) accuracy, the shot is called a "PangYa". Missing a Pangya will result in a loss of power, and either a 'hook' (where the ball angles to the left from the intended trajectory) or a 'slice' (where the ball angles to the right from the intended trajectory).

The similarity of PangYa with other online golf games end here. The game's graphics look more like that of a Japanese anime than real golf, and many features are derived of creative imaginations rather than realism. For example, players use golf clubs that resemble household products or baseball bats, courses such as Silvia Cannon and Wiz Wiz are set in fantasy realms, and certain special shots that do the physically impossible can be performed.

Courses

All courses in PangYa are rated in difficulty on a scale of one to three stars. To balance out the increased difficulty of the tougher courses, the game awards the player with more Pang for scoring par or better. If a player beats their personal best score on any course (provided the score is below par), they are awarded 1000 Pang.

Blue Lagoon [★]

This simple, tropical-themed course is designed for beginners. The course is mostly surrounded by water and sand, but wide fairways, easy pin placements and a low amount of obstacles make it fairly easy for novices to play. Some risky shortcuts are available for the more experienced players to take.

Available in all versions of PangYa.

Blue Water [★★]

Blue Water follows the same course as Blue Lagoon, except with different pin placements and more obstacles. For example, Hole 6 of Blue Lagoon is a straight Par 3 over a body of water; however, in Blue Water, that same body of water is home to a massive rock formation, making a straight shot all but impossible.Its hard to eagle or birdie here.

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Sepia Wind [★★]

Sepia Wind is an autumn-themed course dotted with windmills and trees. Power is required as some drives require length to clear imposing forests and sand traps. Clever players can use the many cart paths to add distance to their drives.

Available in all versions of PangYa.

White Wiz [★]

White Wiz is a Christmas-themed course, covered in ice and snow. The snowy rough is more punishing than on other courses, meaning more power is needed if you intend on going off the fairway. White Wiz introduces a unique terrain type: ice. Unlike bunkers or rough, ice does not impose a penalty on distance while taking a shot. It does, however, reduce the player's control over the shot. Bouncing the ball off of ice has a similar but more pronunced effect as bouncing off a cart path, enabling high Overdrive possibilities. Although the course is festively themed, the course is always available to play on at any time of the year. White Wiz has an event in which a Santa Claus-like figure will appear over the course, upon completion of the hole each player will receive a gift.

Available in all versions of PangYa, with the exception of the Philippines. In Albatross18, during Season 1, this course was known as "North Wiz".

Wind Hill [★★★]

As Blue Lagoon is to Blue Water, Sepia Wind is to Wind Hill. This course is nearly the same as its easier counterpart, though there are certain changes that cause this course to be the bane of most veteran players. Wind Hill adds more windmills and obstructive trees, and other objects have been moved slightly so that a shot that would normally work on Sepia Wind may not work on Wind Hill. The rough is extremely thick, even worse than the snowy rough of White Wiz. The greens are physically harder, making most approach shots bounce higher and subsequently longer. Finally, as a unique feature to the course, wind speed and direction are not consistent during a hole, known as "Wind Tunnels" by players of Albatross18. Even while the ball is in flight, if the ball enters an area with different wind, the new wind will affect the ball. These modifications make Wind Hill a vastly different experience than that of Sepia Wind.

Available in all versions of PangYa, with the exception of the Chinese version.

Blue Moon [★★]

Blue Moon is another variation of Blue Lagoon, taking place at night rather than day. There are two major differences between Blue Lagoon and Blue Moon, the first one being that the tee and green switch places, and the second being that the holes are played in a different order than Blue Lagoon and Blue Water. Players will also encounter new obstacles and situations that will require planning to safely traverse the course.

Available in all versions of PangYa.

Wiz Wiz [★★★]

Wiz Wiz is set-up high in the mountains. Players will find themselves forced to shoot between cliffs and through windmills much larger than the ones found on Wind Hill. The first few holes are not too taxing, but the later holes can be brutal for people who are unable to consistently perform special shots. It should also be noted that hole 9 on Wiz Wiz provides an obvious use for the underused "Cobra" shot in the game. The back 9 of Wiz Wiz makes it deserving of its three-star ranking. Other than its difficulty, Wiz Wiz has no real unique features to further test the player.

Available in all versions of PangYa.

West Wiz [★]

Don't be fooled by how similar it looks to Wiz Wiz, West Wiz is far easier for the rookie player to play. Most tee shots are onto downward facing slopes, enabling the ball to roll overdrive of 50+ yards on a high number of the holes. Some of the treacherous chasms still remain from Wiz Wiz, however in all cases they are optional and provide more distance/overdrive if successfully crossed. Like Wiz Wiz, West Wiz possesses no real unique features.

Available in all versions of PangYa, with the exception of the Philippines.

Silvia Cannon [★★★]

Silvia Cannon is arguably the hardest course in the game, with nasty distances for the player to traverse, and low par requirements. However, the course has several unique features that can either help or hinder the player. The first of these features is that gigantic cannons are located on a majority of the holes. These cannons charge up energy, then fire at some as-yet-unknown target (it is explained on the PangYa website that the cannon is "fired ceremoniously to challenge players"), resulting in the wind direction changing to that of the cannon, along with the wind speed being set to a high value determined by the hole. The second feature is the large fans embedded into the water near a landmass or ship. The fans have a large updraft above them blowing the ball upwards (possibly with the effect of making the ball behave as if its spin had been set to maximum backspin while the ball is travelling above it). If the ball bounces off the fan, it will be launched high into the air, but the direction that the ball travels depends on how the ball lands on the fan, making bouncing off of a fan risky. Lastly, the course has helicopters stationed along some of the holes. The blades of these act like the embedded fan, except blowing the ball downward instead (possibly as if the ball will act as if it had maximum topspin instead).

Available in all versions of PangYa, with the exception of the Philippines.

Shining Sand [★]

Shining Sand is a desert-themed golf course. The course has special "bouncers" on some holes which launch the ball in a certain direction. Proper use of these can result in a low score, though the player needs to remember that they are one-way aids, and shooting the ball into the wrong way can result in a nasty surprise.

Available only in the US , Europe, Korean, Taiwanese, Thai, Indonesian, Japanese, SEA and Brazilian versions of PangYa.

Ice Cannon [★★]

Ice Cannon is a slightly easier version of Silvia Cannon that takes place on ice-covered terrain. Due to the ice, balls will bounce higher and roll farther than normal throughout most of the course, resulting in large overdrive areas.

Available in all versions of PangYa, with the exception of the Brazilian version of PangYa.

Pink Wind [★]

Pink Wind is a beautiful spring course released in Korea for a special event. Overall the course is just like Ice Cannon and Shining Sand, brightly colored and moderately easy to play. The putting greens are overall flat and feel no harder than on Sepia Wind. There are not many overdrive chances.

Available in the Korean, Thai and Taiwanese versions of PangYa.

Deep Inferno [★★★]

Deep Inferno is a (new) course set with boiling hot lavas, volcanoes, demons, and dragons. Korea's initial release was during their Season 3 upgrade. Numerous traps, lava, volcanoes, and other obstacles make this course a recommendation for seasoned (professional) players and not the best for the typical rookie in mind.

Available in the Korean and Japanese versions of PangYa.

Character Stats

Character stats affect a player's ability to play the game. While skill is more important than stats in the game, extra stats often give an edge over other players. Stats can be boosted in two ways: by purchasing items (either with in-game 'pang' or with cash 'cookies') and by upgrading slots.

The five main stats in the game are :

  • Power : Power increases the length of the players drive.
  • Control : A higher control makes the power meter move slower.
  • Accuracy : Accuracy gives the player more room for error if he misses PangYa.
  • Spin : Spin increases the amount of spin which can put on the ball.
  • Curve : Curve increases the amount of curve which can be put on the ball.

Characters and Caddies in PangYa

Main article: Characters and Caddies in PangYa

There are seven characters in PangYa (eight in the Korean version) and nine caddies. Each character has different strengths and weaknesses making some characters better suited to players over others. Characters may be improved throughout the game by buying various items such as clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.

Caddies, on the other hand, are assigned specific attributes that will instantly improve the players abilities and occasionally give advise to the player throughout the game. The longer the player plays with a caddy, the more experience a caddy will get. Caddies will perform more tricks and give more advice as their level increases.

When a player registers and plays the game for the first time, they are assigned a Starter Character: Scout or Hana. Which character the player receives is based upon the gender indicated during registration. If the player completes the tutorial in its entirety, they will receive the starter caddy, Papel. Through Pang or Cookies*, they will be able to purchase the additional characters and caddies.

Clubs

A player will start the game with the default golf club called the Air Lance (or Air Lancer). As player progresses, they are given the option to purchase new clubs, either by Pang or Cookie/A-Cash. Club sets differ from each other in term of stats provided, available upgrade slots, level requirement, and appearance. Some club sets are not shaped like golf clubs but instead they look like household items, baseball bats, or medieval weapons. Just like in real golf, Pangya club sets contain 4 basic type of clubs, they are :

Woods

  • Denotation: 1W, 2W, 3W
  • Maximum Distance: Varies according to the total power points a character has and have a 20 yards difference between Woods. Base distances are 1W - 200y, 2W - 180y, 3W - 160y. The total distance can be calculated like this: Base + (power*2). Players start with a power of 15, which makes starting distances 1W - 230y, 2W - 210y, 3W - 190y. Power can be advanced with clothes, clubs and upgrades, for example 21 power will make the 1W club reach 242y.

A shot done with a wood travels with a low arc and will roll a lot when the ball lands. Woods are useful to cover a large distance where accuracy on the landing isn't really important. Woods have the fastest slider on the power meter so it is not very suitable for shooting on uneven terrain(Ice, Bunker). Wood is is the least affected by wind. Players are often restricted from using Woods if the ball is on a slope with an extreme gradient.

Irons

  • Denotation: 2I to 9I
  • Maximum Distance: Between 180 yards(2I) and 110 yards(9I) with each descending club 10 yards apart of each other.

Iron shots arcs higher than Woods but have a more predictable roll. Iron have a slower slider than the Woods making it useful for more accurate shots like approaching the green, making 'chip-in' shots, or getting out of shallow bunker. Because of the higher arc a shot travels. Wind will have more effects on Iron shots.

Wedges

  • Denotation: PW(Pitching Wedge) and SW(Sand Wedge)
  • Maximum Distance: Varies according to the distance of the ball from the hole but they're between 30 yards to 100 yards.

Wedges create the highest arc in their shots and is useful when an obstacle stood right in front of a ball or getting out of a very deep bunker. This allows player's ball to avoid tall obstacles directly in front of the ball's path. The high arc means the ball rolls the least in a shot, but is severely affected by the wind.

The difference of Pitching Wedge(PW) and Sand Wedge(SW) is that Sand Wedge has an even higher arc than the Pitching Wedge. The price of having a higher arc is less roll and has the biggest affect of wind among all the shots in game. ←grantos

Putters

  • Denotation: PT
  • Maximum Distance: Varies according to the distance of the ball from the hole but they are between 10 to 40 yards with 10 yards increment each.

A club used to 'push', or putt the ball into the hole. The putters are the only club available if the ball lands in the green. Putters are also used to 'push' a ball into a playable position(from an unplayable position) or onto a better chip in position.

Currency

The currency of PangYa is Pang. Pang is normally earned by finishing a hole at even par or lower, pulling off unusual shots and making difficult chip-ins. Pang can be used at the Shops to buy equipment or items. Equipment generally improves the player, while items generally help the player to perform certain shots. For example, the Lucky PangYa item widens the white PangYa zone on the power meter so the player can hit a PangYa without much difficulty. The Pang can also be used to upgrade equipments and clothing avatars for different characters via a slot system, which grants slots for players to upgrade their character's attributes.

A cookie system has also been established on most PangYa servers (PangyaSEA's A-Cash system deviates from this, but is inherently identical), which allows people to buy equipment and items using real cash. Cookie/A-Cash items usually give a slight advantage over Pang-bought items as they usually possess innate attributes as well as more slots to offer than Pang-bought avatars. (An example on PangyaSEA would be the Hawaii Shirt worn by Leorio, a Pang-purchased shirt offering one Power Slot, versus several pieces of Leorio's A-Cash clothing that offers an immediate Power+1 attribute and 3 additional Power Slots.)

Criticisms

There have been criticisms of bugs within the game. Most prominent is the disconnect bug that cuts users communication with the server at certain points during the game. This problem has resurged during newly-completed upgrades to the Season 2 client. When users disconnect, their Quit-Rate rises, which makes their acceptance to matches harder. NTreev Soft and the publishers are bringing this up as their top priority and the correction to this bug is in progress. (citation needed)

Another common problem is the in-game lag created by users' slow Internet connection or when the disconnect bug is taking effect.

A hack exists that causes all holes in a course to be replaced by copies of a single hole (for example, all 18 holes of Blue Lagoon become copies of Hole 15), which may have been used to obtain the -54 scores, this is difficult to verify, despite the fact that -54 is in fact -3 per hole (an albatross) and that hole 15 of Blue Lagoon is an "easy" albatross. It should be noted that within the game mechanics -54 is actually impossibleas it would require Hole-in-Ones on every single par 4. There is no possible way to reach the Hole-in-One shot on any of Blue Lagoon par 4's. Asiasoft have been taking action though to remove such illogical records from the database. The best recorded legitimate score is -40. (citation needed)

Super Swing Golf (Nintendo Wii)

Main article: Super Swing Golf

First unveiled at Nintendo's E3 press conference during a montage trailer, Super Swing Golf is confirmed to be released for the Nintendo Wii game system. IGN recently revealed the game will be released during the Fall of 2006. The game was in joint development by Ntreev Soft and Tecmo, and it will be released by Hanbitsoft in Korea and was released on December 2nd, 2006, by Tecmo in Japan.

IGN also revealed that the game has been built from the ground-up for the Wii. Unlike the computer version, PangYa for the Wii will focus more on single player. Each character will have their own story arc and will earn gear and apparel throughout the game.

External links

Official sites

  • Official Albatross18 Website - Game Factory, Inc. (PUS) OGPlanet (OGPL)
  • Official Chinese PangYa Website - T2 Entertainment Inc.
  • Official Korean PangYa Website
  • Official Japanese PangYa Website - Gamepot Inc. (PJP)
  • Official Indonesian PangYa Website - PT Boleh Net Indonesia (PIN)

Note: In exclusion of boleh.com, the said link may not load in some countries as the IP through the countr(y/ies) will be refused connection.

  • Official Thai PangYa Website - Ini3 Digital Company Limited (PTH)
  • Official Brazilian PangYa Website - Uno Network do Brasil Comunicacao Ltda. (PBR)
  • Official Philippines PangYa Website - Netgames, Inc. (PPH)
  • Official South-East Asia PangYa Website - Asiasoft Corporation (PTE)
  • Official Taiwanese Pangya Website - Gamania Digital Entertainment Co.,Ltd. (PTW)
  • PangYa English Manual
  • Albatross18 Insider News MySpace Page containing blog entries by Albatross18 staff about upcoming updates on Albatross18 and chances to receive pang.

Fan sites

You may find more fan-sites for PangYa / Albatross18 located on the Albatross18 forum administrator-approved listings page. For your convenience, the page is in English.

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