PangYa is an anime inspired 3D golfing MMO with fantasy elements. Compete against players from across the world and improve your swing using a variety of clubs, characters, and cosmetics available for purchase from the shop.
Playerbase: Shut Down
Type: MMO Golf
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Pros: +Easy to learn, difficult to master. +Wide variety of game modes and courses. +Optional tutorial and practice mode.
Cons: -Slow paced, repetitive gameplay. -Small community. -Difficult to earn in-game currency.
PangYa is a long serving free-to-play golfing game with anime themed visuals. Originally released in North America under the title Albatross18, PangYa offers a solid golfing experience with a casual atmosphere. The game has been continuously updated since its 2005 launch in Korea. As a result, it now includes more than half a dozen game modes and over 20 courses. Despite its cute anime style, PangYa is similar to Shot Online, another free-to-play golf MMO.
Pangya Key Features:
- Multiple Game Modes – multiple game modes for casual and competitive play.
- Wide Variety of Characters – over a dozen unique characters, each with different stats and appearances.
- Anime Style – cute anime themed visuals.
- Numerous Courses – 20+ full size courses, each with a different theme and colorful animations.
- Competitive Ranking System – ranking system to keep track of who the best golfers in the world are.
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PangYa System Requirements
Operating System: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz / AMD Athlon 3400
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce FX
RAM: 512 MB
Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
Operating System: Windows 7 / 8
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce FX 6100 or better
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Disk Space: 4 GB
PangYa Music & Soundtrack
PangYa Additional Information
Beta: 2003 (Korea)
Foreign Release Date:
Season 1 (2004)
Season 2 (2006)
Season 3: Revolution (2007)
Season 4: Delight (2008/2009)
Open Tournament (2009/2010) - Added Special Shuffle game mode, card pack #2, tournament token, caddie status upgrades, and the character Nell.
PangYa United (2011) - Combined previous patches to ensure all regions were closer together in patch cycles to make future updates easier.
PangYa Tomahawk (2012) - Added new game mode Grand Zodiac and new features including the Black Papel Shop and revamped Family Mode.
PangYa Challenges (2012/2013) - Added new modes, a new way to level up, and the Spika character. A new course called Abbot Mines was also added.
PangYa Grand Prix (2014) - Added the Grand Prix Tournament Mode which allows players to compete in a given amount of time against each other and bots.
PangYa Natural Wind / Fresh Up (2014) - Graphics engine updates including new shading, lighting, textures, and menu interface. Also revamped Natural Wind System which blows in different directions to make gameplay more dynamic.
Development History / Background:
PangYa was initially released under the title Albatross18 in North America by publisher OGPlanet, but re-released with the original title in 2009 by Ntreev USA. The game switched publishers twice more since 2014, first from SG Interactive to MAYN Interactive in May, then to SmileGate Europe on September 2014.
A global tournament for PangYa was held on January 22, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan with a total prize pool of $15,500 with first place receiving $5000. The 2012 championship was held in Bangkok, Thailand on January 14. Due to a variety of reasons, (mainly the game's falling popularity) no championships were held since 2012.