3 Pandas in Fantasy
A great person once said, "When a man is tired of pandas, he is tired of life." It may have been Samuel Johnson, or it may have been me, but that's irrelevant. The point is that pandas are the best, and now you can play with three of them! 3 Pandas in Fantasy is a cute-as-a-button point-and-click game by FlashTeam with a fairy tale plot. You've got your dragons, wizards, faeries and, um, a house with wings, and our three furry friends have to traverse the fantasy land and defeat a bunch of villainous goblins. The pandas even have some special abilities to help them along the way, as if they weren't awesome enough.
All you need to play is a mouse, and your cursor will change depending on what action you can perform. The pandas all move together, unless you click on a specific one. The goal is to reach the exit point (usually on the other side of the screen), which is somehow blocked, and your three fluffballs will have to cooperate in order to find a way out. The controls are a little clumsy (don't even try to play with a touchpad), and this can be unnerving in the levels that require quick reflexes, but there's only a couple of those. The only real problem with this game is the fact that it's quite short. You're skipping along happily, helping fairytale creatures and outwitting goblins, and then the boss fight is there before you know it, and your inner child is pouting and asking for more. When a game is as well made as this one, with its charming level design, interesting characters and solid gameplay, it's really a pity that there isn't more of it. A handful of levels and some more difficult puzzles would certainly go a long way. As it is, 3 Pandas in Fantasy is still a lovely little rainy-day, coffee-break kind of game. And if you want more pandas (and who doesn't?), you can catch them on their holidays in 3 Pandas in Japan.