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Panda Entertainment, full name Panda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 熊貓軟體公司; pinyin: Xióngmāo Ruǎntǐ Gōngsī), was a video game developer from Taiwan that was active during the 1990s. They developed games for MS-DOS and for the Taiwanese only game console Super A'Can, made by Funtech. Their most famous game is Sango Fighter, and their highest selling game was Crazy Dodgeball. Very odd is the appearance of Adolf Hitler as playable character in the African Adventures series of games.
In 2009 North American company Super Fighter Team acquired the full legal rights to some of the company's games, re-releasing Sango Fighter as freeware immediately afterward. In 2012, Super Fighter Team acquired the remainder of Panda's games.
|#||Title||AKA title(s)||Platform(s)||Genre||Release year|
|1||African Adventures||1) 非洲探險 Fēizhōu Tànxiǎn
2) Monopoly: Adventure in Africa
|MS-DOS & Super A'Can||Puzzle||1995|
|2||African Adventures 2||1) 非洲探險2 Fēizhōu Tànxiǎn 2
2) Monopoly: Adventure in Africa 2
|3||Battle of Red Cliffs||赤壁之戰 Chìbì Zhī Zhàn||MS-DOS||RPG||1994|
|4||Crazy Dodgeball||1) 爆笑躲避球 Bàoxiào Duǒbì Qiú
2) Panda Dodgeball
|5||Gambling Lord||賭霸 Dǔ Bà||Super A'Can||Mahjong||1996|
|6||Hilarious Bowling||爆笑保齡球 Bàoxiào Bǎolíngqiú||MS-DOS||Sport||1995|
|7||Journey to the West||1) 西遊記 Xīyóu Jì
2) West Adventure
|8||Little Geniuses: Go Home!||天才寶寶大進擊 Tiāncái Bǎobǎo Dà Jìnjī||MS-DOS||Puzzle||1995|
|9||Panda: Go Home!||熊貓大進擊 Xióngmāo Dà Jìnjī||MS-DOS||Action||1996|
|10||Sango Fighter||三國志武將爭霸 Sānguózhì Wǔjiàng Zhēngbà||MS-DOS; Super A'Can & PC-98 (in 1995)||Fighting||1993|
|11||Sango Fighter 2||三國志武將爭霸2 Sānguózhì Wǔjiàng Zhēngbà 2||MS-DOS||Fighting||1995|
|12||Tough Guy||1) 格鬥悍將 Gédòu Hàn Jiàng
2) Tough Guy: Fighting Titans
|13||Volleyball Hominid||排球原人 Páiqiú Yuán Rén||MS-DOS||Sport||1996|
|14||Water Margin: Heroes of the Marsh||水滸傳之梁山英雄 Shuǐhǔ Zhuàn Zhī Liángshān Yīngxióng||MS-DOS||Action||1997|
|15||Xiang Yu: The Overlord of Western Chu||西楚霸王項羽 Xī Chǔ Bàwáng Xiàngyǔ||MS-DOS||RPG||1996|
Note: The title Gambling Lord was co-developed with Funtech.
Controversy Sango Fighter
Sango Fighter was developed based on the engine of Super Fighter, a game by Taiwanese developer C&E. The engine was taken without permission by a developer who left C&E and joined Panda. Because of the illegal engine, C&E sued Panda and won, forcing Panda to halt its sales of Sango Fighter in Taiwan. However, the ruling didn't stop a dozen pirate companies from continuing selling copies of the game. The game appeared in English, because another company translated it to English and sold it to a shareware company without permission. Shareware developer and publisher Apogee Software was planning on licensing and releasing the game in the United States under the title Violent Vengeance, but the plans for the deal fell through. A company called Accend pirated Sango Fighter and sold it in the USA without official permission from Panda.
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- Brandon Cobb. "Super Fighter Team". Superfighter.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
- Original Chinese titles are translated to English.
- "Meet the Maker : The Yin and Yang of Chinese Gaming" (PDF). Hardcoregaming101.net. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
- "Super VS Sango Fighter" (PDF). Files.abandonia.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
- 熊貓軟體全14: Panda Entertainment on Gamebase.com.tw.