What a descriptive title for the game, and appropriate as well. Throw A Panda could not be more simple: Throw a panda as far as you can. That’s really all there is to the game. Of course, there is a high score incentive involved in throwing the Panda as far as possible, but the objective remains that simple.
Throw A Panda does have a few different modes of play. The default is simple in that you simply use your finger to flick the Panda with a quick swipe and the Panda will fly and bounce before coming to a stop. Now, this next one’s name stunned me a bit with ‘Phone Throw’. Yes, this game is suggesting you throw your phone in order to get a better score. While I did not actually throw my phone (rather just made the action of throwing), it seemed to garner a better score than the standard mode.
Along with these two modes, there is a mode called Slingshot that involves putting two fingers in an awkward position on the screen and letting go. I found it to be a bit off in my playtime, but it may work better with some practice. The final mode called StarBoost plays just like the standard play except that you may tap the screen to give your panda a boost.
My only question for the developers of the game is this: Why Pandas? They look so cute and cuddly I just can’t fathom why someone would want to hurt them. Oh well, it’s just a game after all.
Throw A Panda is currently available on the Android Market.