Panky the Panda - Atari 2600



TV Type:  NTSC        PAL60      

You Hold The Keys!

Panky the PandaYour brother has been kidnapped and is being held in an old underground mine. Now you must embark on a quest to save him before it's too late. But be careful, the caves are filled with many dangerous obstacles.

Good luck, Panky! Your brother is counting on you!


As Panky the Panda, you must rescue your brother from the poacher's cave. But it will not be easy! The poacher's lair is packed with various minions as well as secret rooms disguised as unassuming walls, so stay on the lookout! Depending on the amount of keys and special items in his inventory, Panky can move through over 120 danger-filled screens.

While exploring the caves, stay alert, as there are many dangers that can put a quick end to your brother's rescue! These include bats, cave pigs, duck goons, fireballs, spiked platforms, and more! And also be careful not to fall to your death as Pandas cannot fly! Be on the lookout for the six keys that will open doors throughout the cave. And watch for special items that can help you on your quest! These include the candle, high jump boots, flute, holy book, and snow boots.

Remember that not all walls are as they appear! The cave is filled with secret pathways used by the poachers. If you get stuck, we've included a map that could offer a clue to help you past your current quagmire!


  • Over 120 screens to explore!
  • Three difficulty levels: Normal, Hard, and Impossible!
  • Game Continue option
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Panky the Panda Map

To aid you on your journey, we've included a 20" x 14" map that might provide some clues when you are in peril!

Panky the Panda Map

Additional Information

Panky the Panda includes a box, game cartridge, full-color, 8-page manual, and a 20" x 14" poster map. Panky the Panda is available in NTSC and PAL60 television formats — please select above. If you do not select an option, you will receive an NTSC cartridge by default.

Number of Players 1
Controller Joystick
Cartridge Size 16K
Code and Design Ben Larson
Packaging Design Brian Ostrowski
Manual Text Brian Ostrowski

Konqrr on 08/30/2017 02:57am
Superb and challenging platformer. I thoroughly enjoyed this game. My daughter asks me to play it all the time.

Even though you may cuss at the screen from dying repeatedly on difficult jumps, it gets easier the more you played it.

Thankfully, when you "Continue" you keep all of your items!

It's amazing what these programmers are able to do with this system now.

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