The Adversary

Kung Fu Panda The Adversary main menu screen
PlayPlayniac made The Adversary for the launch of the Dreamworks movie Kung Fu Panda. We worked with Nickelodeon and used events from the movie for inspiration.

The game is based on the moment where the main character Po, voiced by Jack Black, attacks a punchbag and underestimates its response. With its simple punch and dodge mechanic, the game ramps up the difficulty over 20 challenging levels. It is part rhythm game, part fighting game.

Featured as game of the week on Nickelodeon’s game site, it was popular from launch, clocking up millions plays per month. It still has over 250,000 plays per month today.


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