All of you, who follow the OpenPandora project, know the first few Pandora’s were shipped. Another bunch of Pandora’s are assembled while you read this small article.

While the Pandora’s are on the way to their new homes, here is a small list of games, which can be considered “Launch Titles”.

The list is an almost perfect time line, whereas the first titles mentioned are very fresh releases. The further it goes to the bottom, the older the ports are.

There were numerous people involved in these plenty ports, so please hail them accordingly. Give them feedback, tell them how much you love them! This will be giving good karma and hopefully motivates these chaps for more excellent work!

Most games should be available via

And now here comes the list! – Yippa!

HHexen (23-05-2010) (Pandora Game Port)

Hacked Hexen is an Open Source Hexen engine based on K.Robillard’s Linux Hexen engine. Hexen is a first person shooter, commercially published by id Software 1996 and developed by Raven Software.

Community Codec Package (Pandora Application Port)

The Community Codec Package will install Gnome-MPlayer as well as a lot of audio / video-plugins and enables NTFS-support. Due to licensing issues, the Pandora does not have any licensed codecs like MP3 or MPEG-Video installed on the default OS.

Hexen II – Hammer of Thyrion v1.4.4 (Pandora Game Port)

The Hammer of Thyrion project is a cross-platform source port, to bring Hexen II to various platforms. Hexen II is a first-person shooter computer game developed by Raven Software from 1996 to 1997, published by id Software and distributed by Activision. It was the third game in the Hexen / Heretic series, and the last in the Serpent Riders trilogy.

IOquake2 (22-05-2010) (Pandora Game Port)

IOquake2 is an engine to play Quake 2. It uses NanoGL and SW SDL for rendering.

IOquake3 (22-05-2010) (Pandora Game Port)

IOquake3 is an engine to play Quake III.

Hatari v1.3.1PND (Atari ST emulator for Pandora)

Hatari is a very good emulator for ST and related machines (TT030, Falcon, etc, though ST support is its focus.) This is a full port of the emu, including hard drive support, etc.

Pandora Hotfix Pack I (Pandora OS Update)

Just after the Pandora dev team started shipping the first Pandoras, they found out that some Python packages had gone missing in the OS – and that the kernel had one bug.

The problems are fixed and you are highly advised to install the HotFix package when you receive your Pandora.

HHeretic v0.2.1 (Pandora Game Port)

HHeretic is a faithful source port of the original Heretic game by Raven Software.

Kronos (Alpha) (Pandora misc)

Kronos is a Magnetic Scrolls, Infocom / ZMachine and Scott Adams Interpreter.

Currently supported are Magnetic Scrolls games, though Infocom and Scott Adams (and others) will be supported soon.

Currently features are limited (you can play the games, save, etc, but nothing fancy), but will be adding automapper, touchscreen support for word picking, and other conveniences.

Snes9x4D4P (21-05-2010) (SNES emulator for Pandora)

Snes9x4D4P is a port of Dingoo SNES9x to Pandora. This is probably a shoddy port, but it runs Killer Instinct, Yoshi’s Island, etc, at full speed.

DOSBox v0.74 (DOS emulator for Pandora)

Play DOS games on your Pandora!

Gianas Return v0.99.7

Giana’s Return aims to be a worthy UNOFFICIAL sequel of the alltime classic “The Great Giana Sisters”.

* Power Ups and Extras
* Oldschool style pixeled sprites and tiles
* Wonderful hand drawn backgrounds
* Illustrated hand drawn storyline
* Over 18 Tracks of finest chip music!
* Multi-Language: German, English, French, Spanish
* Password and/or save game (depending on release platform)
* Hidden Warp Zones and Bonus Caves
* Hidden Trainer
* TOP 10 Highscore

CGenius v0.3.2.1 (12-05-2010) (Pandora misc)

Commander Genius aka CloneKeenPlus is an engine which interprets Commander Keen 1-3 (Vorticons Series).

Pandora Panic (Release 1) (Pandora Games)

PandoraPanic is a mini-game compilation, which is a collaborative project from the GP32X and OpenPandora communities.

Narcissu (11-05-2010) (Pandora misc)

Narcissu is a free visual novel by the dojin group stage-nana, telling the story of a terminally ill young man and woman.

Battle for Wesnoth v1.6.4 (Pandora Game Port)

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme.

Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host against whom none can stand! Choose units from a large pool of specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well on different terrains against all manner of opposition.

Openglad v0.98 (Pandora Game Port)

Openglad is an SDL port of an old DOS game called Gladiator, which was developed by FSGames in the mid 90’s. It is a top-down gauntlet-style RPG in which you hire team mates, go on missions, and improve your team with the spoils you reap. It can be played by up to 4 players (using split-screen), and features many classes, special abilities, and a scenario editor.

Eat The Whistle v3.6 (Pandora Game Port)

Eat The Whistle is an OpenSource soccer game originally developed by Hurricane Studios as commercial product for the Amiga platform.

OpenJazz (SVN) (09-05-2010) (Pandora misc)

OpenJazz is a free, open-source version of the classic Jazz Jackrabbit games. OpenJazz can be compiled on a wide range of operating systems. To play, you will need the files from one of the original games.

Stella v3.1.2 (A2600 emulator for Pandora)

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Wolf4SDL (06-05-2009) (Pandora Game Port)

Wolf4SDL (Wolfenstein 3D SDL Port) is an engine port, which can be used to play Wolfenstein 3D.

Wolf4SDL Spears of Destiny (06-05-2009) (Pandora Game Port)

Wolf4SDL (Wolfenstein 3D SDL Port) is an engine port, which can be used to play Wolfenstein 3D. This pack supports “Spears of Destiny”.

BattleJewels (29-03-2010) (Pandora Game)

BattleJewels is a Puzzle-Action-RPG. Plays like popular jewel games, but is played head to head against a never-ending sequence of enemies. Experience points are gained towards levelling up, and gear may be purchased, and skills and spells may be learned.

Angry Drunken Dwarfs (17-03-2010) (Pandora Game Port)

In Angry, Drunken Dwarves, you are an angry, drunken dwarf. Why are you so angry? Who knows. But you’ve decided to take your aggression out on other dwarves, by dropping gems on their heads. Lots of gems. ADD is a member of the classic “falling blocks” puzzle game family, similar to the Capcom game Puzzle Fighter. The goal of the game is to build large gems by matching up colors, then break them, raining more gems down onto your opponent. The first person whose field fills up, loses.

C-Dogs (17-03-2010) (Pandora Game Port)

C-Dogs is an arcade shoot-em-up which lets players work alone and cooperatively during missions or fight against each other in the “dogfight” deathmatch mode. The original DOS version of C-Dogs came with several built in missions and dogfight maps. This version does too.

Free Heroes 2 (17-03-2010) (Pandora misc Port)

The Free Heroes II project (FHeroes 2) aim to create a free implementation of Heroes of Might and Magic II engine using SDL.

Vice (C64 emulator for Pandora)

A C64 Emulator for your Pandora, based on Vice!

Vice Misc (25-03-2010) (Multiple emus for Pandora)

Emulators for CBM2, C128, PET, Plus4 and the VIC.

Rise of the Triad (24-05-2009) (Pandora Game Port)

Rise of the Triad: Dark War (abbreviated as ROTT) is a first-person shooter video game that was first released on February 17, 1995 and developed by Apogee Software (now known as 3D Realms).

xMAME v0.106 (Arcade emulator for Pandora)

xMAME is the X11/Unix port of MAME. MAME is the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, an arcade (coin-op) video game emulator.

Tecnoballz v0.1 (Pandora Game Port)

Tecnoballz is an exciting Brick Breaker with 50 levels of game and 11 special levels, distributed on the 2 modes of game to give the player a sophisticated system of attack weapons with an enormous power of fire that can be build by gaining bonuses. Numerous decors, musics and sounds complete this great game.

Psms v0.1 (SMS emulator for Pandora)

Psms emulates a Sega Master system on the Pandora. The GUI is not funky, but the emu is useable.

Patari v0.1 (A5200 emulator for Pandora)

Patari is an Atari 5200 emulator for Pandora.

SIMH v3.8 (Multiple emulators for Pandora)

SIMH emulates a bunch of old hardware, all command line based.

SIMH implements simulators for:
* Data General Nova, Eclipse
* Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-1, PDP-4, PDP-7, PDP-8, PDP-9, PDP-10, PDP-11, PDP-15, VAX
* GRI Corporation GRI-909, GRI-99
* IBM 1401, 1620, 1130, 7090/7094, System 3
* Interdata (Perkin-Elmer) 16b and 32b systems
* Hewlett-Packard 2114, 2115, 2116, 2100, 21MX, 1000
* Honeywell H316/H516
* MITS Altair 8800, with both 8080 and Z80
* Royal-Mcbee LGP-30, LGP-21
* Scientific Data Systems SDS 940

Fuse v0.9.0 (Spectrum emu for Pandora)

Fuse is a ZX Spectrum emulator.

Frotz v2.43 (Z-Machine Interpretor for Pandora)

Frotz can run old Infocom textadventure games like Zork.