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    Pandora's Pests
    Version 1.1.3
    You're on a relaxing vacation at a desert resort when your peaceful afternoon is upturned by an armada of pests! With every bug you squash, you gain new skills and obtain new weapons to help defeat these bothersome foes.
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Blood Suckers

A peaceful tropical vacation goes awry when you bat away the wrong bug! After feasting on GMO crops for years, even the most common of household pests have developed intelligence and intense bloodlust! And now, you've pissed them off! Dashing off across beaches, through jungles, and finally arriving back at your home you must save yourself.


Enjoy Pandora's Pests on either a Mac or PC, with hopefully a mobile version coming one day!
Every time you play Pandora's Pests, the game is randomized! You'll never get the same power ups, or same distribution of bugs: from varying flight paths, different appearance intervals, and bonus points. Always compete to try and beat your best score!
All of the music featured in Pandora's Pests was composed and performed by Mike Biskup!

It's on!

Battle against a plethora of insects and other bugs from black widows, scorpions, and fire ants to dragon flies, cockroaches, bees, mosquitos, and more. Win the war after destroying Pandora's Box at the end of the game, armed with everything from fly swatters, newspapers, magnifying glasses, flame throwers, nets, bug spray, and tazers.

For the full or trial version of our app, please use the download links below. After installation, the trial will automatically begin. For users owning a valid license, unlock the software via the "Unlock Product..." menu item if necessary.

Current Version

Older Versions

These versions are no longer supported and are listed primarily for customers owning older licenses.

Name Version Size Date Platform Minimum OS Download
Pandora's Pests 1.1 26.99 MB February 10, 2012 PC Windows XP Download
Pandora's Pests 1.1 29.80 MB February 10, 2012 Mac Mac OS 10.6 (Universal) Download
Pandora's Pests 1.1.2 28.14 MB February 10, 2012 PC Windows XP Download
Pandora's Pests 1.1.2 26.48 MB February 10, 2012 Mac Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel) Download

Super intense game! It's a really good one to just sit back and play on a rainy day. The boss fights are crazy. You really can't go wrong here.

Leigh Wolfe

The battle sequences in this game are crazy. I'll admit I wasn't sure what to expect when I first downloaded this game but I was actually pretty surprised at how much fun it was. Everyone should give this one a go. You've got nothing to lose and a great time to gain.

Gretchen Hill

Everyone has to try this game at least once. It's strangely addicting and oddly satisfying. Well done for a company that doesn't even specialize in gaming! Two thumbs up!

Marcos Cox

It's just like the good old Mac gaming days! I feel all nostalgic and I've never even played this before. I'm surprised that more Mac people haven't been talking about this. Maybe it's just me but I think this game is amazing. Fully recommended for everyone to try!

Tina Sutton

Well-structured and satisfying to play. Graphics aren't bad either for what it is! It's definitely worth a try. I'm sure you'll find yourself some degree of addicted to it in no time, just like I did.

Grace Gardner

After playing this game, a wasp or spider here or there around the house once in a while doesn't seem so bad anymore. This is a good thing! Fun to play for all ages. This one's got my stamp of approval on it all the way.

Patty Vasquez

Great game for kids and adults alike! My kids play this one quite a bit and I'll admit that it's incredibly amusing to watch them get so into it. Simple enough to figure out and complex enough to keep you interested. I really like this one.

Billie Pittman

Good game! Gives me the creeps! On the other hand it's quite satisfying to be able to take a flamethrower to all those creepy-crawlies. Great music, too.

Audrey Garcia

I love the intensity of this game! I get so into it, it's ridiculous. I recommend this for anyone that wants to have a good time at an extremely low cost. You won't be disappointed.

Andrea Hughes

Interesting concept. Really reminds me of retro Mac gaming for some reason. I love it!

Ray Davis

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Our manual is always expanding! While we strongly believe our products as so intuitive you shouldn't need a manual, there are exceptions now and then. If you feel there is something missing from the documentation, please contact us.

For a single-page listing of all help entries, click here.

There are a few cheats available in Pandora's Pests:

Press r to skip to the next level
Press i to turn invincibility on or off.

You can expect to encounter many types of bothersome insectoid foes on your quest. Here's the basic rundown.

Pandora Fly.png Flies
Completely harmless, but annoying. Don't let them distract you from the bigger threats!
Pandora Mosquito.png Mosquitoes
While they can't take too many hits or deal very much damage, Mosquitoes can still be very dangerous in large numbers.
Pandora Wasp.png Wasps
Hover around waiting for openings before attacking with their dangerous sting. Can be even more aggressive when hit or irritated!
Pandora Bee.png Bumblebees
The Wasp's larger cousin. Bumblebees aren't as aggressive, but can take more hits before dying. Don't underestimate them!
Pandora Spider.png Spiders
The deadly Black Widow descends from above on a thread of spidersilk. Don't let them get too close!
Pandora Scarab.png Scarabs
Reinforced by a thick carapace, Scarabs are a dangerous scourge upon visitors of the desert. Hit them with your best weapons!
Pandora Scorpion.png Scorpions
Like the Scarab, the Scorpions are heavily armored by a natural exoskeleton and can attack with even greater strength.
Pandora Ant.png Fire Ants
These diminutive swamp dwellers may seem weak on their own, but in a swarm they'll wreak havoc on all but the most seasoned players.

Smack Those Flies
They may not pose any threat to you, but they can drop health and weapons just like any other bug.

Watch Your Arm
While you're attacking insects in-flight, your arm might be getting overrun by crawling pests or flyers who have landed while you weren't paying attention.

Use Weapons Strategically
The more you know about each weapon's strengths and weaknesses, the better you'll be able to adapt to changing situations. Simply using whatever is available might work for a while, but there may be times when you find that you've wasted a Fly Paper just when a tightly-packed group of Wasps has formed...

How To Switch
You may already know that you can swap your weapons one-by-one with the Tab key, but you might also find it useful to select different weapons directly with the number keys.

Dealing With Bosses
Try focussing your attacks on the bosses rather than the bugs they spawn, as once the boss is dead the number of bugs will no longer increase. You might also find your Magnifying Glass handy because of its usefulness against stationary targets.

Experiment!
Some of your weapons may have alternate uses which you might not expect. For example, the Fly Paper can be dragged with your mouse cursor after the first application to cover more area.

Anticipate!
Knowing how your enemies move will greatly improve your reaction time when they finally appear. Observe keenly and strike decisively!

Someone has foolishly opened the dreaded Pandora's Box and it's up to you to clean up the mess before the world is overrun by dangerous insects! Smack, swat, squish, and slap your way across three diverse locales and face-off against four fearsome bosses as you journey the world to eliminate the pests once and for all!

Sometimes seemingly randomly crashes on Windows due to an OOB.

Dead bugs will often drop a variety of useful items and weapons. Be sure to grab them while you can!

Pandora Health.png Health
As the name suggests, this power-up will slightly restore your Health Bar. Be sure to keep an eye out for these on the later levels, or during boss fights. Missing even one could be the difference between life and death!
Pandora Net.png Net
A basic net usually meant for catching butterflies, you can use it to capture any enemy pest you come across. Successfully capturing a bug will give you twice the points you'd normally get with a kill! This weapon is available at all times.
Pandora Hand.png Hand Slap
Your last line of defense against the waves of hostile bugs is your very own hand. Not very strong or very fast, but it never wears out or runs low on ammunition. This weapon is available at all times.
Pandora Newspaper.png Newspaper
Oh well, there were too many coffee stains on it already. It might not seem very powerful at first, but it can hit multiple bugs at once and lasts a while before wearing out.
Pandora Flyswatter.png Fly Swatter
An ordinary household flyswatter... with an electrified grill for added oomph! Can attack very quickly, but watch out for the battery drain.
Pandora Bugspray.png Bug Spray
Nothing like a good old can of compressed toxic chemicals! The contents of each can are limited yet very effective against all but the toughest of insects.
Pandora Zapper.png Stun Gun
Feel like improvising? Grab a stun gun! Ordinarily used for personal defense, this consumer model taser will fry bugs with a brilliant flash of concentrated electricity.
Pandora Flypaper.png Fly Paper
Squish large numbers of pests and wipe them away with this fully-unrolled fly paper! Great against flying bugs in particular, the Fly Paper can be spread around after each application for added effect.
Pandora Magglass.png Magnifying Glass
Use the power of the sun to toast those ants just like when you were a kid playing on the sidewalk. The beam of light from the magnifying glass is intensely powerful at its tip, but only if you hold it in place!
Pandora Flame.png Flamethrower
The ultimate destroyer of any and all insects! Pick one up and let loose on your opponents, but be careful: weapons this powerful are both rare and extremely liberal with ammo stocks.

Violence isn't the only option! Not only are there special bugs in the game which won't attack the player, there are also alternative methods of dealing with them. Special bugs are worth huge amounts of points and almost always drop items, so kill them (or catch them) before they vanish!

Pandora Dragonfly.png Dragonflies
This majestic pond-skipper will glide across the screen occasionally wherever there is a body of clean water nearby.
Pandora Butterfly.png Butterflies
Where there are plants, there are Butterflies -- if you're lucky. Don't let them flutter away unchallenged!
Pandora Cockroach.png Cockroaches
Maybe not as visually appealing as the other special bugs, smacking a Cockroach when you see one will still offer the same rewards.

To capture a bug instead of killing it, just use your Net!

There are a few cheats available in Pandora's Pests:

Press r to skip to the next level
Press i to turn invincibility on or off.

You can expect to encounter many types of bothersome insectoid foes on your quest. Here's the basic rundown.

Pandora Fly.png Flies
Completely harmless, but annoying. Don't let them distract you from the bigger threats!
Pandora Mosquito.png Mosquitoes
While they can't take too many hits or deal very much damage, Mosquitoes can still be very dangerous in large numbers.
Pandora Wasp.png Wasps
Hover around waiting for openings before attacking with their dangerous sting. Can be even more aggressive when hit or irritated!
Pandora Bee.png Bumblebees
The Wasp's larger cousin. Bumblebees aren't as aggressive, but can take more hits before dying. Don't underestimate them!
Pandora Spider.png Spiders
The deadly Black Widow descends from above on a thread of spidersilk. Don't let them get too close!
Pandora Scarab.png Scarabs
Reinforced by a thick carapace, Scarabs are a dangerous scourge upon visitors of the desert. Hit them with your best weapons!
Pandora Scorpion.png Scorpions
Like the Scarab, the Scorpions are heavily armored by a natural exoskeleton and can attack with even greater strength.
Pandora Ant.png Fire Ants
These diminutive swamp dwellers may seem weak on their own, but in a swarm they'll wreak havoc on all but the most seasoned players.

Smack Those Flies
They may not pose any threat to you, but they can drop health and weapons just like any other bug.

Watch Your Arm
While you're attacking insects in-flight, your arm might be getting overrun by crawling pests or flyers who have landed while you weren't paying attention.

Use Weapons Strategically
The more you know about each weapon's strengths and weaknesses, the better you'll be able to adapt to changing situations. Simply using whatever is available might work for a while, but there may be times when you find that you've wasted a Fly Paper just when a tightly-packed group of Wasps has formed...

How To Switch
You may already know that you can swap your weapons one-by-one with the Tab key, but you might also find it useful to select different weapons directly with the number keys.

Dealing With Bosses
Try focussing your attacks on the bosses rather than the bugs they spawn, as once the boss is dead the number of bugs will no longer increase. You might also find your Magnifying Glass handy because of its usefulness against stationary targets.

Experiment!
Some of your weapons may have alternate uses which you might not expect. For example, the Fly Paper can be dragged with your mouse cursor after the first application to cover more area.

Anticipate!
Knowing how your enemies move will greatly improve your reaction time when they finally appear. Observe keenly and strike decisively!

Someone has foolishly opened the dreaded Pandora's Box and it's up to you to clean up the mess before the world is overrun by dangerous insects! Smack, swat, squish, and slap your way across three diverse locales and face-off against four fearsome bosses as you journey the world to eliminate the pests once and for all!

Dead bugs will often drop a variety of useful items and weapons. Be sure to grab them while you can!

Pandora Health.png Health
As the name suggests, this power-up will slightly restore your Health Bar. Be sure to keep an eye out for these on the later levels, or during boss fights. Missing even one could be the difference between life and death!
Pandora Net.png Net
A basic net usually meant for catching butterflies, you can use it to capture any enemy pest you come across. Successfully capturing a bug will give you twice the points you'd normally get with a kill! This weapon is available at all times.
Pandora Hand.png Hand Slap
Your last line of defense against the waves of hostile bugs is your very own hand. Not very strong or very fast, but it never wears out or runs low on ammunition. This weapon is available at all times.
Pandora Newspaper.png Newspaper
Oh well, there were too many coffee stains on it already. It might not seem very powerful at first, but it can hit multiple bugs at once and lasts a while before wearing out.
Pandora Flyswatter.png Fly Swatter
An ordinary household flyswatter... with an electrified grill for added oomph! Can attack very quickly, but watch out for the battery drain.
Pandora Bugspray.png Bug Spray
Nothing like a good old can of compressed toxic chemicals! The contents of each can are limited yet very effective against all but the toughest of insects.
Pandora Zapper.png Stun Gun
Feel like improvising? Grab a stun gun! Ordinarily used for personal defense, this consumer model taser will fry bugs with a brilliant flash of concentrated electricity.
Pandora Flypaper.png Fly Paper
Squish large numbers of pests and wipe them away with this fully-unrolled fly paper! Great against flying bugs in particular, the Fly Paper can be spread around after each application for added effect.
Pandora Magglass.png Magnifying Glass
Use the power of the sun to toast those ants just like when you were a kid playing on the sidewalk. The beam of light from the magnifying glass is intensely powerful at its tip, but only if you hold it in place!
Pandora Flame.png Flamethrower
The ultimate destroyer of any and all insects! Pick one up and let loose on your opponents, but be careful: weapons this powerful are both rare and extremely liberal with ammo stocks.

Violence isn't the only option! Not only are there special bugs in the game which won't attack the player, there are also alternative methods of dealing with them. Special bugs are worth huge amounts of points and almost always drop items, so kill them (or catch them) before they vanish!

Pandora Dragonfly.png Dragonflies
This majestic pond-skipper will glide across the screen occasionally wherever there is a body of clean water nearby.
Pandora Butterfly.png Butterflies
Where there are plants, there are Butterflies -- if you're lucky. Don't let them flutter away unchallenged!
Pandora Cockroach.png Cockroaches
Maybe not as visually appealing as the other special bugs, smacking a Cockroach when you see one will still offer the same rewards.

To capture a bug instead of killing it, just use your Net!

Sometimes seemingly randomly crashes on Windows due to an OOB.

Version 1.1.3 – June 14, 2015
Requirements: This version requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later or Windows XP or later.
Bug Fixes: Updated to latest core classes.