Pong ’72 (iPhone) Game Review: Play Like It’s 1972!

I didn’t realise this at first, but Pong, or at least Pong ’72 on the iPhone, it’s all about cutting corners. If you hit the ball with the side of the paddle, or even with one of the corners, the ball actually goes way faster than when you bounce it off the top of the paddle. I apologize if you know of this, but hey, this is pretty fun. Up for a challenge, I set the difficulty to be hard and had to face down a really snappy computer opponent with a paddle 1/3 of the original size found in the easiest difficulty level.

Needless to say, I got creamed (look at the screenshot) 10 to 1. But if you tire of facing computer opponents, this remake of Pong for the iPhone has a 2 player mode whereby each player takes up the opposing sides of the iPhone to control their paddles. I’m sure that’s pretty fun as well, but I’ve got a grudge match with the computer. Probably changing the screen colour in the options screen would help, we’ll see.

In any case, there’s hardly anything to fault Pong ’72 with. It does its job (which is to be a Pong remake on the iPhone) with aplomb and I’m happy to recommend this game. In conjunction with OpenFeint Free Game of the Day promo  (yup, this ain’t your Daddy’s Pong, this has OpenFeint for online leaderboards and achievements, stuff like that), Pong ’72 is now available free of charge on the App Store for a limited time. Check it out over here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pong-72/id378423771?mt=8

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  1. IMCurtain.com September 14, 2010

    Nine Over Ten 9/10 » Pong ’72 (iPhone) Game Review: Play Like It’s 1972!…

    I didn’t realise this at first, but Pong, or at least Pong ’72 on the iPhone, it’s all about cutting corners. If you hit the ball with the side of the paddle, or even with one of the corners, the ball actually goes way faster than when you bounce it of…