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World Cup Ping Pong
Ping pong is one of those things that you think is easy when you play with some friends, but then you see the professionals and, well, it’s intense to say the least. This new game from Skyworks won’t get you all hot and sweaty, but it will definitely get you pumped.
This game comes with four playing modes: tournament, arcade, head to head, and practice. In tournament mode, you play as one of eight countries- U.S.A., Finland, Sweden, U.K., Canada, China, Germany, and Russia. Why there aren’t more I don’t know, so some of you may feel left out. Once you’ve picked your country, you work your way to the top of the leader boards to become the world champion. Each round is played to eleven points but you must win by two. So if both players reach eleven at the same time, you must keep going until someone is up by two.
Arcade mode is played against a wall. Every time you hit the ball against the wall you score a point. As the game progresses, various sized rings appear on the wall that score you more points when hit, with the smaller rings garnering more. You only have three lives in this mode. Both tournament and arcade modes show your last ten high scores and also allow you to submit your scores to the world leader board.
Head to head mode allows you to play against a friend on the same device, with no wireless multiplayer. Practice mode allows you to go an infinite amount of rounds with a plethora of A.I. levels.
The controls are simple, just touch your ping pong paddle and drag it around the screen to hit the ball. This makes it very easy to pick up and play. You can also add a curve to your ball with a little more practice.
The 3D graphics are stunning for such a simple game. They’re very crisp and beautifully rendered with shadows on both the ball and paddles. It really makes this game feel more professional. The physics on this game are spot on as well.
The soundtrack to this game is a kind of techno-funk. You have two tracks to choose from, each adding its own mood to the game. The sound effects are also very good. I’ve been around ping pong for a while and can tell when a game uses cheesy sound, but I can say that World Cup Ping Pong sounds exactly like the real thing. It’s a nice breathe of fresh air in a world over run by cheap games.
World Cup Ping Pong has the perfect blend of great game play, physics and amazing visuals. At $1.99, it’s sure to be a game to keep on your iDevice for a long while!
Physics are perfect
Music and sound effects are good
Local and world high scores
No online game support