Release Date:October 29, 2009
Summary:Pong Double is a new take on an old classic with extra play modes and online high scores.
Who doesn’t love Pong? This iPhone app is an update to the classic game but with some new tricks up its sleeve. I’ll admit right now that I played pong style arcade games for days as a teen, so this pulled at my nostalgic Double Pong heartstrings!
I wanted to resist at first, but then let myself have at Pong Double, because frankly I find this kind of game a bit hard to put down. It’s all about finger eye coordination as gameplay requires you to slide your finger on your screen left and right to control where your paddle(s) move to bounce the ball back to your opponent, and the ball can bounce off the side walls. When the ball gets past you or your opponent, a point is scored.
- Single and Double Paddles
- 3 Difficulty Settings
- Play against Computer, or a Friend
- Online High Scores
It seems almost required to have an online high score leaderboard attached to a game today. I don’t know if it’s always necessary, but then again I’ve never made a real dent in any of these. I can’t imagine who gets these kind of high scores. Wait! I forsee a training islands where evil masters train young promising hopefuls from around the globe and hold an annual competition of the world’s best Pong fighters to compete, which is where all of these scores come from. Hm, I’ve been watching too much Bruce Lee. Wait again! Next time I’ll do my research prior to making secret agent island references. I’ve made it as number 5 worldwide (for an easy setting). Now I’m going to strut my stuff and tell the other island kids who’s boss.
Back to Pong Double! Maybe I’m a bit out of practice, but the medium setting owns me every time I play against the computer. I’d say this is a good thing though because a)I’m not bad at Pong Double and b) when there is an easy option available, the medium and advanced options should always lean towards more difficult. Good job Enora Software in doing this game justice.
- Fat Fingers
“Sounds like a personal problem.” My only complaint is that while moving my finger across the screen, it is usually a bit on top of my back paddle. Fixing this would require a slight redesign and take away from precious pong-estate. Although maybe a few pixels would be worth it to make play a bit easier… but I’m biased.
This all being said, you can move your finger anywhere on your table to move your paddles. My little finger issue determined my playing strategy (mostly using the front paddle). Maybe it will influence yours as well?
Get it! This is a great game alone or with a friend and does not require internet access to work (it does require internet access for high scores though). This is a reliable game that’s an enjoyable procrastination.
To celebrate the release of Pong Double Enora Software is having a huge competition where the main price is up to 20,000 USD. All it takes to participate is signing up for their newsletter.