Pong - Old School
By Sandro Meier
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Make a time travel machine out of your Mac. Go back to the time when there were no retina displays and pixels where rare.
Pong – Old School is a retro game with two playable modes:
Prove yourself against your mac and stay alive as long as possible.
Play against friend or foe and show him how disputes were settled in 1972.
What's New in Version 1.1
Many users requested it! We added it!
The first update for "Pong - Old School" adds music and soundeffects to the game.
Let us now what you think about Pong!
Less complex than an actual Pong machine
In single player, the pattern that the balls follow took all of 5 seconds to figure out. As a result, I got a 214 score the first time I played. Pretty boring. Also, the balls rebound in the exact same way regardless of where you hit them. Even in the original Pong console game, if you hit the ball with the bottom or top of your paddle it would bounce off in a different direction than if you hit it squarely. The speed of the ball was dependent on where you hit it, which was better than this app's method of speeding up the ball over time. To be clear, I'm saying that a console game from 1975 (which was based on an arcade game from 1971) is more advanced than this app.
The multiplayer is a little better...maybe. Well, not really. One thing I can say is that this app was worth every penny. Yes, I got it while it was free.
This game is very much a classic pong game. I only rate this game 4 stars for a couple reasons.
1. In survival mode you are just hitting an invisible wall instead of playing a computer player. I think it might add a bit more to have a computer mode so you feel like your getting somewhere.
2. It does have music that is pretty cool but it is not 8-bit. Even though the music is interesting maybe have the option to change the sound effects and music to an 8-bit style.
Otherwise this game is tons of fun to play with friends and family and I would reccomend downloading it.
I remember spending so long playing this game on my system. I forget the name of the system but it was legit. born in 92 and being bored, this was the game to play when bored. I LOVE IT. people are complaining because they probably havent grown up with the game.