Pong - Old School App Reviews

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Pong, just ask you like it.

This is a great download for free. In fact, they could charge $0.99 for this, and it would still be a deal. This is classic pong, with survival (singleplayer) and multiplayer. Overall its pretty fun, and the game runs smoothly. I do find it a bit redundant when the menu has to retype PONG OLD SCHOOL every time I access it, and that should be patched in the near future. There are no surprises in thie game, which is fine, but maybe a bit more customization would be accepted. The ability to change background colours would be appreciated. Also, a number in the corner showing your previous high school would be appreciated. Great game. Good Download.

Good but fullscreen is lacking.

Fullscreen isnt real fullscreen. It keeps the same aspect ratio so its not taking advantage of the full height of the screen. This causes problems because you dont know where the platform or the ball reaches the end.

More Like Epic Pong!

Setting the game to "epic" music is brilliant. I wish Id thought of turning on the record player when we used to play, it would have really enhanced the game! Of course we didnt think of it back then because pong was *the* entertainment all by itself. Christ Im old, Im not even going to try to explain that to my son :/ Anyway the music made this game hold my interest a lot longer than I thought it would---Ive used my score in survival mode to choose the number of stars :) Even though I didnt play it very long, I thought I would review it because it gave me an unexpected surprise and made me smile. They can call it old school if they want because they havent done aything to the game that we couldnt have made happen some how back in 76

Multiplayer network?

I was hoping you could play this game over the network (Bonjour?) but alas, another disappointment in the world of Mac Apps.

CPU and High scores?

A CPU would be great so i could play with somebody. As well, please add high scores. Also, maybe make it so i dont have to sit here and wait while it types out OLD SCHOOL PONG

Nostalgic Fan

I was searching for the old arcade game called Sea Wolf, the torpedo game. I wish Apple would bring this one back. I bought this but it will have a hard time keeping my interest. Please Apple, bring back Sea Wolf!


add sound effects please, also if you say you cant go fullscreen WRONG!! just go to the view menu and click fullscreen!

Needs Improvement - Bug on loading

I rated this application okay, because it has potential. Downloaded from app store and launched. I get a white screen with what can be described as either an E on its side or a font-challenged W. Nothing in the menu to start game, etc. Was hoping to get a round or two in before the next feeding (i.e., triplets!).


I agree sound would be great, also please add the ability to track high scores.

Love Pong

Love this game. Quality buy!

high score menu please

please put high score menu and sound on this app and I would give it 5 stars

Fun game, could be great...

I like the game, it was worth the 99cents I paid. But it would be better if, like others had said, there was sound. I know its old school, but an old school "beep" sound might spruce it up a bit. Also, the points system seems to be a little off... at one point I was getting points when the puck hit my paddle AND the opposite wall. Then later, only got points when it hit the opposite wall. It seemed to switch back and forth at will. Last... ability to use the mouse to move the paddle.

What the.......

To echo others, WHERES THE SOUND?!--especially for a game with such "vintage" graphics, the "beep", "boop" sounds are crucial to recreating the original experience. Can it be that difficult? Dont waste your $$-

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 apps method of speeding up the ball over time. To be clear, Im 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.

Pretty Good

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.

Fun and room to grow

I have played a few times now and find it fun and challenging. Every ten points another ball/block is added. The music is cool but maybe some more tracks would be nice to change it up.

Fun idea, but...

The balls pattern really needs to be more random. In the original version of Pong, the angle of return from the paddle depended on which part the ball hit -- if the ball hit the middle of the paddle, it would be deflected at a ninety degree angle, and the angle of deflection changed the closer the ball hit towards the end of the paddle.

Pong but its still fun.

Sure its just Pong, but its free and a lot of fun and a big part of video game history. Everyone should tyr it out once. This is a good version of it


1) I think the physics need to be more like the real "Pong" 2) Leaderboards??? Other than that its great

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