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Title: Ping pong Amstrad game
Post by: skylas on 17:16, 12 March 21
Hi all,

I just made a small video for the wonderful AMSTRAD CPC game PINGPONG by KONAMI (1985).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvA83jLcOhI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvA83jLcOhI)
I can say that I had played the games some times in my childhood via joystick (cannot be played on keyboard) and it seemed a bit difficult in last levels.

I re-discovered it some months ago and I can say it is a very good and enjoyable game if you get used to it, and change position via pressing space. 

Not much fun in low levels as it is very slow, but you can get used to the gameplay in low levels.

Highly recommended, I suggest you can try it again, it has more potential than you may realise in a first try.

Many thx!
Title: Re: Ping pong Amstrad game
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 17:58, 12 March 21
Hahah once you get to level 3, the speed of the ball is absolutely crazy and it gets more insane.

I agree, this is well worth keeping with rather than writing it off. :)
Title: Re: Ping pong Amstrad game
Post by: menegator on 19:11, 13 March 21
I played ping pong as part of a team in my youth and I was quite good. I really hated this game in the computer since I found the controls too inaccurate. Maybe with joystick was better but since I didn't have one I abandoned trying...
Title: Re: Ping pong Amstrad game
Post by: skylas on 19:36, 13 March 21
I played ping pong as part of a team in my youth and I was quite good. I really hated this game in the computer since I found the controls too inaccurate. Maybe with joystick was better but since I didn't have one I abandoned trying...
It was difficult for me with joystick, now that I play it in an emulator with the keys I want, it is very enjoyable
Title: Re: Ping pong Amstrad game
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 22:28, 13 March 21
The game plays just fine on joystick, but the timing needed to serve takes a little time to master.
Once you've done that... the gameplay is stupidly addictive!
Title: Re: Ping pong Amstrad game
Post by: Gryzor on 12:54, 17 March 21
Used to play ping-pong for a team in my teens as well (then the knee went bust...). And I actually enjoyed this quite a lot back in the day. I still remember it was on the same tape as Fruity Frank (erm).

I also remember that it looked and felt different from your usual CPC game...
Title: Re: Ping pong Amstrad game
Post by: SkulleateR on 03:57, 21 March 21
Played this a lot back in the 80s ... just gave it a go and came instant to Lvl 4  :P


But yeah, Eye/Movement/Finger Control is different today (should I say worse ???)  :picard:
Title: Re: Ping pong Amstrad game
Post by: villain on 19:13, 03 April 21
Thanks for reminding me of this nice game. I spent hours with it back in the days and just gave it a go again... Hard fight in Level 1, easily won Level 2, clearly lost in Level 3. Need some practice again... :-)
Title: Re: Ping pong Amstrad game
Post by: Z|G on 17:20, 26 May 21
I quite literally was thinking of this game less than 3 days ago.
I remember it being easy to beat! but after hearing other's, perhaps I am wrong. I think joystick choice was important, again, I seem to remember having an atari joystick, which I think helped. slightly to small, but responsive. *flashback*
Title: Re: Ping pong Amstrad game
Post by: banana on 00:44, 27 May 21
I played a lot of ping pong in my youth. I didn't know this game existed, I will try I'm looking forward to it, thanks for posting it!