World Cup Table Tennis™ Review
- Good controls.
- A bit of a learning curve.
- More modes would have been nice.
Skyworks have created a very well realized Ping Pong game for the iPhone. It's worth a look.
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Who doesn't enjoy a rousing game of ping pong? Now thanks to World Cup Ping Pong on the iPhone, you can, wherever you are. The goal is to play the table as you hit the ping pong ball back and forth with your paddle, trying to score eleven points before your opponent does.
The paddle is controlled by your finger being placed anywhere on the screen. By dragging it, and flicking, you move the paddle and hit the ball. The paddle moves smoothly and responds well, but it's very easy to miss a shot or hit the ball in the wrong direction. You can even put spin on your ball, but it is quite difficult to do so. In arcade mode, half the table is propped up, and the goal is to see how many points you can acquire with three balls. As you play, various circles appear on the wall, awarding you extra points for hitting the ball inside them.
The visuals are passable, and the sound effects are sparse. Neither interfere with the gameplay. In all the modes you can select your world team as well as your paddle (which gives you different attributes). Aside from tournament and arcade mode, there is practice, and a head-to-head mode, facing off against a friend on your iPhone.
World Cup Ping Pong is fun. The controls are simple, but there is a mastery there that will take most people a lot of playtime to get the hang of. There are some decent modes and the price is right. If you have ever had a good time with a ping pong table, you might want to give this game a try.
DescriptionWorld Cup Table Tennis. A #1 game in 70 countries. And of course, the #1 Table Tennis game on the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad."
Features 20 paddles! And Gold Cogs, so you can “power-up” your paddles for more SPIN, more POWER. Gold Cogs can be earned by winning matches or they can be purchased.
And play as or against 40 countries.
PRAISE FOR WORLD CUP TABLE TENNIS
“Quite addicting.” - Macworld
“Ball-bashing Fun for All…” - AppScout
“World Cup Table Tennis by Skyworks is the addictive classic game in 3D and great new addition to world of sports applications. This game will test your reactions…” - Product-Reviews.net
“Having spent some time playing the game, I applaud (Skyworks') efforts as I had a blast playing the game.” - NineOverTen
“Skyworks Interactive cranks out another hit with World Cup Table Tennis!” - SlapApp
“The game really tops everything else and brings realistic sounds from your garage to your iPhone.” – AppBite
Are you the master of the paddle? The ninja of the backspin? Do you have balls of fury? Then World Cup Table Tennis from Skyworks is the app for you!
Grab your headband, matching track-suit and paddle and represent your country’s colors in some classic table tennis action with WORLD CUP TABLE TENNIS™ from Skyworks®, creators of the best quality and most fun sports games on the iPhone/iPod touch! It’s the fastest sport on a table, and now it’s right here on your mobile device. Feel like a pro, concentrating to catch the corners with each shot. Be precise, even the slightest mistake can lose the game and let down your entire country.
World Cup Table Tennis features four modes. In Career Mode, play against 40 countries, starting with the lowest ranked countries in the world, and working your way up to the best.
In Tournament Mode, see if you can win the Gold Cup! In Arcade, play a new twist on the classic game with added bonuses! In Head-to-Head Mode, compete in real-time against another player on the same iPhone/iPod touch!
As you play Career Mode, earn Gold Cogs with each win and unlock new paddles and countries. In Tournament Mode, Gold Cogs are earned after each tournament win. Adjust the speed slider to make the ball go even faster, for more exciting gameplay.
Can't wait to get all the paddles or countries? Purchase additional Gold Cogs and unlock new paddles and countries, as well as the ability to upgrade your paddle's power and spin against increasingly tougher competition.
- 40 countries from the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East
- 20 paddles, each with different physics and game play, such as the 'Reptile', 'Scorcher' and 'Crush'
- Many tables such as 'Burn' and 'Dragon'
- Many balls such as 'Chrome' and 'Skullz'
- Trophy play in quarters, semis, and the finals in Tournament Mode! Choose which country you represent.
- Gold Cogs, which are earned with each win in Career Mode or with each tournament win in Tournament Mode. Use the Cogs to unlock more paddles and countries or to “power-up” existing paddles. Gold Cogs can also be purchased.
- 35 achievements in Game Center
- Local and global score boards
- Ability to play your Music from your iTunes play list
- Ability to challenge friends via email
- Facebook connectivity
If you like our games, show us some love on Twitter (@SkyworksGames) and Facebook (World Cup Table Tennis)! Thanks, and get to playing!
What's New in Version 4.3- New, unique additions - Game Room, Frat House, and the Zen Garden! Play in these new places.
- Now increase the power and spin of your paddles, when you select your equipment
- New, enhanced audio engine for superior sound