Touch Tennis – Review

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On July 16, 2008

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Touch Tennis – Review

Our rating:

By: FlipSide5

Version #: 1.0.1

Date Released: 2008-07-08

Developer:

Price: 1.99

User Rating:
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Flashback to my childhood- my father (a research scientist working on early laser and fiber-optic research for a company, formerly known as "Ma Bell"), brings home the latest technological advance in gaming. It’s a nondescript device- a box that hooks directly into our one television (a 19" black and white). The game-field is created by placing one of five plastic sheets on the TV screen. It clings there with static electricity. The main playing-field looks like a tennis court and the option for a tank game (among others) also exists.  The game is simple, each player has control over a game piece which looks like a dash and a puck, in the form of a period.  It is knocked back and forth, from one side of the screen to the other. The name of the game?  

Pong (yes, the first, the original and VERY basic). 

I loved knowing that I got to play the game before just about anyone else. (Yup, some things never change.) That was the ’70s version of the game. Last night I spent some time playing the 2008 version- Touch Tennis. Touch Tennis comes from an iPhone game company (Flipside5) and, like their other games (Tic-Tac-Touch and 4InARow Touch), it’s a classic game on the most modern device.

The game offers options for one or two players and a variety of "racket" sizes determines the level of difficulty. A match can be anywhere from 5 to 15 points.

The game graphics are simple, yet appealing. The game play is simple, yet appealing. Playing against the device was fun. Playing against my wife was even more fun (that is until she beat the pants off me.) I never was good at Pong, anyway 🙂 

Regardless, playing on my iPhone or iPod Touch is a pleasure. At $1.99 it is inexpensive entertainment and well worth it’s nostalgic value.

 

Quick-Take

The “WOiP 5” (Five descriptive adjectives):
Nostalgic, fun, classic, simple, basic

Overall Value:
High

Entertainment Value: High

"Uniqueness":
Not the point

Graphics:
Basic/Retro

Level of Difficulty:
Varied

Age Appropriateness: Any age

Longevity (will it hold interest over time):
Sure! Loved it as a kid and I love it as an adult

Would I Buy Again:
Yes

Final Statement: This is the classic! The introduction to electronic gaming is reborn on today’s best device. It is well done and at $1.99 what could be bad?

Read the Developer's Notes:
Touch Tennis is the retro-arcade game you will be showing-off to your friends on your new iPhone! Touch Tennis presents increasingly fast-paced ping pong like matches with both 1 player and head-to-head 2 player support.  Choose from different rackets sizes and from various match lengths to increase the challenge! Accurate arcade physics, beautiful graphics, amusing sounds and natural accelerometer support will keep users entertained whether playing for one minute or for one hour. O U R   T A K E . . .

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