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Pong: The Next Level (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Atari HQ
Overall, the new Pong is just the type of game that will remind everyone of why they fell in love with its predecessor (and classic games in general) in the first place. It's simple, it's addicting, and it makes for a wonderful party game. And the clincher? Even my wife enjoyed playing it with me (good luck getting her to pick up a controller to play Mortal Kombat or Tekken.) It's not easy following in the footsteps of a legend, but if the original Pong was Cy Young, PlayStation Pong is Randy Johnson -- high praise indeed.
I would buy this game. I would suggest you go buy this game. Why? Because of the price. If this were a forty dollar game, I would say it's not worth it. But for the measly twenty dollars they are asking for this game, it is worth it. It is incredibly addictive especially if you have four players. Then, it's a party.
Mega Fun
Pong ist ein wahres Highlight am Spielehorizont. Bisher brachte der Retro-Trend keine besonderen Lichtblicke auf den Markt. Mit Pong jedoch ist den Programmierern ein sehr abwechslungsreicher Titel gelungen, bei dem auch der Einzelspieler-Modus immer wieder für neue Überraschungen sorgt. Die zahlreichen Spielvarianten sorgen ständig für neue Unterhaltung und erstaunen durch ihren immensen Ideenreichtum. Auch die Multiplayer-Funktion motiviert mit bis zu vier Freunden zum stundenlangen Zucken. Nur die etwas träge Steuerung und die teilweise schlichte Grafik geben Grund zu meckern.
The Video Game Critic
Pong's control is fair but could have been better. The analog-controlled paddles tend to gain momentum, making it impossible to reverse direction immediately. As a result, you tend to "overrun" and miss balls. Pong is an addictive one-player game, but it's the two to four-player modes that will make believers out of your friends. Hasbro deserves to be commended for bringing back this classic oldie in grand style.
Few people are likely to get a thrill out of playing the original Pong anymore, and, unfortunately, the Pong of the new generation doesn't do much better.
If you have a multitap, four controllers, and three friends, then I recommend picking this game up, though don't pay any more than $15 for it. You might also like it if you're really old and have actually played the original, but otherwise don't spend too much time, effort, or money trying to obtain Pong for the Sony Playstation.