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Ping Pong recreates the fast-paced sport of table tennis. To win each match you must get to 10 points with a 2 point lead - if the scores reach 10-9 the game goes on until someone has a 2 point lead or reaches 15, in a similar manner to tennis. There are nine skill levels to beat, with increasing abilities as the game goes on. The human player has the advantage of serving first, and as the serve reverses every five points, you are guaranteed to have more chances to serve than your opponent (remember the significance of 10 and 15 in the scoring). The points system rewards long rallies and large winning margins, as you get points for each hit, for each point won, and for each point of the winning margin.


Ping Pong ZX Spectrum Return the ball.
Ping Pong NES Title screen.
Ping Pong Amstrad CPC The CPU wins!
Ping Pong Amstrad CPC Game over

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Alternate Titles

  • "Smash Ping Pong" -- NES title
  • "Konami's Ping Pong" -- Title on Title Screen
  • "コナミのピンポン" -- Japanese Kanji title

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Critic Reviews

Amtix! Amstrad CPC Mar, 1986 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1990 81 out of 100 81
Commodore User Commodore 64 May, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1986 7.5 out of 10 75
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1986 66 out of 100 66
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Apr, 1986 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer ZX Spectrum Apr, 1986 Unscored Unscored


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Ad blurb error

The game's advertising (see contributed blurb) is written to directly imply that the computer serves first, when this is never the case.

Unofficial ports

There's an unofficial DOS port made with a MSX recompiler toolkit and the MSX version of Ping Pong. Despite the game's appearance, it's not released or endorsed by Konami, being just a fan-made port. It was released around the end of 1996.
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