Your Sinclair

Ping Pong

Publisher: The Hit Squad
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

Published in Your Sinclair #50

Ping Pong

At this rate, pretty well every game that's ever been released will be out on budget. Ping Pong dates from 1986, but its exhumation is very welcome.

The name says it all really. Two bats, a ball and a table. The bats float eerily above the table, a little like their mammalian namesakes, with no visible means of support, and can perform about five different shots. The graphics are about what you'd expect. Green, basically. The sound is quite elaborate, though - an impressive title tune and plenty of audience participation during the match.

Despite it all, Ping Pong is great fun to play. The concept of hitting a small ball across a table lots of times proves to be very absorbing. The only trouble is that the computer tends to play too predictably, so you might be better off finding a friend to compete with.