POING
POING 1.1
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3d-version of the classic video-game Pong.   Shareware ($16.00)
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  • Developer
    TDM Games
POING is a colorful 3d-version of the classic video-game "Pong". Choose from two game modes ("POING" and "Crazy POING"), eight different characters, four playing fields and play Championships and Tournaments, win cups and become the ultimate "POING"-champ. Play against the computer or in two player mode ("split-screen").

Realistic physics simulation, five different player strengths, four ballspeeds and three camera views make this a fun game to play.
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • New game mode "Crazy POING"
  • Mouse-control
  • Two more playing fields
  • Camera-zoom
  • Hall of Fame
  • Improved graphics
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2, G4/600MHz, 256 MB RAM, 16 MB VRAM.

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bedouin commented on 20 Mar 2007
Games that screw with my resolution after launching, and then cause me to resize my windows after quitting leave a bad taste in my mouth from the get go.
[Version 1.1]


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+158
Leo Spill commented on 20 Mar 2007
It's OK but but at $16, I'll hold off on purchasing.
If it were say $10 it might fair better as an 'impulse buy' but at $16 it's a tad expensive for what is only a tartied-up a one trick pony.

I would have liked a 'window mode' rather than always having to be hijacked from doing anything else.

The Demo is a hard sell between games and is annoying.

The characters while heavily sold are not viewable during the game or have any real difference between them - Which is a pity.

The camera angle should be able to tilt to Pong classic mode.
[Version 1.1]


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+58

Joel Mueller reviewed on 16 Dec 2005
The game has some pretty cute 3D characters like a duck. The game play is pretty good. The graphics are nice. The hard part is controlling your pong teammate with the keyword. I much preferred the old shuffle puck style of play with the mouse where you could move very quickly, as well as forward and backward to some extent.
[Version 1.0]

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tdmgames (developer) replied on 17 Dec 2005
Hi Joel,

thanks for the review. You are right, it's not too easy to handle with the keys, but the more you play the better it'll work.

The intention was indeed to make the game not too easy, because this is what we found is real fun: to improve. To lose at the beginning against a "bad" player and then, after some training be able to beat a real "strong" player. And it's real great to win a championship or tournament ;)

Try to put side on the ball and give it a more zig zag path by moving fast shortly before hitting the ball or even try to hit it with the edge...

So check out the different player strengths. This will help. Also try to break while moving. This will give you some more control.
You can also try another camera. I tested a lot and many test-players did too. And the way people play is often completely different.

I would very much appreciate any reviews, comments of other people!
One thing's for sure: There's nothing that can't be improved!
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Downloads:3,388
Version Downloads:2,020
Type:Games : Sports
License:Shareware
Date:20 Mar 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $16.00
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POING is a colorful 3d-version of the classic video-game "Pong". Choose from two game modes ("POING" and "Crazy POING"), eight different characters, four playing fields and play Championships and Tournaments, win cups and become the ultimate "POING"-champ. Play against the computer or in two player mode ("split-screen").

Realistic physics simulation, five different player strengths, four ballspeeds and three camera views make this a fun game to play.


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