MultiPonk for iPad
A simple idea, beautifully coded. A, must-have title for, the iPad.
MultiPonk for iPad Review
by on November 2, 2012
Like the Atari original, Febo’s modern take on Pong presents the player with a simple bat-and-ball setup, the idea being to move your paddle to deflect the ball and stop it from dropping behind you. The original pong was a crude version of tennis. Multiponk, on the other hand is more akin to a multiplayer pinball table.
Single players can opt to control one or two paddles simultaneously. Alternatively, four friends can huddle around the iPad and take a paddle on each side of the square play area.
You have three balls, or lives, and the object is simply to survive as long as possible and score as many points as possible before all three balls are lost. This is made difficult by the wealth of power-ups and obstacles that appear on the play area. Power ups include multi-balls, large balls, balls that suddenly gravitate to the sides, varying paddle sizes and so on. Obstacles include pegs that deflect the balls, pinball bumpers that send the balls ricocheting all over the place and even clouds that obscure your view.
It’s a simple idea but the controls are superb, the physics spot on and the graphics crisp. Multiponk is way more than the sum of its parts.
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