Color Pong

The fu­ture of Pong is fi­nally here!

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Free From Pallavi Kalyanam, pallavi.vi­jayanathan.com Made for iPhone, iPad, Ap­ple Watch, Ap­ple TV Needs iOS 10.1 or later As the name im­plies, Color Pong is a clone of sorts of the Atari ar­cade clas­sic that you can pur­chase once and play on all of your non-Mac Ap­ple de­vices — in­clud­ing Ap­ple TV and Ap­ple Watch. That sounds like a pretty great deal con­sid­er­ing the app is free, but the experience isn’t quite ideal when play­ing from your wrist.

Al­though Watch own­ers play against the app — there’s no two-player mode — turn­ing the Dig­i­tal Crown moves both pad­dles at the same time. This isn’t a prob­lem in and of it­self, but some­times the ball ac­ci­den­tally bounces off the net in­stead, not to men­tion it moves a tad too slow.

Sadly, the game­play is also hin­dered by choppy frame rates, but at least there are some ba­sic sound ef­fects to spice things up a bit. There’s noth­ing new here, and we’ve cer­tainly seen bet­ter Pong im­i­ta­tors for Ap­ple Watch, but it’s hard to ar­gue with free.

The bot­tom line. Choppy, buggy game­play mars an oth­er­wise de­cent take on an ar­cade clas­sic, now in color.

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