Ninja Pong review (iPod/iPhone)October 29, 2011
♫ “Haru: Sensei, you called me a ninja.
Sensei: Yes, I guess I did.”
10 word description: Bounce ninjas across the screen using a pong style paddle.
10 word review: Addictive, polished, pretty and predictably loaded with in app purchases.
You will like this if you enjoy: Casual games. Colourful, easy-to-learn games. Ninjas.
The good news: It’s very polished, has great graphics and simple, addictive gameplay. Performance is very smooth (at least on my 4th gen iPod Touch) and there’s a general feeling of high quality all over the game.
The bad news: There’s only the default control option (finger on or just under the paddle). Where’s relative touch or an option to use the sides of the screen? Tilt, even? Not everyone will want those options, but not everyone will prefer the default over all of those. IAPs, yet again. They’re like a virus, or a curse. I know I can ignore them, I’d just prefer it if they weren’t there at all.
Arcadelife verdict: Very good game, spoiled a bit (for me) by the long list of additional stuff that can be bought with real money. At least one item can only be bought with real money. Apart from that, great fun and really nice graphics.
Arcadelife rating: 85/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
Ninja Pong website link