Retro Pong-Gaming Goodness Comes to the Apple Watch via ‘A Tiny Game of Pong’

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You kids and your fancy Apple Watches. In my day, we had to buy a Pong game console, hook it up to our black and white televisions, set our TV to channel 3, and hope we could find a second player. All it takes nowadays is an Apple Watch and un-sticky Digital Crown to play Pong whenever and wherever you want!

Retro Pong Goodness Comes to the Apple Watch via 'A Tiny Game of Pong'

A Tiny Game of Pong App Store Page:

A Tiny Game of Pong brings the classic ‘70s game to your Apple Watch. Compete with friends for high scores in endless arcade mode, or try to beat your opponent in a classic, first to three, match. Featuring: responsive Digital Crown controls, two unique game modes, Game Center integration, and ten custom theme colors; A Tiny Game of Pong is sure to bring back a little nostalgia to your heart.

The free app, from developer Matt Weichec, allows player to play an endless game of Pong against a computer controlled opponent, using the Watch’s Digital Crown to move a paddle left and right across the screen. A $0.99 in-app purchase offers ten custom color schemes, (that match color options for the silicone bands Apple sells for the Watch), plus, it includes a classic playoff mode – one versus one against an AI opponent in a match where the first player to three wins.

FEATURES:

  • Responsive Analog Controls – turn the Digital Crown to move your paddle.
  • Two Unique Game Modes – endless Arcade and Classic playoff mode.
  • Compete with friends for high scores with Game Center integration on Apple Watch.
  • Personalize your game to your Apple Watch band style with ten theme colors.
  • Plays standalone without iPhone.
  • FREE for a limited time!

The game plays wonderfully on the Watch, and hopefully will inspire other developers to bring more games from a simpler time in gaming to the device. A pleasant side effect of playing Pong on your Apple Watch is that it will keep your Digital Crown limber, and possibly prevent the “stickiness” some users report while using the Digital Crown. (No guarantees.)

A Tiny Game of Pong is available free in the App Store for the Apple Watch. (A $0.99 in-app purchase unlocks a second mode, as well as ten custom color schemes.) [GET IT HERE]

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