Edited By AntiMatter Entertainment on 10/20/2003
Please don't let the word 'Pong' draw you away from this game. Now, I know Pong is almost the oldest game ever, and there have been countless remakes, rip-offs, and variations of the game, but this is not just Pong again. I'm not even a Pong fan. This is the reason I've made a Pong game, because I thought it would be a challenge to make a Pong game entertaining, to say the least. Well, I think I've succeeded as it's pretty popular at my school and with my friends.
This game isn't 8 MB for nothing. Pong Pack contains nine unique Pong games, each with their own set of rules, and they are all basically different games in their own right, despite the fact that they're all driven by a Pong engine. They are, in chronological order:
The player uses his/her paddle to deflect balls and prevent them from touching the bottom of the screen. There are several different coloured balls that affect the others on impact in a variety of ways. Also, you have the ability to use three slimes, which push balls that you're about to miss up to the top again. The game has a 'slime' theme and if you're lucky, a ball of slime will deflect a ball that you've missed.
Just like the old pong game, with some more things chucked in. Black holes randomly appear and suck the ball in, flinging it in a random direction. The sides of the play are also have orbs that produce beams of light, flicking the ball when it touches them. The aim, like the original, is to hit the opponent's side of the screen with the ball.
In this game, the player uses their paddle to deflect incoming alien lasers back at them. Any lasers that are missed hit the bottom of the screen and fire three other lasers upwards - lasers that actually hurt you! The game also features a boss with several attack methods and much more armour than standard alien ships.
The player must avoid falling meteors with their paddle, then quickly get behind them to absorb the valuable trails in order to get their points up to scratch. Survive 10 rounds and you are pitted against the major meteor - a large force of destruction.
A remake of one of the first games I ever made, in this game, the players have five planets each that they must protect from the other player's attempts to destroy them, with lasers, the ball, and random 'shooting star' events! Protecting your planets is a must, because the amount you have left at the end of each round determines how much score you recieve.
The player controls two paddles at the same time (both have the same controls, so you must move both at once), and must dodge deadly balls, while collecting ones that give you points. This game is tricky, and concentration is needed because it gradually gets faster.
Duck Hunt Pong-
The 'ball' is a targeting cursor that bounces around, and the player uses space to shoot anything under it. The aim is to shoot down ducks and gain points from them. Gore can be toggled, and there are neat-o special effects, such as feathers floating down from a blasted bird.
At the start of each round, fire is spewed out from a burning building's window, and must be extinguished via the water-made ball, or the powerful water cannon powerup. You can also get a ladder powerup to increase your paddle size. The aim is to stop people from being destroyed by the fires.
Each player has a king surrounded by blocks. The aim is to hit the enemy's king with anything at your disposal. The ball is a boulder from a catapult that is bounced around, which destroys blocks, and there are also random events such as a rogue archer that attacks the players, and powerups like the cannon powerup that fires cannonballs at the enemy's castle.
Each game that has a computer controlled opponent also has a two-player option to try and beat your friends at. Also, your score for each game is kept and you can always try to beat your previous record.
I hope you can find enjoyment in a genre that is all but dead in the entertainment sense, because I worked hard on this!
Screenshots can be found here:
PS. Sorry that it's hosted on WinSite, but I couldn't find anywhere else that let me upload an 8 MB file for free.
PPS. Special thanks to Mindstorms for downloadz.com... it hosts the screenshots!
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