Percentile Rank

Pong Quest is ranked in the 13th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

57

Top Critic Average

11%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Nintendojo
C-
C-
May 26, 2020

A unique game that mixes dungeon crawling with classic Pong gameplay but quickly becomes dull.

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Scored Reviews

Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 25, 2020

Pong Quest overachieves and winds up delivering a top-notch game of Pong while also paying tribute to and expanding upon dungeon-crawling RPG tropes.

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Game Informer
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
May 18, 2020

While unique twists on the Pong formula make battles enjoyable at first, the repetition quickly wears on the experience

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Video Chums
7.1 / 10.0
7.1 / 10.0
May 8, 2020

PONG Quest is a delightful game that masterfully combines retro gameplay with a dungeon crawling RPG formula. It may not have the most stylish visuals or long-lasting gameplay yet it remains a highly enjoyable and charming take on a timeless classic.

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GBAtemp
7 / 10.0
Daisy May

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2020

PONG Quest is a surprisingly solid PONG game, but not a solid RPG game. It's a fun experience that I'd have trouble recommending if it wasn't only $15. If you're looking to burn a few hours during the quarantine, you could do a lot worse than PONG Quest.

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WayTooManyGames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2020

I never thought a mix between PONG and a dungeon crawler would work, but PONG Quest proved me wrong. It’s a fun and accessible little game with a fun gameplay loop and lots of unlockables, but this is definitely best enjoyed in smaller doses.

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Use a Potion
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 16, 2020

PONG Quest mixes the classic PONG formula with RPG gameplay – it sounds like a weird mix, but it actually makes for a pleasantly enjoyable experience. Sure, it can get a little repetitive in places and the visuals are a bit too simple in design, but it still has this undeniable charm that’ll keep you hooked in until the very end of your quest. Who would’ve thought that PONG could make such a quirky yet fun return to player’s screens in 2020?

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IGN Italy
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
May 3, 2020

Pong Quest is an interesting concept that really shines when played along with your friends: despite the lack of variety and depth, this reinterpretation of a legendary brand can be a really fun game to be played in local multiplayer.

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TechRaptor
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2020

Pong Quest  brings back fond memories of Atari's roots, but this simplistic package doesn't have the depth or complexity to stun modern audiences.

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Pure Nintendo
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 15, 2020

Considering their amazing catalog, I'm not sure why Atari keeps trying to make 1972's Pong relevant for modern gamers. Pong Quest is a clever, valiant run at it, aided by solid controls and some decent multiplayer life. But it's still just Pong, and the game is at its best when they help you forget that.

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ThisGenGaming
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2020

Pong Quest adds an interesting dungeon crawling twist to the classic title but doesn’t do enough to make itself a must play.

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33bits
55 / 100
55 / 100
Apr 30, 2020

PONG Quest is a curious and even interesting idea, but as important as having an ingenious idea is knowing how to carry it out. And in this game that is not achieved properly. It's always a pity that potential is wasted, although its single-player mode can offer hundreds of crazy games against the CPU, and its multiplayer mode can give some healthy laughs and good fights between human blades, despite not having much depth in this aspect either.

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God is a Geek
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2020

Pong Quest has real heart and soul, it just hasn't been properly thought through, and that's a shame, as the flimsy story is genuinely likeable

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Gameblog
4 / 10
4 / 10
May 14, 2020

PONG Quest seems a first like a nice mix between the old-school Pong matches and the rogue-lite/dungeon crawler genres. But thanks to generic and random dungeons, too much randomness and a useless length, the old fans of old might not see the end of its five stages, and mandatory grinding. Too bad, because some fights were worth the trip.

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Nintendo Life
4 / 10
4 / 10
May 20, 2020

Sparsely laid out, mechanically simplistic, and generally a bit of a bore to play, PONG Quest fails to do anything meaningful with this most neglected of gaming properties. The adventuring element is paper-thin, and even the game of bat-and-ball at the heart of its battle system feels flat and lifeless. As always with Pong, local multiplayer is your best bet for fun, but there's little that's fresh about that.

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SECTOR.sk
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
May 14, 2020

This is very inconvincible experiment with classic PONG game. With boring Quest mode and empty multiplayer.

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RPGamer
2 / 5.0
2 / 5.0
Jun 18, 2020

The problem with Pong Quest on a whole is that for a crossover, it doesn’t lean heavily enough into RPGs to be interesting for RPGamers, and by the other side of it, you can only play so much Pong before it gets stale.

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NintendoWorldReport
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
May 16, 2020

When I wasn't bored with the lack of substance to this game, I was aggravated by every enemy encounter and the core battle mechanics. When the best part of the game is the classic local multiplayer Pong experience from nearly 50 years ago, that should say a lot about the quality of the game. If you really want to play the original Pong on Switch, that should be the only reason you should be picking up this title.

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