Top Critic Average
A unique game that mixes dungeon crawling with classic Pong gameplay but quickly becomes dull.
While unique twists on the Pong formula make battles enjoyable at first, the repetition quickly wears on the experience
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.
Review in Italian | Read full review
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.
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.
Review in French | Read full review
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.