A unique game that mixes dungeon crawling with classic Pong gameplay but quickly becomes dull.
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.
This is very inconvincible experiment with classic PONG game. With boring Quest mode and empty multiplayer.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
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.
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.
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?
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.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
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.