Posted on 7th May 2012 @ 9:36 AM
The good old classic game of Pong is a distant and wonderful memory to those of us who grew up playing one of the very first home video game systems. Mind you, it wasn't like
the game systems that followed, where you could swap out cartrdiges and play different games whenever you wanted to. No, Pong was just, well, Pong. It had one game built in, with 2 paddle style controllers. A sort of table tennis on the screen. But as much as it was lacking in graphics and game play options, it made up for it by being the very first home video game system. Those of us who had this amazing bit of gaming history when it was released can probably recall quite clearly the hours and hours spent in front of the TV trying to get the balls past the second played. You never grew tired of the game. It was a basic game, and a simple one, but it challenged us and showed as that we can actually play games on our TV systems.
Thanks to a developer named Filou, you can play this amazing old classic on your Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi or Nintendo 3DS systems with the R4 3DS and the downloadable homebrew games. New gamers probably won't remember this game, but they should take heart, and know that this is how our hobby all started. If for no other reason then to step back in time, you should all play this game immediately. The game is a free download and you can play it on any one of the r4 cards available for your game system. It's not one you should miss.
Just in case you don't know what Pong is all about, it's a simply game of paddles and a ball. Each player has to do their very best to get the ball past the oppsing players paddle, which is anywhere behind the paddle of the opponent on the game screen. Every time you can get it by, you score a point of course. And like any other game, the player with the most points, ends up winning the game. Sure, it's a simple premise and a simple game, but you have to have some skills and some practive to launch the ball at the opponent just right, in order to be able to score that point.
Visit our 3DS Homebrew section to download this game, and many others available here at http://www.r43ds.org