Pong Solitaire

by Steve Napierski to Games

Being the last scheduled Dueling Analogs “comic” for 2010, I decided to do something a little different. On the Games I’m Glad Were Never Made… poster there is one that never actually appeared on this site. It’s entitled Pong Solitaire. Now, this “game” gets a decent amount of laughs at the conventions. So I decided that it might be interesting to actual create the game the way I imagined it would be so that you guys could play it (If you are reading this from an external site or RSS feed, you are going to have to click here in order to play it). So I did. The only problem is I think it no longer qualifies to be under the label of “Games I’m Glad Were Never Made…” anymore.

If I don’t get a chance before then, I hope everyone has a wonderful New Years and I’ll see you in 2011!

Discussion (20)¬

  1. Eagle0600
    Eagle0600 says:
    December 30, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    I made something like this once, except that you got points for every bounce off the wall. That, and I used neon green :P

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      December 30, 2010 at 12:26 am #

      See for me, the “Final Time” at the end which is your real score is also a “You Wasted This Much of Your Life Playing This” timer, as well.

      • Anonymous
        Anonymous says:
        December 30, 2010 at 12:46 am #

        Agreed. In this game, your primary enemy isn’t the wall. It’s boredom!

  2. David Herbert
    David Herbert says:
    December 30, 2010 at 1:39 am #

    Great, now I’m addicted to this game.

  3. H3xx
    H3xx says:
    December 30, 2010 at 3:33 am #

    FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!! This game is infuriating. It kicked my ass in 15 seconds.

  4. Midiman
    Midiman says:
    December 30, 2010 at 4:34 am #

    okay, so pong solitaire doesn’t exist in the way you made it, with a timer and all. However, loads of old Pong computers were shipped with 6 games on it, one of em being squash where 1 player (or 2 could play as well) was just trying to keep the ball in play

  5. Jarrett
    Jarrett says:
    December 30, 2010 at 5:34 am #

    I can lose in 7 seconds wooo!

  6. PopeMichael
    PopeMichael says:
    December 30, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    It’s predictable. The first three moves are middle, middle, top…

  7. Randomgamerdude
    Randomgamerdude says:
    December 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    This is like a Pong training center. Like Tennis practice where you hit the ball against the wall.

  8. Thunderclaw
    Thunderclaw says:
    December 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Yay, I survived for 57 seconds before losing!

  9. SmartAzz
    SmartAzz says:
    December 31, 2010 at 12:07 am #

    Pretty good, but it would be really cool if there were some little targets or blocks to smash as well as just the back wall. POW! SMACK! Yeah, that’d be AWESOME!

  10. Gamegeneral
    Gamegeneral says:
    December 31, 2010 at 3:43 am #

    You know, I saw Leela playing something similar on her little wrist thingy in one of the recent Futurama episodes.
    I mean, pong against as wall is pong against a wall, but still :P

    • rob
      rob says:
      December 31, 2010 at 11:09 am #

      Yeah I just saw that same thing last night right after I played this too.

  11. Capt. Freeman
    Capt. Freeman says:
    December 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    I got 32 seconds!

  12. gt
    gt says:
    December 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    i made it just short of 5 minutes before getting bored and letting myself lose

  13. Chris
    Chris says:
    December 31, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    I just cracked the one-minute mark. Count it!

  14. Christian
    Christian says:
    January 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    The only winning move is not to play.

  15. MrMiyamoto
    MrMiyamoto says:
    January 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Sorry, you didn’t invent Solitaire Pong. The 1976 Coleco Telstar Pong home system had a “handball” mode that’s essentially the same. You can check out an old commercial for it here that shows that you only missed the invention date for this game by 34 years or so ^_^: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lShU4eM8VI

  16. Awesome66
    Awesome66 says:
    January 3, 2011 at 12:39 am #

    fuck…. what drove u to this madness to create such an evil experiment!? lol…… omg…. this is just……. sweet

  17. DynamiteJonez
    DynamiteJonez says:
    January 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Is this sponsored by Forrest Gump?