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Pony up - it’s Pong Toss time. Compete against your friends or the computer in this ultimate party-game favorite.

Play on a regulation table with up to four players. Make consecutive shots for the Fireball bonuses and Roll-Backs as you or your team try to dominate the table and reign as Pong Toss champs. In Speed Pong, up to three challengers can compete at the same time. Speed and strategy are the keys to this fast-paced game. Jack up your opponents by using a slew of power-ups that will slow them down. The first one who sinks the last cup wins it all. Be fast. Be furious. Be victorious.

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Posted by Corbie Dillard

Is Pong Toss the life of the party, or just another sobering WiiWare experience?

Before we start, it's worth noting that Pong Toss began life as "Beer Pong" but due to worries about references to alcohol, developer JV Games opted for a more family-friendly name and removed all the naughty drinks as well. We're sure Nintendo...

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CorbsAdmin

#1

Corbs said:

Now this I gotta see. The real question is..."how much beer do you have to drink before this game becomes fun?" :p

Terra

#3

Terra said:

Oh no. Just this is bad enough but a whole series? Things are gonna get worse soon for WiiWare.

P.S. I always new this would be compared to Major League Eating when i heard about this.

Lazer_Smooth

#4

Lazer_Smooth said:

Beer Pong is a blast. If they're giving you drinking time during the game, this will be awesome- and not anywhere near as messy as the real thing

TheBaconator

#6

TheBaconator said:

I can't wait to go over a 5 year old's house ask him what games he has and the first one he mentions is beer pong

strade32

#7

strade32 said:

why do they put this stuff on here. i am considering putting my parental control on just so i don't have too see this stuff.

AlexSays

#8

AlexSays said:

@ strade32- but the people in the video look like they're having fun. :p

@ Corbie- how many beers does it take to consider buying this?

strade32

#9

strade32 said:

maybe that's cause they were drunk. and the people making the commercial probably pay well.

Final_Starman

#10

Final_Starman said:

I think I agree with strade32.
In fact, the maker's of this game were probably drunk too so they thought of this bad idea in the drunken haze because they thought that since they liked it while they were drunk, and since they thought other people would be drunk, and drunk minds think alike, that the game would sell well because supposedly there would be a lot of drunk people out there wanting to do stupid drunk things.
Whew, that was a mouthful.

marvman3

#11

marvman3 said:

BEER PONG!!!!
A college student's dream!
We will drink while playn this game.
That'll defintely happen.
But for all ya peeps who don't play the actual real Beer Pong,
then don't get this.
It aint for you, it's meant for us "Jug Heads".
Rockn.

mr_niceguy

#12

mr_niceguy said:

^Fine, you have fun, but just so you know, you're not having my liver when your's is gone from playin' too much!

CanisWolfred

#14

CanisWolfred said:

this seems a bit pointless, now doesn't it? I mean, the premise seems more like a joke born out of sheer drunkedness rather than a premise for an actual game, if you ask me, so they probably aren't going to try too hard to make the game good. Not only that, but it seems like something that would get protested out the stores the moment it hit the shelves. I honestly think they are simply trying to push Nintendo's policies, because no other publisher would ever dream of publishing such a lackluster "idea". At least, that's what I think...

CanisWolfred

#16

CanisWolfred said:

I see they at least decided to change their name now, so it's a little less pointless. Still doesn't sound very fun though.

Final_Starman

#17

Final_Starman said:

Looking at the video, this game has nothing to do with beer! They were just so drunk at the time that they decided to put the word "beer" in the name of a video game and hope it would sell well to the people who think the word "beer" is funny. Well, they changed the name to "Pong Toss," so now even less copies will be downloaded!

StarDust4Ever

#19

StarDust4Ever said:

@final_starman: "I think I agree with strade32.
In fact, the maker's of this game were probably drunk.......Whew, that was a mouthful."

Only a drunk would use the word "drunk" 7 times in a single sentence :O
Although getting drunk can be quite entertaining, LOL :D

CyclopsScott

#21

CyclopsScott said:

It just really blows my mind that this is a simulation for throwing balls into cups. Really, I'm sure that for 8 bucks (the price of the download) you could hit up a dollar store and get some plastic cups and balls or something to toss, and play it for real. Unlike MLE (which is way way way more deep than I'd anticipated) this just is way basic seeming.

toaster

#23

toaster said:

Actually, while the game generally sucks..... It can be sorta fun in speed pong mode. However, I kinda commend them having the urge to put out a game targeted for the Adults. This one kinda flopped for the general public, for the 800 points it should have had... more "frat party games" instead of just one, how about 'quarters' when you bounce a quarter into the shot glass, or even some STAIR DIVING! lol (revenge of the nerds reference to the younger folks)

In closing, I think they took a descent idea for adults into a real poor finish, but having said that, sometime when I've had a few too many, I'll reload it and play it with a friend on speed mode, and see if i'm having any more fun that before.

2 out of 10..... (i give a one point increase to it's original 1/10 due to the designers taking time to think of something different and half-way fresh compared to the stuff you can find normally.)

Tabbyluigi

#24

Tabbyluigi said:

You can't really compare this to Major League Eating, Major is much better than this crap, but why is it selling so good, because people who have been drinking still think it is Beer Pong even though they changed the name, but still, I would rather buy than My Pokemon Ranch. I may even buy some day when I 've got points and there is nothing good out curently and i'm bored with other games.

Lando1

#25

Lando1 said:

Wow, this looks like one of the worst wii games ever made on the system

WiiMan192

#26

WiiMan192 said:

@Lando
Now equal to Midnight Bowling :p
I'm definitely never going to get this game (if it gets here, that is) :)
EDIT
It's coming here, alright... * falls off seat* OFLC rated... * cry*

Nintendork

#27

Nintendork said:

^excuse me, WHATTT?!?!?!? :O
First it gets universal disgust and they STLL rerelease it!?!?! :O :(

gameking23

#28

gameking23 said:

Appearently no one is paying attention that this game is totally shovelware! When will the developers wake up and realize we do NOT like it at all!

grimor

#29

grimor said:

3.5/5 Broken Wii-motes on the frustration meter
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Seemed cool, until I played it. I swear you can sink 10 shots in practice, do the exact same thing and miss the real one. This game gets real old, real fast.

Cost: 800 Worth: 200

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