Review Smash Table Tennis (Virtual Console / NES)
Smash Table Tennis delivers a backhand to your wallet.
Sometimes, you just have to wonder who at Nintendo is in charge of the Virtual Console game selection. Perhaps it's one of those people who, when unable to decide what to do, throws a dart at a dartboard with possible "options" on it in order to come to a decision. That almost has to...
About The Game
This speedy table tennis game was originally released only in Japan for the Famicom Disk System. Now, over 20 years later, it makes its European debut on Virtual Console!
Play against the CPU or a friend in a best-of-three table tennis showdown! The goal of the game is to reach a set amount of points while maintaining a two-point lead. If you can do this, you win the game. If you reach the set amount but the scores are tied, you go into "deuce" and have to score two points in a row to win.
Use the full range of controls – smash, lob, forehand and backhand – to beat your opponent and send the crowd wild. And look out for a special appearance by Donkey Kong Jr. in the audience!
Just treat yourself to a brand new table tennis set instead
Was this as bad as the other sports games?
This is probalby as bad as tennis.
I played the MSX version of this, and it failed to hold my interest very long.
It's a tad more advanced than Nintendo's Tennis, but not a whole lot, and there aren't exactly a whole slew of opponents to test your wits against. Then again, it's not like it has a whole lot of competition - maybe rabid Ping-pong fans will find it more interesting.
This game for MSX is awesome ! Really fantastic !
Why is there Diskun?
yay!!! a ping pong game 4 the nes. kool
This looks an awful lot like nes Tennis, and that's not a compliment. I'd rather invest in a real ping pong table instead. At least we're not getting it (for now, anyway). Hopefully NoA will give us a better imprt title instead.
@Bensei. Diskun's there because it's a Disk System game.
im a ping pong whore and ill buy anything ping pong. if this game comes out 4 NA. im getting it... but i hav a feeling its gona b a hanabi 4 europe.
so your saying that you want Ninty to deprive the few fans of this game?! How could you
I recently bought a real table tennis table set so i will never buy this or Family Table Tennis
This looks like it'll be very awesome, maybe better then all Mario games, Zelda games, and all those other ones.
Oh, and by the way, that was 100% sarcasm. This game will suck as much as a vacuum cleaner.
What motivated them to bring this over...?
Man, this game for sure is hardcore.
Whats the point in releasing these old sports games when superior versions exist on Wii Sports/Wii play?
The reason for putting out all of the old sports games is because that is what the VC service is about. I would rather them put out everything and let people choose what they want.
Smash Table Tennis, Wii Play Table Tennis, Family Table Tennis. Can't get enuf table tennis, now can we?
I would assume this game is good for a couple minutes of play.
like the little japanese voice..
i love imports
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