Konami's Ping Pong [Model GX555]

The Arcade PCB by Konami Industry Co., Ltd.

Konami's Ping Pong [Model GX555] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Konami's Ping Pong © 1985 Konami.


Konami's Ping Pong is a playable if simplistic Table Tennis simulation for one or two players. Ping Pong offers three different types of shot; Top spin, Back Spin and Smash. The actual gameplay centers on shot timing and shot choice, with the players' bats moving automatically to track the movement of the ball.

In the single player mode, the player can opt to play the game on any one of five different skill levels.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Game ID : GX555

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SN76496 (@ 2.304 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Konami's Ping Pong was released in June 1985.

This game features Penguin (later renamed Pentarou) in the title screen and as a spectator. He is the main character in Antarctic Adventure and Penguin Adventure on the MSX and also appeared in many other Konami titles like the Parodius and Game Master series.

PORTS

CONSOLES:
Nintendo Famicom Disk japan (may.30, 1987) "Smash Ping Pong [Model FMC-PPN]"
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] japan (nov.25, 2008) Famicom Disk version
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] europe (jul.17, 2009) Japanese Famicom Disk version : import game, as "Smash Table Tennis"

COMPUTERS:
europe Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1985)
MSX (JP] (may.1985) "Konami no Ping Pong [Model RC731]"
MSX europe (1985) "Konami's Ping Pong [Model RC731]"
europe Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1986) "Konami's Ping Pong"
europe Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1986) "Konami Coin-Op Hits"
usa Commodore C64 europe (1986)
europe Amstrad CPC (1986)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

Page last modified on November 04, 2013