How come Atari did come out with this version of Pong way back when? Apptouch games combined the basic air hockey with the visual aesthetics of pong to create Pong Galaxy, a free arcade game out now on iOS and Android.
Pong Galaxy opens in a top down mode on a screen resembling a pong version of an air hockey table. You must save humanity by forcing a white peppermint lifesaver looking disc off your opponent’s end of the screen by shooting it with laser light blips. Your shots travel to the halfway point of the screen so creativity comes into play when guiding the disc past your opponent. The disc bounces off the walls like it would in air hockey.
Characters/species include Humans, Grays, Sirians, Ciakers and Crabs each represented with a different ship design. The background music sounds like they lifted it out of the version of BattleStar Gallactica staring Katee Sackoff as Starbuck. Pong Galaxy allows you to play against the computer or with your friends. So far the Pong Galaxy seems pretty fun. We are down one game to two to the computer.
Pong Galaxy Free iOS Arcade Game Download
Pong Galaxy Free Android Game Download