I had no idea what I was getting myself into with “Pong Pong Egg”. With a name like that, I was expecting… Well, an upgraded, possibly farm themed, version of “Pong”. Luckily, “Pong Pong Egg” got its inspiration somewhere else – it is a “Peggle” clone, but a cute one.
Games like “Peggle”, “Papa Pear Saga” and “Pong Pong Egg” are all based on Pachinko machines, which could be best described as a Japanese pinball of kinds, only without the bumpers. All you can do is aim and press or tap the action button and hope for the best as you watch the ball or fruit (or, in this case, a strangely bouncy and indestructible egg) bounce across the screen and off the obstacles it encounters along the way.
“Pong Pong Egg” is kitchen-based, so the rudimental story will have you collecting items needed for completing a recipe, and the place where the egg you have launched will ultimately end in is an egg holder, microwave, or a pan. When you make a particularly skillful move, you’ll be rewarded with a few bonus eggs that will help you clear the screen/collect the ingredients faster. There are several power-ups like chili peppers that set everything in their path ablaze, carrots that temporarily make the egg larger, pumpkin bombs and so on. And, finally, once you run out of moves, you lose a life.
That is all there is to “Pong Pong Egg”. It’s a simple – perhaps a bit too simple – copy of much more popular titles. Yet, it has a certain charm that comes with its simplicity and cute looks and sounds. It’s not a groundbreaking game by any means, but it knows what it is, and does it well.
The game requires iOS 7.0 to run, with the Android version coming soon.