|Posted by SheldonRandoms on October 27, 2017 at 9:35 PM|
eShop Guru SheldonRandoms here, and today, I'm going to be tossing balls into cups off the wall in Super Ping Pong Trick Shot. Two entries of the Ping Pong Trick Shot series were previously seen on the 3ds eShop, but now this ping pong ball has tricked shot onto the Switch eShop. I'm going to see if I can land a ball into a cup and take a sip of apple juice of glory, or will I miss the cup and it'll fall into some void? Let's toss these ping pong balls!
If you've ever played a game of trick shot, then you'll have an understanding on how this will play, except with this trick shot, it takes place in this vast place with platforms and others objects...and cups of course! The ping pong balls can be tossed into cups with four control options, button controls with the joy cons attached to the switch or separated, touch controls that is akin to controls you'd expect from a mobile device, and gyro controls, where you aim and swing with a joy con to determine the force of power in your throws. My preference would personally be the button controls, as they are more accurate compared to the other control methods, however, they still work out well once you get used to them. In each level, it might seem like a wall is blocking your path, but with a push of the camera button, perhaps a different angle can help you sink in ping pong balls.
Single player has most of the cups in this title to toss ping pong balls into. Challenge mode has 80 levels for you to trick shot a set amount of balls into a white cup to clear the main mission of each stage. Main missions are usually toss one (or sometimes a couple more) ball into the white cup, but to add a bit more challenge, each level has three sub missions, which you don't have to do to clear the stage, but are usually ways to make you trick shot in different ways, sometimes into harder to reach cups. As levels go on, they'll start to introduce more objects and ways to block your path, and if you're having trouble clearing a stage, you could always skip a level and pick one to do in any order, although when looking at all the levels, they'll start to look the same and feel kinda dull and a bit tedious.
The other main single player mode is score attack, which has you tossing a certain amount of balls into a cup to rev up a high score. The layout of score attack is pretty much challenge mode, except the colors are different and the tune is different, it contains all levels from challenge mode without the main and sub missions. To get a higher score, sinking in balls will start up a chain bonus, which goes away if you miss with the next shot.
If you have someone to play with, there also exists a 2 player vs. mode, which has both players aiming to get as many balls into the cup(s) within 60 seconds, whoever has the most will be the victor. While there may be only 10 stages compared to the 80 levels in single player, all the stages in vs. were designed to better suit this battle of the trick shots, with some characteristics that can give you an advantage! After a certain amount of time, an item box will appear, toss a ball at it and it'll grant you a power up, which can block your opponent's field of throwing or vision, to giving you more balls to toss at once.
All and all, Super Ping Pong Trick Shot landed in a cup of apple juice, but the apple juice overall tasted decent. While it offers value in terms of having 80 levels of trick shots with sub missions and score attack to add more depth, especially if you have a friend to play with, it'll feel a bit repetitive with it's visuals that feel just bland. If you enjoy some ping pong trick shots, for what it is, it's worth the price of cups and ping pong balls you would need to play this game in real life.
I give Super Ping Pong Trick Shot 6 ping pong balls out of 10!
Cost on the eShop: $4.99
Memory used: 255MB
Review code provided by: STARSIGN