Conclusion: The complete lack of a career mode and any sort of minigame doesn’t give any appeal to the game, and with no online support, one would hope to have friends over to ever enjoy this game fully. Nothing new and in fact worse looking than its predecessor, or more specifically its non-mutated brother, Rockstar Table Tennis for the Wii is a fine addition for those who’ve never owned it, but almost a waste for those of us who have.
Conclusion: That said, it's still fun for the more hardcore gamers out there, and it's a great way to get non-gamers into video games. Essentially, Family Table Tennis is a cheap, enjoyable multiplayer game -- if that's what you're looking for, then this is a title you should definitely think about downloading.
Excerpt: When Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis originally hit the Xbox 360 nearly a year and a half ago, it offered a stripped-down and serious-minded ping-pong experience that backed up its breakneck gameplay with a sweaty, realistic presentation. What it lacked in features, it made up for with focus and intensity. On paper, Table Tennis on the Wii is a no-brainer.
Pros: Three different, functional control schemes, Great sound design
Cons: Motion controls fail to make the gameplay more tactile, Short on gameplay modes, Presentation feels indistinct
Excerpt: Has it ever been fashionable to like Table Tennis? In this country sports tend to fall in and out of popularity, so one minute everyone loves football, then Cricket, then Golf, then Tennis, before everyone decides all sports bar football are boring and not worth bothering with. Still, big sporting events and a few brief weeks in the limelight can't be bad for the sports in question.
Wii Review - 'Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis'
7 February 2008
Summary: Feel the unmatched speed and intensity of the real-life sport with an authentic physics engine and intuitive gameplay that mimics the exhilarating experience found in international competition.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It's a missed opportunity, and it's saying something that tennis on Wii Sports is a far better example of how to do things for the machine. The game shouldn't have been ported over - it should have been rebuilt. Maybe some of the subtleties of the balancing may have been lost in the refurb, but it would have resulted in a game actually made for the Wii, not one crowbarred in to ill effect.