Summary: It seems like Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis would be a perfect fit on the Nintendo Wii, but the ugly graphics and bad control make this port extremely difficult to recommend. This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games. This specific product, however, came straight from a PR guy for the purposes of being reviewed!
Excerpt: There are very few sports that I could really describe myself as "good at." But table tennis is one I am particularly awful at. So perhaps it is with twisted masochistic desire that I never pass up a chance to play the game.
Summary: This game is outstanding, and is a good amount cheaper than
most third party Xbox 360 titles. This is an excellent exclusive title from
Rockstar and shows that Table Tennis can be a widely appreciated sport. The
graphics are outstanding, and really show the power of the system already
utilizing, bringing outstanding character models to the Xbox 360.
Excerpt: When Rockstar announced that they were going to create a Table Tennis game, everyone was quite surprised. At least, I was, since here is a company renowned for violent stuff like Grand Theft Auto and Postal making a sports game that’s quite tame really. But, they chose a sport that’s quite simple, nailed it as best they could, and relied on their very high reputation to sell it, and so we have Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis, the best Table Tennis game you’ve ever...
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.
Summary: Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis may be a bit of a surprise release from Rockstar but it's one that doesn't fail to meet the high quality we've come to expect from them, the price may seem a little steep at first sight for a Table Tennis game without a create a player or a career mode and without support for more than two players in the offline and online multiplayer modes, but with the price being as low as £25 when shopping around it's actually a budget price for...
Summary: Table Tennis is a well-constructed budget title with a tangible addictive element, pretty graphics and an amazing dedication to the virtual portrayal of the sport – with the exception of crucial character movement issues. If not for this fact, the title may have been the truest conversion of a sport to a video game yet; as it is, it still definitely falls short, and despite Rockstar’s small-budget overachievement the title can’t be recommended to all.
Pros: It's ping-pong!
Cons: Controls become unresponsive later in the game