developer: Reddoll Srl
publisher: Merge Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
VR Ping Pong Pro is a sports game simulating table tennis and was created for users of virtual reality glasses. The independent Italian development studio Reddoll Games, which specializes in VR technology, is responsible for the title. Production is a direct continuation of VR Ping Pong released in 2016. Developers have added new modes of play and locations to the sequel, and have significantly improved the three-dimensional design.
VR Ping Pong Pro is trying to be as faithful as possible to the table tennis tournament. The action is presented from the first person perspective. Players control a floating pallet as they try to bounce the balls that are approaching them. The title uses the standard ping-pong rules, which are subject to some modifications in the optional game variants. Thanks to the advanced physics of objects, the balls behave in a predictable and realistic way. So we can use a lot of tricks.
Matches are held in large, realistic arenas, featuring locations such as the arcade lounge, stadium or traditional Japanese garden, with tables in the centre. To make a tennis racket hits, we are using the gamepad or PlayStation Move (PlayStation 4) and HTC Vive (PC) controllers. Producers offer players a total of five difficulty levels.
VR Ping Pong Pro offers the possibility to play alone as well as with other players via the network. In the case of the first option, we can play a single match with a computer AI or take part in a long tournament, beating increasingly demanding opponents. The game also has several mini-games, allowing us to test different elements of the game, for example, focusing on the fastest and most accurate bouncing of the ball. In multiplayer mode you can use the standard 1v1 duel option or join a tournament.
VR Ping Pong Pro offers a realistic graphic design, with a large number of details, a good lighting system and interesting ambient designs. The title differs significantly from its predecessor, which had a very simple and minimalistic graphics. It is worth noting that players can change the appearance of palettes and balls, as well as modify the animations accompanying the rebounds or serves.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10