If Forrest Gump had an iPhone, then World Cup Table Tennis would surely be the first game he would download.
This excellent iPhone ping pong simulation sees you take on the World in a knockout tournament. The graphics and ball physics in World Cup Table Tennis are the best you'll find in any iPhone ping pong game, with realistic ball movement and spin, and sound effects that make you feel like you're in a school sports hall.
The controls in World Cup Table Tennis are incredibly easy. You can touch anywhere on the screen and move your finger to control the paddle, though I found it easier to hold the paddle itself because then you can see more.
I found the tournament mode a little disappointing. There are only three rounds to play, and each is only a single game of the first to 11 points. As such, after a bit of practice you'll find it pretty easy to win the tournament time and again. The full version of World Cup Table Tennis boasts more fun, including an Arcade mode, where you knock the ball against a wall, scoring points for hitting targets that appear, and a top-down multiplayer mode.
Despite its rather limited tournament mode, World Cup Table Tennis is as enjoyable, addictive and realistic as any ping pong sim you'll find for iPhone.
- Games are now full length
- Three international competitors, including some of the highest ranked countries in the world