I suck at table tennis. Like, it’s embarrassing.
I’m alright at serving, and I can usually return, but if anyone smashes at all or puts any spin on the ball, I fold faster than a laundry robot. I still like the idea of table tennis, though, which is why I’m glad we have video-game versions.
And Table Tennis Touch, which is out now for all of your iOS devices, is easily the best one I’ve ever played.
Table Tennis Touch has pretty graphics, simple controls, a lot of variety, and all the options you need to make yourself comfortable. If you’re not working on your career by competing in tournaments, you have a lot of minigames you can play for fun and experience.
The side games include a mode that has you return balls into specific zones and a pretty fun version of bowling that has you knocking as many pins over as you can within a time period. Succeeding helps you unlock more games and gives you valuable practice.
It’s easily the best table-tennis game I’ve ever played.
You can also play quick games against computer opponents, and they all have their own personalities. Some are power players, some just love spin, and others are more rounded. You get to know the “characters,” and you know what to expect when they come up in the rotation.
It’s crazy immersive, and the game is an all-around impressive achievement.
| Table Tennis Touch by Yakuto Industries ($3.99)|
The good: Great graphics, lots of variety, and it makes me feel like I’m actually good at table tennis.
The bad: You have to complete tournaments in one sitting, and they take a little while.
The verdict: If you don’t like table tennis, this game may convert you. It’s that good.
Buy from App Store – Yakuto