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TONG is a game that is the result of mixing Tetris and Pong: for Windows or LINUX or GPX/Wiz or Wii Systems!

What is TONG?

Sometimes, the total is greater than the sum of the parts. Tetris and Pong are classics, addictive and unshakable from their places in gaming history.

TONG is the result of mixing the two, capitalizing on the essential qualities of each classic and adding new twists of its own to make an explosive chemical reaction out of it all.

 Why? Why play Tetris and Pong in the same place at the same time? It is weird, that's for sure. Tetris and Pong work different parts of your brain, parts that like to have your full attention to themselves. So right at first, TONG can seem a bit overwhelming. As it turns out, though, for all the zillions of variations and clones we've had of Pong and Tetris over the years, putting the two together actually makes the "twists" and "extras" make sense.

In Arkanoid, Break-out, Brick-out, etc, what are these blocks doing in the middle of a Pong game? In various Tetris clones, where do the new, non-four-block shapes come from and what's with the explosives and other bonuses? Well, when Pong and Tetris are going on simultaneously and in the same space, all that stuff and many more clever ideas suddenly aren't little novelties, they're sensible parts of a frantic game.

 The latest "official" release version 1.3 can be downloaded as:

    source code
    for all platforms
    SlackBuild script
    for Slackware Linux and compatible distributions
    Fedora Linux: 'yum install tong' (thanks Jaromir Capik!)

 Special biulds are also available for game consoles:

    Wii version
    playable via Homebrew Channel
    (handy packager here
    GP2X/Wiz version
    for open portable gaming devices

 Props to JduranMaster and -=STUCKIE=- for beating me to it, but I now have an "official", volume-enabled, game-menu-ready GP2X/Wiz port!

 The previous release version 1.0 can be downloaded as:

    source code
    for all platforms
    for Win32 (MS Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7/whatever)

Florian Forster has contributed Debian

    apt setup instructions
    (component is named "tong")
    "stable" binary
    "unstable" binary

Wart has contributed Fedora Core 4

    i386 RPM
    32-bit x86 binary
    x86-64 RPM
    64-bit x86 binary
    source RPM
    for any Fedora system

 TONG is (was?) also in the Games section of the Source Mage
GNU/Linux distribution.
 Packages are also available for FreeBSD
, Arch Linux
, and Gentoo
« Last Edit: February 09, 2015, 06:29:50 PM by Software Santa »


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