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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

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  • Summary: Create your very own Ping Pal based on your own individual style by choosing from thousands of different options. Then, trade, play games, discover secret code words, and share your Ping Pal with your friends to earn Coins and unlock cool new items that make your Ping Pal really zing. FindCreate your very own Ping Pal based on your own individual style by choosing from thousands of different options. Then, trade, play games, discover secret code words, and share your Ping Pal with your friends to earn Coins and unlock cool new items that make your Ping Pal really zing. Find and collect all the hottest gear for your Ping Pal. Only one Ping Pals game is needed to start playing and chatting. Play games and chat with up to 16 of your friends at the same time. Thousands of different items to customize your Ping Pal. Swap and trade gear with your friends to collect the coolest stuff for your Ping Pal. Play mini-games (like Hot Potato, Doodle, Top Ten, Pick a Number and Solo Chat), solo or with up to 16 of your friends, to earn valuable Coins that you can use to unlock new items. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 14 out of 17
  1. The variety in creating your Ping Pal is immense and chatting with your friends hasn’t been this fun since AIM.
  2. Chatting with Ping Pals is completely functional, but manually typing text gets annoying quickly, and the more intuitive and fun drawing feature is simply inferior to "PictoChat."
  3. The biggest flaw here is conceptual -- Ping Pals has been rendered nearly useless with the superior PictoChat (as far as the messaging features go, anyway), and the shallow games do nothing to really boost the game.
  4. Five mini-games aside, there’s no real gameplay value here.
  5. If you're older than 10, spend your money elsewhere.
  6. 20
    Ping Pals is like paying for a trial sample of chips, you get the same thing, but you paid for it.
  7. All things considered, there's absolutely no reason to even contemplate the purchase of Ping Pals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 12 out of 21
  1. MartinM.
    Mar 14, 2005
    10
    I enjoy this "game" not so much for the chatting (it's nearly impossible to find someone to chat with) but for the Top Ten mini-game, I enjoy this "game" not so much for the chatting (it's nearly impossible to find someone to chat with) but for the Top Ten mini-game, which is actually quite challenging, and for the customizable Pals. If I could find someone to chat with, it would rock. Expand
  2. JosephG.
    Apr 3, 2005
    10
    I think this game is great and would be better if i could fig someone to chat and play the several mini games on it!
  3. Feb 13, 2013
    10
    Seriously the greatest game of all time! I don't know what all these people giving Ping Pals a bad review are talking about; I think they areSeriously the greatest game of all time! I don't know what all these people giving Ping Pals a bad review are talking about; I think they are joking or trying to mislead you. If you are considering buying this game, DO IT! It is worth so much more than the prices I see it selling for. This game is better than Far Cry 3, Zelda Ocarina of Time, Pokemon, Halo, Metroid, and the entire Call of Duty franchise combined. No joke! It's seriously so much fun. You can chat with your friends if they are in range for you, and that isn't even the best part! You can customize your avatar with dresses and similar articles of clothing! SOMETIMES THEY EVEN HAVE SPECIAL DRESSES IF YOU STAY UP UNTIL MIDNIGHT!!! How cool is that!! There is also many minigames that will make you scream for more if you have to put your DS down! I hope that everybody gets a chance to play this fantastic and godly game, that has been sent down from the very heavens above. I will never need to buy another video game again, because I have Ping Pals!!!!!! Woooo!!!! Collapse
  4. Clay
    Jul 22, 2006
    2
    Anymore I see this game going for $15 at EB Games and GameStop and other specialty stores. How does this sound? I bought the game for $3 at Anymore I see this game going for $15 at EB Games and GameStop and other specialty stores. How does this sound? I bought the game for $3 at K-Mart. That's about all it's worth, because the minigames that can be played with this you can play with a pen and paper. A few pens and a pack of paper costs about $3. It's also a chatting application, but who's gonna use that when there's a chat program built into the DS? Simply put, Ping Pals is one of the dumbest ideas for a game. Expand
  5. AB
    Jan 3, 2005
    0
    I spent more time wondering why I bought it than actually playing it.
  6. DamianS.
    Nov 19, 2005
    0
    Probably one of the most useless games ever created.
  7. Ace:)
    Sep 20, 2006
    0
    The FIRST game I got on DS, I got it for free when I bought the DS a long, long, time ago. As I played it.. It just felt sorta The FIRST game I got on DS, I got it for free when I bought the DS a long, long, time ago. As I played it.. It just felt sorta time-consuming.. endless hours playing mini-games that suck. A lot. I only played it for so long because it was the only game I got.. And I had already beaten the Metroid Prime demo 500000000 times. It MIGHT have been better if it had Wifi, so we can caht over wifi.. That would be cool. But my phone is more entertaining. And I have aim on meh phone. yeah. awesomeness. Plus, more games with horrible graphics than this title. Hey, ive boguht more games on my phone than this game is WORTH! Expand

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