pingpong ball cannon
August 28, 2003 8:54 AM   Subscribe

Use the Ping-Pong ball cannon to shoot Ping-Pong balls into the goldfish bowls. If you shoot a Ping-Pong ball into two different bowls, you will win a pet goldfish software program!
posted by crunchland (27 comments total)
Cute game, but SO difficult. Like an actual carny game in that respect, I suppose.
posted by jonson at 9:02 AM on August 28, 2003

Exactly, jonson. I was just saying "it can't be done!" when one of the balls went in. So then I wasted another ten minutes trying to get two in at once. Now I'm sure that that can't be done. It simply can't.
posted by soyjoy at 9:06 AM on August 28, 2003

I did it. I had to get some lucky bounces, though. I'm not sure you can shoot it straight in.
posted by jpoulos at 9:12 AM on August 28, 2003

jpoulos, you're deluding yourself. Didn't you just hear me say it can't be done?
posted by soyjoy at 9:22 AM on August 28, 2003

i got two in the first 3 games in a row that i played?!
posted by glenwood at 9:22 AM on August 28, 2003

Can't get two in one game either. Annoying. Going back to my snail game now.
posted by widdershins at 9:24 AM on August 28, 2003

I won a goldfish!

A really boring goldfish. But hey.
posted by Skot at 9:25 AM on August 28, 2003

I did it on level 8. But then I spaced out and I didn't get my program. Bah.
posted by Katemonkey at 9:25 AM on August 28, 2003

I too am a winner. Took me like 20 times to do it.
posted by thirteen at 9:26 AM on August 28, 2003

Righteous. I got two in the *same* bowl - is that good for anything?
posted by gleuschk at 9:28 AM on August 28, 2003

Nope, cuz I did too, and all I got is this stupid t-shirt.
posted by pizzasub at 9:30 AM on August 28, 2003

I got it on the first try, which was apparently a lucky accident, because I haven't won since.
posted by bshort at 9:32 AM on August 28, 2003

You're not going to believe me, but in Game 1, I got two ping-pong balls in the bowls in just the first three shots.

I want those two minutes back.
posted by bwg at 9:33 AM on August 28, 2003

Try shooting repeatedly (i.e. don't wait for the previous ball to settle) - that way it is easier to get the (indeed boring) pet goldfish program.
posted by magullo at 9:47 AM on August 28, 2003

Hmm... I'm with soyjoy. All of you people who got two in on the first try suck.
posted by jonson at 9:49 AM on August 28, 2003

Didn't render, then crashed Safari. Java sucks - I'll wait for Friday Flash.
posted by nicwolff at 9:57 AM on August 28, 2003

Yeah, damn that java for not anticipating the release of a browser that some day 2% of surfers would use.

I'm finding Safari a bitch to code for, and while I've enjoyed using it, I'm beginning to think that maybe it isn't everyone else's fault.
posted by jpoulos at 10:03 AM on August 28, 2003

First two shots - two bowls. Yes! Now trying to see how big I can grow the goldfish. RSI beckons.
posted by carter at 10:23 AM on August 28, 2003

Nice, but my heart will always be with Spaced Penguin!
posted by neilkod at 10:28 AM on August 28, 2003

I got the goldfish. Big whoop.
posted by ashbury at 11:01 AM on August 28, 2003

I got my goldfish, and I think it's neat. So there.

Oh, cripes, did you see that there were levels? I could barely do the first one.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 11:30 AM on August 28, 2003

Wow, I'd forgotten how much fun that little penguin is. Thanks, neilkod.
posted by gleuschk at 11:39 AM on August 28, 2003

Be careful not to feed your goldfish too much, people. Just sayin'.
posted by Galvatron at 12:07 PM on August 28, 2003

Yes, because we all know what that can lead to...

(Great game crunchland, thanks!)
posted by JoanArkham at 12:22 PM on August 28, 2003

I tried and tried, decided it was impossible, came here to see all the righteous outrage and then crept back in shame to try again. Not only did I get the goldfish immediately but also got two in one bowl. How is this possible? The power of Mefi suggestion?
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:22 PM on August 28, 2003

I've just won on Level 8. Much easier.
posted by feelinglistless at 3:30 PM on August 28, 2003

Like gleuschk I got two in the same bowl and didn't win anything. Tried again and won a really lethargic goldfish. It was fun trying though, thanks crunchland.
posted by Tarrama at 7:19 PM on August 29, 2003

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