Kinect Sports Gems: Ping Pong achievements

Kinect Sports Gems: Ping Pong

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There are a maximum of 10 Kinect Sports Gems: Ping Pong achievements worth 84 (50)

666 tracked gamers have this game, 143 have completed it (21.47%)

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The Natural in Kinect Sports Gems: Ping Pong

The Natural10 (5)

Reach level 8 (or observe another player doing so) to gain the rank of The Natural.

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Achievement Guide for The Natural

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Achievement won on 24 Mar 13
TA Score for this game: 84
Posted on 07 August 13 at 06:56
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Unlike most other Kinect Sports Gems, this game is the same as the Main Event on Kinect Sports. As such, the gameplay is just table tennis. Be the first to reach 11 points, or be two points ahead after 10 points to win.

As with all Kinect Sports Gems, gaining levels is not based on gaining experience or burning calories. To gain levels, you must complete challenges.

For this achievement, you will need to obtain 65 stars by completing challenges. Most of the challenges will come naturally, but some do require a change in gameplay.

Game Tips

Topspin - A topspin is achieved by moving your arm upwards as you strike the ball. It usually forces your opponent backwards slightly, increases the pace of the game, and potentially gives you a chance to close out the rally.

Backspin - A backspin is achieved by moving your arm downwards as you strike the ball. It usually slows down the game, allowing you to control the pace and positioning of your opponent much more easily. Also use this to force your opponent in to making a mistake.

Smash - A smash is achieved by hitting the ball powerfully if the opponent hits a high bouncing ball. They usually end in a point, or at least another smash, unless you make a mistake. Hitting the ball out wide can give you an opportunity for a smash.

Aces - An ace is when you score from your service. This is usually quite difficult, but there is a challenge that requires you to do three aces in a single game. I found that playing left-handed made this easier. Throw the ball high with your right hand, and then move your left arm in an arch from left to right at a speed. This plays the ball quickly towards your opponent's backhand, and will usually give you an ace. Use this technique to close out matches quickly.


I won't include detailed information on challenges here. See the King Pong solution for detailed tips on the more difficult challenges. Other than that, should you need tips for any other specific challenges, please ask for them in the comments section. Alternatively, I have created a walkthrough on TrueAchievements, which has tips for all challenges in the game:

Kinect Sports Gems: Ping Pong Walkthrough


If you enter Settings, there is an option to 'Clear Missions'. DO NOT USE THIS OPTION! It will clear your challenges and ALL of your progress, so you will have to start all over, from Level 0.

Please either comment below or send me a Personal Message if you have any comments or improvements.
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