By New Potato Technologies, Inc.
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NOTE: The Pinball Magic™ app is designed to work with the Pinball Magic accessory machine cabinet. For information on where to purchase the Pinball Magic accessory, please visit www.newpotatotech.com.
Pinball Magic is the latest in New Potato’s line of fun and hands-on accessory products for iPhone and iPod touch. The free app works with the Pinball Magic machine cabinet to turn iPhone/iPod touch into an arcade-style pinball table. Working plunger and flipper buttons on the Pinball Magic table launch the pinball onto the surface of iPhone/iPod touch.
The host of Pinball Magic features is sure to immerse any pinball enthusiast in the gameplay. Players can choose single or multi-player mode, challenging up to four competitors and honing your skills. Classic pinball game controls include ball-launching plunger, flipper buttons, and credit/select button. True arcade gameplay in the Pinball Magic app includes four possible multi-ball modes, end-of-ball and replay bonuses, and ball saver. Includes tilt detection, tilt warning and activation.
Updates making these advanced features active are coming soon:
-Unlock additional tables as you show off your skills by earning high scores
-Multiple playboard layouts
-Advanced multi-level and multiplayer competition
For more information about Pinball Magic, including access to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.newpotatotech.com. For technical support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's New in Version 1.5
- Communication updates for use with accessory.
- Updates for Retina displays
Great idea, so-so execution
Don't bother installing this app unless you have the New Potato pinball table appcessory, because it won't work without it! If you have the appcessory, make sure your IOS device is seated into it properly, because otherwise the app may not work or you may get an "unsupported accessory" error.
I love the concept behind this game + appcessory combo, and the pinball table appcessory itself is very cool. I will often use it when playing other pinball apps, because it looks great and actually makes the gameplay a little better by giving your hands more to hold onto (I have an iPod Touch). I just wish it offered some user-configurable support for other pinball apps so that the lights, plunger, and/or buttons would do something.
The main weakness is the app itself. Very buggy ball physics, with the ball often hanging at bumpers or going right through the flippers. Happens all the time. Also, it's a shame that the developers haven't released more tables other than the one included included with the app. I'd buy them, even with the known bugs, because the appcessory makes this a fun experience. Would be wonderful to see an update that addresses these issues.
On the positive side, the look of the table in the app itself is great...has a classic feel of the tables from the late '60s - early '70s. I love the sounds and music, too...really adds a lot to the experience. Overall, despite the problems, I would recommend this if you're a pinball fan.
Good, the problems are getting fixed, but a new problem just occurred
The problems are getting fixed. The ball is barely falling through the flippers and flipper lanes now, and other things also are being fixed, but a new problem just occurred. There are a couple of rows of targets in the pinball, but sometimes when I shoot the ball at the targets, it sticks the targets! It's been happening for two weeks, and they STILL haven't fixed it! And that's very unrealistic, which kind of ruins the effect. And I have to quit when this happens. I thought they would have fixed it by now.
this is not a new problem. It has been a problem for soooooooo long. There is only ONE game. It's really dumb, because there's space for FOUR games. Please add more pinball machines. PLEASE UPDATE.
But one more thing, this thing is positive to app this time. There's these idiots that think you have to TAP the screen to add players. I have saw reviews that go like this: "The loading works perfectly, the getting into the game works perfectly, but when I tap the screen on add players to start, it doesn't work!" That's because you have have to PRESS the button on the front of the game cousle for it to start, idiots!
Needs new boards!
I love pinball machines, ever since I saw one I've always wanted one. Of course, those things aren't cheap. when I saw this, I knew I had to get it. So I fired it up, and had a bit of fun. Until I got sick and tired of the devil board, and thought "I know, I'll change it to the space girl board THATS ON THE BOX!" but I guess they never finished it, or any of the other boards that is clearly "locked" on the menu. there's no high score to beat for them, there's no news about them on here, nothing! How can they take a really cool idea, and then become lazy about it?!? All I'm saying is don't release something that cost 15 dollars, and not even have it a finish product! So thanks for the hellish board that truly is hell.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 01, 2011
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 25.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: New Potato Technologies, Inc.
- © 2010
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.