By On-Core Software LLC
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Pachinko is a game that is somewhat similar to pinball machines in the United States. In Japan, Pachinko machines are used as gaming devices in Pachinko parlors, where people play to win prizes or money.
We are THRILLED and honored that in Japan Pachinko had reached the #1 position in Top Paid Games and #5 in Top Paid Applications!
The original machines were totally mechanical. Our game emulates the early mechanical models. A bit of skill is involved to launch the ball to certain areas of the machine, but it also takes some luck to get the ball in a “tulip” or “drop bucket” to receive a jackpot of balls from the bank. For more information check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachinko
On-Core Pachinko Features
- Support for Retina display.
- Classic Pachinko emulates the original mechanical Japanese machines from the 70’s and on.
- There are modes that control the starting number of balls, jackpots, and number of balls required to win the game.
- High Scores when playing in unlimited mode (Limited Balls = NO).
How to Play
To play, move the lever downwards by swiping your finger over the lower section of the game from top to bottom and then lifting your finger to release the lever. How far down you pull the lever will determine how much force is used to launch the ball. The balls are launched up through the chute on the left and fall down from the top. You hit a jackpot when your ball falls into a “tulip”, “drop bucket” or the center section of the game. The bank pays you with additional balls. When a ball enters a tulip or the center section of the game, one or more tulips will open. Wide open tulips provide a much greater chance of a ball getting in to hit a jackpot.
When you get a ball in the center where the surfer is, not only will you earn more balls, one, two or all four of the tulips will open depending upon where the ball hits the wave. Experiment with pulling the lever down different distances to learn how you can control the area into which the balls drop.
Some users have reported that initially found the game a bit hard. We suggest that you go into the Settings and raise the "Balls to Start" and "Ball Per Award" to higher numbers. We have added high scores by popular demand!
Wow. Looks great - sounds great
This is a really good pachinko simulation. The sounds, the look, everything has a ring of authenticity. The lever has good control on my iOS 5 iPad 2. I can get very precise control of where I want the balls to go.
The only thing is that the balls are a little bit slow, compared to he iPhone version. As if the gravity settings aren't turned up quite high enough. If the iPhone version weren't so perfect, it wouldn't be as noticeable.
I would gladly pay $.99 each for additional machines. I would love to play machines from earlier and later eras (although the 70s machines are still my favorite). And as long as I'm wishing, it'd be amazing to use winnings to buy prizes from a prize store, like in the real pachinko parlors.
Note to Developer: Please make more tables. If they are of the same quality and value as this one, I will purchase them.
A couple of friends had pachinko machines when I was a kid. We couldn't afford one, so I didn't pester my parents about it. Playing Pachinko-HD on iPad Air and iPhone 6 Plus brings back fond childhood memories of playing pachinko until my friends' parents would say it was time to call it a night.
The sounds are dead on and even the "feel" of the plunger seems realistic. Plunger sensitivity is such that one can gauge how much tension to use with fair accuracy and consistency. I can sit and play pachinko for hours at a time or pick it up for a few minutes of play -- and I do so. Near endless replayability makes this purchase a bargain.
Developer: Thank you very much for this excellent game! Still, please, please, please make more tables available!
Old School ROCKS again!
If you have ever played the original Pachinko game on the real machine; this is absolutely the best ever offered as an app. Play for challenge, for strategy, or just pure fun, this game is da' bomb! Very, very addictive. No other puzzle game can match it... want to bet? Just try this baby and see for yourself! No kiddin'...
- Category: Games
- Released: Jun 21, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 132 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: On-Core Software LLC
- © On-Core Software LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.