Enhanced for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display!
Gameprom proudly presents.
Apple Design Awards 2010 winning Pinball HD comes to the Mac!
One million happy iPad and iPhone users can't be wrong.
If play is choppy or visuals is subpar you need to adjust the antialiasing option. Go to windowed mode (Esc key) and use menus to access preferences.
ABOUT THE GAME
Pinball HD -- simply the best Pinball for Mac OS X -- awaits you.
Each table -- Wild West, The Deep and Jungle Style -- is its own masterpiece.
You'll be stunned by the action's degree of realism.
This is a REAL, professional pinball simulator with stunning 3D graphics and realistic physics.
– Three tables with unique graphics, instructions, missions, settings and characters.
– A wonderful 3D engine that does true justice to the Mac's graphic capabilities.
– Realistic physics.
– Different camera modes: the ball-following "flying-table" view and static, "full table" view.
– Unique soundtrack with atmospheric music, sound effects and voices.
– Stereoscopic imaging option (requires anaglyph glasses). You can choose between red-cyan, green-magenta or yellow-blue lenses.
HOW TO PLAY
• On the main menu, press Left or Right Arrow keys to change the current table.
• Press Enter to start.
• Press and hold Down Arrow to control the plunger
• Press Left Shift to control the left flipper and Right Shift to control the right flipper.
• Press Spacebar to nudge the table, but be careful not to tilt.
• Press Enter to pause or resume the game.
• Press "C" key to toggle between camera modes.
• Press Esc for windowed mode and to access the standard application menu.
Enjoy REAL PINBALL on your Mac!
ALSO OUR SECOND GAME PROJECT FOR MAC "CRIMSONWORLD" IS OUT!!!
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Ratings and Reviews
Halloween Buy-In Feedback
For how little these tables cost they provide a lot of fun. I just want to provide a little feedback to the developers on the Halloween buy-in table. For some reason I find myself drawn into it, but am frustrated at a few annoyances that I believe the developers can easily tune out to greatly improve the experience. For one, just as the pressure mounts when you have the opportunity to make big points, invariably the lower slingshot bumpers will propel the ball to the haunted house where it will usually not have enough momentum and the ball will drain down the center of the table, bumping the table is no help. This leads to negative point number 2… each new ball you have to start all over again setting up the skill shot prizes, so frustrating! And number 3, if you go to the Halloween standalone APP review page, as someone has already mentioned, the ball almost always is sitting up near the upper bumpers, slowly boincing around wasting time and scoring few points. Hugely removes the enjoyment of the game.
But hey, the layout is fun, the sounds and music are tons of fun, and many of the skill shots are fun. Please tune out the lethargic upper bumpers and reduce greatly the number of ball drains from the slingshots to the open house and this will be one of my favorites for sure.
Good, but much room for improvement
Wild West is fine - the graphics are legible, and the ball visible. The Deep is annoying - the audio comments are repetitive, and the game is way too easy. Where a Wild West game takes 10-15 minutes to complete, the Deep can take you deep into the night - my second game lasted over an hour, and in the end, I just gave up and let the balls fall past the flippers. Jungle Style is just plain bad - there no sense of where the ball is on the table, and the developers just tried to pack too much into one game. The graphics on the table just confuse things, and if it were a plain wooden table like Wild West, the game would be better. In this case, less is more. On all games, the ball physics are flawless, the flippers work fine, but the plunger is lame. You pull the plunger back in stages, not a smooth action like you would see on a real pinball game.
Update: the new version corrected the plunger issue, but now the ball physics are not as smooth. I could have lived with the lame plunger, but the jerkiness of the ball needs to be fixed. I'm on a powerful desktop graphics workstation - this will be a major issue for those will less powerful computers.
Lack of documentation hurts initial impressions.
I wrote a review griping about the lack of an option to have a static camera view, since the "follow the ball" default was making me dizzy. Then I found another review detailing the keyboard commands that allowed me to have that static view. *whew* However, this experience does underscore one significant issue with this game... the complete lack of documentation. There simply is none. Do the developers expect us to just figure it out by trial and error? A couple other dislikes about the game worth mentioning are the lack of ability to customize the controls; sluggish response from the plunger on pressing the down-arrow; lack of a high-score board; and lack of left/right nudge controls (you can only nudge up).
That said, I have to say that graphically, this is one of the best pinball games I've seen. The table layouts are all great, and the pinball physics are very good. The games aren't as compelling or immersive as the latter 3 Pro Pinball series of tables of many years ago, which today remain the gold standard that I judge any pinball game against, but still a great time killer for most any pinball enthusiast.
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