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******NEW UPDATES TO RETRO PINBALL*******
SEVEN classic tables have been added to Retro Pinball iOS version! Enjoy new in-game features like Game Center!
Originally hailed as one of the best pinball games ever to be made for the PC...
One of the most successful shareware games alongside such industry classics as Duke Nukem 3D, Doom and Wolfenstein 3D is Digital Extremes’ 1993 title reborn as Retro Pinball.
Retro Pinball now includes 10 classic tables (Cyborgirl, Deep Sea, Excalibur, Magic, Pot-of-Gold, Space Journey, Toy Factory, Crash and Burn, Super Android and Pangea).
From original creator James Schmalz, Retro Pinball now includes new tables to iOS, updated graphics and spectacular sound to enhance your gaming experience. Play now on your favorite Apple iOS device!
➤ Ten classic tables to play on - Cyborgirl, Deep Sea, Excalibur, Magic, Pot-of-Gold, Space Journey, Toy Factory, Super Android, Crash and Burn and Pangea
➤ Now includes Game Center Leaderboards
➤ Enhanced Game Play with additional Ball Packs
➤ Updated graphics and sound augment Retro Pinball action
➤ Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (iOS v3.2 or better)
➤ Save and beat your high scores
What's New in Version 2.2
A Mediocre Port of a Great PC Classic
When I found this app featured on the App Store front page, I was excited to learn that a port of Epic Pinball (as it was known on the PC for those who don't remember or weren't there, as Epic Games was the publisher back in the mid-90s).
Disappointingly, what I found was a port that somewhat resembled the PC game but plays nothing at all like it. The physics are all wrong, with the ball flopping deadpan on surfaces instead of having a little bounce like a true machine (and like Epic Pinball before it). The tables look correct, but the music isn't quite what I remembered it, nor the sounds. Animations are all wrong, as the PC version didn't just randomly warp the ball from the kickers, but actually gave a small delay so you knew which kicker the ball was appearing to next. And this port, so far as I can tell, lacks a nudge function that the PC original had.
These inconsistencies, coupled with flipper controls that are difficult to register (on the iPhone 5 at least), all add up to a product that had so very much potential, but ends up falling flat in almost every conceivable way. It isn't a "bad" game of pinball, but it is far and away from being excellent like its older PC sibling, which is disappointing for a classic PC gamer such as myself.
I don't get it . . . you might not either
OK. Free. I play one round of 10 balls. Good play, but a lot just zip down the middle. Still, OK. But . . . . then my option is to CONTINUE or BACK. At the Continue screen it asks for $.99 or higher level (more money) to buy more balls. What is free here? I try to go back but that is quit. So, I quit. Restart, and am back at the CONTINUE and pay $.99 for 10 more balls! I restart. OK, game is back. I play 10 more balls. Then guess what? (go to the top of this text and re-read). Yes, pay $.99!
I get that more screens or more tricks could be an in-app purchase, but . . . just to play? If there is a straight forward way to play I don't see it. I love pinball machines. This one just doesn't make it friendly. Or, their buttons are misleading and I made some error, or they are trying to get a buck for ten balls. For once and all, or each time?
Sorry, I'm deleting. I hope they make straight forward play work smoothly. Then offer some great in-app purchases to enhance the play. Be straight up about things. But me? I'm outta here . . . .
I played these games on my computer when I was younger. They are the essentially the same now. For a while I didn't play these regularly. All I had was my old iPhone 3G which really was too small for the beauty of these types of games and when I did upgrade my phone I had forgotten about them. I now have an iPad mini & my iPhone 4s. Both devices play the pinball games well. $2.99 was a good price to pay for all of the tables in this pack. When I first purchased it for my PC in the '90s it was $5 each and I had to play in the computer room with a bulky headset on so I wouldn't disturb any one in the house. It was still fun then & playing now, even on my phone, brings back good memories. Very good game. Keep up the good work
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 06, 2012
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 49.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Fuse Powered Inc.
- © 2011 Fuse Powered Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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