Slayer Pinball Rocks HD
By Sony Music Entertainment
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"It lives up to its own name...it totally rocks." - MTV
"Not since Electronic Arts' Crüe Ball hit the Genesis in 1992 have we been this excited to experience the unholy marriage of pinball and heavy metal. Thanks to thrash metal outfit Slayer's new iPhone game, heavy pinball is back!" - Kotaku
"The world of iPad apps just got a whole lot more metal with the launch of Slayer: Pinball Rocks, a new game featuring an animated skull that eats your ball and spits it out through its eye hole" - Wired
"Stop being such a scaredy-cat and download what is arguably the coolest app that's been introduced since fried mozzerella." - Examiner.com
"If you were one of the gazillion people who bought a new iPad or iPhone 4... you might wanna add this to your must-download list." - Seattle Weekly
Legends of metal meet the king of arcade games in one loud, fast, flipper-thrashing frenzy. Hyper-realistic pinball gameplay set to a backdrop inspired by the band's latest head-banging masterpiece, World Painted Blood. Includes music from the new album, original voice recordings from singer/bassist Tom Araya, guitar shredding mini-games, and a pinball environment straight out of your worst nightmare. Co-produced by Sony Music and Gameprom (makers of The Deep, Wild West, Jungle Pinball, and Pinball HD). Play it LOUD!
- Hyper-realistic physics engine
- Extreme detail and original artwork
- Multiple camera angles: including 3D-perspective, full-table, smart-cam
- Horizontal and vertical gameplay
- Featuring music from World Painted Blood
- Original voiceovers from Slayer
- LED versions of the animated Playing With Dolls
- Rhythm mini-games
Good game but still unrevolutionary
As far as pinball games on the Mac go this is pretty good. Fast board and not too difficult to keep that ball going for awhile. Not much in the way of variety or things to accomplish to keep you interested though. High score is about the only goal you have in this game.
It still doesn't do anything great. There is no big puzzle or end goal to reach. They are still completely reliant on old reality based ideas. Ideas like.. gravity only goes one way... The board has to be static.. It's a virtual world people. Gravity can be whatever you decide it can be. The board can look however you want at any given second! Do something interesting, really interesting.
I complete a series of targets or bumper hits and whammo that whole section of the board changes to something different to accomplish. Ramps and tunnels completely changing on the fly. The sky is the limit!
UPDATED REVIEW: I NEED TO APOLOGISE for a wrong info, i thought the camera views cannot be changed,
turns out, you can indeed toggle between 3 camera view modes, simply by pressing 'C'.
Just a minor complain is the repeative voice over. Luckily i am able to mute the voice.
But The sounds effects and musics are all great! (Sounds and voices and musics options are sepearated)
Very smooth gameplay even with the graphics and antialiasing set to maximum, the game runs smoothly and looks gorgeous on my Mac mini (2010 edition) and my 50" HD TV!
at $2.99 it really is worth it. I wonder why it took me so long to decide to get this game, i should have bought it earlier.
it's a steal, and truly entertaining!
Oh yah! almost forget to mention that the (guitar hero resque) mini-game on this pinball machine is really the icing on the cake!!! What a genius touch.
What went wrong?
I got this game about a year ago. It runs fine on all of our computers except for the MacBook. I am aware that the MacBook does not have a dedicated graphics card, and it is a vintage model but this game USED to run fine with the graphics set to about half. Now the game BARELY runs with the graphics settings all the way down. Its not the computer thats the problem I have verified this, so it must be something to do with an update perhaps? Dissapointed that it no longer works properly on this machine.