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Pinball Fantasies Review

By Myles McKinnon, on July 21, 2009


Pinball Fantasies
Download on the AppStore
Rating

PROS

  • Unique designs on each different pinball machine.

CONS

  • There are no online capabilities.

VERDICT

For the price you might come to expect a little more from this game. However a true fan of pinball games might be able to look past these faults.


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Pinball Fantasies brings arcade pinball machines to the iphone and ipod touch. There are seven different levels to chose from, each one having its own unique theme and traditional arcade sound effects.

The controls for this game are basic. You tap the ball to launch it and then tap the left or right side of the screen to make use of the paddles. During gameplay there is a hidden menu that is a far-cry from being user friendly as it is almost impossible to find. This is not a major fault but it definitely deducts from the overall functionality of the game.

The visuals are not spectacular but giving each pinball machine its own theme helps hold your interest. With each brightly decorated theme comes different goals and a new way to set that high score. These graphics, combined with the classic pinball arcade sound effects help to keep you  engaged with the game, however if you prefer to listen to your ipod during gameplay that is also possible. It's unfortunate that this game does not have any online capabilities as it would really give it that little extra 'something'.

There are undoubtably a few faults with the navigation, but if you're in the market for an arcade pinball game then Pinball Fantasy should provide some enjoyment.

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