DS #2267: Dream Pinball 3D (USA)

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Apr 27, 2008

DS #2267: Dream Pinball 3D (USA) by JPH at 3:31 AM (8,103 Views / 0 Likes) 32 replies

  1. JPH
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    If you can find a viewing angle you can deal with, this game isn't too bad. I find angle 5 to be the most tolerable. I'm sure a lot of you younger people don't appreciate pinball, but this is the kind of stuff I grew up with.....there weren't many videogames back then. Most arcades were filled with pinball machines. Ahh, those were the days.

    The ball physics are pretty decent in this, but the flippers seem a little weak.

    If I have any real complaint about this game, it's that none of the tables are based on real ones, they're just a bunch of made up ones.

    Working fine on R4.
     
  3. distorted.freque

    Member distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

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    Any other DS pinball games besides this one? I feel like playing one right now. [​IMG]

    ...or should I just get this? The boxart seems ok.
     
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    Metroid Prime Pinball has eaten hours of my life. It's a "non-physical" one, but it is still great.
     
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    Member distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

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    Thanks. I've heard of it before and I was wondering if it's ok.
     
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    Bah! I'm somewhere inbetween the young and old here but I still love pinball. I've played many arcade tables and many PC pinball games. I have to say I was really hoping to be impressed by this game...but it hasn't done any impressing so far. I've got a gripe with nearly everything in this game. Sound effects are scratchy sometimes. There are 7 different camera views and about 5 of them are unplayable. More specifically the camera will not follow your ball fast enough or give you a wide enough angle to know where you are flipping the ball. I find 7# the most playable. But on camera 7, and with most of the other angles too the graphics are grainy and shifting...the flippers are weak, and hitting ramps is difficult. I haven't come across any mini-game like features like you would see in most pinball these days. Even the older arcade pinball I've played had some sort of bonus game to play inbetween. There is no rumble feature, which would have helped. The tables are very generic...non are standout. They lack interesting features or challanges specific to each table.

    UGHH...camera 1# and camera swings made me nearly barf from vertigo.

    If you are going to try to make the most of this game do it with default camera 7#, 3d display on top and camera swings off.

    I don't know what else to say...metriod pinball kicks the crap out of this...I'll keep trying to enjoy it for the sake of pinball...but I don't know how much more I can take.
     
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    I agree with the Metroid Prime Pinball recommendation. It is very good.
     
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    Hah! This is a port of a fairly hyped but crappy PC pinball game from, what, 3 years ago? More? Same exact concerns about the lousy angles. Consensus was that the only playable angle was all-on-screen...maybe just a MITE small on the DS. Lame. I think it may have sold okay because there weren't any other pinball games for a couple of years.

    And I agree about the not-real-tables thing - just a different feel when they're based on something real and tested.

    Are ports of mediocre-to-crappy PC games considered shovelware, or do they have their own name?
     
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    Yep, definitely Metroid Prime Pinball is the best on the DS. And one of the greatest pinball games I've ever played.

    I'm definitely going to give this one a shot. I love pinball games, so I'm sure I'll get some enjoyment out of this.
     
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    Some screenies ? [​IMG]
     
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    check this: http://uk.search.ign.com/products?query=dream+pinball

    BTW: That pinball constructor game wasn't too bad either, right ? Metroid prime pinball is unbeatable anyways, but I think I'll try this one anyways.
     
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    Pinball Constructor completely sucked. Dream Pinball is OK, but nothing beats Metroid Pinball on the DS.
     
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    Bout the only other handheld Nintendo system based pinball I could recommend is House of the Dead Pinball for the GBA. That game was fun [​IMG]
     
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    Pinball of the Dead.
    Yeah, it's goofy.
    GBA Pokemon Pinball (ruby and emerald) is actually pretty fun, if a bit easy on the surface. Obviously the experience is highened if you like Pokemon. [​IMG]
     
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    so far the best pinball game is mile high pinball for ngage... gba also got a few good pinball game like pokemon pinball...

    btw, this game look cool but 3d pinball look kinda awkward.
     
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    LOL just the worst game i have played on the DS

    Blitz games are working on an new DS Pinball game based on a Nintendo franchise, well they were untill they split into many micro studios, don't know if that was axed as a result.

    I would like Pinball Dreams on the DS, worked very well on the Gamepark 32.

    Of course we all know the best Pinball game ever is Kirbys Pinball Land.




    I will give this a go but from what you guys have said not hoping for much, roll on Alien Crush 2 coming Wii Ware.



    Whats the file name for this one guys?
     
  17. 23qwerty

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    Hence the name "Dream" Pinball
     
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    Will try this out. I really liked Pinball Dreams/Fantasies and Slamtilt on Amiga.
     
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    1903 Cinnamon Ball: Kurukuru Sweets Paradise was essentially a Pinball game. It was cute but pretty easy to finish. I guess that's what you get with games geared towards young children. I certainly enjoyed Metroid Prime Pinball a lot, so I'll check this out, sounds interesting.
     

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