DS #2610: Dream Pinball 3D (Europe)

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    Yeah, they've sued a bunch of people in the UK for sharing the PC version so I've heard.

    I'd steer clear personally... but then I would do anyway. Pinball has always been a refuge for shovelware
     
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    Not necessary. Timeshock! back then had it's charm. So not all of them are shovelware but unfortunately many are.
     
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    Are you referring to the folks downloading the game, or to the folks who post it? Usually when they go after anyone, they go after the folks sharing the files, not the users.
     
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    There were the odd decent ones back in the day (I used to like Revenge of the Gator & kirby pinball on the GB) but it just seems really really lazy to be putting them out in this day and age.

    How much depth could you ever add to a pinball game?

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    I believe it's both. I haven't looked into it, just heard bits and pieces on the radio
     
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    I agree. anything i've heard has always been for sharing, .. but back on the topic, i quite liked the US release of this.
    thought the tables were fairly good, not as good as some of the PSP pinball games bus still very playable
     
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    Exactly, whenever there's a headline of "Downloaders targetted", "Downloaders arrested" etc, when you actually read the article it's always someone who's been using some form of P2P and sitting balls out uploading the software to all in sundry that's been nabbed.

    That said, Topware's lawyers seem to be on such a coke-fuelled power-trip I wouldn't be surprised to see threatening letters sent even to perfectly legal sites like GBATemp demanding they stop using their boxart and the name of the game without permission or some such nonsense [​IMG]
     
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  10. hova1

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    so, about the game... is it any good?
     
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    I think this is the same as 2267, which I tried and then promptly removed. The graphics aren't so bad, but the pinball machines are poorly designed and the camera following the ball is really disorienting and distracting. Stick with Metroid Prime pinball.

    -Bri
     
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    I actually kind of liked the US version, but the tables don't have proper "modes" like a real pinball tables do. I only liked 3 of the 6 tables; Knight Tournament is my favorite. Spinning Rotors & Amber Moon are OK too. The other 3 kinda sucked to me.

    Shameless plug: (I just can't help doing this whenever video pinball is mentioned)
    Google "Visual Pinball", also "VPinMAME". Nearly ALL the real-life pinball machines have been re-created and are fully playable on your PC with those two programs. I have a collection of over 700 tables. It's all freeware and made by peeps who know how to program in Visual Basic. Of course, no video version of a pin can replace the real thing, but these re-creations do a mighty fine job. ALL the sounds, modes, even the dot-matrix displays......everything are in the re-creations. It's a little tricky to get going at first (very anti-noob program), but once you get it all set up you'll have hours of fun. If you know Visual Basic, you could even create your own tables.
    Here's a good place to get you started:
    http://www.vpforums.com
     
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    Visual Pinball and VPinMAME are fantastic! and VB is quite easy to pick up/learn by yourself if you look at examples and read the help files for the commands you want to use. I made some pinball tables with VP having only very limited knowledge of Basic from when I was a kid. [​IMG]

    Other pinball games worth playing on nintendo systems Pinball challenge Deluxe (GBA - is Pinball Dreams and it's follow up from PC) and, as already mentioned, Metriod Pinball (DS) which is a good example of adding depth to a pinball game.
     
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    Sounds like you lot are talking about the woman who got a £10,000 fine just for downloading. She didn't do any sharing or anything. Pretty unlucky that.
     
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    Which would still put the stress on "shared". For mere downloading you can't get busted since unless they own the server sharing the files ( or a router in between ), which is very unlikely, they can't track you. Another is setting your torrent client to no uploading.