Pinball?

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Dec 7, 2006

Pinball? by Rangent at 3:37 AM (1,371 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Rangent
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    Hey everyone... I'm actually a bit perplexed on the Pinball idea. Recently I was messing around in my program menu and found my good old "Pinball" game in my games folder (3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet... see? Right there... I went to look at the title and got sucked into another addicting game!). I played 4 or 5 rounds and realized how much I miss a good pinball game. I haven't played a good one in a long time besides this one, and was wondering if anyone out there had any ideas on what I could/should play? I miss the old "Epic Pinball" days. I researched a bit around and realized that there haven't been many pinball games even made in the past 4-6 years, the ones worth playing anyway. Does anyone have any ideas of games I should play? Even better, is anyone playing any good pinball games they think I should play?
     
  2. enoughrope

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    Haha I liked Epic Pinball.

    I don't know too many but I like Pro Pinball: Big Race USA.
     
  3. Rayout

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    Yeah Epic pinball was sweet!

    I really enjoyed Metriod Pinball (ds)

    Kirby's pinball land was also amazing (Gameboy)
     
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    when i was a kid... i used to try to make my own pinball machine with cardboard & paper balls haha... & i think epic was THE best.
     
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    I actually tried out Big Race USA, but couldn't get it to work actually. Even under windows 95 compatability settings, I couldn't get it to work for some reason. There was about a 1/2 second delay between the time you pressed the flipper button, to the time it actually flipped... enoughrope... you try it recently?
     
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    First of all, go here v for hours of creamy nostalgic wonderfulness (if you're over 30 or so anyway..)
    The Internet Pinball Machine Database
    (Black Knight - Gor Gar - Captain Fantastic - Fireball... They're all there!)

    Secondly, anybody know of a pinball construstion set type game available and playable on current hardware? (pc, console, whatever)

    Thirdly, as far as best handheld pinball goes...
    Devil's Crush (NEC Turbo Express)
    Metroid Pinball (DS)
    Pokemon Pinball (GBC - GBA)
    Pinball of the Dead (GBA)
    Revenge of the Gator (GB)
     
  8. enoughrope

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    Yes... I tried it on Win XP but I get the same problem as you do. I used to play it on Win 98, and I had the same problem, but occasionally it was still playable. Maybe it's only the demo-version that is full of bugs.


    Super Mario Ball on GBA is pretty good
     
  9. Veho

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    Meh, Pinball Dreams = the best pinball game ever.
    (And of course, Pinball Dreams 2.
    And Pinball Fantasies.
    And Pinball illusions.)
     
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    Pro Pinball - Timeshock is the best of four Pro Pinball tables in my eyes. But as mentioned all of them seem to have serious problems on newer hardware. It's true for both the full and the demo version, legal or pirated, patched or left alone. What a shame...

    [​IMG] this was the second game I bought (or... got as a present) right after mario land. Even today I remember standing in that toyshop with my aunt, having a hard time deciding between this one and gargoyle's quest. I ended owning both half a year later. So I guess I second mthrnite on that one.
     
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    Oh boy, have I got something for you: Future Pinball.

    There's an editor and a player. You can download lots of pinball tables from the Internet and play them. I like it very much!

    Editor: [​IMG]
    Screen: [​IMG] (Doesn't do it real justice, you should try it)
     
  12. Purple@work

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    Pinball challange deluxe GBA (pinball dreams & fantasies in one cart)

    Metriod pinball DS

    play them then go and vote for them in Dice's top game lists!
     
  13. mthrnite

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    ahhh... Pinbal Dreams (on the Amiga.)
    ahhh... Gargoyle's Quest (I can still hear the theme music!)
    oh... jelbo, that Future Pinball looks sweeeeeet!
     
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    Pinbot rocked my world on the NES......
     
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    My favorite pinball game is Slam Tilt for Amiga 1200.

    It was great.
     
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    What is Amiga 1200?
     
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    [​IMG] How old are you, son? 14? What are you doing in a "good old days" thread anyway?

    [​IMG] j/k
     

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