The fine folks at Cowboy Rodeo are putting their port of 1992 Amiga classic Pinball Dreams free today and despite being a nearly 20 year old game, Pinball Dreaming: Pinball Dreams [Free] offers up some great pinball action, even a year and a half after it's initial release. From Blake Patterson's original review:
I am a huge fan of the original and its various sequels and, years ago, spent days playing them on various Amigas. I can say with authority that the iPhone version is actually more enjoyable than the Amiga original. All of the nice elements of the original are here, but in a far more convenient (pocketable) package. What's more, while the iPhone and Amiga feature the same horizontal pixel resolution, the iPhone's display is twice as tall (pixel-wise) as the Amiga's, and so only slight vertical panning of the table is needed to track the ball on the iPhone (where the vertical panning in the Amiga version was extreme).
If you're a pinball fan and have somehow not already bought Pinball Dreams or tried the lite version, then right now is an excellent time to see what you've been missing. The “video game” feel may turn off some real life pinball table purists, but at the time of it's original Amiga release it was considered to be quite revolutionary and is incredibly fun in it's own right.
If you enjoy Dreams, the sequel Pinball Fantasies [$5.99] is available as well. With 4 tables in each game you're getting a grand total of 8 different tables for 6 bucks. Plus, with this increased support of Cowboy Rodeo comes increased odds that we'll see the third game in the series, Pinball Illusions, ported over sometime down the line. On any account, for a game that has never dropped below $3.99, Pinball Dreams is a must-download during this free promotion.
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