Hey there, do you like over-the-top action movies from the 80s and early 90s? And do you like pinball? Have you always dreamed that both of these things could be magically fused together in a game for your favorite iOS device? Well Gameprom is ready to make your dreams come true with their upcoming game War Pinball HD.

Gameprom has been one of the preeminent pinball developers for iOS, with their Wild West [99¢], The Deep [99¢], Jungle Style [99¢], and Slayer Rocks [$2.99] pinball games all garnering huge download numbers and earning many fans. All of these games are available individually or in a single app called Pinball HD [99¢/HD]. Two hallmarks of Gameprom’s pinball games have been really solid physics behavior, which can often make or break a pinball video game, and impressive graphics which are rendered in full 3D.

War Pinball will retain these hallmarks, and I was able to play a preview build of the game at GDC a couple of weeks ago. If you’ve played any of Gameprom’s previous pinball games, War Pinball feels very in line with those experiences, which is to say it’s a lot of fun. What really surprised and delighted me was the theme of the game. War Pinball will contain 3 separate tables, each one crafted after a war-themed action movie. There’s one based on Platoon, one for Navy Seals, and one for Missing in Action which features prominent Chuck Norris decor.

The first trailer for War Pinball doesn’t show off a ton of gameplay, but in true action movie form it features a montage of all 3 tables:

War Pinball was looking great when I checked it out at GDC, and I’ve been enjoying a preview build on my iPhone ever since. The evolution of Gameprom’s pinball creating prowess is clear in each new game, as War Pinball is a much more complex and strategic game in comparison to the relatively simplistic Wild West Pinball. The game has already been finished and shipped off to Apple for review, complete with optimizations for the new iPad 2, so we’ll be keeping our eyes out for it to hit the App Store soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Katsafouros/666754640 Dimitris Katsafouros

    Thumbs-up for the use of a Chuck Norris look alike
    Thumbs down for the use of stock sound effects for a commercial product or trailer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/denick Thom Denick

      That is not a Chuck Norris lookalike - that is Chuck Norris! These are all real movie licenses. I can't believe they don't feature Charlie Sheen prominently on the Platoon table.

    • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

      but... but... The stock sound effects were awesome and are a great way to recall the stock sound effects used in at least two of those movies. 🙂

  • http://twitter.com/Shamko Max Shamko

    looks sweet

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  • wat

    war.... pinball?


  • andrzej raczynski

    i need to SEE some boom boom pow, not just hear it 🙂

  • Michael_bourgon

    Sweet. That pretty much doubles the number of tables they have, since their other games have one table per game.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like Pinball HD, with different backgrounds. That's ok, but I really don't like the bullet themed "music". That's going to get old real fast. It's annoying already.

    • http://www.facebook.com/denick Thom Denick

      How could you possibly tell the tables are just reskins of Pinball HD tables from this video? The Platoon table appears to have some kind of under table which is not present in any of the Pinball HD Tables (although Jungle Style has a sort of under table mini-game.)

      Since there are three tables, this is obviously not the music for all three. It's probably just something they put together for the trailer. Also, if you think this music is annoying - try playing Slayer Pinball for 5 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    As a fan of Pinball, I'll probably pick this up. But I gotta say, I don't really like the Gameprom pinball physics engine. It is really bad. The ball does not act like a real ball when it collides with the paddles. Anyone who has actually played a real pinball game knows this.

    I really hope they worked on it for this release.

  • http://twitter.com/nitton82 Marcus Ahlberg

    have to agree with subshell001, the physics are waaaay off. Closer to real pinball physics is Dino Madness.

  • Jeremy Clarke

    I always liked the wild west one the best. It's not super complicated but it feels more legit for it. What's there is all perfect, and the thwacky-ness of it, the way sometimes your ball just goes nowhere and only hits wood, makes it really satisfying somehow.

    I'm hoping these new ones have a bit of that simple charm to them as well as the noisy complexity of The Deep/Jungle Pinball. I'll probably buy this as soon as it comes out either way.

    Seriously though, the Slayer one is completely awful. So much red, you can't even see anything that's happening. They should never have released it as it is, and it really insults the other three tables that the slayer one is the most expensive. Are there really that many iPad-owning Slayer fans? NIN is one thing, but Slayer?