iPad Pinball Destruction - VERY simple but fun

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  1. your personal robot

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    Hey,

    as a pinball fan I had to purchase this:
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=311429420&mt=8

    Video shows and explain everything:


    Although the style is VERY SIMPLE, I actually enjoy playing it.
    It's more like a Scoops game. Easy fun with online highscore.
    There are 3 different tables, so after destroying the 3rd, you
    start over with the first one again. The game is very fast and
    I really love the sound effects, the fitting trance music and the
    particle explosions.

    So, it's a nice little ride for a high score. And the idea of being
    able to destroy the table's elements is very cool and unique.
    Therefore, I support and recommend this game.
     
  2. jchampl

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    no way...... it was created just for the iphone?!? :confused:

    would have never guessed. :rolleyes:
     
  3. LordGek

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    Minimalistic presentation but great pinball action!

    I bit and it is actually fun. Minimalistic graphics to be sure but some decent pinball physics and weird hook that to gain extra balls you need to destroy the table you're playing on (which can only be done once you've dropped certain targets multiple times).
     
  4. Rexinator

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  5. your personal robot

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    1.99

    And actually it's one of those games I spend the most time playing.
    Simple but really addiciting. It's always VERY satisfying to reach the
    destruction part :)
     
  6. JoshC.

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    I think I will wait for a 99 cents sale. Its looks to fun though.
     
  7. Kamazar

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    #7 Kamazar, Apr 20, 2009
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    The narrator sounds.. German.... Irish...?

    And you can't destroy the paddles? Aaawww... :(
     
  8. your personal robot

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    Martin, the dev, lives in France :)
     
  9. spamboy

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    Looks fun, and I will buy it.
     
  10. Rocketman919

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    I would advise against this. It is too minimalistic and boring. There are only a few things to bounce the ball against, and that is not good in a pinball game. It is overpriced for what you get. I deleted it off my phone. If you are looking for a great pinball game, get Wild West Pinball. It is easily the best one. In addition to that, if you want a less realistic pinball game, get freeballin'. It is also great and you get many tables for a low price.
     
  11. your personal robot

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    I find this way less boring than freeballin' :)
    But I think that is personal taste.
    You are right with WWP. This table is great, although very hard.
     
  12. JoshC.

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    I think the simplicity of the game is what might cause me to buy it. But since its so simplistic, I dont think the 1.99 price tag is appropriate, seeing that its competition is currently selling for .99 with much better graphics and overall look.
     
  13. Rocketman919

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    I think it would be better priced at 99c. And in a pinball games, it shouldnt be THIS simplistic, then it just gets boring.
     
  14. JoshC.

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    I'm still really interested in this game.
    Can somebody give an indepth review of the gameplay? Such as controls.
     
  15. JoshC.

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    Any reviews?
     
  16. LordGek

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    Does this count?

    Slide-to-Play Blurb

    Having played this a bit myself I like it, good physics, fun sounds and music but, yes, very no frill minimalism.There is some strategy in determining if you really want to work a given table and maximize the multiplier or try to tear it down as soon as possible to get to the next table. Also, playing on a table with absolutely no bumpers (as you are still working on hitting some final target in a far corner) can get tricky.
     
  17. Rexinator

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    I still think this looks cool..................
     
  18. JoshC.

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    Thanks for the reviews!
    I still think I will wait for a price drop. Most likely though, I will give in...
     
  19. JoshC.

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    Ok...
    I gave in to this game, and I must say that it was completely worth it! I like it much more than Wild West. Its graphics are simpler, there is no scrolling or 3d to take away from the gameplay, and I love the fast play and simple tables.
    Review:
    The games specialty is its simplicity. There are 3 tables, but only can you reach the other two each game by beating the first. As you beat each table, the game cycles through the others. Gameplay is so fast, that sometimes its hard to see what happened. The ball(s) ricochet of the bumpers so quickly, and there is no waiting for action. The ball is always flying, and never rolls boringly.
    My favorite part of this game is the point system. As you hit the little balloons, they pop with a cool effect, and if you take them all out on a bumper, your points double (a 2x is displayed). As you repeatedly eliminate the balloons your points continue to escalate (4x,8x,16x,32x,62x). So eventually, you are gaining points extremely fast. Everytime you hit the ball, you gain points (unlike WWP where you can hit the ball against a wall a not gain points). Eventually, you can destroy the table, and the bumpers burst with another cool effect. Once you destroy the table, you move to the next one, gaining another life.
    The controls are one thing that could use a minor improvement. There are small buttons on each side of the screen for each paddle. I would like to see a control scheme like WWP where the entire right side controls the right paddle, and the entire left side contols the left paddle.
    Also, I enjoy the menu, and the global high scores are great, but I would like a device high score list as well, so each time you get a high score you can enter it and the top 10 will be displayed.

    The fast but simple gameplay makes this game definately worth the 1.99 price tag. This will be a keeper, and is currently one of my favorite games.
    I'll give it a 5 out of 5.
     
  20. Boardumb

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    Well since I'm on a pinball kick (just got PB Dreams) thought I'd chime in that this is a pretty sweet game as well. It's def no simulator, but it's fast and damn fun. I think the simplicity of the graphics and gameplay is a strong point, and theres just something fun about when the table starts exploding. I love it! Hopefully they'll add some more tables, or come up with some sort of create-a-table thing or something. But still this game is worth $2.
     

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