3D Pinball (Mastertronic Plus) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing

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3D Pinball
By Mastertronic Plus
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #103

3D Pinball

For extra realism the pintable in this simulation is tilted into the screen, so you get a real (!) perspective (!) 3D (!) view of the action.

What this amounts to is a ball that grows smaller as it moves up the table, and though this is impressive for about a minute, it doesn't really add an awful lot to the game, which turns out to be pretty dull.

The actual table layout lacks any of the interesting features you'd find on a modern (i.e. post 1950) machine, so if you're a pin-freak, you'll find the action soon becomes yawnsome. Anyone new to this game though should be able to eke an hour's play out of this game.

Spectrum

The 3D in this version is a bit screwy so the main hazard appears to be a gravitational vortex at the top of the table. Not so hot.

C64

The 3D turns out to be a weak gimmick, but the action is interesting enough to keep you occupied for a while.