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


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.


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.


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