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

Published in Crash #85

3D Pinball

Despite the inlay and the software referring to totally different games this is quite a reasonable attempt at pinball. The game on the inlay is called 3-D Pinball and on the tape it's Pinball Power!

All the features of a normal pinball table are here. Bonus dials, rollover lanes, bumbers, hairpins, targets and of course the all important flippers have all been included (It's a good job the flippers have or you wouldn't have much fun!).

The board is drawn 3D style, tilted slightly backwards and the ball goes in front of and behind the various obstacles very convincingly. My main moan is that there's only one pinball table to choose from. This severely restricts playability as you very easily get fed up of going through the same motions and hitting the same bonus targets all the while. The main aim in this seems to be to get the biggest score possible, but this just does not excite me. 3D Pinball is a very basic pinball simulation and lacks lastability.

Nick Roberts

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