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Friday, September 29, 2000
An Update On Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey
10:41 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Since we ran the news that Empire Interactive's Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey has a Mac OS version, a feature that was not announced and received no mention in either the press nor upon the Empire web site, a surprisingly large amount of mail has poured in. Many eager fans of this series are looking for the Mac version all over the globe; sadly, it remains a rare find.

All three US copies purchased by IMG and two other readers are PC-only, not hybrid releases. However, we have confirmation (including screen shots of the application, folders, and game in progress) that the Mac/PC hybrid exists, and also word that two retailers stock the game as a Mac version: an unnamed Dutch distributor and German distributor Application Systems. It appears that the Mac release of this game was only in Europe, and there may have even been a Mac-only release or a specific Mac boxed version.

"Gero" from the German site MacinPlay submitted the following report on our comments thread:

You can buy this title regularly at least at a German Macintosh-Distributor (http://www.application-systems.de/propinball/), and I had it already running on the Macintosh for testing purposes for the German Mac gaming service http://www.macinplay.de. Right now, we are preparing a review (in German language). The game's got some Windows-thingies in it - like changing the flippers: pressing the Command-keys results in the game responding "left Windows key" and so on. ;-)
Application Systems appears to have been the actual developer for the title. We have contacted both them and Empire Interactive, but have received no reply as of yet, perhaps due to a language barrier. In any case, if anyone has found a reliable source for the Mac or hybrid version of this title that is willing to ship to the US, please let us know on the comments thread, over e-mail or in our forums.

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