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Tuesday, March 13, 2001
Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey for Mac
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Several months ago it was revealed that developer Empire Interactive had created a Mac OS version of their fourth Pro Pinball game, called Fantastic Journey; however this Mac version had never shipped in the US and was released with no publicity. A few weeks ago Empire posted the Mac application that would allow you to play the PC version, but this was a beta version and most balked at the idea of buying a Windows title. Showing their knack for picking strong titles, GraphSim rose to the occasion and have now released a complete, Mac OS version of Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey, available immediately from their online store.

If you are familiar with the Pro Pinball series, you know what to expect -- dazzling graphics, ultra-realistic physics and a "deep" table with many layers of gameplay. With gorgeous 32-bit graphics, ball reflections and thousands of independent table elements, no one does pinball quite as well as Empire. This fourth version has a Jules Verne-style theme of nutty inventions and a table that actually changes over time. Here's a description:

Journey back in time to the world of eccentric Professor Steam and his extraordinary piston-powered inventions in the latest and greatest Pro Pinball adventure ever. Use your flipper skills to drill to the center of the Earth, fly to the highest Mountains, and build a submarine to sink to the bottom of the Ocean in a frantic race to prevent the evil General Yagov becoming ruler of the world. Are your reactions up to the ultimate Pinball challenge?

Marvel at the most accurate ever ball physics!

Includes balls that really spin, slide, roll and jump!

Gasp in awe at the complexity of the table design, featuring bumpers, ramps, drop targets, magnets, and more!

Be amazed at the incredible detail and constantly changing piston-powered table!

As with all other Pro Pinball tables, you can control all of the settings of the table itself as if you owned the real coin-op machine. Other features include three different viewing angles, an arcade-style dot-matrix scoring display, five difficulty settings and "frenzy" multiball play. And yet all of this will run smoothly on a 233 MHz G3 system.

We are suspicious that a demo version of this game will be released in the near future. If you can't wait and want a taste of the Pro Pinball series right now, grab the demo for Pro Pinball: Big Race USA from MacGameFiles. Fantastic Journey is everything BRUSA is, and more.

Empire's Pro Pinball Web Site
GraphSim's Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey Site
Pro Pinball Big Race USA Demo (26 MB)

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