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Friday, December 7, 2001

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Applelinks Looks at Pinball Simulators
6:00 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Mac news site Applelinks recently took a look at seven of the myriad pinball simulators for the Mac and reviewed each one. John Kriens bases his reviews on several criteria, including unbiased ball draining, a deep rule set, and an interesting premise.

Anyone who's a pinball simulator fan should be quite familiar with at least one of the titles covered in the review. Pinball game company LittleWing provided five titles: Tristan, Crystal Caliburn, Loony Labyrinth, Angel Egg, and Golden Logres. GraphSim offers a simulation by the name of Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey, and the Lost Boys offer a free download titled Roll 'm Up.

Here's an excerpt from the review of Crystal Caliburn:

Although this game is stunning for the time period in which it came out, I disliked the tendency of the game to drain (although there didn't seem to be any bias in outlanes vs. center). I found the game to be frustrating because I could not play consistently from game to game because of this tendency to drain. Still, the game play is pretty good, and if I didn't have the other games from which to choose, this would keep me occupied. In fact, it is only in relation to the other games that this one is lacking.
Those curious for more information on some of the many pinball games for the Mac should definitely give this article a look.

GraphSim: Fantastic Journey
Lost Boys: Roll 'm Up
IMG Review: Pro Pinball - Fantastic Journey
Applelinks: Pinball Simulators
Empire Interactive
Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey

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