I'm a pinball wizard!
If you don't have any interest in pinball, you can stop reading now, as this game is unlikely to change your mind about this most curious of pursuits. However, even if you are a fan of whacking little metal balls around tables for no other reason than racking up huge amounts of points, then this one might not of great interest either. It's not a bad game in a crowded genre but when compared to the likes of Pinball Dreams or Pinball Fantasies, it just comes across as being distinctly average. You have four different tables to try your hand at here, one being themed after the legendary Paris-Dakar race, another one which is aquatic-based, the third being inspired by Hollywood and the last by baseball. Each table features the usual array of flippers and bumpers, with appropriate mini-games to spice things up while there are also several different ways to view each table, including scrolling views and seeing the whole table at once. Apart from this latter feature though, this is pretty much business as usual. For most pinball fans, this familiarity is probably enough to keep them playing, and the tables on offer here are certainly decent enough. There's a good variety in the background themes, which are represented nicely in visuals terms. The physics too, a key part of any pinball experience, are generally sound, and you shouldn't find any strange gravity-defying moments here. Throw in the usual simple controls and some decent sound effects and you're left with a traditional, if unspectacular, pinball experience. If you're not looking for anything new, then this should do the job.