Your enjoyment of this game really will depend on your feelings towards pinball. If you're a fan of real world tables or games like Pinball Dreams, then this offers a solid home-based option for when you can't make it to your local hall. However, if you have yet to be convinced of pinball's charms, this is unlikely to win you over. Offering an innovative (for its time) 3D view of the table, Hyper 3D Pinball offers a solid if uninspiring pair of tables, with most of the features of real tables, including jackpots, ramps and hidden areas. Although the 3D view is the big draw, players can switch to a top down view, making the whole table visible but sacrificing detail. A key feature of pinball games is the physics which, if poorly implemented, can turn things into a pointless and frustrating experience. Fortunately, here ball movement is realistic, and things get suitably fast and frantic just like on a real table, requiring quick reactions and careful flipper action to get the ball going where you want it to. Sound is limited to the expected bumper and flipper effects while the music is appropriate to the table, and provides a nice distraction. Pinball fans should enjoy this, offering as it does a straightforward interpretation of the game, but non-fans are likely to find themselves bemused and wondering where the appeal is. As such, they will become bored quickly and are best advised to look elsewhere.