Low fi, 2D, but lots of fun!
So what if Pinball Fantasies is not in 3D? Surely this third dimension would not change the game mechanics so much; after all, if you think about it, pinball is basically a 2D game already, as your ball(s) rarely have any reason to leave the static scenery of the tables. Besides, Pinball Fantasies does a good job of simulating the depths/ heights and bumps of the 20 tables that are included by using projected shadows and just a good overall design. Besides, the advantage of playing this title is that the graphics and the overall themes captured by the tables is of that esthetic of the 90s, which is rarely to be found today, as these modern games have all but forsaken that pulp look. Nope, Pinball Fantasies is all about that and it's thus a piece of history, which can be interacted with, can be had fun with and is pretty joyful. The game's controls work just as advertised, no delay, no fumbling about, just good old fashioned play, and this, no tweaking necessary approach, makes the game even more so capable of ensnaring you, as your actual skills get put to the test. More than recommended, especially along with Pinball Illusions and Pinball Mania, all bundled into one pack on GOG. Go check it out!