Advanced Pinball Simulator

by David Whittaker, Jon Paul Eldridge, Neil Adamson, The Oliver Twins
Code Masters Ltd
Sinclair User Issue 81, Dec 1988   page(s) 59

Label: Code Masters
Author: The Oliver Twins
Price: £1.99
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Tony Dillon

Advanced Pinball Sim is just that. A sim of a pinball machine Where does the advanced bit come in? This one has a plot. Something about some village being taken over by a mad wizard or something. Nothing worrying about As a pinball game it's pretty simplistic. There are a few bumpers here and there, the obligatory paddles and the odd target or to be knocked out. Needless to say, it's all frightfully easy and amazingly boring. The whole thing that makes pinball exciting is the flashing lights and the tension as your metal sphere goes careering all over the shop, not seeing a little white circle bounce all over the screen doing absolutely no damage to your neves at all.

There is a little bit of speech at the beginning, that mutters something about pinball. but it's so bad. that I can barely make it out.

There you have it. Probably the worst Oily effort to date You can tell how they tackled the problem of complex gravitational fields, and even the complexities of inertia itself. "We won't have any", they said. "Let's let the ball go anywhere at random."

Overall: 42%

Summary: Below average pinball game with a ball that's got a mind of its own.

Transcript by Chris Bourne

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