Sinclair User

Advanced Pinball

Author: Tony Dillon
Publisher: Codemasters
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Sinclair User #81

Advanced Pinball Simulator

Advanced Pinball Sim is just that. A sim ot 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 nerves 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 can't have any," they said. "Let's let the ball go anywhere at random!"

Overall Summary

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

Tony Dillon

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