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Mastertronic Plus
1989
Arcade: Pinball
£2.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
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Jonathan Davies
Chris Bourne

Ho hum. A pinball game.

But, astonishingly enough, it's quite a good one. In akchawl fact, though, most pinball games tend to be on the right side of acceptable. I mean as long as the ball bounces around in a fairly reasonable manner, and the table's nice and cluttered-looking, you've got yourself a pinball game.

So what distinguishes this one? Well, for a start it's sort of verging on being 3D. The screenshot can probably explain it better than I ever could. The ball bounces very convincingly and can really shift when it wants to. The only anomaly here is that you can't vary the speed with which it's initially launched. You just press a key and away you go. Oh, and the table's a bit vacuous. There are only a handful of things to bash into, plus a couple of bonusy bits, but that's about all.

So, um, what else do you want to know? I can think of better ways to spend the money (but I'm not telling you them). If, however, you've got your heart set on a pinball game, look no further than this one. It'll have you rushing to open a Nat West account immediately.

79%

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Time Scanner it may not be, but Pinball Power's certainly a flip hit in our books.