Hyper 3D Pinball
|a game by||NMS Software|
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Any true lover of video games knows that the best gaming is not to be found on the console or coin-op, but on the table of a pinball machine; A pinball game not only requires a great deal more skill than a video game, it also a much higher replay value---no game is ever the same.
It's refreshing to see pinball finally hitting the console.There have been pinball games on home machines before, but none has ever been able to emulate the pinball experience piroperly. Now, with games crossing over into the 32- and 64-bit arena, developers can finally simulate the lights, sounds and ball physics that make pinball a game unique unto itself.
Hyper 3D Pinball is, another example of what now be accomplished on the 32-bit. Seen on the Saturn, Hyper Pinball has six different tables, each with its own artistic style and design. All of the machines look great, and the lights and sounds are jk perfect. A nice feature is the addition of cut-away scenes of the ball itself, inside the machine--kinda a resembling that Sesame Street 1-2-3-4-5...6-7-8-9-10... 1-12 routine (remembejr that?).
The most'uriportant part of a pinball game is ball physics. Hyper Pinball does g, pretty good job). While notrong, the physics seem m to emulate those of a rhythm with your ramps and drpp chutes. And the muitiball is tough to play, because the angle change also brings a different ball speed, which will really throw you out of whack if you're not prepared. If bothered to clean up these two problems, this game would have been as good as Last Gladiators.
To gain the highest scores in pinball, you must properly play the multi-ball. Don't lose your head when you see three or four balls shooting down at you.The key is to hold down both flippers and try to catch a couple of the balls on one side. Then, use the other flipper to juggle the remaining ball(s). This will cut down on confusion and allow you to play your game and control the introduction of more balls.
Graphics - 8
Sound/FX - 9
Gameplay - 7
Rating - 7