3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride

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Imagine a pinball machine emulating a full amusement park, and not just any park, but Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, "The sweetest place on Earth!"(tm)! Over 15 action-packed "rides", plenty of special events include "lights out" fireworks show, double multi-ball event, side tables, multiple flipper sets, and more!


3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride Windows The Thrillzone is in the upper left.<br>When active the player generally gets different ramps and targets in this area which they have to hit to score points
3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride Windows The first title screen is followed by a brief animation
3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride Windows The Pinball Vault option on the main menu allows the player to examine areas of the screen in detail
3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride Windows Most screenshots will look the same because all the action happens in one place.<br>This is a little different, the player raises the platform and scores points by hitting the base repeatedly

Alternate Titles

  • "3D Ultra Pinball: Thrill Ride" -- Apple title
  • "3-D Ultra Pinball: Achterwahn" -- German Title

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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Oct 16, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Aug 07, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Computer Games Magazine Windows Oct 23, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
HappyPuppy Windows Sep 19, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Game Over Online Windows Aug 27, 2000 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Windows Aug 21, 2000 6.3 out of 10 63
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Aug 08, 2006 12 out of 20 60
All Game Guide Macintosh 2000 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Player (Germany) Windows Oct, 2000 47 out of 100 47


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When in-game, go to the Help menu then to "About Pinball". You will be shown the game credits. While viewing the credits, use the up and down arrow keys to scroll quicker through the list. Hold down the shift key while pressing the up and down arrow keys to scroll even quicker. Hold down the CTRL key to see hidden special messages for some of the peoples names.

Demo Mode

If you sit at the main menu for a few minutes without touching your mouse or keyboard, the game will automatically take you to the "Play Pinball" screen where you enter your name to play. If you still don't touch your keyboard or mouse, the game will start up and it will start playing by itself using the last player name entered! This is like a demo mode, and although it plays through all of the balls currently set for a game and tells you that you have a new high score, this score is not saved.

Main Menu

Whenever you return to the main menu, the ticker-tape marquee will display random facts, tricks and tips about the game and other interesting information.

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