Advanced Pinball Simulator

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Atari 8-bit
ZX Spectrum
Amstrad CPC
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Part of Codemasters' original budget-price range, this pinball game aimed to put fast & furious action first.

The table design features extra flippers on both sides, which are at the bases of sections of features. The best scores can be achieved by repeatedly bashing away at sections of blocks.

The essential theme of the table is of magic and wizardry, with the targets to be lit including the word 'MAGIC' as well as a weather potion and a magic cottage. Trapdoors must be shot open to get their bonuses, then shot shut again to prevent the ball being lost in them. Extra balls are offered every 10,000 points.


Advanced Pinball Simulator ZX Spectrum One of the promos for other Codemasters games
Advanced Pinball Simulator Amstrad CPC Loading screen
Advanced Pinball Simulator ZX Spectrum Plot
Advanced Pinball Simulator ZX Spectrum Got the ball into the lucrative top left

Alternate Titles

  • "Flipper Magico" -- Italian title

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User Reviews

Quaint : The magic just isn't there anymore. Commodore 64 piltdown_man (99288)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 9 out of 12 75
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1989 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 8.2 out of 12 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 595 out of 1000 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1989 50 out of 100 50
Power Play Amstrad CPC Dec, 1988 39 out of 100 39


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