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Description

After the success of Pinball Dreams on several systems, a sequel featuring four new tables was created. The gameplay is much the same as the first game, with realistic physics, multi-player options and a high score table to aim for. The tables are Partyland, Speed Devils, Billion Dollar Gameshow and Stones 'n' Bones, taking in a funfair, racing cars, a tacky game-show, and a graveyard. Each one has a range of ramps, combos, light sequences and targets to shoot, as well as general themes which are less influenced by real tables than those in Pinball Dreams.

Screenshots

Pinball Fantasies Amiga Party Land.
Pinball Fantasies Amiga Extra Memory!
Pinball Fantasies Amiga Digital Illusions.
Pinball Fantasies Amiga It is the busiest of all the tables.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Pinball Fantasies Deluxe" -- PlayStation title
  • "Pinball Dreaming: Pinball Fantasies" -- iPhone title
  • "ピンボールファンタジーズデラックス" -- Japanese PSX spelling

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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Amiga release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1993 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Power Dec, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Format Dec, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Computing Jan, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Dec, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Dream Dec, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Svenska Hemdatornytt Nov, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Games Oct, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Joker Jan, 1994 84 out of 100 84
CU Amiga Nov, 1992 65 out of 100 65

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PlayStation version 1 Lance Boyle (1346)
Oct 04, 2016

Trivia

Attract mode

During each pinball table's attract mode, you can type words to get messages or enable/disable certain features. One such word is "credits", which will list the credits of the people who made and ported the game. Another word will turn the LED display into a scrolly, with a message out to all of Frontline Designs' demoscene friends.

Copy Protection

The PC DOS version has probably the worst copy protection ever. You have to enter a word from the manual, but you have unlimited tries! And word, line, and page won't even change after a wrong answer has been given. But this is moot anyway, since the pinball tables are separate executables. You can simply rename any of the tables (TABLE1.PRG to TABLE4.PRG) to INTRO.PRG and start the game as normal - bypassing the copy protection completely.

Release history

Party Land, Speed Devils, Billion Dollar (aka Billion Dollar Gameshow), and Stones -n- Bones were first released as Pinball Fantasies and later joined by the four tables of Pinball Mania and rereleased as Pinball Fantasies Deluxe. Then, in late 1996, 21st Century repackaged twenty of their tables, including Pinball Fantasies, as Pinball Gold.

Pinball Fantasies was originally released on the Amiga, and according to some reports, it was an incomplete, buggy game because Digital Illusions rushed to get it out in time for Christmas. The PC version is free of just about all these bugs, though there remains one major rules oversight (no multiball).


-- excerpt taken from Erik Mooney's FAQ, Rules Sheet and Strategy Guide to Pinball Fantasies

Sales

After its release, the game went up to number one in the "All Formats Top-40" chart in England and has, as of 2004, sold more than 170,000 copies.

Version differences

When playing on the PSP, pressing Select makes the screen turn 90 degrees, so that you can play the game while holding the PSP in a vertical position.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #2 Readers' Special Price for 1992
  • PC Gamer
    • 1994 - Best Arcade Game
Information also contributed by B.L. Stryker, SonataFanatica and Trixter
Terok Nor (23168) added Pinball Fantasies (Amiga) on Apr 04, 2004
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