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Pinball Illusions (Amiga)

Genre
Perspective
Theme
86
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

Pinball Illusions is the successor to the Pinball Fantasies, using an upgraded game engine. The tables are Babewatch, Law & Justice, Extreme Sports and (on PC CD versions) The Vikings. These contain ramps, bonus areas and combo sequences to set up. All the artwork were produced in true 256 colors from the ground up for AGA Amigas and the PC, rather than originating in 32 colors on older Amigas.

New to this version is multiball: Pinball Illusions supports up to six balls simultaneously, in which case it switches to high resolution mode. CD versions use CD audio for music.

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There are 16 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


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User Reviews

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The Press Says

The One Jan, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Pelit Mar, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Joystick (French) Mar, 1995 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Mar, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Format Dec, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Action Dec, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Nov, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Computing Jan, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Games Dec, 1994 81 out of 100 81
Génération 4 Jan, 1995 63 out of 100 63

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Trivia

Successor

Although Digital Illusions never programmed on the Amiga again, 21st Century released Pinball Mania as a supposed continuation of the series. It was bundled with the Amiga when Escom relaunched it.

Tables

Digital Illusions used the same 4 tables of this game in the PlayStation / Sega Saturn release True Pinball. The difference? On the PlayStation & Saturn the tables were modeled in 3D.

Version differences

The PC CD-ROM version has one more table that was not found in the original Amiga version: The Vikings. This table was removed from the Amiga version at the last minute, as they felt it wasn't of a high enough quality to merit the game needing an extra disk. As both Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies had four tables, as did most other pinball games of the day, this wasn't a popular decision.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1996 – #3 Best Simulation in 1995 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Martin Smith and Roedie
Terok Nor (18323) added Pinball Illusions (Amiga) on Apr 04, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (120979) and IJan (1920)