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Extreme Pinball (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4388)
Written on  :  Sep 26, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

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Summary

Impossible to play.

The Good

This game has the smoothest pinball engine I've ever seen! It's damn fast. The graphics are AMAZING and the music isn't that bad. The tables are very well done and the game does have a lot of potential.

The Bad

The game is just TOO GODDAMN FAST! I can barely see the ball, let alone control it. It ruins the game, because it's quite impossible to figure out what's going on on the table at any given time. Also, the menu system is HORRIBLE - where'd the cute Epic Pinball menu system (miniature table images included) go?

And, finally, the music player is the typically horrible Epic PSM player -- really, really low quality play of probably very high quality music. It's bizarre, because it is a far cry from the player used in the original Epic Pinball, which was very high quality.

The Bottom Line

A really good pinball game, rendered pointless by overly fast gameplay.