DescriptionAfter 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
|Perfect conversion of a perfect game, this is the best pinball EVER.||DOS||Tomer Gabel (4388)|
|The first pinball game that is really playable||DOS||IJan (1920)|
|The ultimate pinball simulation.||DOS||Mickey Gabel (357)|
|great pinball||DOS||alain martinaut (2)|
The Press Says
|Amiga Power||Amiga CD32||Dec, 1993||91 out of 100||91|
|Amiga Action||Amiga CD32||Dec, 1993||91 out of 100||91|
|Amiga Dream||Amiga||Dec, 1993||88 out of 100||88|
|Amiga Format||Amiga CD32||Nov, 1993||85 out of 100||85|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Jan, 1994||84 out of 100||84|
|Consoles Plus||Jaguar||Sep, 1995||80 out of 100||80|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Mar, 1994||8 out of 10||80|
|4Players.de||PSP||Oct 23, 2009||76 out of 100||76|
|Total! (Germany)||SNES||Feb, 1995||3.25 out of 6||55|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Game Boy||Feb, 1995||4 out of 10||40|
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Attract modeDuring 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.
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
SalesAfter 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 differencesWhen 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.
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1993 – #2 Readers' Special Price for 1992
- PC Gamer
- 1994 - Best Arcade Game