Pinball Illusions

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
86
4.3
Amiga CD32
87
4.6
DOS
80
3.9
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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.

Screenshots

Pinball Illusions Amiga CD32 A good overview of the Law 'n Justice table.
Pinball Illusions Amiga CD32 Actual title screen.
Pinball Illusions DOS Viking Table - Description
Pinball Illusions DOS Law 'n Justice

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User Reviews

A good pinball game that could've been great if it wasn't so buggy. DOS Roedie (5215)

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Amiga Mar, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 May, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Format Amiga CD32 Jun, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Action Amiga Dec, 1994 88 out of 100 88
PC Gamer DOS Jan, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Computing Amiga Jan, 1995 85 out of 100 85
The DOS Spirit DOS Feb 28, 2009 5 out of 6 83
Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1994 81 out of 100 81
Power Play DOS Oct, 1995 75 out of 100 75

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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
Contributed to by Kabushi (134654), IJan (1910) and Terok Nor (20073)