Video Pinball

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Arcade
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Atari 2600
59
3.0

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88
ArcadeThe Atari Times
Actually, there's nothing really more to say about this, other than it's a fun pinball game, with bonuses to light up, drop targets to knock down, and a personal high score that you're trying to beat. The controls were perfect, since all you had were the flippers, nudging was accomplished by pushing a panel your palms rested on, and a plunger to launch the ball. Having four flippers kicked butt too, whereas pretty much every other pinball game out there only had two (or just one paddle, as I mentioned earlier: what idiot thought a paddle should go in place of flippers for pinball? It's not called "Breakoutball" for a reason, guys!). Even the cabinet itself was pretty unique in that it was very small.
75
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic
This is the kind of game that you can play over and over again, and you'll do a little better each time. I remember playing Video Pinball with my childhood friend Billy, and he could keep one ball going forever (much to my chagrin). It bears little resemblance to actual pinball, but Video Pinball's unique style of play makes it an enjoyable experience all of its own.
73
Atari 2600Game Freaks 365
Still, the flaws of this game are minimal compared to the entertainment quality of this game for the true pinball fanatic who is a fan of the Atari 2600. The game might not last forever, but it will last a while and will be something that would be worth coming back to periodically. Therefore, my recommendation is that you should strongly consider buying this game if you find it at a reasonably low price.
60
Atari 2600VideoGame
O famoso jogo de Pinball de fliperama vira vídeo. Aqui o que vale é o maior número de pontos que você marca. São cinco bolinhas pra se tentar bater o recorde.
58
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic
The rollovers are pretty cheap because they are situated directly over the bumpers. By using the nudge you can continuously bounce the ball over them, racking up some huge scores. Maybe this game isn't as good as I remembered, but I still like it.
53
Atari 2600Retroage
Brawa za podjęcie tematu konsolowej adaptacji fliperka na konsole, ale Atari kontra Pinballe – 0:1. Plus chyba tylko za to, że coś takiego się pojawiło. Z perspektywy czasu gra kompletnie niegrywalna. Lepiej zainteresować się późniejszymi wersjami fliperów dla konsolek. Video Pinball na Atari 2600 to tylko kolejny kamień dla archeologów elektronicznej rozrywki, obok którego większość graczy przejdzie nawet go nie zauważywszy.
50
Atari 2600Defunct Games
Playing Video Pinball again after 30 years was like finding an old favorite hat that had since been chewed on by rats. Before writing this review, I spent two hours playing it and enjoying myself. However, when I had to take the rose-tinted nostalgia goggles off, I realized that there are a LOT of much-better pinball video games out there. Video Pinball was definitely not bad for the first pinball video game, but it just doesn't hold up to today's standards. Unless you're nostalgic (like me), it's best to let this one drain.
50
Atari 2600Tilt
A recommander non pas aux inconditionnels du flipper, mais plutôt aux joueurs de vidéo games.