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Star Trek Pinball (Windows)

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Written by  :  Steve Hall (322)
Written on  :  Sep 07, 2000
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Summary

Quite possibly the worst game ever

The Good

Well... the graphics themselves aren't too bad. Not ground-breaking as such, but well done. Similarly the sound is reasonable, with a few tasty Star Trek samples to keep the trekkies happy. And that's about that...

The Bad

Everything else. There are no pinball games worse than this for feel and playability. The response time between hitting the button and seeing the flipper move is about a week, the ball jumps around erratically as if controlled by some mysterious alien force, and worse of all, it's just plain dull.

Additionally, the third table is a two-player only game. Two player only??? Yes, indeed. Unless you have a very bored, very sad mate on who you want to inflict this awful game, then you're limited to two tables.

I feel quite strongly about this - that the person or persons responsible for this game should be the first against the wall when the revolution comes. In fact, why wait that long...

The Bottom Line

This really is an awful, awful game. Don't buy it. Please don't waste any money on it. I got it free with the Star Fleet Academy game and though, "oh this could be fun". How wrong I was.