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The game's difficulty is just right and the variety of tables gives the game tremendous replay value. Complimenting the sensational visuals is an excellent futuristic techno soundtrack. As icing on the cake, the cartridge saves all your high scores. Galactic Pinball is an amazing title for the Virtual Boy.
This game is Pinball heaven for those not completely bored of this genre. Even if you didn't enjoy pinball as a kid, be sure to give this game a try. This is one of those must-have titles that has so much game play to offer, you'll keep coming back for months.
Galactic Pinball is a gem in the Virtual Boy library and surprisingly it's the most immersive experience I've had so far despite it not being a particularly high-profile title. In my opinion it's worth owning the system purely for this game as it really shows off what it can do from a technical and gameplay perspective.
Galactic Pinball rocks and rolls. If pins are your passion, you owe it to yourself to check out this galaxy.
Some dodgy music aside, this is a decent pinball (or rather pinpuck) game, with everything physics-wise behaving as you would expect. That the 3D effect doesn’t convey the size that was probably intended is forgivable as it is a simple and addictive game that the Virtual Boy’s control pad is well suited for. After achieving a self-set target it may be a while before you feel the urge to play again, but when you are hoping to reach a certain score Galactic Pinball is a game you will find yourself playing a lot – and enjoying immensely.
I have always liked pinball games and I wondered if Virtual Boy would have what it takes to make a good pinball simulator. I like the fact that you can choose your own level and for the most part, the levels are completely addictive. The only thing that disappointed me was the the flippers don't respond as fast as they should. But once you get the timing down, you can just about play forever...or until your batteries run out. The Virtual Boy keeps looking better and better.
Galactic Pinball while somewhat amusing at first, never really goes anywhere spectacular. Most of the levels are devoid of any real entertainment. On the positive side, the 3-D effects are very impressive and the areas are each very creative but more "stuff" is needed to make pinball an event. I suppose if you love pinball you'll enjoy, otherwise, pass.
In the end, Pinball is little more than a pack-in teaser cart to entice owners into purchasing one of the better titles.
The best feature of the game is that these scores will be saved to battery, which is something that should be found in all console pinball titles. Yet despite giving you some incentive to beat your last score, it still doesn't make the game more fun to play. The game needs more targets, more bonus rounds, more speech samples and more play modes. Galactic Pinball is a perfect example that having multiple tables isn't necessarily a great thing in a pinball game, especially if they're as empty as space.