Retro Pinball by Fuse Powered Inc is a gaming app set up just like a classic pinball machine! The app offers ten different tables to play on including Cyborgirl, Deep Sea, Excalibur, Magic, Pot-of-Gold, Space Journey, Toy Factory, Super Android, Crash and Burn and Pangea! So, it’s a sure thing you will find a few that you love! Although there are plenty of tables, only three of them come free with your download: Crash and Burn, Pangea and Super Android. The rest will have to be bought through an in-app purchase.
Retro Pinball offers awesome gameplay with very realistic bounce back movements! I was given six balls to use for my very first game. It’s definitely challenging, much like a real game of pinball! I’m sure this is an obvious fact, but you cannot see the virtual pinball machine like you see a real one. It’s very small and has a lot of little routes your ball can take. My eyes aren’t perfect anymore, so I really had to focus on all the little crevices the table had. Even though it’s not as easy to play, I definitely appreciate just how real this virtual game is compared to playing on a real machine.
Retro Pinball’s ads are pretty obnoxious, coming across your entire screen and even making you wait a few seconds before giving you an option to close them out! That lowered my rating significantly. I understand free apps need to make money somehow, but to go as far as making you sit on an ad for a while before giving you an option to close it out is outrageous. I would still recommend downloading Retro Pinball, because it’s super fun to play! Just be prepared to quit after a few of those atrocious ads!
iTunes describes Retro Pinball like so:
Seven classic tables have been added to Retro Pinball iOS version! Enjoy new in-game features like Game Center! Originally hailed as one of the best pinball games ever to be made for the PC. One of the most successful shareware games alongside such industry classics as Duke Nukem 3D, Doom and Wolfenstein 3D is Digital Extremes’ 1993 title reborn as Retro Pinball. Retro Pinball now includes 10 classic tables (Cyborgirl, Deep Sea, Excalibur, Magic, Pot-of-Gold, Space Journey, Toy Factory, Crash and Burn, Super Android and Pangea). From original creator James Schmalz, Retro Pinball now includes new tables to iOS, updated graphics and spectacular sound to enhance your gaming experience. Play now on your favorite Apple iOS device!
iTunes lists Retro Pinball’s features as such:
- Ten classic tables to play on – Cyborgirl, Deep Sea, Excalibur, Magic, Pot-of-Gold, Space Journey, Toy Factory, Super Android, Crash and Burn and Pangea
- Now includes Game Center Leaderboards
- Enhanced Game Play with additional Ball Packs
- Updated graphics and sound augment Retro Pinball action
- Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (iOS v3.2 or better)
- Save and beat your high scores