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Pinballz, by Jason Goldman $12.95
Reviewed April 2002


You think you can pinpoint your shots on a pinball machine? Well, you need to prove it on the Pinballz table. Compared to many other pinball games on Palm, Pinballz is unique because it has a 3D table design that gives you the illusion of a real pinball table. Along with the table, all the buttons and signs are also in 3D, and there are plenty of them, which translates into tons of action. But the key to this pinball game is to make your shot where the light is lit, then reset all the lights and do it again. If you hit the drop targets, you get the score multiplier. There are huge number of color targets, hoops, bumpers, a strongman bell and a slug worm to keep you busy. So get ready, let's see what you've got.

Playing Hints and Tips

1) Hit the target with light lit in front of it.
2) Hit the strongman bell as hard as you can.
3) Keep hitting the worm while it's on the table. The longer you keep it on it, the higher your score.

Pinballz screen shot

Ratings (scale of 1 to 5):

Graphics Very nice graphics. 3D works well in this game.
Sound Nice sound effects, not a lot of variety.
Fun Meter The Pinballz table has so many targets for you to hit: cool! The ball movements are smooth and realistic with very responsive control. The speed of the game is just right so that you can enjoy the game without having to worry about dying all the time.
Addictivity While it's easy to stay alive, it isn't easy to hit all the targets in the way you intend to. If this game doesn't train you to be a pinpoint shooter, it will certainly make you improve while trying.

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