Guidance please. Best Pinball?

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  1. Tulipone macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    New padder - wife wants pinball. Any thoughts on the better efforts please?

    Grateful for help.

    Chris
     
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  3. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    I haven't tried a lot of pinball games on the iPad, but The Pinball HD is a pretty good one. It's nice for showing off the screen too.
     
  4. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely The Pinball HD.

    They were the best on the iPhone and even better on the iPad.
     
  5. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I don't know, The Pinball HD (really stupid title, seriously?) looks really good, but I'm holding off because a lot of people are complaining about the fact that the camera tightly follows the ball wherever it goes, which makes it hard to play and potentially headache-inducing. Sounds like they either need to smooth out the camera follow or provide a zoomed-out view that doesn't move around. At that point I'll pick it up because it looks great otherwise.
     
  6. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

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    Some people say that. It hasn't bothered me at all.

    But regardless, the developers have stated that they are addressing that in the next update coming out soon to give users the option to keep a static, complete view of the table if desired.
     
  7. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    I guess it might bug some people, but I haven't experienced any headaches nor found it hard to play due to the camera.
     
  8. kirchnrd macrumors 6502

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    I have pinball HD and it is fun. I too would like to hear if there are any others out there that are good.
     
  9. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    If you play in landscape mode, it's a static fullscreen view. The camera only follows the ball if you play in portrait mode. And not that many people are complaining about anything. Most of the reviews are 5 stars.

    Also, they actually just changed the name to just "Pinball HD" in today's update.
     
  10. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    Today's update changed the name to Pinball HD.
     
  11. Tulipone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys. Purchased and it would appear to be intensively tested right now. Looks like this is going to get expensive placating 'her' :D

    Chris
     
  12. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Nice. "The Pinball"? I mean, what is that??
     
  13. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Now that seems odd to me. Aren't most pinball tables vertically-oriented? And thus it would make more sense for the portrait mode to be static, if anything.
     
  14. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    I hear ya. I thought that seemed a bit odd too at first, but it plays great though. I suggested in my review that they should add a static view for portrait mode as well, so I hope they do.

    In any case, the new update made the game A LOT smoother. It's definitely worth every penny of 3 bucks.
     
  15. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    On the iPhone pinball game "The Deep" and others by the same developer allows you to change the view by pinching or "expanding" like you do with pics. Anyone try that on Pinball HD?
     
  16. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    I tried, but right now the only way to get a fullscreen view is by playing in landscape mode. I'm guessing they'll add fullscreen mode for portrait soon though because they've already updated the app twice and it's only been out for a few days.
     
  17. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    Sweet. I ordered it in anticipation of my iPad delivery. I love pinball. :D
     
  18. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    Pinball HD just got another update today, it's definitely the best pinball for the iPad.
     
  19. Tulipone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For someone that was not keen on the purchase of the iPad, my wife seems to be enjoying Pinball HD. Kind of shot myself in the foot as I'd kind of like to use it also.

    Browsing the app store for other essentials.

    Chris
     

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