Why are there not more Pinball games in the app store?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by braddick, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Even as I ask this question I realize it is probably because the art of building one of these must be difficult and troublesome.
    Still, I am a bit surprised how many duplicate apps there are in other arenas but in pinball there is maybe half a dozen and really, only one or two of them are decent.

    I'd love it if a developer really took his time and built an old school pinball game.
    Now with 60 frames per second available on the 3G S it is time for someone to step up!
     
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  3. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Not to be ultra picky, but Monster Pinball is the only one worth playing for any period of time.

    I quickly get bored with the others (especially so with Zen pinball).
     
  4. Halamolo macrumors regular

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    Wild West Pinball (And hopefully soon the Deep Pinball)
    Monster Pinball (Freak-tastic! Nice framerate.)

    Rollercoaster and Inferno pinballs are kinda ok too, but their poor framerate kills them (and could have a bit better graphics too, but they are 3D, which is nice). They still have more realistic sounds though. I like to hear the ball rolling on the table, but with Wild West Pinball and Monster Pinball there´s total silence when the ball rolls and in Monster Pinball the ball really doesn´t look like a ball, more like a puck, takes away from the realism.
     
  5. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Freeballin' is the best one for me. There is a lite version as well, to try before you buy.
     
  6. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    This.
     
  7. wildbillwn macrumors newbie

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    I really like Wild West as it is the most "realistic". It even sounds real, and the ball is very well done. The only thing I don't like about it is there are no flipper buttons like on Monster Pinball. Monster is very fast paced and fun, but not so realistic. Price is great on Wild West (free). As a matter of fact, I can't believe they don't charge for it.
     
  8. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    They did when it first came out. In fact, I believe it was $2.99 (or, even $3.99?) when I purchased and downloaded it.
     
  9. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    The one pinball game I'm waiting for is Littlewing's Crystal Caliburn, which I read is on its way to the iPhone. This will be so good. I spent many an hour playing this at Uni (on a Color Classic, that's how old it is, and I am).
     
  10. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Pinball Dreams - played this to death on the Amiga many, many years ago and happy to see it resurrected on the iPhone.
     
  11. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    The people who made Monster Pinball, which is awesome, just released Xmas Pinball, which is very nice, too.

    Currently, I own:

    Monster Pinball
    Xmas Pinball
    The Deep Pinball
    WildWest Pinball
    Zen Pinball
     
  12. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried Monsterball, Wild West, and The Deep Pinball. Monsterball had great graphics and lots of screens that made it interesting, but I prefer the realism of Wild West and The Deep Pinball. Due to lack of space, I've kept just The Deep on my iPhone. It's just amazing that someone could make a Pinball so incredibly realistic.
     
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