Silverball Pinball by Epic MegaGames/Microleague Interactive (DOS)
Silverball Pinball Box Art

Reviewed: 08/1996

Rating: 2 1/2 of 6Rating: 2 1/2 of 6Rating: 2 1/2 of 6Rating: 2 1/2 of 6

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Fantasy, Blood, Snooker Champ, Odyssey

Multi-table package with four themes and a seperately mailed bonus table - Nova - which turned into my favorite one of the package and rivals some of the later Pinball Pack tables. Scrolling 2D planview. Predecessor of the Pinball Pack series. 3- and 5-ball play, fixed keys, records the top three scores. Dated (one of the first pinball games I saw for the PC) but innovative and fresh ideas with sufficient differences between the tables and simple but clean layouts. Lame bumper action (especially Fantasy) otherwise pretty good for its time including the sound effects and background music. Don't expect too much from the ball physics and flippers, though they basically are no better or worse than in the Pinball Pack series. I even find that some of the tables are better structured than in said series, untainted by "sequelmania". Snooker Champ emulates an old mechanical machine the others are more modern with ramps etc. Bonus can add a lot to the score and I like the individual bonus items although I sometimes wish I could interrupt their slow display at end-of-ball. I haven't seen this game anywhere in a long time, not even on Epic's home page. Another two tables were later made by Microleague for this game: Duel and Warbot.

Released/Copyright: 1993, Epic MegaGames