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Game #1910
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Tristan Pinball    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Pinball

Rating: 8.84 (182 votes)

Tristan Pinball box cover

Tristan Pinball screenshot
A decent pinball game from Amtex that is short on graphics and animation but long on gameplay, Tristan Pinball is billed as a "solid state pinball simulation," and it actually comes quite close to that claim. The game brings many innovations in real pinball tables to the computer screen for the first time, including Multiball, Double Scoring, Time Features, and many surprises. Ball physics are reasonably realistic, and the manual even includes primer on basic pinball skills (e.g. double flip, deflect pass, beat down, and nudging) that can be used in the game. There is only one table, and a very standard, blocky one at that, but the game more than makes up for this lack of variety and graphics by excellent ball controls and true-to-life pinball physics.

Overall, Tristan Pinball is one of those games that seem very boring and average by today's standards. However, it deserves recognition as being one of the first true pinball simulation games that bring many features to the PC for the first time. Recommended for its historical significance, even if you'll get bored with the table.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: George Snowman
Developer: LittleWing
Publisher: Amtex
Year: 1991
Software Copyright: LittleWing
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Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Extreme Pinball, Take A Break! Pinball, Pinball Magic

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