publisher: EA Maxis / Maxis Software
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: hotseat, players: 1 - 4
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Full Tilt! Pinball is an arcade game released on PCs, which belongs to the category of popular pinball. The production was created in cooperation between Cinematronics studio and Maxis, a company known mainly for its best-selling SimCity series.
In terms of gameplay, Full Tilt! Pinball is no different from the classic genre, popularized by Digital Illusions and its famous productions Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies. The game boils down to keeping the ball on the flipper table for as long as possible and performing various tasks with the help of it, which consist in hitting certain elements of the table, ramps, bumpers, etc. The game is to be played on the table as long as possible.
Players have at their disposal three different tables, differing in terms of subject matter and type of tasks performed. On the Space Cadet table we play the role of the title star cadet, and our goal is to climb the military hierarchy through nine consecutive ranks, ending with the fleet admiral. Skullduggery is a pirate table where the aim of the game is to find the treasure of the legendary Peg Lega, by completing all fragments of the map or activating and completing a series of mini-games. Set in a fantasy atmosphere, Dragon's Keep table puts us in the role of a dragon murderer, who must get to the beast's hideout, kill her and release the kidnapped white-head. He is helped by weapons, armour and spells, activated by counting specific targets.
As in most popular pinball games, up to 4 players can participate in the game, who alternately compete with each other to achieve the highest possible result.
In terms of binding, released on Full Tilt PCs! Pinball is quite distinctly different from most previous productions of this genre. One of the main differences is the fact that the table shown in its entirety occupies only half of the screen, while its second part is reserved for a digital display on which mini-games are played and information about the player's score and subsequent tasks to be performed is displayed. Unlike Digital Illusions' two-dimensional pinballs mentioned above, Cinematronics' production is also characterized by more modern, prerendered 3D graphics.
A peculiarity associated with the game is the fact that taken from Full Tilt! Pinball table called Space Cadet was attached by Microsoft to the package Plus! for Windows 95, and then to the next versions of the popular "windows" such as Windows NT 4.0, Windows Me, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Compared to the original version of the game, however, 3D Pinball for Windows worked in lower resolution and differed in the appearance of the display and small details of the game.
In 1996 Maxis released Full Tilt! Pinball 2, which is in fact a set of additional tables to the original. There are three new tables in the game: Mad Scientist, Alien Daze and Captain Hero.
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age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Minimum: 486 SX, 8 MB RAM, Windows 95