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Pro Pinball Review

Pro Pinball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pro Pinball only offers one table, but it's a good one - and more are coming.

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BlitzKeep Review

BlitzKeep Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Combining pinball with RPG mechanics is a cool idea, but BlitzKeep doesn't execute it particularly well.

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Great news!

After a successful Kickstarter Pro Pinball: Timeshock!, an upcoming title from Barnstorm Games, will be arriving on the App Store later this week. That in itself is awesome.

Ahead of that, we are proud to announce that we have a new trailer for the game — exclusively on 148apps.com!

The game is based on the popular 90s game series Pro Pinball.

Barnstorm Development Chief Adrian Barritt mentions the nostalgia that made the redevelopment possible. “It’ll be great to have Timeshock! back in the hands of players again; the Kickstarter campaign has demonstrated that there is so much nostalgia for this title both from us and fans of the original Pro Pinball series of games,” he says. “We are bringing the definitive pinball simulation to a new generation of platforms and players, starting today with iOS. The Retina screens and tactile nature of the iPhone and iPad are such a perfect fit, the game has never been realized in such stunning clarity before.”

As noted, the game is due out this week. It will be available in two tiers, Standard ($2.99) and Deluxe ($6.99) on the App Store.

The trailer is below:

source: Kickstarter Page
Monster Strike Review

Monster Strike Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Collect monsters and battle by flinging them across the battlefield in this strangely compelling strategy game.

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The Walking Dead Pinball Review

The Walking Dead Pinball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Zen Studios is at it again, taking a property that would never seem to work as a pinball table and turning it into an "must play."

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Skee Ball Arcade Review

Skee Ball Arcade Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Offering a fairly entertaining adaptation of the popular game of Skee Ball, it's a shame this game's quite cluttered with money making opportunities.

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Pure Pinball Review

Pure Pinball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sometimes realism isn't all it is cracked up to be, especially when it results in game-breaking bugs.

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Boyz: Big Bang Review

Boyz: Big Bang Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A unique theme doesn't necessarily make a great game, in this physics based pinball style game of procreation.

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Halloween Pinball Review

Halloween Pinball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
OOO Gameprom is at it again with this trick-or-treat of a table. But which is it, really? Come inside to find out more... MWAHHAHAHAH!

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Zaccaria Pinball Master Edition Review

Zaccaria Pinball Master Edition Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A great core simulation is held back by a less than stellar micro-transaction model.

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I Am Level Review

I Am Level Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pinball and Metroidvania: two tastes that go better together?

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Pinball Rocks HD Review

Pinball Rocks HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
When players have the chance to buy free balls at the end of a game, that speaks volumes about the motivations of pinball game's publisher.

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“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away,” a young child was enchanted by the Star Wars Universe. In more recent history, that same boy came down with a chronic case of pinball addiction. So you can only imagine how the child rejoiced when learning of Zen Studios’ intentions to meld their passion for pinball with Lucas’ brainchild. If you haven’t read between the lines yet, allow me to clarify that the aforementioned child was me, cleverly shrouded as an adolescent, in hopes of hiding the fact that I am a grown man rendered shamelessly giddy by the proposition of my beloved Star Wars bleeding into my favorite past time. Oh well, so much for that.

Much to my glee, the good folks over at Zen Studios invited me to get some early hands on time with their newest masterpiece: Star Wars Pinball. The base install will be its own stand-alone pinball hub, consisting of a healthy collection of three tables at launch, set to the themes of The Empire Strikes Back, everyone’s favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett, and the animated Clone Wars franchise. Before moving on to the meat of the preview, it is worth mentioning that each of the tables will also be available for individual purchase in the Zen Pinball 2 hub as well, but there are special features associated with the specific Star Wars Pinball app that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

Trying to please Star Wars fans has become an increasingly difficult task over the decades. With that in mind, the creative team at Zen has taken every necessary precaution to make sure their tables are the definitive embodiment of the franchise, only featuring a steel ball. Lightsabers, sound effects, and even reasonably similar sound-alikes have been brought in to re-create seminal moments of the series. There is no greater example of this than the Empire Strikes Back table. Players have the opportunity to relive the most important scenes of the film, all while still playing an authentic pinball game. Everything from downing Tie Fighters to dueling Darth Vader are on the list of highlights, so it is certainly not to be missed.

Boba Fett is a character from the Star Wars mythos that has taken on a life of his own. A relative bit character in the original trilogy, fans have clamored to know more about the mysterious masked man. Drawing heavily upon his actions freezing Han Solo in carbonite and the resulting events on Tatooine, the Boba Fett themed table follows the notorious bounty hunter in his manhunts across the galaxy. Featuring a set of bounty missions that can scale in difficulty depending upon the user’s confidence, this is sure to once again be a fan favorite.

The last, but certainly not least of the trio of tables takes place in the fairly recent Clone Wars animated franchise. Tom Kane, the narrator from the television program and film reprises his role, informing the player of their immediate activities throughout the action. Of the three tables in the set, this is by far the biggest opportunity to run up the scoreboards. A big key to success is managing to chain together long combos, thanks to the fluid layout heavily favoring ramp play.

No matter what your level of appreciation is for the Star Wars brand, you will find something to appreciate in these tables. Even those that don’t like the franchise will still find plenty of fantastic pinball shenanigans to enjoy, because they are simply awesome tables to sit down and pick away at. We look forward to seeing what other tables are waiting in the wings for the coming months. Stay tuned for our full review of Star Wars Pinball, coming soon.

PinWar Review

PinWar Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pitting two opposing forces against each other for pinball supremacy sure sounds like fun. Luckily, it actually is.

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Momonga Pinball Adventures Review

Momonga Pinball Adventures Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pinball and plot rarely go together, but this is a title that manages to do so beautifully.

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Revenge Of The Rob-O-Bot Review

Revenge Of The Rob-O-Bot Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
While pinball perfection this is not, it sure makes a good case for a lengthy play through or twenty.

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Monster Pinball HD Review

Monster Pinball HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A new twist on pinball shoots for the moon. Sometimes aspirations and accomplishments are not quite the same thing.

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Cosmic Bump Review

Cosmic Bump Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Chillingo's latest physics puzzler adds in a dash of pinball to make this game stand out.

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Pinball Fantasies HD Review

Pinball Fantasies HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sometimes it is best if retro games stayed in the past. Here is a perfect example...

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Monkey Slam Review

Monkey Slam Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Fast paced block busting fun that's hampered slightly by flakey controls.

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Paper Pinball Review

Paper Pinball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A simple yet enjoyable endless pinball game.

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Pinball Arcade Review

Pinball Arcade Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Play exact recreations of some of the all-time great pinball tables.

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Bagatelle Pinball HD Review

Bagatelle Pinball HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This virtual recreation of classic proto-pinball games is perhaps too faithful.

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Monster Burner Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Combining the shoot em up with pinball and pool style game mechanics is a fantastically addictive move for Monster Burner.

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Pitch ‘N’ Toss Review

Pitch ‘N’ Toss Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The unpredictable physics of this coin tossing game is liable to leave players wanting to throw their devices against the wall instead of coins.

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War Pinball Review

War Pinball Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
When you take the battlefield to the midway, how can you lose?

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If you’re an obsessed baseball fan like me, who can watch any teams play anywhere at any time in any stadium or on any TV channel, you can’t wait until Spring Training finally ends and the real games finally begin. To help tide you over before the boys of summer take the field, Smashed Fly has a different take on the baseball game genre with Hit the Deck Baseball. Combining baseball with pinball, a la the mechanical baseball games of the 80’s, you have to hit a pinball that drops toward your flipper, which is appropriately enough a bat, and hit it back up toward targets that represent a variety of baseball outcomes, your goal being to score as many runs as possible, of course. The game features 3D graphics, a built-in physics engine, five different game modes, and hotseat multiplayer. So, while the baseball season has yet to start with any meaningful games, pinball is always in season! Play ball!

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-17 :: Category: Games

$0.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-02-22 :: Category: Games

Decoloro Review

Decoloro Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Decoloro requires huge levels of patience but provides some fun for the saintly few who have it.

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Sonic Spinball Review

Sonic Spinball Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Sonic Spinball is an iOS version of the Sega Genesis game that was a hybrid of pinball and traditional Sonic gameplay that holds up well to this day.

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As the year winds down and we look ahead to the next decade it’s time for all those wonderful end-of-year lists we all get so excited about. Today we have some exciting news, as Apple has detailed all the top paid and free apps for the iPhone and iPad, as well as the top grossing apps on each platform. Here’s the full rundown, for your edification.

Top 10 Paid iPhone Apps

1. Angry Birds
2. Doodle Jump
3. Skee-Ball
4. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
5. Fruit Ninja
6. Cut the Rope
7. ALL-IN-1 GAMEBOX
8. The Moron Test
9. Plants vs. Zombies
10. Pocket God

Top 10 Free iPhone Apps

1. Facebook
2. Angry Birds Lite
3. Words With Friends Free
4. Skype
5. Tap Tap Revenge 3
6. The Weather Channel®
7. Paper Toss
8. Bing
9. ROCK BAND FREE
10. Talking Tom Cat

Top 10 Grossing iPhone Apps

1. MLB.com At Bat 2010
2. Angry Birds
3. Call of Duty: Zombies
4. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
5. FriendCaller 3 Pro
6. Zombie Farm
7. TomTom U.S.A.
8. TETRIS®
9. Plants vs. Zombies
10. Doodle Jump

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