Amiga Classic Pinball Fantasies Hitting the App Store

Among the long series of pinball games from Cowboy Rodeo, the best one would have to have been Pinball Fantasies.  Well, now you can play it on your iPhone soon.  Almost all the features are said to be included, and the menus are in the same coverflow style as before.  The only thing different is that you can flip the floppy disk so you can see the back.  The game is said to run at a silky smooth 60 frames per second on the iPod Touch, and somewhere around there with a few stutters on the iPhone 2G.  The game should be submitted in a day or two, so look for it in about a week.

The tables included are:

  • Party Land – a table oriented around an amusement park, where the letters of either PARTY or CRAZY must be lit to start a high-scoring event. This is the easiest table due to several high scoring targets such as the Arcade and the Loop Ramp. This is the table included in the shareware release
  • Speed Devils – focused on car racing, and the player must overtake cars to take the lead. This is more difficult due to much fewer high-scoring targets
  • Billion Dollar Gameshow – a gameshow-style table where the player attempts to win prizes by achieving certain combinations of ramps. This is the most difficult, as if the player loses the ball before winning the jackpot the prizes are lost
  • Stones ‘N Bones – based on a haunted house, where the player must go through different modes of play (by hitting targets spelling out “Stone” and “Bone”), with the later modes scoring more points. This is generally considered the highest-scoring table. It is similar in theme to Nightmare in Pinball Dreams.

About Daniel

I have been an iPhone game addict ever since the NES emulator came out on the 1.1.4 iPhone 2G. After 2.0 and the App Store came out, my iPhone homescreen has never been the same. Other than writing reviews for App Store games, I play soccer/football, American football, volleyball, and golf. I love going to the beach and fishing on the pier. Some games not available on iPhone/iPod Touch that I truly love are the Call of Duty series, Guitar Hero III, Madden NFL 09, and PGR: Gotham Racing.

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