3D Ultra Pinball is a space-themed early Windows 95 pinball game with tables that are designed for computer play rather than real life. Whereas pinball machines are taller than they are wide, computer monitors are wider than they are tall, so the tables in 3D Ultra Pinball have two mini-tables on either side of the main table. Some of the gameplay elements are impossible on a real pinball table, like a glider that picks up the ball and drops it elsewhere on the table, exploding barriers, and energy targets that can appear anywhere on the table. The demo instructions claim that the game can be played under Windows 3.1 and makes no mention of needing Win32s, but the demo is a 32-bit program. The demo can only be played for 5 minutes at a time. It may be necessary to run this game in Windows 95 compatibility mode on Windows XP or newer in order for sound and voices to be played. There are 3 tables in this game, with only the first table playable in the shareware version.
Tables: Colony, Command Centre, Mine
Review by DOSGuy
|3D Ultra Pinball Demo (2,171,673 bytes)||11 September 1995||Win9x|
Help running Win9x games
Sierra no longer sells this game.