Microsoft Pinball Arcade simulates a collection of real pinball machines made by Gottlieb between 1931 and 1992. The tables are photo-realistic and the sounds reproduce every aspect of the experience of playing these pinball machines. The physics are perfect. This is the most realistic pinball simulation I have ever played, including recreations of real pinball machines on modern video game consoles. The trial version features Haunted House, which was a groundbreaking game. There are three different playfields: the main level, a raised level (the attic), and a level under a window in the main level (the basement), giving the player eight paddles! Up to four players can take turns playing (only one player in the demo). The paddles stop operating when the player achieves a score of 200 000 in the demo, which can be done on a single ball with practice. There are 7 tables in this game, with only the sixth table playable in the shareware version.
Tables: Baffle Ball (1931), Humpty Dumpty (1947), Knock Out (1950), Slick Chick (1963), Spirit of '76 (1976), Haunted House (1982), Cue Ball Wizard (1992)
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|Microsoft Pinball Arcade v1.01 Trial Version (4,805,912 bytes)||5 October 1998||Win9x|
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