Pinball (NES)

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This cute pinball simulator was one of the first video games of the genre and still holds dear to many NES owners. Just as on a real pinball table, your goal is to flip the ball up and never let it fall off the bottom. How many points can you get?

Thanks to a clever design and a good simulation of real pinball physics, Pinball remains an enjoyable challenge even today. You might find numerous surprising ways to improve your score. Pinball also features a hidden bonus game in which Mario must save Pauline, just as he did in Donkey Kong. Younger players should not mistake Pauline for Princess Peach, or she will get quite angry!

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Posted by Dave Letcavage

Ball out?

Back in 1985, when Nintendo launched the NES in North America, there were a slew of games released with to-the-point titles like Baseball, Golf, and the game of the hour, Pinball. At the time, inviting these simple, accessible games into your home was...

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USA USA Version

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Pinball wizard

Back in the '80s, pinball simulations became quite popular on home game consoles of the time period. Pinball for the NES takes a very basic approach with its presentation, but still manages to include just enough variety to keep it interesting. Toss in a...

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User Comments (11)



mario/zelda_fan said:

u can play this on the game cube animal crossing. I remember the only reason i played this game was to be Mario.



SKTTR said:

This Pinball title is excellent.
Me and my friends always try to top our highscores and that's all about it.
It also didn't aged much, like all of the other 1st generation NES titles.
The graphics are nice and the control is tight.
We played it for months. I like this game. 4 Stars.

__Pit 42


Pit 42 said:

This game is...decent. Sonic Spinball is a much better choice.

I won't get it because it's not very deep and I already have it for my old e-Reader.



Grant said:

i dont like this game it has not originality at all and it just blows



hand2097 said:

The princesses Mushroom, Toadstool and Peach are the same person; Pauline, Daisy and Rosalina are three separate people for a total of four?



Stu said:

I think this provides a decent game of pinball. No more, no less.

Of course, it does lack the experience of playing on a real pinball table, but at least once you've bought it you don't have to keep feeding it coins!



Beau_Skunk said:

Takes a li'l getting used to, if your used to more advanced video game pinball games, but it is possible to master this game, and play it for a long time getting really high scores, once you get the hang of it. There's no option to "shake" the pinball table, but luckilly there's no way to ever get the ball stuck. The semi-hidden Mario minigame is great to.
The top table features a slot machine, and the bottom one features flipable cards. Get a match in the slotmachine, or flip all the cards, (pretty hard to do) and the bottom hole between the flippers will be clogged, so you won't fall down it, and best of all it stays there, until you slip down the sides. So it's very rewarding.
It's possiblly the first video game adaption of pinball, (I'm not sure if it's true) but definatelly not the worst. I find it quite enjoyable, though not as much as Kirby's Pinball Land (Gameboy) or Sonic Spinball. Still it's a nice diversion from those more complex pinball titles. Also the dancing penguins are cute!



Corbs said:

Fun for a quick pick-up-and-play, but not much for the long haul. If you want something a bit more in-depth try Alien Crush or Devil's Crush.

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