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  • Summary: Electronic Arts utilizes the Unreal 3-D game engine, wild animation, and quick camera movements to create a pinball game unlike anything you've seen before.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Pinball purists might not get the level of simulation they require and smaller kids may find some of the tables' tasks a little difficult, but otherwise Adventure Pinball is a fun diversion for most players.
  2. The Unreal engine adds depth and life to the classic arcade platform. Adventure Pinball...pinball...on steroids.
  3. Lavish aesthetics notwithstanding, Adventure Pinball also plays a mean game. Only the inevitable onset of repetition dulls its luster.
  4. Even with what must add up to 30 tables and sub-tables and side-tables, you end up with a very I’ve-solved-this-table-so-why-play-it-again mindset. I’ve solved Forgotten Island, and now I’ve forgotten it.
  5. As a pinball game, the tables are too barren and as an action/platform-like game, the pinball control is out of place.
  6. This may be the only pinball game that requires seatbelts.
  7. Unfortunately, we didn't quite get the sensation of frantic frustration and glory we usually do with pinball games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 14, 2012
    8
    Very good game! Brings up memories ;)
  2. ChrisR.
    Feb 27, 2002
    7
    Excellent graphics.