Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic 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. 67
    It's one of the few times where I would have liked less levels, with more quality construction.
  5. While the game at times relies too heavily on its frantic pace, and its graphics aren't very interesting, it does provide a fun new perspective on the traditional pinball game.
  6. 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.
  7. We'd rather that more effort had been put into making it a really good pinball game rather than a not-quite-effective crossover experiment.
  8. This may be the only pinball game that requires seatbelts.
  9. As a pinball game, the tables are too barren and as an action/platform-like game, the pinball control is out of place.
  10. This game could get a recommendation if the price was right...but it's not. The game is worth about 10 bucks, but it sells for a whopping $30. That's just a brutal rip off, considering what you get - a subpar pinball game. But at least it's a great extinction theory.
  11. Unfortunately, we didn't quite get the sensation of frantic frustration and glory we usually do with pinball games.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User 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.