Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
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  1. Dream Pinball 3D is closer to a nightmare than a dream.
  2. AceGamez
    60
    With a mediocre physics system and a severe lack of alternative modes, you can't help but wonder whether SouthPeak's creation would have found a better home on the newly-created WiiWare service, where simplicity and value go hand in hand.
  3. 20
    If you like pinball so much that this is tempting just turn on your PC and play the free pinball game that comes with Windows. Much better, much more fun and not a total waste of a Wii game.
  4. For its discount price point, pinball enthusiasts will be entertained.
  5. 62
    While there are a lot of issues with Dream Pinball 3D it is hard not to recommend it to fans of the classic arcade game.
  6. 51
    Dream Pinball 3D isn't a terrible effort but it suffers from unrealistic physics. Even if the player was given a sense of the weight of the ball and the flippers reacted like they should, you'd still have some pretty generic tables.
  7. Nintendo Gamer
    68
    Remarkably ordinary pinball that's quite forgettable. Wait for the Williams collection - it's load better than this one. [July 2008, p.68]
  8. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    60
    Dream Pinball 3D isn't exactly what we dreamed of, but it's solid enough to keep most pinball wizards occupied for a while. [Issue#23, p.75]

Awards & Rankings

97
#97 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. PaulEland
    May 20, 2008
    9
    The thing about pinball is you need to invest a bit of time into a session before you can work out where everything is and which shot lightsThe thing about pinball is you need to invest a bit of time into a session before you can work out where everything is and which shot lights up what. The themed tables are great, something for everyone, the music makes the atmosphere and the sound effects keep you coming back. Honestly, put a bit more time in rather than expecting it all to happen at once and THEN you'll reap the rewards. Full Review »