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  • Summary: Pure Pinball tests your pinball skills across more than 30 challenges and missions, which span four table layouts inspired by authentic American pinball designs. From the Old West to space, each table layout provides different challenges. You can view the tables in a variety of camera setups, including a complete overview, a close-up on the ball, a traditional scrolling style, or even a setup that lets you follow the ball using a "ball-cam." Share your high scores on Xbox Live with other players from around the world to prove that you're a true pinball wizard. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The triggers control the flippers, and the ball physics are outstanding - every hit feels like it has real weight. [Nov 2004, p.77]
  2. Although the game doesn't have too many bonus features and the different tables are similar in design, you still get 4 challenging and very realistic looking pinball tables at your disposal.
  3. The best iteration of a classic ball and flipper game out there. Die hard pinball fans will be smart and either play or buy the real deal, so I can't recommend Pure Pinball to any of these freaks.
  4. The outstanding physics do a great job simulating the game of pinball, and the graphics and sound take that experience to the next level to offer a package that pinball purists should not hesitate to add to their collection.
  5. The four tables aren't the greatest tables in the world, and the camera angles and presentation could use a little work, but the solid ball physics go a long way.
  6. 67
    Visually the game looks great (well, how hard is it to render a stationary table?) and the physics are perfect. Problem is, there are only four tables, all of which get old after a few days and there's no option for playing hot potato.
  7. I can't imagine the conversations that led someone to decide that this sparse (though accurate) game would be a good idea. [Oct 2004, p.140]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6