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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 cameraPure 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
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  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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  1. ZaneT.
    Apr 7, 2004
    10
    This game was great, make sure you buy this one it was fantastic.
  2. Andyman
    Aug 7, 2004
    9
    Hands-down the best video pinball game ever. The only thing keeping it from a perfect 10 is its lack of tables. The 4 tables here are all Hands-down the best video pinball game ever. The only thing keeping it from a perfect 10 is its lack of tables. The 4 tables here are all great, but I expected at least double that many. Now, if Iridon could license real pinball tables for Pure Pinball 2... that would absolutely ROCK! Expand
  3. D.G.
    Sep 2, 2004
    9
    Great game for what it is. But I agree with one of the last reviewers, if Pure Pinball 2 can license a few well known tables (KISS!), it would rock!
  4. Uter
    Aug 10, 2004
    8
    PROS: 1. Realistic tables and physics. 2. Nice high score tracking system. 3. There's no other xbox game like it. 4. All 4 tables are PROS: 1. Realistic tables and physics. 2. Nice high score tracking system. 3. There's no other xbox game like it. 4. All 4 tables are fun. CONS: 1. It seriously could have used a custom soundtrack. 2. The hot girls on the cover are just to lure people in and have nothing to do with the game. 3. It feels bare bones; it could have used some extra features or options. Expand
  5. JonJ.
    Aug 14, 2004
    8
    Extremely fun pinball game! It does have only 4 tables but still great fun.
  6. WhiteWarrior
    Aug 9, 2004
    7
    Being a big fan of pinball myself I was really looking forward to this game. And for those who like the realism and skill it takes to master Being a big fan of pinball myself I was really looking forward to this game. And for those who like the realism and skill it takes to master a real table you wont be disappointed. However...call me spoiled, but I recall a game developed for the "Sega Genesis" that had numerous variations of tables, multiple themes, and an option to create your own table completely from scratch. This game for what you pay for is definately worth interest, but as fas as pushing the envelope and making either replicas of licenced tables(i.e. Aerosmith, Black Knight, Jurrasic Park, or Guns & Roses) or using the raw power of the Xbox to allow for extras like maybe a color change option for the ball (or different balls)[i.e. skull, baseball, soccer ball, basketball, sun, moon, etc...] theme variations, secret levels, double (or triple) level tables, interactive parts, or even a two player option are just not there. The game for what it is, is great. I sure hope they plan on doing a sequel, but lets hope they read this review and take notes on it first. Expand