43 minutes | May 18th 2016

Episode 04 - Galactic Pinball

Galactic Pinball was the final launch title for the Virtual Boy in North America. Using the concept of 'pinball in space', Intelligent Systems was able to craft a very enjoyable virtual pinball game.  In space, apparently, pinballs have been outlawed - only hockey pucks remain.  Standard pinball mechanisms like flippers, pop bumpers, drop targets, kick out saucers and ramps are all represented.   If you enjoy real physical pinball, I think you will find something to like in this game.  Not too 'video-gamey' while also not sticking to strictly a simulation of the physical and mechanical aspects of pinball, Galactic Pinball hits just the right balance.   If you would love to hear more about pinball, feel free to check out my other show, For Amusement Only.   I'm a proud member of the Retro Junkies network of shows.  A huge library of excellent retro topics await you at http://theretrojunkies.com/   Thank you for listening.  Next time, we'll be talking about Virtual League Baseball, so knock out those cleats and bean the opposing team over and over until there are no more players left to oppose you.  Well, that's my strategy, at least.
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