Star Wars meets pinball in the super-high quality, slick new Android game Star Wars Pinball (check out the iOS version here!).
The 3DCG graphics are stunning, and they don't merely recreate your normal pinball machine; Star Wars Pinball features 3D characters and items from the movies that pop up and interact with your pinball game. This is an advantage computer-based pinball gaming has over the real thing. Take a look at the video below for a better idea of what I'm talking about.
The video above may look like it's all bells and whistles, but I can assure you that under all the fancy graphics, Star Wars Pinball packs in some very realistic traditional pinball action. This game is perfect for a beginner looking to try their hand at a game of pinball.
In addition to all the CG cutscenes, there are classic pinball touches like the old-school screen simulated in graphic above. Green and black graphics bring back such fond memories...
Of course, just like real pinball games, the game keeps track of your high scores using your initials, and there is also an online ranking system making for a pretty robust pinball experience.
For the Android version of Star Wars Pinball, the only table available to you from the get-go is the Episode V table shown in the screenshots above. As is, the game is fun enough with only one table, but Clone Wars and Boba Fett tables are also available for purchase through the app. Each costs the same price as the app itself (183 yen).
I recommend this app to both fans of Star Wars and fans of pinball alike. If something has the Star Wars name on it, more often than not you're going to be getting a quality product.
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Device used: HTC J ISW13HT
Publisher: Zen Studios
Last updated: 2/27/2013
Price: 183 yen
Compatibility: Android 4.0 or higher
Translation by Jason Morgan