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iPhone: Sho Chiku Bai - Pachinko (including free lite version)

12-14-2008, 08:05 PM
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Sho Chiku Bai - Pachinko (including free lite version)

What is this? See: here

[App store Link] $2.99

[Lite Version] Free

Just wondering if anyone had anything good or bad on this before I get it... Looks good, hefty @ 40 mb for a pachinko game ...




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Last edited by salsamd; 01-23-2009 at 01:25 PM.
12-14-2008, 08:09 PM
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1) What the hell is "pachinko"?

2) why is everything bright pink?

12-14-2008, 08:13 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamazar View Post
1) What the hell is "pachinko"?

2) why is everything bright pink?
I take it you've never been to Japan???...

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12-14-2008, 08:25 PM
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I'm downloading now, I'll edit in a few minutes with an impression

UPDATE: This wasn't fun at all. The majority of the board is taken up by the roullete screen. The handle that controls the launching takes up part of the pachinko screen rather than cover the worthless animation of the pachinko bin. You can cash in for other boards and whatnot but I don't see it being worth playing long enough to unlock them. Overall it's a steep price for what you get.

Though I did enjoy the title song
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290857783&id=290857753&s=143441

Last edited by VeganTnT; 12-14-2008 at 08:45 PM.
12-14-2008, 08:28 PM
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Same question. What is Pachinko?
12-14-2008, 08:32 PM
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AstroPachinco was pretty fun for only a few mb

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12-14-2008, 08:47 PM
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"Sho Chiku Bai" Promo Video (no gameplay?!):


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Last edited by Carlos-Sz; 12-14-2008 at 08:49 PM.
12-14-2008, 09:09 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VegantTnT View Post
I'm downloading now, I'll edit in a few minutes with an impression

UPDATE: This wasn't fun at all. The majority of the board is taken up by the roullete screen. The handle that controls the launching takes up part of the pachinko screen rather than cover the worthless animation of the pachinko bin. You can cash in for other boards and whatnot but I don't see it being worth playing long enough to unlock them. Overall it's a steep price for what you get.

Though I did enjoy the title song
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290857783&id=290857753&s=143441
Thanks for that, looks interesting still... How's quality?
If this isn't good any other pachinko u would recommend?

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12-14-2008, 09:13 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VirtualAlex View Post
Same question. What is Pachinko?
It's a gambling game, real popular in Japan. Kinds like we have slot machines they have pachinko... Maybe a broad generalization but close enough... Google it

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12-14-2008, 09:18 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1337brian View Post
Thanks for that, looks interesting still... How's quality?
If this isn't good any other pachinko u would recommend?
Quality is rather good. the first board is plain and I heavily favored the left side because the handle for the balls velocity took up about a third of the rightside of the screen. You can see it in the first screenshot in the appstore.

Aside from Astro Pachinko and Pachinko Puzzle there aren't any other pachinko games on the app store. I liked Astro but the trivia questions weren't fun at all.

If the price for Sho chiku bai was in the 2.99 - 1.99 area I'd say it would be worth a look. But at 5?... I can't recommend it.