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  • Publisher: Matmi
  • Genre: Family
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 11.9 MB
  • Version: 2.1
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: NEW LOW PRICE to celebrate the release of our MONSTER PINBALL HD available now!

Multiball Pinball is insane action!!!
"...the zaniest, most action-packed pinball game to date yet"
Appmodo.com

"...blisteringly fast with a focus on multiple balls in play... If you like Matmi's pinball offerings, you will most certainly like this"
Touch Arcade

"Matmi is known for their wonderful graphics and animations and it shows seeing what theyve done for Multiball" Appmodo.com

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Made by a team that knows pinball inside out (the same team that brought you the award winning Monster Pinball) Multiball is an intense, exciting and addictive pinball experience. Hosted by the loopy Mango, a ray-gun toting desperado with a love of fast and furious action, Multiball hits like an explosion and combines gorgeous graphics, realistic physics and amazing gameplay in an experience that is simply irresistible!

Multiball is fun for novices and pinball wizards alike. Can you keep not one, not two, but three balls rolling around the most feature packed table you've ever seen? Multiball is fast, smooth and a whole lot of fun; just one play and you'll be hooked! Choose one of three difficulty levels, and launch your ball to begin; but be warned, once you start playing you won't want to stop!

Multiball Pinball Features
Up to three balls on the table at the same time!
Three levels of difficulty
Loads of bonuses and score multipliers
Varied and unique goals with deep and engaging gameplay
60 frames per second
Realistic Physics engine
Accelerometer tilt function
Amazing graphics and animations
Unique sound effects in stereo
Pause and Resume
Local and Online scoreboards plus Facebook Connect
Created by the wonderful minds of Matmi and soon to be launched on the iPad.

goiMot's comments:


04-02-2010, 08:01 PM
#2
Purchased, impressions soon.

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04-02-2010, 08:03 PM
#3
Same here. I'll bite.
04-02-2010, 08:57 PM
#4
Quick initial thoughts: this is another high quality Matmi pinball game. If you've played Monster's or Snowy's Pinball, this is cut from the same cloth. It has that unmistakeable Matmi art style, slightly Pixar-ish with a sort of crazy demented edge. It's extremely fast paced, much more so than your traditional pinball games. This has been a turn off for some players, so if you weren't a fan of their other pinball games chances are you aren't going to like this one either. For those that do like Matmi's brand of pinball, this game is just as fast and fun as the others.

The main hook here is the multiball. Unlike most pinball games that require you to complete many missions or requirements to unlock multiple balls, I had the multiball going in the first 30 seconds of play. The pace of Matmi's games are frantic as is, and throwing multiball into the mix makes it that much more so. It's a lot of fun. The board itself has lots of tricks up it's sleeve waiting to be discovered. The in game help doesn't go into detail on what most of this is, but after just playing for a short while I've been able to figure out what a lot of it does. The art style and charm built into Multiball Pinball is astounding. So far, a tiny alien has popped up from a tube in the bottom of the screen and shot his zapper into the table, electrocuting everything. I activated a small spout that shot out smoke rings, that I'm not too sure what it did. Weird, but awesome. It's definitely a wild and crazy game, and the accompanying sound effects fit right into that theme.

So, everything sounds great, right? Is there at least one negative here? There absolutely is, and it's unfortunately a huge negative. There's only ONE table. Granted, it's an excellently designed table and loads of fun, but both Monster's and Snowy's offer multiple tables that are connected to each other. That's one of the biggest highlights for me with their games, and I was pretty disappointed this game doesn't feature anything like that.

If you've enjoyed a Matmi pinball game before, chances are you'll enjoy this one as well. Just bear in mind that you are trading off multiple balls for multiple tables.

Fondle me on Twitter:@JaredTA
04-02-2010, 09:31 PM
#5
I can't say much more than that. There are a lot of subtle nuances going on with the board. It will take a few plays to figure out what arrows switch what. It is a very nice board with great physics.
04-02-2010, 09:32 PM
#6
Yeah, the one table thing is making it hard for me to decide if I want what I would expect to be an insta-buy. Hmmm.

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04-02-2010, 09:38 PM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOARDUMB View Post
Quick initial thoughts: this is another high quality Matmi pinball game. If you've played Monster's or Snowy's Pinball, this is cut from the same cloth. It has that unmistakeable Matmi art style, slightly Pixar-ish with a sort of crazy demented edge. It's extremely fast paced, much more so than your traditional pinball games. This has been a turn off for some players, so if you weren't a fan of their other pinball games chances are you aren't going to like this one either. For those that do like Matmi's brand of pinball, this game is just as fast and fun as the others.

The main hook here is the multiball. Unlike most pinball games that require you to complete many missions or requirements to unlock multiple balls, I had the multiball going in the first 30 seconds of play. The pace of Matmi's games are frantic as is, and throwing multiball into the mix makes it that much more so. It's a lot of fun. The board itself has lots of tricks up it's sleeve waiting to be discovered. The in game help doesn't go into detail on what most of this is, but after just playing for a short while I've been able to figure out what a lot of it does. The art style and charm built into Multiball Pinball is astounding. So far, a tiny alien has popped up from a tube in the bottom of the screen and shot his zapper into the table, electrocuting everything. I activated a small spout that shot out smoke rings, that I'm not too sure what it did. Weird, but awesome. It's definitely a wild and crazy game, and the accompanying sound effects fit right into that theme.

So, everything sounds great, right? Is there at least one negative here? There absolutely is, and it's unfortunately a huge negative. There's only ONE table. Granted, it's an excellently designed table and loads of fun, but both Monster's and Snowy's offer multiple tables that are connected to each other. That's one of the biggest highlights for me with their games, and I was pretty disappointed this game doesn't feature anything like that.

If you've enjoyed a Matmi pinball game before, chances are you'll enjoy this one as well. Just bear in mind that you are trading off multiple balls for multiple tables.
Thanks for the impressions. I liked their other pinball games so I'll be sure to pick this one up.

One thing though, if they did have multiple tables, how would that work with the multiple balls?

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04-02-2010, 09:53 PM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by weedeatinflyincougar View Post
Thanks for the impressions. I liked their other pinball games so I'll be sure to pick this one up.

One thing though, if they did have multiple tables, how would that work with the multiple balls?
Good point, I hadn't really thought about that. I think I just automatically assumed that there'd be connected tables, like the other games. I guess they could close off the portals to the other tables while the multiball is active, and once you're back to one ball open them up again. At least it would be cool to have more than one table in the app, even if they are self contained.

I don't want to diminish how good this game is though, I still feel like it's worth the $3 and I'm having a great time with it. I think my disappointment in lack of tables is just a testament to how much I love their games. It would always be great to have more

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04-02-2010, 10:23 PM
#9
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Boardumb, good review. Btw, out of their three pinball games, if you're only getting one, which would that be?
04-02-2010, 10:47 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squeaker View Post
Boardumb, good review. Btw, out of their three pinball games, if you're only getting one, which would that be?
Tough call, they're all so good Monster has the most tables, and is the most "off the wall" in terms of designs. Snowy's has 3 tables, and feels a little more traditional in how it plays, but is still pretty freaking crazy. And this one is just the one table, but has the most action due to the multiball. If I HAD to choose one, I'd probably say Monster. It has the most tables, and they're all quite different from one another. If you end up really enjoying it and need some more, the others will still be there. I'd say try Monster Lite, but it seems to have disappeared

Hope that sort of helps. Let me know which one you do end up picking up and what you think about it.

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