App description: This unique table features pinball bumpers and targets, plus a color monitor where you can take on a variety of old-school digital minigame challenges - an endless space scroller, plus car racing, missile defense, a block breaker, and more at incrementing skill levels.

Apple Design Awards 2010 winner

Listed by Apple in "Best 10 iPad Apps in 2010"

1st place in US top paid apps during the first sales day

"Pinball HD is simply a game that was just made for the iPad: it has intuitive controls, takes full advantage of the devices hardware and delivers a truly immersive experience that will take you right back to the golden age of the arcade."
-- Marco Tabini, Macworld.com

"With three tables, reliable physics and controls, and gorgeous graphics, it is a pleasure to recommend."
-- Levi Buchanan, IGN.com

ABOUT THE GAME

Pinball HD - This game will change your idea of Pinball on the iPad. Each table - Wild West, The Deep, and Jungle style - are masterpieces. You'll be stunned with the level of realism. This is a REAL Pinball simulator with stunning 3D graphics both with or without 3D glasses.

IMPORTANT

Landscape mode - "full table" view
Portrait mode - "flying-table" view
In portrait mode slide up or down your both thumbs to toggle camera view from "flying-table" to "full table".

FEATURES

3 pinball tables with unique graphics, instructions, missions system, locations and characters
Landscape mode shows a full table view. The games can be played in either landscape orientation with the button to the left or right of the screen.
Portrait mode gives you a flying-table view with the camera panning and zooming over the action. This can only be played when holding the iPad with the button on the bottom. If you activate the screen orientation switch, the game only plays in portrait mode.
A wonderful 3D engine that does true justice to the graphic capabilities of the iPad.
Realistic physics.
Built in help for each table. Tap the circled "I" at the bottom right of each table to get a display detailing instructions and descriptions of the features of each table. Make sure to swipe left and right when viewing since the instructions don't fit on one screen.
Local and global high scores. Swiping right brings up a table of local high scores and further tapping brings up high scores from copies sold throughout
the world. At the end of each game you are prompted to enter your name and have your score included.
Unique soundtrack with atmospheric music, sound effects and voices.
Camera tilt brings dimensionality to the games offering a simulated 3D effect where the image changes depending upon how you tilt the iPad. Camera tilt only works in landscape mode.
Stereoscopic imaging option (requires anaglyph eyeglasses). You can choose between red-cyan, green-magenta or yellow-blue lenses.

HOW TO PLAY

When running the app, you are presented with a 3D simulated camera zoom, pan and fly-over of one of the games. Tapping on a game's fly-over screen shows/hides main menu. Tap on Play button to start game on current table.
Controls in game:
Tap ANYWHERE on the left side of screen to control the left flipper and ANYWHERE on the right side to control the right flipper.
Shake your iPad to realistically nudge the pinball table, but not too much or you'll tilt.
Tap on the "electronic caption" at the top of the screen to pause or resume your game.

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JCat's comments:
That was faster then I expected - heading there now!



04-29-2010, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by cranker View Post
what does that mean "slide up or down with both thumbs" ? Can you see the whole table at once ?
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04-30-2010, 03:08 AM
Why dont you use the standard pinch gestures?

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04-30-2010, 03:35 AM
A clever idea for changing, but a lot of people will miss that as it's not obvious.

I'd have a settings page, or put the option in the pause menu.
04-30-2010, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Oliver View Post
Why dont you use the standard pinch gestures?
because you need your both thumb fingers in game
04-30-2010, 08:01 AM
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Location: Montreal
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Quote:
Originally Posted by uczmeg View Post
A clever idea for changing, but a lot of people will miss that as it's not obvious.

I'd have a settings page, or put the option in the pause menu.

I would also put the option for full table in the menu. I don't think people with switc while they are playing, but as long as the option is there somewhere it's all good
04-30-2010, 08:13 AM
I kinda like the ability to switch views on the fly like that...its kinda neat to have the close up view once in awhile and to switch back and forth is all good, its not like we'll be swiping both our thumbs up or down while playing the game anyways...so its not going to ruin the gameplay.
04-30-2010, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffyg3 View Post
I kinda like the ability to switch views on the fly like that...its kinda neat to have the close up view once in awhile and to switch back and forth is all good, its not like we'll be swiping both our thumbs up or down while playing the game anyways...so its not going to ruin the gameplay.
Some people had problems finding all three tables, so I can imagine people will miss this too. The game is great, the UI leaves a little to be desired if this can happen!

And if this happens they then leave bad reviews...

Have both, the two thumb swipe and a settings toggle?
04-30-2010, 08:32 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffyg3 View Post
I kinda like the ability to switch views on the fly like that...its kinda neat to have the close up view once in awhile and to switch back and forth is all good, its not like we'll be swiping both our thumbs up or down while playing the game anyways...so its not going to ruin the gameplay.
True .........actually maybe that is a good feature after all. I am just used to having the settings in the menu.
04-30-2010, 08:34 AM
The 2 finger thing is really cool.
But more options is usually betta
05-01-2010, 08:06 AM
The way to toggle camera view between whole table and flying-table is optimal for iPad screen size and average hands size.

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