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Anonymous
September 21, 2004 9:55:49 AM

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Darn,
I was just reading about this, but my server doesn't have the post anymore!
I looked at Nintendo Power at the store and their review of the new Mario
Pinball wasn't very good. They said it seemed like a bunch of mini-games...
I am playing Leaf Green right now and was wondering if I would like Pokemon
Pinball? I am looking for one that has variety and where the screen does NOT
scroll! Those games usually make me sick and I lose the ball when the screen
scrolls!
If the pokemon game has you catching pokemon on different tables, etc, I
might like it!
Thanks!

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Anonymous
September 21, 2004 9:55:50 AM

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> Darn,
> I was just reading about this, but my server doesn't have the post
anymore!
> I looked at Nintendo Power at the store and their review of the new Mario
> Pinball wasn't very good. They said it seemed like a bunch of
mini-games...
> I am playing Leaf Green right now and was wondering if I would like
Pokemon
> Pinball? I am looking for one that has variety and where the screen does
NOT
> scroll! Those games usually make me sick and I lose the ball when the
screen
> scrolls!
> If the pokemon game has you catching pokemon on different tables, etc, I
> might like it!
> Thanks!

The screen scrolls up and down and follows the ball, but it doesn't look
_too_ bad from the videos on Gamespot.

If you're looking for a pinball game that doesn't scroll, I'd actually
recommend Kirby's Pinball Land for the original Game Boy. I have occasional
bouts with addiction to it, though they've slowed down a bit now that I
can't beat my 12,000,000+ scores (that's about 2 hours of play, BTW!).
Anybody else played KPL?
--
//mike tyndall
C++ programmer and game designer (not professionally)
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http://users.ign.com/collection/MikeTyndall
Anonymous
September 22, 2004 2:33:45 AM

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Dreams5 wrote:
> Darn,
> I was just reading about this, but my server doesn't have the post
> anymore! I looked at Nintendo Power at the store and their review of
> the new Mario Pinball wasn't very good. They said it seemed like a
> bunch of mini-games... I am playing Leaf Green right now and was
> wondering if I would like Pokemon Pinball? I am looking for one that
> has variety and where the screen does NOT scroll! Those games usually
> make me sick and I lose the ball when the screen scrolls!
> If the pokemon game has you catching pokemon on different tables,
> etc, I might like it!
> Thanks!

I don't know if there ~is~ a GBA-only pinball game that doesn't scroll.

Anyway, I have it on good authority :-) that Pinball Challenge Deluxe is the
pick of the lot, but if you're put off by scrolling then you'll probably
have a bad reaction towards this one. It's fast and scrolls relentlessly.

Pokemon Pinball might be worth considering. Personally I found it to be
rather dull but I have to say that it's solid. What it does, it does well.
Sure it scrolls, but the "physics" are geared towards a kind of slow, heavy
ball movement so the scrolling effect is almost always mild. Unlike the
average pinball game that's frantic and demands a lot of attention, this
one's designed so that you can doodle away at it for ages, catching pokemon
and stuff. It's comparatively easy to keep the ball in play. There's
also a sleep mode so you can stop at practically any time and continue later
on, exactly where you left off.
A definite down-side is lack of variety - you'll spend most of your time on
the main table. (Well, actually there are two main tables because there
are two games on the cart - ruby & sapphire.) There are other tables that
you warp to but they're relatively simple, single-minded ones where you
don't spend that much time.
!