3-D Ultra Pinball (video game)

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3-D Ultra Pinball
Cover art for 3-D Ultra Pinball
Developer(s) Dynamix
Publisher(s) Sierra On-Line
Series 3-D Ultra Pinball
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Macintosh
Release 1995
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player

3-D Ultra Pinball is video game released in 1995, and is the first game in 3-D Ultra Pinball video game series.

Gameplay[edit]

The original 3-D Ultra Pinball game was released in 1995. This game is based on the space simulation game, Outpost. There are three tables named Colony, Command Post, and Mine. Each table holds a set of five challenges. Smaller "mini-tables" are featured with their own set of flippers. The goal is to build and launch a Starship completing the game's entire course.

Reception[edit]

Reviewing the Macintosh version, a Next Generation critic commented that "There is some substance to the argument that pinball is not a game meant for the monitor, but 3-D Ultra Pinball works, and it works very well." He particularly praised the fact that the graphics and physics both include elements not possible on a real pinball table, while remaining "true to the pinball spirit." Despite this, he gave it only two out of five stars.[1] It received a score of 3.5 out of 5 from MacUser.[2]

According to market research firm PC Data, 3-D Ultra Pinball was the 18th-best-selling computer game in the United States for the year 1996.[3] According to Sierra On-Line, its sales surpassed 250,000 copies by the end of March 1996.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3-D Ultra Pinball". Next Generation. No. 13. Imagine Media. January 1996. p. 168.
  2. ^ LeVitus, Bob (June 1996). "The Game Room". MacUser. Archived from the original on 1999-02-25. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  3. ^ Staff (February 26, 1997). "1996 PC Best Sellers". Next Generation. Archived from the original on 1997-06-06. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  4. ^ Sierra On-Line Form 10-K (Report). Bellevue, Washington. March 31, 1996. pp. 7–9. Archived from the original on April 16, 2018.