|Publishers||Naxat Soft, Hudson|
|Platforms||PC Engine, SNES, SMD, Wiiware|
|Year of inception||1988|
|First release||Alien Crush
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Crush Pinball is a series of pinball video games developed by Compile and distributed by Naxat Soft and later Hudson Soft. A common theme amongst all installments in the series that sets them apart from other pinball games is the presence of sci-fi, fantasy or occult themes.
The series started in 1988 when Alien Crush was released for the Turbografx-16, which featured a sci-fi atmosphere reminiscent of the film Alien. It was then followed 2 years later by Devil's Crush, also for the Turbografx-16 which featured an occult theme with skulls, skeletons, and demons. A third game was later developed for the Super Famicom called Jaki Crush that contained a Japanese demon/ogre mythology theme, although the game was never released outside Japan. The series was revived in 2008 when Hudson Soft published a sequel/remake to Alien Crush called Alien Crush Returns for WiiWare.
While Jaki Crush became largely obscure, Alien Crush and Devil's Crush were well received and have both been re-released on the Virtual Console.
- Alien Crush - 1988 - TG16
- Devil's Crush - 1990 - TG16
- Jaki Crush - 1992 - Super Famicom
- Dragon's Revenge - 1993 - Mega Drive (sequel to Mega Drive port; by Tengen)
- Alien Crush Returns - 2008 - WiiWare
- "Crush Pinball series". Mobygames. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
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