Dream Pinball 3D

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Dream Pinball 3D
Dream Pinball 3D.jpg
Wii cover art for Dream Pinball 3D
Developer(s) TopWare
Publisher(s) SouthPeak Games
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Wii, Nintendo DS, iOS, Mac OS X
Release Windows
  • NA: February 12, 2008
  • EU: February 2008
  • AU: April 2008
Wii
  • NA: April 22, 2008
  • EU: May 16, 2008
  • AU: May 22, 2008
Nintendo DS
  • NA: April 24, 2008
  • AU: April 2008
  • EU: June 27, 2008
iOS
  • WW: July 18, 2012
OS X
  • WW: December 24, 2013
Genre(s) Pinball
Mode(s) Players: 1-4

Dream Pinball 3D is a pinball simulation game developed by TopWare and published by SouthPeak Games for Microsoft Windows, first released online in 2006, and then ported to Wii and Nintendo DS in 2008. Dream Pinball 3D features six tables to play on, each with a distinct theme, including a medieval table, an aquatic table, a monsters (zombies and vampires mostly) table, and a dinosaurs table. Apart from the different visual styles, each of these tables pose a different challenge because of their varying flipper, ramp, and bumper positions.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Windows screenshot of Dream Pinball 3D - displaying the 'Monsters' pinball table.

As in the majority of pinball simulation video games - the objective is to gain as many points as possible by hitting the correct bumpers and obstacles. Bonuses included - point multipliers and extra lives - they are gained by hitting particularly hard shots. The games also features six different pinball materials - such as gold and steel - which affects the ball's physics. The Windows version features an online high score list - in which the player can compare their performance with others.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
DS PC Wii
GamesMaster 49%[2] N/A N/A
GameZone N/A N/A 3/10[3]
IGN 6.5/10[4] 5.1/10[5] 5.1/10[6]
NGamer N/A N/A 50%[7]
PC Format N/A 79%[8] N/A
PC Gamer (UK) N/A 77%[9] N/A
PC Gamer (US) N/A 38%[10] N/A
PC Zone N/A 70%[11] N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 56/100[12] 61/100[13] 54/100[14]

The DS, PC and Wii versions received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[12][13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calvert, Justin (February 11, 2008). "Dream Pinball 3D First Look". GameSpot. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Dream Pinball 3D (DS)". GamesMaster. September 2008. p. 84. 
  3. ^ Bedigian, Louis (June 9, 2008). "Dream Pinball 3D - WII - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (May 1, 2008). "Dream Pinball 3D Review (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (May 2, 2008). "Dream Pinball 3D Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (April 30, 2008). "Dream Pinball 3D Review (Wii)". IGN. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  7. ^ Kitts, Martin (July 2008). "Dream Pinball 3D review (Wii)". NGamer (GamesRadar). p. 68. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dream Pinball 3D". PC Format. No. 214. June 2008. p. 110. 
  9. ^ "Dream Pinball 3D". PC Gamer UK. July 2008. p. 83. 
  10. ^ Osborn, Chuck (July 2008). "Dream Pinball 3D review". PC Gamer (GamesRadar). p. 63. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  11. ^ "PC Review: Dream Pinball 3D". PC Zone. June 2008. p. 82. 
  12. ^ a b "Dream Pinball 3D for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "Dream Pinball 3D for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "Dream Pinball 3D for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 

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