Pro Pinball: Big Race USA
|Pro Pinball: Big Race USA|
|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Macintosh (Mac OS 9 or earlier)|
Pro Pinball: Big Race USA is an action video game developed by Cunning Developments, published by Empire Interactive and distributed by Take-Two Interactive for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation. It is the third game in the Pro Pinball series, and is themed around travelling around the United States in a car.
It is notable for having a lot more "simulation" features than its predecessor Pro Pinball: Timeshock!, such as ability to configure table angle, flipper strength and how "worn" the table should appear to be. It also features a skill level setting, perhaps in response to Pro Pinball: Timeshock!'s difficulty. It also has improved graphical features including a subtle texture on the ball (so you can see how the ball is spinning) and motion blur.
Pro Pinball: Big Race USA received mixed to positive reviews. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the PC version 78.50% based on 4 reviews the PlayStation version 71.33% based on 6 reviews and 69/100 based on 4 reviews.
Big Race USA received the "Special Award" for "Quick-Fix Gaming" from Computer Gaming World in 1999. The editors wrote that it "set a new standard in PC pinball" and "proved so incredibly addictive it might as well have shipped with a set of cranial meat hooks."
- "Pro Pinball: Big Race USA for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- "Pro Pinball: Big Race USA for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- "Pro Pinball: Big Race USA for PlayStation Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- Staff (April 1999). "Computer Gaming World's 1999 Premier Awards; CGW Presents the Best Games of 1998". Computer Gaming World (177): 90, 93, 96–105.