Super Pinball: Behind the Mask

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Super Pinball: Behind the Mask
Super Pinball: Behind the Mask
North American cover art
Developer(s) KAZe[1]
Designer(s) Takashi Kobayashi[2]
Composer(s) Yusuke Takahama[3]
Platform(s) Super NES
Genre(s) Pinball[1]
Mode(s) Single-player[2]
Multiplayer[2] (up to four players)

Super Pinball: Behind the Mask is a pinball simulator for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that was released in 1994 in North America and Japan.[2]


Super Pinball: Behind the Mask features three tables: the clown-themed "Jolly Joker", the pirate themed "Blackbeard and Ironmen", and the fantasy-themed "Wizard."[2] All tables are shown in a tilted 3D view, which fits the entire table on the screen without the need for scrolling, with marquee messages and bonuses displayed as giant overlays on the screen.[2] The game can be played from one to four players.[2] The game uses 3D graphics.[5]


GamePro criticized the game for emulating early pinball machines, which were "straightforward and not very imaginative", rather than modern pinball video games. They elaborated that "The bumpers, flippers, and bonus markers are too small, and the angle of the board will give you a permanent squint."[4] Electronic Gaming Monthly gave it a 6.4 out of 10, remarking that it "is probably the best looking home pinball game out there, but that's about it. The game play gets very repetitious and boring ..."[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Basic overview of game". MobyGames. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Composer information". SNES Music. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Super Pinball". GamePro (59). IDG. June 1994. p. 66. 
  5. ^ "Advanced overview of game". allgame. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  6. ^ "Review Crew: Super Pinball". Electronic Gaming Monthly (56). EGM Media, LLC. March 1994. p. 34.