Video:Best Free Pinball Games Onlinewith Shane Murphy
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Transcript:Best Free Pinball Games OnlineHi, I'm Shane Murphy, your video game Guru for About.com. Today we'll look at the internet's best free pinball games.
Top Pinball Games OnlineRat-N-Roll pinball is a Ratatouille themed board, one of several created by Disney to promote their new Pixar films. This one is obviously slated towards younger audiences, so check it out if you're looking for less of a challenge.
Pinbrawl goes for the edgier visual and sound design, which may become somewhat grating over time depending on your tastes. It has a little more depth to it thanks to the ability to bump the table, allowing you to put an extra effort towards getting your ball exactly where you want it.
Powerball Pinball is one of the more ambitious in terms of design. The table is huge, requiring the camera to follow the ball around while it plunk of the 6 different flippers around the area. The board is littered with different fruit items for points, new sections to break into, and you can release additional balls at once.
The Starsky and Hutch Pinball game is a faithful representation of Warner Brother's movie from a few years ago, featuring multiple references to the film and voice samples by the major actors. The game's presentation is slick and colorful, but beyond the movie tie-in there's not much distinctively happening here.
Rapid Motion Pinball is definitely something unique. Instead of a vertical composition, the board is a circle with flippers on the bottom arc, bumpers on the side, and a set of holes at the top. Score a powerup and you can hit space bar to toggle which hole opens up to better sink your silver balls in and advance to the next level. True to its name, the play can get very fast and challenging, perfect for someone looking for a more unique experience.
The Christmas themed Pinball Blizzard is actually more difficult than its cheery atmosphere hints at. It's set at a pretty fast speed, and it's fairly difficult to get the ball into the alternate areas. More skilled players will appreciate that you can pick which side you'd like to bump the table from.
The Wall-E themed board is slickly rendered and features well picked audio samples from the movie. The different visual and audio effects have a surprising amount of polish for a movie cash-in game.
Full Power Pinball is the Hot Wheels take on Pinballs games: at the outset you pick your favorite Hot Wheels car to have the board you play on be customized to your liking. It's definitely geared towards kids, but that doesn't make stop the board's design from featuring a few really cool ramps and special effects, although it could stand to be a little faster to match the theme of speedy cars.
High Gear Pinball is a bit more bizarre, thanks to the oddly styled board and matching techno music. It's harder than most other pinball games, thanks to its small flippers with a limited range of motion and overall small area.
A novel take on the game, Pinball Soccer Stars is a 3-D table where you play against a computer opponent, trying to knock the ball into their goal using all the features of traditional pinball combined with the staples of soccer. The computer is a little easy to play against and the physics can be disorienting at first, but it's still one of the most interesting pinball games out there.
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