16 May, 2013
Pinball Gold Pack
From time to time I am visiting the Good Old Games site. I confess that my hope is that one day they will produce a Mac version of Pro Pinballs (since their revival is taking more time that what we initially hoped). Recently I stumbled upon the only pinball for Macs, the Pinball Gold Pack
It contains the (DosBox ported versions of) Pinball Dreams, Pinball Fantasies and Pinball Illusions, all great classics of the 90s PC era. I unashamedly copy a comment from the GOG site:
Ok, after playing some of the more realistic pinball games on here you might think that this game would be a complete disappointment. The tables are not as intricate, the physics model is way more simplified, and the table themes are a little cheesy. However, this game makes up for it with pure charm and straight forward fun. Sure, it might not have as many ramps, magnets, and "toys" but I challenge you to put this game down after one play.
Unfortunately my opinion is not the same. I grew up with Tristan and the superb Mac graphics, so these old PC pinballs do indeed look cheesy. Nostalgia does not work for me in this case. Still, they are decent pinballs and would appeal to many Windows2Mac switchers.