02 July, 2013
Whirlwind is here!
Farsight is a blessing for a digital pinball blogger. When you are scratching your head trying to decide what will your next blog post be, Farsight comes along with new tables and cures your anguish.
The new installment of Season Two Farsight tables comes with one more Pat Lawlor gem, Whirlwind
This is a relatively early Lawlor table situated between Earthshaker and Funhouse. (By the way, when are we going to have Earthshaker on iOS/OSX?). Whirlwind has all the whistles and bells characteristic of Lawlor's style. It is eminently playable (even with the invisible Farsight ball) but I must admit that over the last month I switched to the iMac for any serious play. The iPad is a game machine but I prefer to avoid the Farsight-ball stress. Although in general I prefer uncluttered playfields I do make an exception for Lawlor's crowded playfields and the need for precise shots. If you have not played one of his previous pinballs in the Farsight Season One collection, Whirlwind is definitely the one to try.
The second pinball Champion Pub
is less interesting. The heavily coloured playfield makes following the ball really hard. Still I did like the skipping rope and since you cannot buy Whirlwind without Champion you could as well give it a try.