11 February, 2016

On friend's indignation

My friend Nick posted a comment on my post on FarSight's two superb oldie tables that were released a few days ago. In his comment he is venting his 100 % justified indignation at the crapware that keeps appearing in Apple's App Store.

I have written about it saveral times: not everybody can build a fine pinball game. Unfortunately with the advent of personal computers people started thinking that if they manage to have a decent physics engine and acceptable graphics they could produce a saleable digital pinball. Those people ignore everything of what makes a real pinball.

Nick is writing about two particular pinballs. The first is Chalk pinball

I must say that I admire the chutzpah of the developer. Asking money for that!? (Compared to this, paying for MagicShow pinball or the (in)famous Pinball of BaKno starts sounding like a good idea).

The second pinball is Snowball.

It is a flash pinball that you can play online for free here. Again, I wonder who in their right mind would spend money for this.

I prefer to keep playing Tristan, that 25-years-old classic form Littlewing (a company that has, alas, folded more than three years ago) rather than spending one minute with those "novelties" that led to the perfectly justified reaction of Nick's. 

1 comment:

  1. Well at least Apple hasn't deactiovated these gamnes remotely like it did with my app store purchases. Looks like I have to find 3 cracked games because my legitimate purchases will not run or replace on snow leopard. Warning to evertybody that Apple will deactivate your games and not replace them if you fix your computer and don't "upgrade"