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Virtual Pinball technical data

Name Virtual Pinball
System Genesis - Mega Drive
Year 1993
Developer Electronic Arts
Genre Pinball

Virtual Pinball is a pinball video game released in 1995 for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. It was developed by Sega-AM2 and published by Sega. The game was designed to simulate the experience of playing real pinball machines.

The game consists of five tables: Space Shuttle, Cyber City, Grand Slam, Dragon’s Fury, and Cosmic Crusher; each with its own unique design, obstacles and objectives. Players can choose to play any of these tables in either one or two player mode. The objective of each table is to score as many points as possible within the allotted time limit by launching the ball onto the playfield and manipulating it using the flippers at the bottom of the screen. Bumpers, ramps, gates and other obstacles are present on each table which can be used to rack up extra points when hit by the ball.

Players start off with three balls per turn which can be replenished if they manage to hit all three bumpers at once or land a shot in certain special spots on the table. There are also several bonus features that appear throughout gameplay such as multiball modes where multiple balls are launched onto the playfield at once or mini-games which reward players with extra points depending on their performance.

The graphics in Virtual Pinball are quite simple but still manage to capture the feel of playing a real pinball machine. The ball moves realistically across the screen while various sound effects accompany its movement throughout gameplay. The physics engine has been designed to accurately replicate how a real pinball machine would behave when manipulated by flippers or bumped into obstacles onscreen; this helps add an extra layer of realism that makes Virtual Pinball an enjoyable experience even for those who have never played a real pinball machine before.

Overall, Virtual Pinball is an excellent simulation of playing real pinball machines that captures both its visuals and mechanics faithfully. With five unique tables to choose from and plenty of bonus features thrown in for good measure, there’s no shortage of fun to be had with this classic Sega Genesis/Mega Drive title!

Genesis - Mega Drive Pinball games