|★ AMSTRAD CPC ★ GAMESLIST ★ SOCCER PINBALL (c) CODEMASTERS ★|
Soccer what? Come on now. how can you have a game called Soccer Pinball? The two games have got absolutely nothing in common...
...Or have they? Sit down and play CodeMasters' little budget outing for a minute or so and you start to get the idea. It's actuafty like table football in a way. You use the flippers to try to score a goal (there's a little goalmouth half
And yes, well. pinball and football do use spherical objects which you're trying to propel in roughly the right direction... OK. we adrnit it , Soccer Pinball does make a funnvy sort of sense as a game. //
In fact, it's really rather fun . It's also a bit difficult. If you want to get to the next round you have to score three goals - but first you have to knock the defenders out of the way. You've only got three balls to do it with and since the gap between the flippers at the bottom of the table is that fraction too wide , you keep losing the ball!
No , it's not at all frustrating, really it's not.
Get off Level One and you reach Level Two (not too surprising , that). Here it's more of the same , except that there are a few more defenders to get out of the way.
There is a two-player mode, but it's bog-standard alternating play job - now if it was simultaneous two-player action , that would be interesting.
The graphics are pretty dull but nicely detailed mode 1 stuff, the ball moves nice and smoothly and the pinball effect is very convincing. There are just two basic problems, though. Pinball Soccer is too difficult for a game of chance. Yes, no doubt there are people who think that pinball is a test of skill, but there's not much evidence of it in this (it might just be that you're rubbish, Rod - Adam).
Secondly, it's a bit on the dull side.
Well , a lot, really - unless you're mad on pinball in any form.
There's a third problem too. Some fool is kicking footballs around this page , and when find out who it is I'm going to give them the boot (Rod will shortly be appearing in pantomime in a Siberian salt mine - Adam)
RATING : 71%
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L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.