Copyright/Publisher: Codemasters, Design & Programming By:
Graphics By: Michael Sanderson,
Music & FX By: Sonic Graffiti,
Release Year: 1990,
Genre: Football/Soccer, Number Of Players: 1 or 2
Wow! Not only is this a pinball simulator, but it's also vaguely got
something to do with soccer! That should please Bert Rawlsden, the
fampus Yeovil Town striker and obsessive pinball fan. But will it please you?
I gave this an evening's worth of play and decided that it starts off
as pretty addictive. You spring the ball up the, er, machine, and then
try to flip it around into the other players and eventually the goal.
The pinball machine has a footbal pitch drawn on it, and your main aim
is to stop the ball going between your bottom flippers. When it does
(as it eventually must), it's a goal against you.
And you'll scream, cry and join a weird religious sect in your annoyance.
After trying to keep the ball out of your goal, try and score in the
opposing team's goal. And that's it. Simple idea, simple background
graphics, nice ball movement and some silly piccies of footballers scoring,
crying, kissing, etc.
So it's not bery inspiring, actually. Pinball is frustrating, and you
want to win, but after a while you'll want to go out and sit in the garden
or something. And after you've forked out £4, you might do a bit of crying
yourself (like a big girl).