GOG release: “Epic Pinball: The Complete Collection”

GOG brings back good old memories with Digital Extremes’ 1993 arcade pinball simulator Epic Pinball: The Complete Collection.

The developer’s name might not instantly ring a bell for most young gamers, but Epic MegaGames, the publisher, which would later be renamed Epic Games will be familiar to all those loving the Unreal engine-based games like third-person sci-fi shooter Gears of War. Actually Digital Extremes was involved in the development of the original FPS landmark titles Unreal, Unreal Tournament, and also the much underrated comic book FPS adaptation The Darkness II, so it might come as a surprise that some of their first games were pinball titles. I still remember playing 1993’s Silverball and then Epic Pinball, although these might only be shareware versions that had a couple of tables on offer. I had the former on on floppy disk and the other one on an Epic MegaGames CD compilation. Those were the times and I have to dig them up sometimes, as I already wrote in the Happy Easter with Jazz Jackrabbit article (more about that franchise soon)…

The Complete Collection includes 12 tables and one bonus level, i.e. three packs (Pack 1: Android, Pot of Gold, Excalibur, Crash & Burn; Pack 2: Magic, Jungle Pinball, Deep Sea, Enigma; Pack 3: Cyborgirl, Pangaea, Space Journey, Toy Factory; bonus: African Safari), and even if I can’t say which one of these I played, as it’s been too long, suffice it to say that they were all a lot fun with their differently themed areas on display, presenting all kinds of genres. While pinball machines or adaptations could never hold my attention for too long, I still love their individual art styles and especially music. Watching the trailer below, I’ll have to say that I found the tunes still awesome, and unlike the old Unreal games with outdated 3D graphics, these still look pretty cool, too. Only today I bought the Gameboy title Revenge of the ‘Gator I used to play back in the days, so there’s definitely some love for the genre left. Would be interesting to give all those games the review treatment some time in the near (or far) future…

Epic Pinball: The Complete Collection is now available exclusively on GOG with a 10% launch discount that will last until December 7, 2PM UTC. As the company also acquired the rights to the action-platformer Jazz Jackrabbit Collection and Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Collection, buying it together with these titles, will provide a launch promo discount of 25% until December 6, 2PM UTC.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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