Excerpt: Zombies. For years they’ve staggered and stalked their way into our hearts, ranging from classic horror movies to numerous video games. These days, we all see dead people; it’s as if the American culture has fallen in love with demented supernatural entities and rotting body parts.
Excerpt: If you don’t know about pinball or what it plays like … well, if you don’t know, you’re a bad person. Even though this subdivision of the industry is going through very hard times right now, it remains as enjoyable as it was over 50 years ago, when it was first conceived. There aren’t many activities that recreate the feeling of controlling the paddles while tilting, or hearing the beeps or whirs of the holes and bumpers. And that includes videogames.
Excerpt: Last year, Typing of the Dead won much critical acclaim for being one of the most original titles to appear in the puzzle genre in years. Hot on the heels of that innovative title, the same spirit that inspired House of the Dead's branching into Typing of the Dead has now reincarnated itself inside a pinball table. What's the result of this machination?
Excerpt: Arguably, The Pinball of the Dead is the best idea since sliced bread. Or at least since 2001's absurdly fun The Typing of the Dead. Like that game, The Pinball of the Dead is inspired by The House of the Dead 2 and its predecessor, both horror-themed light gun shooters originally released in arcades back in the late '90s. The House of the Dead games took themselves seriously and featured plenty of scary-looking monsters to shoot at from a first-person perspective.
Summary: It used to be carloads of people on the road to see the Dead playing. Now we will be seeing carloads of people playing the Dead on the road! Pinball Of The Dead lets you take the undead with you wherever you may roam. Pinball's feeling zombified!
Pros: A unique gaming experience in a long ignored genre, Great graphics that set the perfect mood without hindering the game with darkness (i.e. Castlevania), Nice amount of pinball machines and modes with arcade, original and tutorial
Cons: Loose ball physics. Too floaty!, No “Suffer like G did?!” sound byte! The most classic HOTD line ever!, Very limited replay value unless you go for higher scores, which just doesn't cut it anymore for me in a game.
Conclusion: Si vous voulez vraiment un flipper sur votre GBA, je vous conseille plutôt Pokemon Pinball Rubis et Saphir qui, certes, ne proposent absolument pas la même ambiance et le même univers, mais qui se révèlent incroyablement plus fun et plus intéressants !