Excerpt: Flipnic Ultimate Pinball for PS2 is one of the best pinball games ever created. With the decline of Pinball in arcades around the world, there is a certain nostalgic quality that you will find immediately with Flipnic, especially with its weird 70's vibe.
Excerpt: On paper, pinball sounds like an endurance test of the most banal kind. In practice, however, the game is brought to life by the pings, dings, numbers, lights, and everything else that makes the player feel like they're somehow "winning." It's man and machine in noisy harmony, and it's great.
Excerpt: At it's core, Flipnic is simply a pinball simulator... a very good pinball simulator. A PS2 controller may not be the same as a big square table, but the left directional and circle button fill in for the left and right flipper buttons just fine.
Excerpt: Graphically, pinball games can be pretty limited. However, Capcom's done a pretty good job of keeping things fresh with Flipnic: Ultimate Pinball . There's a nice variety of background imagery and the visuals that are 'in-game' kept my interest as well. The audio of Flipnic is pretty decent, too.
Excerpt: To be blunt, video pinball has never quite lived up to the real thing. Nothing quite beats the sights and sounds of playing at a real pinball table and the satisfaction of managing to ricochet the ball from the table to the protective glass at the top. Okay, maybe that’s just me.
Summary: Zwei Flipper und eine silberne Kugel: Das ist alles, was beim PS2-Game „Flipnic“ von Ubisoft vom alten Pinball-Automaten übrig geblieben ist. Manchmal erzählen ältere Game-Freaks ihren Kindern, wie das früher so war.
Excerpt: Pourquoi ? Mais pourquoi Flipnic ? Pour quelles obscures raisons avoir donné un tel nom à un titre axé sur le flipper. Peut être est-ce un jeu de mot avec pique-nique. En tout cas si c'est le cas ce n'est pas drôle. Vous vous imaginez emporter votre machine lors d'une collation champêtre ?