Pinball Yeah! Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

By on Nov 5, 2010 at 9:08 am

Pinball addicts may like to check out Pinball Yeah!, a universal app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad by Interplay Entertainment Corp. The game currently comes with four colorfully illustrated tables, each with its own distinctive style and theme.

Review

Among the numerous pinball games in the App Store, Pinball Yeah! may not stand out in particular, but it’s still worth a look if you’re a serious pinball lover. One advantage it has over other pinball games is that it allows up to four players to compete against each other in turn-based play.

Pinball Yeah! offers four different tables: A.i., Pirate Cove, Liquid Bread, and CodeRuners. In the first table, you will supposedly play against an evil A.i. and find your way through portals. Your ball can drop through one table and emerge into another. Pirate Cove, as its name suggests, has a pirate theme with two ships. As with all the tables, hitting certain targets will give you extra points or release various multipliers. Liquid Bread is set within an Irish Pub, complete with music and sound effects to match. Of all the tables, CodeRuners seems to be the most classical in style. Like many pinball games, Pinball Yeah! starts you off with three balls. Sometimes, just when you think you’ve lost a ball, it turns out that your ball has been saved, and it jumps out from the top of the table. It’s a good thing, since the balls seem to have an awful tendency to drop straight down the middle, beyond the reach of both flippers.

Game controls are simple. Tap left to activate the left flipper, and right to move the other flipper. You can also tilt your device to manipulate ball movement, although if you have autorotation set, it may get tricky since the screen may turn at the wrong moment. Pinball Yeah! may not quite have the best graphics or even best table design, but on the whole, the game works. I find the tables and balls too small on the iPhone, but it’s a whole lot more enjoyable on the iPad.

Tips
Experiment with tilting your device to jolt the ball. If you find the tables turning too often during play, you can turn autorotation off in the Options settings.

Recommendation
Pinball Yeah! may not be the best pinball game, but it isn’t so bad an investment if you’re a pinball addict, and especially if you own an iPad. If you’re not interested in having more than one or two pinball games on your device, however, there are probably other games you should consider first. Pinball Yeah! is currently available in the App Store for $2.99.

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Note: A promotional code was provided by the creator for use in this article.

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