Full Tilt! Pinball



Full Tilt! Pinball (also known as Pinball 95) is a pinball simulation developed by Cinematronics and published by Maxis in 1995. It featured prerendered 3D graphics and three "tables", which were essentially different games. The tables were called Space Cadet, Skulduggery, and Dragon's Keep. On each table, there were displays on the side which showed the players' score, ball number, player number, a display for various information and a table-specific image.

The Space Cadet table features the player as a member of a space fleet where they complete missions to increase their rank. Players can attain 9 different ranks (listed from lowest to highest): Cadet, Ensign, Lieutenant, Captain, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Commodore, Admiral, and Fleet Admiral. Players accept a mission by hitting "mission targets" which select which mission they will take, and by going up the "launch ramp". Each mission has a set number of things for players to do, such as hitting the "attack bumpers" (which are a set of four bumpers at the top of the table) eight times (this is the "target practice" mission). Missions end either when the goal is met, or when all of the lights under the launch ramp (a.k.a. fuel lights) turn off. The fuel lights turn off after a certain amount of time, and can each be turned on by having the ball go over them, or they all can be turned on at once by going up the launch ramp again. Upon completing a mission, some of the blue lights in a circle in the middle of the table turn on. When all of the lights in the blue circle turn on, the player's rank increases, and a light in the orange circle turns on. When a player begins a new game, they may type "hidden test" while the starting music is playing, which unlocks two cheats. For the rest of the game session, the player may type "h" to automatically get a high score of 1 billion. If the player types "r", they will automatically advance one rank.

This table is also packaged with Microsoft Windows (originally packaged with the Windows 95 Plus! add-on) and is called 3D Space Cadet Pinball (sometimes referred to as 3D Pinball, Windows Pinball, or simply Pinball). The resolution in this version is considerably lower, the image on the side is a two-dimensional image as opposed to pre-rendered 3D and the words Maxis and Cinematronics have been changed from a yellow to a dark red, which makes it harder to see. It also sports a splash screen that merely says 3D Pinball and shows a small pinball graphic with faded edges. The Full Tilt! Pinball version has better animation, various resolutions that players can select from and multi-ball play.

Pinball is not included with Windows Vista. Windows XP is the last consumer version of Windows to have the pinball game built in.

The Skulduggery table featured players as a pirate.

The Dragon's Keep table featured players in a fantasy environment where they must do various things, including slaying a dragon.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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