Published by: Microprose
Developed by: Team17 Software
Number of Players: 1-4
US: May 12, 1998
Japan: May 12, 1998
Europe: May 12, 1998
Addiction is the ultimate realization of pinball simulation on the PC, the result of extensive research, understanding and love of pinball. Immerse yourself in a game of skill, dexterity and sharp reflexes. Loose yourself in the excess of dazzling table graphics and scintillating sub-games. Two multi-mission tables give both quick fixes and exhilarating hours of pinball action. Addiction Pinball takes the thrill of the arcades and brings it to your PC!
"The game comes with two tables, both of which are based on other Team17 games. This device works well because the basic gameplay of the originals - Worms 2 and World Rally Fever - provides a good setup for the tables' strategy. On the Worms table, the object is to score kills and complete missions by using specific combinations of shots to the various ramps. Here, hitting a specific ramp at a specified time is more important than scoring points. The Rally Fever table provides a more repetitive strategy where the duplication of certain ramp shots is the key to winning.
While it doesn't have the ultrarealism of a game such as Pro Pinball: Timeshock, Addiction Pinball offers more sensory gratification. The table design is really impressive. The tables look and feel like they were meant to be full-fledged arcade table designs. The ball physics, surface friction, and momentum forces respond realistically within the game, and pinball purists will be hard-pressed to find faults. And for those of you who even like the video modes of current stand-up machines, Addiction Pinball gives you some arcade action as well."