Parents' Guide to

Bethesda Pinball

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Enjoyable, inventive spin on pinball based on popular games.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try, Paid Arcade Games
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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Is It Any Good?

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With realistic but creative tables inspired by popular titles, this arcade simulation is as fun for pinball fans as it is for lovers of the original games. Made by the people behind Zen Pinball (for which you can also buy these tables), Bethesda Pinball is a stand-alone app that presents a trio of virtual pinball tables that pair realistic physics and sound effects with unrealistic mechanics. So while the ball rolls around like it would on a real table, and sounds like it as well, the tables have physically impossible mechanics. For instance, the Skyrim table has a dragon flying over it, and he occasionally sets the table on fire. All three also have plenty of fan service that goes beyond the visuals and sound effects, such as how Fallout and Skyrim have you create a character whose attributes slightly affect the gameplay. As for how they compare, the best of the bunch is Doom, which is the most elaborate and challenging. But while the other two are less complex, they're still engaging, as them being relatively unencumbered means the balls move quickly around the table. All of which is why, like this app's counterparts on console and PC, the tables in Bethesda Pinball will be hard to walk away from.

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