December 22, 2009 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Chicago, Illinois - Zidware, Inc. announced today the release of their highly awaited changeable iPhone game app called "Pinball Wizard!". Developed exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Pinball Wizard! takes you back to the arcades of the 1970's. This innovative game was envisioned by noted Chicago arcade pinball designer John A. Popadiuk, Jr., and inspired by flashy American-made pinball machines found in arcades during the 1970's.
Pinball Wizard! is the first pinball game in a series of games for iPhone, that has movable or changeable playfield parts, allowing players to flip on their customized games! Are you the best? Pinball Wizard! truly captures the arcade experience allowing you to compete or post your high scores locally or globally via the Wizard leaderboard. Be careful not to TILT.
Real Design Philosophy
John Popadiuk, designer of Pinball Wizard! explains "the idea was to bring the emotional experience of full-size pinball creation to the iPhone, while pushing the technology to cram as much as possible into the gameplay. Then when your tired, just change the design any way you want ... for pure pinball fun". Pinball Wizard! is packed with really gorgeous game art, great flipper control, heavy ball action built into an authentic arcade ambiance. All this unpredictable pinball luck, whizzing about in an easy to understand, but hard to beat game! "there is no other pinball app like this....just like real pinball", Mr. Popadiuk mentions "...and look at the authentic features that I would normally put on one of my full-size games....really exciting to see it out on iTunes"
Authentic Play Pushes The Technology
The game is built around a realistic physics engine that provides true pinball action and feel, maximizing the iPhones power, memory and screen resolution. Arcade like pinball controls dominate playfield features to create dazzling play, real bounce and lot's of game flash. Players try to spell out PINBALL and get the global Wizard high score with top to bottom real pinball action. 1970s style score reals display your totals. Authentic cabinet bells, chimes and mechanical sounds "ding" along as your 3 balls whizz all over.
Connect With Friends
Pinball would not be pinball without a spring plunger and disappearing wire ball launcher to get the ball into play, and a host of challenging ball lanes and targets to flip at. All the best scores go on the Wizard leaderboards! Facebook connect allows you to share your scores with friends and when it's all said and done, you can go to design mode and re-design the game's bumpers!
Pinball Players Club
Pinball Wizard comes with basic player rules and a web link to the OFFICIAL Pinball Wizard! Club site for "tips + tricks", pinball-ware, tournament info and an inside look into the design of "Pinball Wizard!".
* iPhone or iPod Touch 2.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Pinball Wizard! 1.0 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Zidware, Inc. is a Chicago based app development studio founded in 2009 with an award winning creative team of parents and educators, striving to produce beautifully designed apps that are thoughtful, easy to use and fun for the whole family! Copyright (C) 2009 Zidware, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.