FINGER-FLIPPIN’, POWERFUL PINBALL! No room for a pinball machine? So what! With DREAM PINBALL 3D you can transform your PC or console into 6 different, multilevel, 3D pinball machines! Clever gameplay, plus balls made of different materials – and each material has special ballistic properties that affect how those balls roll!
User reviews: Mostly Negative (313 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 19, 2012
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“Dream Pinball 3D is the best pinball game on the market!”
Megagaming

“The outstanding visual presentation, the proud number of tables and the undoubtedly long-term motivation make Dream Pinball 3D the clear winner against Pro Pinball. Further descriptions are unnecessary, just check out the excellent demo version.”
80 – Eurogamer

“The six tables offer enough variety, have great visuals and nice HDR effects and have a pleasantly afloat playability.”
85 – 4Players

About This Game

FINGER-FLIPPIN’, POWERFUL PINBALL!

No room for a pinball machine? So what! With DREAM PINBALL 3D you can transform your PC or console into 6 different, multilevel, 3D pinball machines!

Clever gameplay, plus balls made of different materials – and each material has special ballistic properties that affect how those balls roll! A cutting edge engine gets the best out of this classic game’s optics and acoustics, including state-of-art particle technology, HDR and multiplayer 3D sound – and you get true pinball feeling, with a visible tilt function and the fantastic “Motion Blur” effect!

Hook factor guaranteed!

KEY FEATURES:

  • 6 pinball machines with different themes: Knight Tournament, Monstercastle, Underwater World, Dino Wars, Spinning Rotors AND the “Fantasy” pinball machine, linked to “Two Worlds”!
  • Balls made of 6 different materials - steel, ivory, oak, walnut, marble and gold, all with different ballistic properties!
  • Multiball feature with 3 balls and 7different camera positions!
  • State-of-the-art Particle and Motion Blur effects and brilliant lighting effects thanks to latest HDR technology
  • Individual sound effects, with speech recordings and music for every pinball machine
  • Multiplayer mode for up to 4 pinballers

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:2.0 GHz Single Core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 1.3 graphics card with 128 MB
    • Hard Drive:900 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Internet connection is needed to upload highscore
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:Intel or AMD Multicore CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 2.0 graphics card with 256 MB
    • Hard Drive:900 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Internet connection is needed to upload highscore
Helpful customer reviews
49 of 51 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I love pinball. And when I got a 90% off coupon for Dream Pinball 3D, I read the reviews here and I knew what I was getting into. But I took it as a bit of a challenge, to see if I could actually get the game up and running and evaluate it on its own merits, or lack thereof. It wasn't very difficult to get going (who doesn't use a backup email and info for internet purposes these days anyway?, set compability mode for XP, and as an extra step I went ahead and added the .exe to DEP since I run Win 8.1). As long as you don't try to do anything fancy, like alt-tab or upload your scores or load the registration window, or exit, it's sort of stable. I didn't get any crashes during the game itself anyway.

The screen ratio is stretched in widescreen, and even though 16:9 is an option those resolutions can't be set. Nothing, it seems, can be done about that. I'd also recommend cranking down the effects since all the bloom, reflection, glass, lighting, etc. seems to do is make it really hard to see your ball whizzing around the distorted table. Also, there is no controller support, and the default key settings were oddly configured but could be changed.

There are 6 tables, they're nothing special really, but they're not the worst I've played. The play isn't anything novel for pinball, but it's got all the combos, multiball, missions, extra balls, etc. you expect from a decent table. The physics aren't really comparable to Pinball Arcade and the theming and missions aren't even in the same league as Pinball FX2, two outstanding pinball games which can be downloaded on Steam free with a single free table each. I did find it a bit easier to keep my ball alive on the Dream Pinball 3D tables than I generally do in the other pinball games, which was nice for a change of pace as a relatively novice player.

In all, I feel like I personally got my 70 cents' worth just to satisfy my own curiousity, but I can't really recommend the game unless you're a die-hard pinball fanatic and you're stuck with a 10 year-old computer you can't run anything better on. I'm probably going to throw this on an old laptop that I use for ancient DOS games since I think it will run fine with all the useless bells and whistles turned off and the screen ratio won't be an issue.
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38 of 42 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Broken. Tables do not load, game just freezes. Bonus: you have to register with email. Avoid.

Video of trying to play here: http://youtu.be/huTQ9tE2OnQ
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
WORST PINBALL GAME OUT THERE!!!

Won't even let you register, locking the full version of the game, which you just paid for...
The game isn't even fun itself.
I feel bad for the people who bought this for full price!
Definately better pinball games that are FREE!!!
Don't even waste your money with this game
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
Aside from crappy graphics this is a game with mandatory ingame regristration AND needed extern activation with all your personal data, because otherwise it will only run in a crappy demo-mode. On Steam, which is already drm on its own.

Ahahahahaha...how about effing no? Stay as far away as possible from this garbage.

*presses delete*
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
Plain awful!
Registration requires full name, adress and email, why?
Graphics are horrible, can't even figure out how to change resolution, menu lacks a safe or apply button, menus overall yukky and uncomfy.. took me 2 minutes to lower the volume of the (mediaocre) music.
Running the game at 1280x720p, I get 18fps...
Table designs are blegh and obscure, ball physics are odd, to the point of ludicrousness.

Not worth a single cent.. played it 10 minutes or something, and I want that time back!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
More like Nightmare Pinball. Can't get past the registration page - silly game wants ALL of my private info. Uninstall....thank goodness I only paid $0.69 for this stinker.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
It's an okay game, if you liked the old windows version of pinball this is a step up from that. On the other hand it doesn't support 16:10 or apparently anything above 1600x1200, the resolution settings are pretty lame. 1920x1200? Nope, it won't do it. Also, what appears to be the required registration and all that stuff should make the typical steam user run. Run in fear. I didn't spend much on it, my loss is your gain. Avoid this unless you're an absolutely avid fan of pinball.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
Constantly crashes, old resolutions, horrid controller support, horrible camera options and bad physics, I have not had fun with this game at all, it really felt like a chore to play rather than it being fun.

Another issue I have is the forced online registration, don't even get me started on the issues involving that.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I'd rather stick a red hot pinball up my dickhole instead of playing this again.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
How hard is it to get pinball wrong? Buy this game and find out.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Terrible quality, music, and the physics are absolutely ridiculous. do not download.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
This is the most ♥♥♥♥♥♥ pinball game I've ever played. The Win 98 included version was better. Who the hell want the pinball-board to give you help when shooting. I want my money back! :(
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
Worst Game/Pinball game ever, dont pay more than getting paid to play it. How can you screw up pinball??? LIKE THIS 1/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
The activation process is a humiliation towards the paying customer!

Resolution is not changeable to 1920x1080! This game is BAD! Don't buy it. I wasted my money here...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
The tables are pretty good, but they are far from stellar and aren't really up to the quality of some of the tables from the 80s and 90s, and the resolution issues (no true widescreen, and the only truly HD table is the Two Worlds one) really bring this one down in my estimation. Only get if it's on sale for less than a buck. It's not worth more than that.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Very poor game. Requires an activation even after you've purchased the game, which is made to unlock levels that just seem to change the look of the game. Not worth the money, I would rather play the Pinball game that comes installed on Windows XP for free.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2014
Worst game in my library spend your money for something else! Even CoD Ghosts is better than this!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Broken. Wouldn't even start. Also had to signup with email and address. DO NOT BUY THIS PEICE OF CRAP NO MATTER HOW CHEAP IT IS! STOP SUPPORTING AWFUL DEVELOPERS!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Game will not load. It hangs.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Between the bland table designs, bad camera angles, and lack of support for any screen resolution over 1600 x ____, there's just no reason to spend money on Dream Pinball 3D. Go play Pinball Arcade instead.
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