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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!
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 the 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

PC 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
80 of 88 people (91%) found this review helpful
1,194 products in account
18 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Heres the thing, I really enjoy pinball games. I play Pinball FX2 loads on my Xbox360, I have Zen Pinball on my 3DS, I have several pinball titles for the Ps2. I have even played a good amount of real pinball despite being really bad at it.

That said I have no love for this title at all. Lets start with the really ugly bit first, forced registration. Sure you can opt not to, but that leaves you heavily limited ingame with no online leaderboards, demo tables and tables that are locked out from play. Its a stupidly pointless step that is just plain annoying.

But then we have the actual tables themselves, six tables, all different themes but all having one big thing thats covered across all of them, they are just dull! The tables offer so little in the way of features and modes compared to other pinball games on steam, theres little life, little energy and little 'fun' too. Essentially its my way of saying 'Basic and Boring' and 'I could be doing better things than this right now' which, happens not to be a good thing to think while playing a game.

In one quick last comment then: So Average, its boring.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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68 of 75 people (91%) found this review helpful
495 products in account
1 review
0.1 hrs on record
This is going to be a short one.

I was in a mood to play some pinball and I got this recently, so I said to myself "Why not?!". Well, I found out pretty soon why "not" indeed.

First, download was small and fast, so no waiting and stuff. Then I ran the game and... well.. it's pure, dissapointing bucket of ♥♥♥♥.
First thing, it asked me to register my game. And if I choose somehow not to register it, I won't have the full game, it will work only as a demo. But ok, many games activate on third party services and similar these days, right? Wrong! This piece of crap not only asks for a CDKEY, which is normal, it wants me to register it with my full name, address, phone, email and system specs. And those are required fields!

So, naturally I thought - "Well, this might be an older game. I don't follow my pinball 3D games lately so I'm not that informed when and what pinball game is released. It must be some relic from older days of retail CD cases and stuff."

Wrong! Again! This ♥♥♥♥ is from 2012! At least that's what Steam says. More on that later.

Ok. Let's just fill it with some nonsense that resembles names, addresses, with correct city, state and email. Just work already. No. Wrong, yet again! It refuses to register on account that I have not filled all the required fields (I did, numerous times). My next move was to just decide "Eh, ♥♥♥♥ it. I'll play in demo mode... just run already.".

Naturally again, first thing when you run a game for the first time - set/check resolution. Ok, where is that 16:9, 1920x1080.. hm. Oh, wait, there is none. Highest resolution setting is 1600x1200...aaand, if there is some way to change that natively and easily, I did not found it. Oh-♥♥♥♥ing-kay.... let's just play in any resolution, whatever. So, first game, new game. Graphics is crap, everything has some ♥♥♥♥ty glow and camera is ♥♥♥♥ing insane. Music is even more crap than the graphics, if you can believe it. In short - gameplay is crap.

Next thing that bugged me is to re-check release date of this ♥♥♥♥. Who would have guessed - I was wrong again, well - Steam was, partly. Game was added to Steam in 2012 but... this came out in 2008 and for Nintendo Wii. Now it all started to make sense. Well, at least that part about ingame crappiness. That registration/activation part is still unexplainable even if the game is 5 years old.

Luckily, my next move after I publish this will be "Right click on Dream Pinbal 3D, Delete Local Content". It had some potential I guess, this game that is. But all that is quickly lost in game's inability to just run like most normal games in last 5-10 years. And yes, we could all say that a bunch of AAA titles had game crashing bugs or errors when you ran them but those were bugs. These are not bugs and unexpected errors. These are deliberately, man made errors that ruined this game. Ok, resolution aside, discard that on whatever resolution was "hip" five years ago. But the activation part is the most important part of this, because without it, you don't have the whole game, and it doesn't work.

Dream Pinball 3D would probably be a pinnacle of gamemaking in 1998. but here and now, no. Instead it's just ♥♥♥♥ that you try not to step in.

Do I recommend this? You guessed it right - No, i don't. Fortunately, I got this in a trade so it's not a loss. But If you plan to shell out any... and I mean - ANY! - amount of cash for this - DON'T. Or at least try free demo first.
Posted: December 11th, 2013
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43 of 45 people (96%) found this review helpful
176 products in account
4 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
I'll be honest with ya. I only got this because I got a 90% off coupon from making a badge and thought $1 for pinball is a good deal. Sadly, it still felt like a ripoff.

First thing that happens when you launch this is you have to register the game and include stuff like your full name, email, phone#, etc. If you don't do this, you won't be getting the full game you paid for. After taking a few minutes to fill in info I was sure wasn't gonna be used for anything, I was ready to play this...only to have the controller not respond to the game. At first I thought you had to change the input from keyboard to controller. Nope. Game doesn't support controllers. I wouldn't make a big deal about this if this was originally released in say, 2001. This game came out in 2008. Inexcusable.

Now for the gameplay. The game comes with 6 tables of different themes. Now 6 good tables would be worth the $10 price. These 6 didn't feel like they were worth the $1 I payed. Gameplay just felt so dull and slow that I didn't even bother to play the tables seriously. The bad music and camera angles didn't exactly help either. This was just a mess all around. After 1 playing of it, this was uninstalled and never played again.

If you want to spend $10 on pinball, get either Pinball Arcade or Pinball FX and spend it on the packs. Sure you might get less tables, but they'll actually be worth it.
Posted: December 17th, 2013
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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
83 products in account
5 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
Not worth buying, free demo of pinball arcade is better
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
407 products in account
43 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
damn, couldn't play this one, it seems 16:9 is broken.
cannot load d3d "failed creating the Direct3D device" and "The D3D device has a non-zero reference count, meaning some objects were not released".

also it seems to not support joystick.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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