Pure Pinball (iOS) Game Review: Awesome Game, Great AirPlay View


I thought I would start the evening with a video review of Legendo Entertainment’s Pure Pinball. So I started Reflector on my MacBook Pro (for those not in the know, Reflector allows you to mirror your iDevice’s display on a Mac or a PC) to start recording the video. But when I compared screens, I noticed that I was staring at two different things. It turns out that Pure Pinball had a novel approach in that while the game is mirrored onto a screen (either via Apple TV or an app like Reflector), the iPad turns into a video game controller of sorts.

Speaking of controls, it’s pretty simple regardless whether you are on AirPlay mirroring or not. Tap on the  left of the screen to move the left flipper, and on right of the screen to move the right flipper. Do a one-finger swipe from left to right to nudge the board. Check out the screen below on how the iPad screen looks like when the device is doing AirPlay mirroring with an Apple TV:


Back to the mirroring mode; it’s cool to have it in the game and the feature comes on top of a very accomplished-looking pinball game for iOS devices. First introduced for the PC and Xbox platforms back in 2003 and 2004, Pure Pinball has been rebuilt from ground up and is powered by a new 3D engine pushing 60 frames per second on iOS devices. This makes for a splendid gaming experience on the device itself, although there seems to be a little bit of slowdown during AirPlay mirroring. Check out our recording below, recorded using Reflector:

Another standout for an iOS pinball game, Pure Pinball comes with several camera modes in-game. There’s the view of the complete table, and then there are the follow-the-ball and the top-scrolling “Amiga Style” views as well. Pure Pinball comes with one table at the moment, T-Rex Savage, and its a doozy. The developers have stated that they’ll be coming up with additional tables in 2014.

To top things off, Pure Pinball features Game Center and online leaderboards. We at Nineoverten.com heartily recommends Pure Pinball and with that we rate the game at a 4.5 out of 5. The game is available on the iTunes App Store for USD 1.99, check it out over here.

A review code for Pure Pinball was provided to Nineoverten.com for the purpose of this review.

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