The Pinball of the Dead Review by: Totts
Love pinball? Hate zombies? Then you owe it to yourself and to the nation to invest in the latest member of Segas of the Dead franchise. Say what you will about the concept (no, it's not quite as magically absurd as Typing of the Dead?but it's close), this is the best instance of video game flipper mashing since Pokemon Pinball on the GBC. Pinball of the Dead boasts three diverse, worthwhile, scrolling multi-tiered tables with clear objectives, bizarre targets, and perfectly meaningless names like Movement and Wondering. The physics are spot-on, and your ball is easy to follow. The graphics (unimpressive bosses aside) are clean, detailed, and animated with flashing unlife. The sound effects are great with lots of odd voice samples from the series, and the soundtrack represents modern zombie rocks finest hour. A few things to moan low about, however: There are no collectibles to shoot for (like Pokemon Pinballs Pokedex), and each table features the same set of rather uninspired boss bonus stages. Otherwise, this is a beautiful, natural marriage of zombies and pinball that no man has the right to question.