Title Pinball Illusions Publisher 21st Century Entertainment (1995) Game Type Sport Players 1-8 HD Installable Yes; CD32 version also available Compatability AGA-only (CD32 works on AGA-CD systems) Demo aminet: game/demo/p3_demo.dms Game data/utils Show scores - aminet: game/misc/PinHi.lha Set parameters aminet: game/patch/PinIlluPref2_0.lha Submission Dennis Smith Profiled Reviewer Review After the success of Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies came Pinball Illusions, promising more of the same, only better. Three more colourful tables packed with features including long-awaited multiball modes and an enhanced score display panel, enabling new variations in the numerous sub-games. The first table is 'Law 'N Justice', with a law enforcement theme - sub-games revolving around stopping criminals and quelling riots; there are eight different missions and one special mission for when you have completed all eight, along with a multiball sub-game and the usual run of skill shots and bonus-multipliers. Next is the slightly tacky 'Babe-Watch', all about doing various things to impress the girls, surfing, racing and muscle-building - it's probably the weakest table but very playable all the same - Digital Illusions have clearly learned plenty from their previous two games. Finally there's the 'Extreme Sports' table which features six extreme modes, ranging from rock-climbing to ski-stunts, along with a 'Speed' sub-game and the 'Extreme' sub-game in which you are rewarded for such spectacular sports as chess and cricket (tongue firmly in cheek). The three tables are as good as any of the previous eight, the graphics are excellent, the music and sound-effects great, and the CD version comes with CD-quality stereo sound-tracks for almost all parts of the game - a real improvement on the ordinary Paula-generated tracks. There are minor niggles - I have encountered a couple of bugs which should have been ironed out in beta-testing - including one crash (CD version), though I wasn't able to reproduce it. If your A1200-CD set-up is less than spectacular, you may suffer short freezes on the CD version whenever the CD changes track. For the most part these don't get in the way but they are occasionally frustrating, particularly on the 'Law 'N Justice' table. (I found this with the SCSI-Squirrel, but the problem was relieved when I upgraded to a proper SCSI interface, the Blizzard one.) The CD soundtrack makes up for this though, and you can install the CD version on HD for a musicless but uninterrupted version. All in all, though, yet another excellent pinball game from the Digital Illusions team.