Are you ready for a virtual pinball table to take for a spin this Halloween on Nintendo Switch? Then be sure to check out our Halloween Pinball review!
EnjoyUp Games is on a pinball roll, giving us a fifth pinball release on the Nintendo Switch. While Werewolf Pinball and Mummy Pinball are certainly Halloween approved, if you’re looking for a Halloween Nintendo Switch game to play at home or on the go, then Halloween Pinball is exactly what you needed. As was the case for other digital tables in the series, you’ll use the L or ZL and R or ZR buttons to control the flippers on each side of the screen to hit the ball up and into the back of the rest of the playing area. The right analog stick still controls the plunger that is used to get send the ball into plat. And if you’re feeling adventurous you can use the D-Pad or the left analog stick to nudge the table a little bit if needed – just be careful you don’t get a tilt!
The game features a nice looking graphic on its center, the same one I’m using as the cover image for this review, and from there you will get to see several glowing pumpkins to the sides, a very lush green and red set of flippers at the bottom of the screen and on the right side, two ramps that lead up to a gloomy dead tree on the left and a big skull on the right with glowing, fiery eyes. There is also a glowing pumpkin embedded on the upper center of the table, which shine brightly over your ball when it travels over it.
The pumpkin on the left side of the table has a hole below it that you can shoot at to rack up some extra points, and shooting the right side of the table will send the ball flying through a flip door that will increase your score while also giving your ball enough speed for you to catch it on its way back down from the left side of the table to get it up to the skull’s ramp so that when the ball comes down the chute you can combo that by using your right flipper to launch the ball up to the dead tree to make it rise from the ground. Sending the ball into the tree’s mouth will count as a hit, and you’ll need to do this three more times to get the big points bonus.
Halloween Pinball will give you access to an online leaderboard so that you can see if you’re as good as you think you are. Comparing your score to your friends is a good start, because once you check the list of the current high scores for the game you’ll realize you have many hours ahead of you to be able to break into the top six. A lot of practice, some extra patience and a bit of luck is what you’ll need as you start your path towards pinball greatness. The game has only been available for a few days, and after playing for a bit and getting to learn how the table works, I’ve managed to make it into the top 25 on the leader.
If you’ve been following our reviews for the other pinball tables from EnjoyUp Games, you will have noticed that the previous two tables were the best of the then available four in total, and I’m here to report that Halloween Pinball can also be added to that list. It’s only $1.99 and you’re definitely getting more than enough fun from your investment.
This Halloween Pinball review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by EnjoyUp Games.