Power Rangers Zeo Full Tilt Battle Pinball Review

The game is addictive enough to almost make up for the silly theme.

Pinball is one of those things you can't grow to love. You have to have a natural affinity for flippers, rubber bumpers, and steel balls. Scores must be more important than new levels - in short, you have to be a total pinhead. Or in the case of this game, a pinhead who's also a brain-dead Power Rangers fan.

The Power Rangers motif is simply a visual one, and it makes for a beguilingly campy experience. Your favorite colored merchandising tools are represented in very high resolution on brilliantly detailed (if slightly busy) tables. Sampled speech (ay, yi, yi) adds to the general Power Rangers atmosphere, though it will do little for audio fans. The music is not much better, thanks to its odd mixture of Power Rangers themes and incredibly irritating metal tunes.

The accurate ball movement puts gameplay on the plus side of average, and the game is addictive enough to almost make up for the silly theme. (And now that the Power Rangers marketing tsunami seems to be ebbing, the game seems somewhat dated.) A variety of table layouts - hidden as well as conventional - and the usual mixture of flashing lights, loud noises, and ever-multiplying bonuses make this game surprisingly replayable.

Video game pinball has always been bit controversial when it comes to value - that is to say, how much money would you actually pump into a real pinball table? If it's more than 50 bucks, then this disc is for you.

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    The game is addictive enough to almost make up for the silly theme.
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    Developed by:
    Kaze
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    Bandai
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    Pinball
    Content is generally suitable for all ages. May contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.
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