Admittedly, pinball video games used to have a different appeal than they do today. For one thing, we didn’t drown in a flood of new video games every day, and for another, everyone had played a pinball machine in an arcade, pub or restaurant. In other words: You didn’t have to think long why this could also be fun virtually.
In 2022, it may not be all that obvious, but if Epic comes along Demon’s Tilt is giving away a modern and excellent example of this genre game that is available on Steam 94% positive reviews then why not try it out yourself?
How long is the game free? From March 24th to March 31st at 4 p.m. you can get Demon’s Tilt for free and permanently. All you need is a free account on the Epic Games Store.
What’s in it? You get the full game without any limitations. The »Collector’s Pack«, available separately, only contains the soundtrack and various external gimmicks such as a map, an e-book, avatars and background images.
Is that something for you? In the rest of the article we classify, as usual, for whom this week’s free game is suitable.
Incidentally, a 13-year-old who just won the world championship proved that pinball passion can still grip new generations:
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This is what awaits you in Demon’s Tilt
With its occult pinball action fireworks, the American development studio would like to inherit popular role models such as the Crush Pinball series and was visually inspired by HP Lovecraft and other horror themes.
Your pinball table is divided into three screens, which are themed around Hermit, Lilith and Zodiac and each have different goals and game elements that you can use to increase your score. The high score hunt is accompanied by retro music, the Rock Paper Shotgun described as an “FM synth prog-metal soundtrack”. The gameplay trailer shows you what it all looks like in action:
Demon’s Tilt: Trailer for the crazy horror pinball machine
You fire your virtual game ball with skilful timing and a total of four pairs of pinball levers into the various turns of the machine. Demon’s Tilt isn’t stingy with dopamine-releasing effects that also visually reward particularly successful shots.
Compared to real pinball or realistic simulations like Pinball FX3 no attempt is made here to recreate believable ball physics or mechanically feasible tables, although you can always hip jerk them to give your luck a little boost.
In the meantime, there is hardly a topic that has never been pinballed virtually. In addition to Skyrim, Fallout and Doom, there is of course also a pinball table with a Star Wars ambience:
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Who is the free game for?
Demon’s Tilt is not only an entertaining appetizer for pinball nostalgics, but is also worthwhile as a trial pack for the curious. With only one table, it falls behind the diversity-driven competition in terms of content, but is also more beginner-friendly thanks to the arcade touch.
The free pinball table is always good for some casual fun and anyone who develops the ambition to keep climbing up the point table will also find sufficient playful depth to literally stay on the ball for many hours.
Did you get interest? Click here to play for free:
How do you feel about pinball? Are pinball tables an old childhood love or a relic of the past for you? Have you perhaps tried it out virtually before, but never stood at a real pinball machine? Share your experiences with us in the comments!