Pinball League for Windows Phone 7: Hands on Preview

Here’s an early preview/review of a yet-to-be release Windows Phone 7 game called Pinball League and developed by two developers in Greece:  Nikos Kastellanos and Tasos Rizopoulos who formed Tainicom. They are same guys who developed the funky Augmented Reality Accelerometer Dev Kit back when devices weren’t available. Anyway, Pinball League is actually their first Windows Phone 7 game and frankly it’s a pretty good start. The game renders everything in real-time 3D and is obviously developed in XNA . Everything runs relatively smoothly with only some occasional framerate hiccups when many sound files have to be loaded at the same time. I noticed that this was an issue with many WP7 games (Fruit Ninja for example suffers from the same thing when you do combos) so I don’t know if this is mainly an OS issue or not (the devs are working on finding a way to fix it though). Check out my the game in action after the break:

The game has been submitted yesterday for certification and, if all goes well, should be available in the coming days for $1.99. Tasos and Nikos will also write a article about the whole development process of the game later which I will post here on MobileTechWorld.

UPDATE: Pinball League is now available in the Marketplace.

  • http://twitter.com/dgkanatsios Dimitris Gkanatsios

    Seems awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/nkast nkast

    If you install the game through zune and run the game for the first time with the device still attached to zune client, the app exits after the intro screen.

    There’s already an update submited to solve this, expected to hit the marketplace in the next days.
    For now, we recoment to disconect the device from zune before running Pinball League for first time.

  • http://twitter.com/Snatchertas Tasos Greebo

    There seems to be an issue with HTC Mozart, even after the 1.1 update and we are looking into it. We are really sorry for the inconvenience.

  • realsgy

    Congratulations, pretty nice game. I bought it in hopes that it will motivate you guys to add more tables, one table is not enough.

  • Anonymous

    He probably filmed this at the office, so he had to whisper….lol Looks great