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A classic game, a new take, retro beats and a ticking clock – how high a score can you reach in PinOut?

PinOut takes the classic game of pinball, paints it in vibrant, pulsing colors and funky beats all while challenging players with a time limit. Can you beat this modern take on an arcade classic before time runs out?

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Name of the App     PinOut
Genre Arcade
Developer Mediocre
Platform(s) Android, iPhone, Tablet
App Cost Free (In-App Purchases)
Google Play Rating 4.3
Age Group Google Play: Everyone
Gambling Content No Gambling Content in Game Play

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Gameplay:

PinOut is a new take on the classic and beloved game of pinball. With the same mechanics, PinOut aims to bring new life into the arcade genre with bright pulsing colors, interesting mechanics and beats that make the entire experience exciting on many levels. PinOut is a game you can easily spend hours playing, especially if you are a fan of arcade games.

pinout mobile game reviewThe main mechanics take on classic pinball mechanics, except now you are timed on racking up points and navigating through the numerous colorful levels. The challenge does teeter between acceptably hard and easy, depending on how far into the game players make it. Really, the old school mechanics will make it easy to space out while playing PinOut, though the time limit might keep it from being a totally relaxing experience, and the retro music maintains high energy atmosphere near constantly.

pinout mobile game review3Fortunately, PinOut is ads free, which is quite rare in mobile games these days. The downside is, however, that you have to purchase a premium upgrade via PinOut that enables the ability to continue from checkpoints. This tactic feels a bit stingy and annoying, in general, as playing level upon level and then losing one can really set you back on progress. Regardless, PinOut is a great amount of fun for fans of arcade games, pinball or funky music and bright lights.

Art and Sound Designpinout mobile game review2

PinOut is bright, colorful and makes for a brilliant atmosphere to bring the classic feel of pinball to life. With both great art and sound design, PinOut is a pleasure to both look at and hear, and anyone who is a fan of classic arcade games or even physical pinball machines will be able to appreciate this game’s style.

Final Thoughts:

While it does feel a bit wrong to be charged money to enable saving from checkpoints, a usually integral part of an arcade experience, PinOut still remains extremely fun. Its bright colors, fantastic sound design and music and the increasing challenge will keep the old-school mechanics of pinball fresh and interesting for both new players and returning players used to the gameplay style. Visually interesting, PinOut is both fun to look at, listen to and play all in the same setting. Whether you are a fan of arcade games, retro music, and colorful games with excellent palettes or just love pinball, PinOut is a game that is sure to provide hours upon hours of fun for players of any level of mastery.

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