Pro Pinball: Big Race USA
As justification , for only including one table, the manual states that as a simulation, Big Race represents value for money by requiring zero maintenance, "...and it only costs one per cent the price of the real thing". Well that's nice to know.
Following on from The Web and Timeshock, this is the third in the Pro Pinball series. What that means is that even with only one table it is without doubt the most accurate pinball game on the market. The ball physics are impeccable, and graphically there is little to complain about. You can play the game from a number of views, everything can be customised, and you can even adjust the slope of the table and it's general condition. If you want your pinball table to look like it's done the rounds in every South London pub, then you can.
The idea behind the game is to travel the States from east to west, eventually competing in the Big Race all the way home again, with the help of a yellow cab, a map of the USA and other stereotypical Americana. What makes the game so enjoyable is the music and the sound effects. Normally this wouldn't be so important, but the cool jazz and drum & bass punctuate the action perfectly. If nothing else. Big Race is certainly the funkiest table to be seen on.
But it's still only a pinball game, and if you've already got one, say Pinball Addictions or Balls Of Steel, then it's unlikely you'll want another, no matter how many features it boasts. It's still only one table, after all, although the head-to-head Internet option and the price definitely swung it for us.
Download Pro Pinball: Big Race USA
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode