3D Ultra Pinball: The Lost Continent

3D Ultra Pinball The Lost Continent PC CD save locals dinosaur tables 3-D game! 

Game 

Windows 

Sierra 

1997 

CD 

$2.48
Packaging
An airplane carrying three explorers is hit by lightning and crashes on an island somewhere in Africa. The island is full of dinosaurs, long thought extinct. Rex Hunter is the mercenary leader of the group, Professor Spector is the scientist guide and Mary is his wisecracking, female assistant. A fourth character, Neeka, is an indigenous valley dweller who is rescued along the way by the adventurers.

3-D Ultra Pinball: The Lost Continent, one of a series of action pinball titles under the Ultra Pinball designation, is a detailed adventure story played out on 16 varied tables. Fifteen of the levels comprise the bulk of the story with the 16th being a secret, final level not reachable until the other tables have been bested. There are three major areas of the adventure including the Valley, Temple and Chambers locales. Throughout the journey to escape from The Lost Continent, the heroes are bedeviled by Heckla, a villain intent on transforming the primitive local populous into dinosaurs, subjugating them to do his bidding.

The climax of the story (the escape) involves Rex and Spector having to rescue Mary and Neeka from the clutches of the evil scourge Heckla, figuring out the secrets to the machine that opens a portal back to the modern world and destroying Heckla and his army in the process. Verbal clues are given by the protagonists throughout the quest that help guide the player in terms of the proper sequence of hitting various targets. Animated scenes show the characters moving from level to level after the required tasks have been completed.

The game offers many customizable preferences ranging from easy or hard play to the number of balls (3 or 5) to use. Additionally, options to display a bulls-eye marker over newly opened high-payoff targets can be toggled on or off for ease of recognition, "lite" or heavy gravity applications can be applied to ball reaction and a multi-player time limit (two or five minute settings) can be invoked. Other gameplay administrative functions such as use of digital music, detail level, use of ambient sounds and animations (pterodactyls flying, running water, etc.), multiple sounds and customizable keyboard controls.

A high scores table keeps track of the top five players and shows who the current Grand Champion is, number of balls started with and the number of times the player has escaped The Lost Continent. A glossary with two dozen terms specific to pinball action is provided in the on-CD manual as well as detailed instructions and table features. A chart reflecting the differences between easy and hard play for each of the 16 levels is provided as well.

For Windows (32-bit Systems) [*Please review compatibility/platform sections in 'What You Get']

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