Pokemon Pinball Gameboy Color
The first Game Pak with a rumble feature from Nintendo. Entire Game Boy unit shakes as players knock a Poke Ball around the screen.
The earth-shaking Pokemon phenonmenon has a whole new identity as it couples with classic pinball action. The first Game Pak with a rumble feature from Nintendo. Entire Game Boy unit shakes as players knock a Poke Ball around the screen. Elements that created the Pokemon craze are incorporated into a pinball game; the pinball is a Poke Ball; and Boltorb and Shellder are bumpers. A whole new way to collect Pokemon-playing pinball. Features a Blue field and a Red field; players must play both to collect all 150 Pokemon-just like the Red and Blue Pokemon Game Boy games. Hit targets with the Poke Ball to collect and evolve Pokemon. Shoot the Poke Ball into Bellsprout's mouth to start the Catch 'em Mode. As players become more skilled, rare and hard-to-find Pokemon appear. Every Pokemon is automatically recorded in the Pokedex. Find the bonus stages to rack up a high score and upgrade the Poke Ball to a Great Ball, Ultra Ball or Master Ball to achieve even higher scores. Print out high scores with the Game Boy Printer.
Pinball has a rich history that traces its roots back to the 18th century, starting with tabletop games like "bagatelle," where players used cues to propel balls into scoring areas. The game gradually evolved, incorporating spring-loaded launchers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, it was in the 1930s that pinball machines resembling those we know today came into existence, featuring electric lights and mechanical components. In the 1940s, flippers were introduced, transforming pinball into a game of skill rather than just luck. Throughout the 1950s to 1970s, pinball underwent a cultural shift, facing bans in several cities due to its perception as a game of chance linked to gambling. It was not until skilled players proved it was a game of skill that the bans were lifted. The 1980s and 1990s were the golden age of pinball, with intricate playfields, complex rule sets, and elaborate themes. In recent years, despite competition from video games, pinball has experienced a resurgence, fueled by both nostalgia and new innovations, making it a beloved pastime for people of all ages.