Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Digital Pinball: Necronomicon
How many video pinball titles are there on Sega Saturn? Seven. Isn't that crazy? Kaze's Digital Pinball series is easily the best, with their two games: Last Gladiators, which was released in the US, and Necromicon, which stayed in Japan. Each game presents three different pinball tables, each with compelling physics and gameplay, music by Dream Theater guitarist John Pertrucci, and super-sharp graphics utilizing the Sega Saturn's high-res graphics mode. This game looks terrific on a big screen, and plays a mean game of pinball.
Necronomicon is commonly regarded as the best pinball title on the Saturn, and it's another excellent addition to your gaming library. One of these days, I'll start seriously collecting Japanese Saturn games, and this will be near the top of my list.