Pinball Wizard

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Pinball Wizard

Post by Steve M » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:15 am

Was there ever a game called Pinball Wizard for the Oric? It is mentioned here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accolade_(company)

I wonder if it was called something else on the Oric or if it wasn't released (???)

EDIT. The last bracket gets missed of the link for some reason. Add it on to get the right page.
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Re: Pinball Wizard

Post by Symoon » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:40 am

Never heared of it... But the old games chase is full of surprises, so we should keep our eyes open!

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Re: Pinball Wizard

Post by ibisum » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:52 am

Its called "Macadam Bumper" on Oric, and was marketed as "Pinball Wizard" in the US ..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macadam_Bumper

http://www.oric.org/software/macadam_bumper-126.html

EDIT: Seems that these guys could do with some Oric screenshots:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/macadam-b ... creenshots

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Re: Pinball Wizard

Post by Chema » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:03 am

EDIT: [s]iss[/s] ibisum, you were faster than me :)

Pity the girl picture for the scorepanel and the colours were missed from the Oric version. Never compared playability, though, but in the speccy it was fun!
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Re: Pinball Wizard

Post by iss » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:41 am

It wasn't me :oops:, else this pinball game is really good.

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Re: Pinball Wizard

Post by Steve M » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:22 pm

Oh - I thought Pinball Wizard would be different to Macadam Bumper, but it does look basically the same. Macadam Bumper sounds a bit more American to me.

So is Accolade the parent company of Ere ? And then it was Infogrames. Did Infogrames buy Accolade or vice versa?

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Re: Pinball Wizard

Post by Steve M » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:30 pm

Seems to keep crashing for this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UucHZeQ6B8k

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Re: Pinball Wizard

Post by Chema » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:22 pm

iss wrote:It wasn't me :oops:, else this pinball game is really good.
:lol: Sorry, I meant ibisum

I will correct it in the first post :)

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Re: Pinball Wizard

Post by dave3622 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:44 pm

Steve M wrote:Oh - I thought Pinball Wizard would be different to Macadam Bumper, but it does look basically the same. Macadam Bumper sounds a bit more American to me.

So is Accolade the parent company of Ere ? And then it was Infogrames. Did Infogrames buy Accolade or vice versa?
A complete guess but I would imagine Accolade just purchased the rights to publish the game in the US, a bit like how US GOLD used to publish American games in the UK.

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