I was lucky enough to get some time with the Transformers pinball machine today at a pinball tournament.
The game layout is final but the software still needs some tweaking, at least that is what I was told. This is a test machine that is available for people in the know to play. When you start the game, you are asked if you want to be a Decepticon or Autobot. The game then plays out a little differently depending on your choice. The scoring and video presentations are affected by this as well.
I cannot claim to be a pinball expert (my high score was something around 6,000,000 and a free game is won at 29,000,000), but I had awful lot of fun playing this game. It’s hard to watch the ball when there are so many fun animations on the screen! There is a ramp which directs the ball into the Optimus Prime figure and creates an impact. The sounds are great and are from the movie. A version of the Transformers original theme can also be heard during game play.
Videos of the game play will be posted soon. Every Transformers fan should give this game a whirl if you get the chance!