Fairy Tower
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Pinball game with real arcade feel.   Demo
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Fairy Tower is the 9th pinball game from Little Wing, the people who make Jinni Zeala.

It has a brand new engine for graphics and sounds, and it is also equipped with a newly developed physical simulator. You will enjoy astonishing visuals and gorgeous stereo sounds with the feel of real arcade pinball.

You will see your pinball techniques are fully utilized with the smooth ball movement and the realistic touch of the flipper control.

The game rules are easy to follow, but you can also enjoy mapping out the most complicated strategies. You will discover new
What's New
Version 1.1.7:
  • Fixes the bug affecting the jackpot in Super Tower Multiball and Ultimate Tower Multiball.
  • This version will not clear the high score records because the score will be increased only with this update.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, G4 or better, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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xypher commented on 21 May 2008
One thing I forgot to add. Fairy Tower is currently the only game that works on my C2D MBPro. The rest quit with an error message. Highly frustrating.
[Version 1.1.6]


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JinniZeala commented on 02 Jan 2008
Fairy Tower, the latest in Little Wings arsenals is a good addition to the list. Yes, they are expensive, about $28.00 each, and no, they do not offer discounts. Although the illumination, sound effects and pinball genre simulation are excellent, the game itself is somewhat maddening.
First, let me say that the game does not even compare to LW's best pinball game, Golden Logres, which actually contains three separate tables. Fairy Tower, on the other hand, seems to have completely different algorithms for the ball movement, and they seem to favor the center drain. Although the left and right kickers are a much needed addition, unlike the equally maddening Monster Fair, which also favors the center drain, there is nothing like the frustration and anger that can result that occurs when the game 'senses' that you are about to cash in on built-up reward points, only to deny you the chance to get the left flipper shot you need.
Unlike Golden Logres, LW's best game, in Fairy Tower you cannot hold either the right or left flipper and catch the ball after it rolls down the in lanes. Attempting to do so causes the ball to roll just enough past the end of the flipper down the center drain, Fairy Tower's favored position. Attempting to nudge the table to catch the ball does no good. Unlike Golden Logres, which I just scored over 600 million on today, had 33 balls and over two hours of enjoyment for my money, my average ball time for Fairy Tower is twelve to twenty five seconds, again because of the different algorithms that favor the center drain. What this means is that exactly the same shot on the ball from exactly the same position results in an ever so slightly different out shot, just enough so that you miss your target. You can only hope that the random number generation of the algorithms at the moment you shoot your caught ball gives you the desired result.
What has happened is that I have to dump my memory to give the algorithms a better chance to keep the ball in play. In Fairy Tower, it is difficult to do that. Although I have scored 45 million on Fairy Tower, it was after about ten restarts and dumping the memory to get the right set of algorithms. It is more work than fun, but if you don't expect the ball to go where you want, you'll have more fun, dare I say so.
'Golden Logres' will never be excelled for a pinball game, since as I mentioned you get three games in one. 'Angel Egg' is LW's next best game, because at least you'll get more than 30 seconds of ball play each time, and this table allows for up to six balls at a time, if you make the right shots. 75% of my game is catching and holding the ball with the flippers after it has rolled down the return lanes. 'Golden Logres' and 'Angel Egg' let you do that, and to a point, 'Jinni Zeala,' LW's 3rd best game allows you to catch and shoot so that it is actually fun. 'Monster Fair' is LW's 4th best game, although it seems to change algorithms like Fairy Tower after the first 50 uses. I can't make the correlation specifically, I just know the ball acts differently with the same shots, and that is very frustrating when all you want to do is have fun with a quality pinball game.
Do not even bother with 'Loony Labyrinth' or 'Crystal Caliburn', you cannot set the left and right flippers on the CTRL or SHIFT keys separately, you have to use a lil tiny alpha key which instantly makes the game not fun. Take my word for it, buy Fairy Tower after Golden Logres, then buy Angel Egg, then Monster Fair. It seems as though the best pinball games have already been made.
[Version 1.1.6]

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Lounge Deluxe replied on 03 Jul 2008
Are all these pinball games you mention, compatible to OS X 10.5? The LittleWing website does not mention this at all unfortunately.
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Moog modular commented on 28 Nov 2007
I just updated my Intel Imac from Tiger to Leopard. Now Fairy Tower hangs on the first page with the dragon.
[Version 1.1.5]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 28 Nov 2007
Maybe the new version just posted will remedy this.
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xypher commented on 24 Oct 2007
One suggestion please. Why no Bundle Deal on your top Pinball games? I can't afford to shell out for them separately.

How about all of the titles below for one price?

'Jinni Zeala'
'Monster Fair'
'Fairy Tower'
'Golden Logres'.
[Version 1.1.5]


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PJN reviewed on 05 Oct 2007
I just bought me a key, after serveral demo plays, I just love this pinball game.
To bad there are not more great pinball games...

Graphics and sound are great, but a zoom option during play would be great, then the screen has to scroll up and down slightly to follow the ball, now it looks a bit tiny during play.
Playability is very good!
[Version 1.1.4]


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Dylan-Mc reviewed on 04 Oct 2007
Littlewing makes the best pinball simulations I've ever seen, and this one is at least as good or maybe better than Monster Fair (my previous favorite). There's an almost physical feel to the simulation, the boards are fanciful, but not outlandishly impossible to imagine being real pinball games. In short, I tried the demo, and bought my copy after three plays, and I'm still playing.
[Version 1.1.4]


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Tedsfe rated on 22 Mar 2013

[Version 1.1.7]



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Sean-Smith rated on 07 Jan 2011

[Version 1.1.7]


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Type:Games : Arcade
License:Demo
Date:03 Jul 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Fairy Tower is the 9th pinball game from Little Wing, the people who make Jinni Zeala.

It has a brand new engine for graphics and sounds, and it is also equipped with a newly developed physical simulator. You will enjoy astonishing visuals and gorgeous stereo sounds with the feel of real arcade pinball.

You will see your pinball techniques are fully utilized with the smooth ball movement and the realistic touch of the flipper control.

The game rules are easy to follow, but you can also enjoy mapping out the most complicated strategies. You will discover new ways to enjoy Fairy Tower as your skill improves.


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