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Pinball Construction Set (Bill Budge's)

Pinball Construction Set (Bill Budge's)
Pinball Construction Set (Bill Budge's)

SystemAtari 8-Bit
Floppy (5.25")1

Electronic Arts

Atari 8-Bit

Release Date: 1/1/1983
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
 
Donated By: Jim Serena
 
Pinball Construction Set (PCS) is a computer game by Bill Budge published by Electronic Arts. It was released for the Apple II and Atari 800 in 1983 and was later ported to other platforms, such as the Commodore 64 and DOS (as a booter).

Pinball Construction Set created a new genre of computer games-the "builder" or "construction set" class of games. With PCS, users can construct their own virtual pinball arcade machine, by dropping controls onto a table. Controls included bumpers, flippers, spinners and other standard pinball paraphernalia. Attributes such as gravity and the physics model could also be modified. Users could save their creations and develop custom artwork to go along with them. Tables could be saved on floppy disks and freely traded.

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