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The new game was designed for the iPhone 14 Pro (Max) with Dynamic Island, but can also be played on older Apple smartphones with and without a notch Pinball Island by Infinity Games. This was developed in an in-house game jam that lasted just 48 hours. The iPhone game, which is minimalistic in terms of game depth but visually attractive, works by moving a pinball arm by tapping on the display. This ensures that a ball bounces against the Dynamic Island or the notch and scores points. There are different items and the possibility to have several balls in the game.
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Flipper Island only has one flipper arm, so players can comfortably play the game with one thumb. The goal is to break the high score and get better and better at the same time. One point is awarded for each hit on the Dynamic Island, the notch or the top edge of the image (depending on the iPhone model) with the virtual ball. In addition, various items and other advantages are thrown in again and again. For example, the path through which the ball can fall out of play is blocked. There are also objects that increase the speed of the balls. And sometimes second, third or more balls appear.
You can download Flipper Island for free from the App Store and play it on the Apple iPhone, but that's only really fun if you then pay €5,99 for the ad-free version.
I (Jens) sent the report here to the CEO of Infinity Games and pointed out that the price is already very high. He answered me directly and wrote that they will lower the price. My suggestion was 99 cents, but unfortunately I can't promise that they'll accept it. /Update end
I tried the game for this post for about ten minutes in the free version and during that time I closed the app twice due to unremovable commercials showing between games.
In the game itself there are also advertising banners, which do not cover the main part of the game, but are distracting and can be accidentally tapped. There is a little less advertising in the free version of hit the island.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.