Pippin games are relatively obscure as they are, with very few actual games--and let alone decent ones at that--released for the platform. However, one I discovered a little ways back is a digital pinball effort called "Tropic Island." Being that real pinball takes up much of my free time these days, when I had the opportunity to purchase this game (and thus a Pippin system), I had to jump on it. It's not every day you get the chance to try a tiny chunk of obscure videogame history, let alone a quality one that 99.9% of the gaming world missed out on. "Wait.. What?!" you say? Yes--Tropic Island is actually a GOOD digital pinball game, quite surprising for such an ill-fated system as the Bandai Apple Pippin.
In this Let's Play session I take you through a few rounds with Tropic Island. Along the way I explain how the table works, describe some real pinball techniques and how they manage to transition to Tropic Island, and more. Enjoy this tiny slice of obscure digital-pinball history!