Review: Demon’s Tilt (PC-Xbox)

TURBOCHARGED PINBALL RETURNS! Now with bigger sprites, more baddies, more secrets & MORE BULLETS! Demon’s Tilt pushes the limits of the Video Pinball genre with SHMUP & Hack N’ Slash elements.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 783.09mb download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Controller support.
  • On Xbox Game Pass. (at the time of writing)
  • Graphics-Tate mode/quality preset/fullscreen/resolution.
  • Pinball gameplay.
  • How to play section.
  • Rebind controls.
  • Keyboard support.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • 16-bit style soundtrack.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Visual treat.
  • Boss fights.
  • 3 modes-normal/EX-Mode/hardcore.
  • Local leaderboards.
  • Multi-layered table design.
  • Combo/chain counter.
  • Shmup elements, you use your ball to destroy the many bullets.
  • A lot of tasks to find and complete.
  • The score and rank showed on the screen.

Cons:

  • Mouse cursor stays on the screen.
  • Very busy screen.
  • No way to turn off and tone down the visual effects and flashing.
  • It takes a while to learn the table.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • Slow transition when getting a new ball.
  • Easy to lose track of your ball.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.2/10

Summary

Demon’s Tilt is a pinball game that evokes memories of the 16-bit era of games. From the graphics to the soundtrack it feels like a love letter to the older style of pinball games. You get one table but it is a huge multi-layered table with many outlets. Hitting you with traditional controls that are flippers, tilt, and Launch, the game is very easy to jump into and play. You have a section on the screen that shows your score rank and tasks that change as you tick them off. A how-to-play section can help answer some questions. OK so the table itself is one of those that changes as you interact with it, you can have what feels like boss fights, avoid or destroy the bullet hell style shootouts and find all the little secrets that the table holds. I liked it for a short burst here and there, the constant flashing and color explosions did little for me and in fact, dictated how much I could play in one sitting as you have no control over them. As small as the game is it does pack quite a punch and the table is a real y good table but expects to do a lot of trial and error. Demon’s Tilt, not that bad.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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