GMTK Game Jam 2019: Mr. Flipper

“Mr. Flipper” by Willem Rosenthal & bb tombo.

“You are Mr. Flipper,  the only Flipper in a pinball world. You can’t wait for the ball to come to you, [y]ou’ll have to move to the ball!”

Poor Mr. Flipper looks tired. You would look like that as well, if you were the only flipper in this special pinball machine. Not only that it’s filled with monsters which will stun you if you run into them, but also there’s freaking hot lava slowly coming up! So how can you still manage to get the ball to the top? That’s right, you run around and shoot the ball up into the air whenever you catch it.

“Mr. Flipper” is a wacky looking and clever re-interpretation of the Pinball game genre, as you don’t just have to get the timing of your shooting right, but also you have to be fast and to position yourself in a tactical way. The change of perspective from 2D to 3D works great as well. And hey, don’t be sad if you don’t make it the first few times – the job of Mr. Flipper is not an easy one and requires some practice. Bing bing bing! >>PLAY