July 18, 2012

Product information

App name: Pinball Crystal Caliburn II
Release date: July 19, 2012
Price: $3.99 (Universal app designed for both iPhone and iPad)
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Screenshots: http://pinterest.com/littlewingcoltd/pinball-crystal-caliburn-ii/
Gameplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdFPHkG9aiQ

Please find more info on the App Store page which will open on July 19.

Experience the pinball evolution

Pinball is not a game of luck, but a game of skill which requires the player to learn some techniques in order to fully appreciate its joy. Thanks to the special implementation of the ball movement following the laws of physics, the ball rolls on the playfield, accurately reflecting the player's skill in our pinball games.

After you master pinball techniques by LittleWing pinball games, give them a try when you find an arcade machine. Your technique will work almost the same, and you'll appreciate the beauty of the real arcade pinball.

Crystal Caliburn II

Crystal Caliburn II was designed in the style of multi ball machines characterized by three dimensional ramps and fast moving balls. These machines also have strong flippers to compensate for more steeply sloped playing surfaces.

Our pinball design goal in creating Crystal Caliburn II was to implement realistic ramps, and to reproduce the feeling of shooting balls up ramps at high speed. Our next goal was to have three balls in play simultaneously. There is a big difference in the techniques for keeping two and three balls going at once.

Crystal Caliburn II was designed to be a challenging game with many features. To get high scores, players should strategically decide which combination of features is most effective with the current playfield.

Try playing first without reading the game rules. Then read it and try again. You will find new ways to enjoy the game. Have fun!

Arthurian legend and Caliburn

The most famous of English kings, Arthur, is believed to be a real person who became the subject of many legends. Orphaned and unaware of his royal lineage, Arthur proved himself the true heir to the English throne by pulling the sword named Caliburn---also known as Excalibur---from a stone. (The end of the sword had been inserted into the stone by magic, and could be retrieved only by the rightful king.)

King Arthur and Queen Guinevere wisely and justly ruled the kingdom from the castle of Camelot. There, the most daring and chivalrous knights of the realm gathered at the Round Table. There are many intriguing stories of their adventures, ridding the land of monsters and obtaining magical treasures. And merlin, the most powerful sorcerer of his time, was a mentor and a constant presence in Arthur's life.

But as times changed, the golden realm was gradually laid to waste. To save the realm, King Arthur and his knights needed to attain the Holy Grail, the spring of the eternal life, the greatest mystery. Each knight of the Round Table set out alone on their long, difficult quests for the Holy Grail.

Meanwhile, the kingdom was troubled with civil strife. Finally Mordred, the illegitimate child of Arthur, raised a rebellion which caused the Last Battle. Arthur, who received a fatal wound as he killed Mordred, ordered Sir Bedivere to throw the Caliburn into the lake. As he threw it, an arm emerged from the water---seized the sword, swung it three times, and disappeared into the depths of the lake.

The dying Arthur was taken to Avalon, the land of immortals (also known as the Glass Island) by the fairy queen Dame du Luc and the witch queen Morgan le Fay, Arthur's half-sister. Thus, Arthur disappeared from the world; according to the legend, one day he will come back to life and return to rule England.

About LittleWing

LittleWing has designed, developed, sold and licensed fifteen pinball titles to date. The company has serviced clients in North America, Europe and Japan, since 1990. LittleWing has produced products for various platforms, such as Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, home video game consoles, arcade machines and cell phones.