King Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World - Pinball Game

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King Kong: Pinball Game
The game's title screen
Developer Gameloft
Platforms Java-enabled mobile phones
Languages English, French, Spanish, Italian, Breton
Genre Pinball Game

King Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World - Pinball Game is a pinball video game developed for Java-enabled mobile phones by French developer Gameloft. It was released in early 2006 as a tie-in for the Universal Pictures film King Kong, which released in December of 2005. It is built on the same engine as the company's previous pinball game Mystery Mansion, and the two share many assets and elements.


The game is based on the 2005 film, and uses mobile phone buttons to operate. The left and right "soft keys" are used to navigate menus, while the 5 key is used to select options and launch balls. The 4 button operates the table's left-side flippers, and the 6 button operates those on its right. The 7, 8, and 9 buttons are used to tilt the table. Video events on the simulated video screen can offer minigames or bonuses. If a ball is lost, a Vastatosaurus rex is shown eating it. During the "lottery" at the end of a ball's run, used to determine if the player can continue, a graphic is shown of Kong discarding various women until settling on one. If the player is able to pass the gate of Skull Island, and pass the letters spelling "ANN" behind them three times, they will be prompted to interact with a randomized feature of the the table, which will give out a considerable bonus if completed within the time limit. If the ball is hit into the hole in front of the Empire State Building, it will trigger a random event, ranging from a score bonus to a quick-time event where the player must use the phone's keys to either shoot approaching Venatosaurus or swat down airplanes as Kong. There are two different challenges, wherein four biplanes or one "centipede" appear on the table and move around for the player to destroy by striking them with the pinball. Various challenges can illuminate the letters "KING KONG" on the table, but a reliable way to collect letters is for the ball to pass each of the three green triangles at the top of the table, without going back over one that was illuminated previously.




Weapons, vehicles, and races

  • Biplanes



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