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3D Pinball: Space Cadet

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Title Screen

3D Pinball: Space Cadet/en

Developer: Cinematronics, LLC
Publisher: Microsoft
Platform: Windows
Released in US: August 24, 1995

TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

Bonus Points

3D Pinball: Space Cadet is actually one of three tables from Full Tilt! Pinball, published by Maxis (older versions, such as the one included with Windows NT 4.0, even provide ordering information in the About screen).

The primary gameplay difference is that while Full Tilt! Pinball had multiball, 3D Pinball will award "replays" instead of locking the balls.

Debug Mode

During the game, type in hidden test. You will now be able to control the ball using the mouse and gain access to the following functions by pressing the respective keys:

  • Y: The title bar will change to "Pinball".
  • M: A window will pop up showing the amount of memory used by the game. The title bar will also change to count frames per second.
  • H: Ends the game with one billion points. However, the score will always be below the first legitimate score.
  • R: Promotes you by one rank.

Table Selection

The menu contains an option called "Select table" which does not appear in the actual game, apparently left over from Full Tilt Pinball. The message No other table found similarly goes unused.

Edit Components


There's a window called "Edit Pinball Components FOR TESTING ONLY" in the game's executable, which is also in 'Full Tilt! Pinball', and it cannot be re-enabled in either game.

Plunger graphic

3dpnbsc tablebgnd.png

There's an invisible part of the plunger in the table background bitmap.

Version Differences

Mentioned earlier in this article, the version included in Windows NT 4.0 included provide ordering information for 'Full Tilt! Pinball' in the About screen, but later versions didn't.