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Silverball is a pinball computer game developed by James Schmalz of Digital Extremes, and published by MicroLeague. It was Schmalz's first foray into Digital Pinball Tables, and serves as a predecessor to Epic Pinball.In the early Nineties, the shoddy PC port of Pinball Dreams was touted by Amiga computer users as evidence of the technological superiority of their platform. In response, James Schmalz and Digital Extremes created Silverball, using assembly language to make full use of the IBM Personal Computer hardware. As with Dreams, the games were played from a top-down view, either with the entire table visible at once or with a scrolling playfield two screens tall.The first release of Silverball was in 1993, and came with four tables:
Silverball and Silverball Plus 2 demonstrate the following tropes: