World Flipper Is An Uneven Combination Of Gacha, Pinball, And JRPG

World Flipper Is An Uneven Combination Of Gacha, Pinball, And JRPG

World Flipper is a fascinating mobile game that mixes gacha with pinball and JRPG-style combat. While I was excited to play a new gacha game in a new gameplay format, it doesn’t entirely succeed as one. In this game, you defeat enemies by hitting them with pinballs, and those pinballs are various anime characters that you pull from a gacha summoning system. But World Flipper also tries very hard to be a JRPG. Each of your pinball characters has a health bar, and the overworld is beautifully rendered as pixel art. It’s an ambitious game from Cygames, the studio behind the popular gacha game Dragalia Lost. Originally released for Japan in 2019, the English version only launched last week. Since the game was successful enough to merit an English localization, …
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