Building upon Alien Crush, Devil's Crush is one of those rare video pinball games that transcends the genre, and is actualy fun for a wide range of people, not just pinball geeks. Like with Alien Crush, the presentation is pretty simple, though the addition of a third screen and the fact that the game now smoothly scrolls between them adds a lot.

The bonus screens from Alien Crush make a re-appearance, but here there's a lot more variety, and the graphics have improved to the point that some of them feel like actual boss battles. Like its' predecessor, Devil's Crush has excellent graphics for the TG16, and the music is again a benchmark for the system.

If there is fault to be found with Devil's Crush, it's in the fact that for some reason, Nintendo saw fit to remove the more "overt" Satanic imagery (i.e., pentagrams). Hey, Nintendo, I just got done eviscerating people in Manhunt 2 -- I think I can handle some cartoony homages to the dark one.

At any rate, this is one of those games that seem to have been custom-built for the VC. It's simple enough that you can pick it up and play, but it's one of those games that proves to be incredibly addictive that you'll keep coming back for a long time to come.

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