Pinball Prelude is an arcade pinball game developed and published by Effigy Software in 1995 for the Amiga. The following year it was released for DOS and Amiga CD32.
It came on the scene around the same time as Pinball Mania, though this title introduced some unusual gameplay conventions. This game is all about time and each of the three tables is themed accordingly. The tables are set as Past, Present, and Future. The first table features a prehistoric theme, the second has a kind of pop culture feel, and the third looks like a city you might see in Blade Runner. The game uses a rubber ball rather than a metal one and that offers some interesting gameplay with a lot more bounce. The play screen can also scroll up and down, as well as left and right. It also features multi-ball gameplay similar to that seen in Pinball Illusions. Receiving a few dings for lack of multiplayer, it got mostly positive reviews. A real fan of the pinball genre will definitely want to check this one out.