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3D pinball at its finest

Last week we highlighted the new pinball game Dr. Pickaxe as one of our new favorite games for Windows Phone. Developed by Tainicom (who also made The Juggler), the game was on special for $0.99 during its first week and received our 'Editor's Choice' distinction.

Unfortunately that game had a tiny bug in it resulting in the first few games registered under ‘trial’ even after purchased. Even though it only had a limited effect the bug was quickly identified and a v1.01 was pushed out—but then Microsoft held up publication due to their own woes and so the game was hidden until fixed.

The good news is now version 1.01 is on the Marketplace, working as it should and it is still at the $0.99 price point for another week.

We noted that the game has excellent 3D graphics, a rich pinball story line (with multiple hidden tables) and is a real blast to play, performing well on even early generation Windows Phones. The game has a free trial, which we recommend you try as the game is representative of a standout indie effort on our platform.

Pick up Dr. Pickaxe here in the Marketplace and check out our hands on video below.

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