LittleWing has released Pinball Tristan 1.0 (http://www.littlewingpinball.com/doc/en/) on the Mac App Store (in the Games category). It requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher and costs US$2.99.

Here’s how the game is described: “The retro appearance of the toy pinball cabinet includes an old style mechanical score drum, evocative of old-time pinball. The bright three-D playfield, with glittering lights and sounds, draws fond memories and brings the authentic joy and excitement of pinball to the desktop of your Mac. Peaceful and cute, it is suitable for all ages. Thanks to OS X new function, you can enjoy playing Tristan in full screen mode.

“In addition to being the best casual game around, this app can be all about technique — if you want it to be. Go ahead and experiment with the nudging function, the pass flip, reverse pass flip, return lane transfer, holding lift, dead flipper bounce, alley pass, slide and hit, live catch…do we need to go on? ¬†You get the idea. There are tons of different plays you can use to rock the pinball.”