The original 3-D Ultra Pinball game was released in 1995. This game is based on the space simulation game, Outpost. There are three tables named Colony, Command Post, and Mine. Each table holds a set of five challenges. Smaller "mini-tables" are featured with their own set of flippers. The goal is to build and launch a Starship completing the game's entire course.
Reviewing the Macintosh version, a Next Generation critic commented that "There is some substance to the argument that pinball is not a game meant for the monitor, but 3-D Ultra Pinball works, and it works very well." He particularly praised the fact that the graphics and physics both include elements not possible on a real pinball table, while remaining "true to the pinball spirit." Despite this, he gave it only two out of five stars.