Pinball Arcade by FarSight Studios features exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams®, Bally®, Stern Pinball®, and Gottlieb® together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,542 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 4, 2013

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"They aren't all winners, but there are plenty of fantastic and accurate re-creations of real pinball machines here to get excited about. -JG"
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November 14

Party Zone™ has just been released!

Party Zone™ (1991): Designed by Dennis Nordman, this table's theme is all about having a good time. Players are challenged with getting the Party Animals, Party Monsters and Party Dudes to the Cosmic Cottage for a Multi-Ball Party! From there, they'll score Jackpots and shoot for the ultimate Big Bang! Request Time allows players to make way cool musical selections using the Flippers, including Pinball Wizard from The Who! The colorful Playfield includes awesome features such as the Dancing Dummy who bops 'til he drops, the host and DJ, Captain B. Zarr, whose head animates and follows the ball around the Playfield and the Prince of Puns, the Supersonic Robotic Comic. When it's time to party, there is no better place than Bally's Party Zone! 4,000 units of this table were produced.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYt9JgBOmfo

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October 10

Phantom of the Opera™ has just been released!

Phantom of the Opera™ has just been released for Steam (Mac/Windows), Google Play, Amazon and Ouya!

Phantom of the Opera™ (1990): is based on the classic novel from Gaston Leroux, published in 1910. Designed by Joe Kaminkow and Ed Cebula, this game makes excellent use of its license with outstanding audio effects and imagery that tells the story of the Phantom. The playfield features incredible artwork by world-renowned artist, Paul Faris with images of many of the characters from the novel, including the Phantom and Christine Dae. Other notable features are the Catwalk Ramp, Magic Mirror, Trap Door and an Organ that opens for Multi-Ball. The Phantom can even be unmasked and his true face revealed on the back glass! This is the first Data East™ table to be added to the Pinball Arcade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yxDohDb750&feature=youtu.be

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Reviews

“Mobile Game of the Year!”
G4TV

“If you have any love for pinball, you should definitely pick up the Pinball Arcade. Grade: A”
100 – Gaming Age

“These tables are awesome”
85 – IGN

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About This Game

Pinball Arcade by FarSight Studios features exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams®, Bally®, Stern Pinball®, and Gottlieb® together in one game.

Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.

Download now and you’ll get the incredible Tales of the Arabian Nights™ table for free!

Twilight Zone™, Star Trek: The Next Generation™, Theatre of Magic™ (named the best video pinball simulation of all time by G4TV), Scared Stiff™, Elvira and the Party Monsters™, Monster Bash™, Gorgar™, Circus Voltaire™, Funhouse™, Medieval Madness™, Pin•Bot™, The Machine: Bride of Pin•Bot™, Creature from the Black Lagoon™, No Good Gofers™, Big Shot™, Taxi™, Harley-Davidson® 3rd Edition, Black Knight™, Cactus Canyon™, White Water™, Space Shuttle®, Centaur™, Flight 2000™, Goin’ Nuts™, Terminator 2: Judgment Day®, and other great tables are also available from within this great game.

Each month, regular updates will add classic pinball tables for years to come!

Our goal is for the Pinball Arcade to become the most realistic and comprehensive pinball game ever created. Please support us in our efforts to preserve these tables and join the indelible part of Americana that is pinball!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 ghz or better.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card supporting DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound capable card.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 ghz or better.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800 or higher. ATI HD 3850 or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct Sound capable card.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX Lion or Mavericks
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0+ support
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
This game is nice on pinball games and it's good with better graphics and cool sounds. i'm kinda don't like this kind of games but atleast it have an achievement to solve =3
so i love it <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Addicting, flawlessly emulated, and of course, fun to play, the team at Farsight have a passion for pinball that few do, and the constant support of their work through the community of global "Pinheads" is nothign short of staggering. Even if Pinball isn't your thing, it might become it, the first table is free, so there is really no reason to not try it out for the heck of it. I highly reccomend Twilight Zone, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Monster Bash, Medieval Madness, T2, Star Trek TNG, White Water, and of course the upcoming Addams Family!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
At the time of writing this review it is possible to play this on my Oculus Rift DK2
http://youtu.be/oaB5Y4kxVJg
download the mod from = https://github.com/cbdillon/PinballVRcade/wiki

Seems ok VR support is very basic but works good enough for me to play pinball and as thats what I came here to do im happy.

Im only on the FREE version not.

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
A Simulation Disguised As A Video Game

This is not a "video game", as much as it is a simulation that reproduces every aspect of actual, real, arcade pinball machines. The lights, sounds, backglass art, ball physics, flippers, tilt inertia, everything. These are licenced, authentic replicas of actual pinball tables like you would find in the arcade.

This is a game for people who want the feel of an actual, physical pinball table--maybe to practice and learn the rules and scoring of individual tables, or just to play in lieu of paying 50 cents a game at the arcade. If you're looking for pinball that plays like a video game, this isn't it. Some tables are unforgiving, complicated, and skills like flipper control can take a long time to master (just like their real counterparts).

Most people look at the DLC prices and go "what the hell, $120 for pinball?" It seems like a lot compared to typical games, but it really isn't for a game like this. The $30 DLC is for around 20 tables per pack, and individual tables can be unlocked for a few dollars. You can demo any table you want, with the only restrictions being a score cap that will stop play if your score exceeds the high score list. A real pinball machine is usually 50 cents a play, so it's not uncommon to spend $20 a night on pinball in the arcade. When you look at this this way, it's a steal to be able to practice and play at home for the price. Remember, these are actual, licensed, replicated machines, not something some programmer thought up in their basement. Note that if you want to buy a table pack, you can buy either the regular or "pro" pack, you don't need both, so the total DLC pricing appears as about twice what it actually is. The pro pack has no impact on the games themselves, but it does give you other options like being able to modify some of the table settings, like tilt control.

This includes "Tales of the Arabian Nights" already unlocked and ready to play. Purely personal opinion, but Theater of Magic, Scared Stiff, and Bride of Pin-Bot are great tables for brand new players--fairly simple, the production value is great, and even if you have bad aim, there's plenty to hit. Here is a IPDB's list of the top 10 rated pinball games if you're looking for some new tables to master:

#1 Twilight Zone
#2 Medieval Madness
#3 Theatre of Magic
#4 Monster Bash
#5 Star Trek: The Next Generation
#6 The Addams Family
#7 White Water
#8 Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure
#9 Tales of the Arabian Nights
#10 Star Trek (Enterprise Limited Edition)
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I love this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
92.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I wholeheartedly recommend this game to all-comers.

A whole caboodle of top-notch tables to pick from, wonderful physics, and a price that is fair given the quality of the reproductions and quantity of tables on offer. I love the game so much I find it hard to find fault.

If I had to pick holes, there is the whole weird business of spending extra for the Pro setup which offers absolutely nothing of value whatsoever. Also, not all the tables will be to your liking as they have a wide mix, and its unlikely all of them will be to your taste.

But really, this game is fantastic. If you love Pinball, you're going to find this a treat. And if you're new to Pinball, oh boy are you going to have a wonderful introduction ...
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
First I have to say that this is a very good pinball simulator. I liked the game. Graphics are good, but nothing fantastic (yes, I'm comparing with Pinball FX). I think the physics are acurate and they represent pretty well the real tables. But It was hard to choose thumbs up or down here, though, and I decided for the later. Why, if the game is good. Well, the way you buy the tables is terrible. In Brazil, there is a crime associated with this kind of thing. "Venda casada", or, in a straight translation, "married sell", which means you want to buy something, but to do that you have to buy another one you don't want to! Imagine you love the table Black Hole. You try to buy it, but to do that, you are forced to buy another table you hate! This fells wrong, and that's exactly the way you buy tables in this game! Worst, sometimes you are forced to buy THREE tables together, no mather what. But that only happens on the first "pack" (oldest tables). In the others, you pay the same amont of money for ONE table ONLY (in Brazil, ~R$ 8,50 at the time of this review).
Off course you can buy all tables from a "pack" for a "discount" (not exactly, a pack is not only VERY expensive, you are still forced to buy the tables you don't like, but that is the only way I suggest you to go). If you got some serious money to burn, this is a good game, but I don't agree with the way they are doing business here, so this is my little public protest.
There are two good things tough, that are important to say: first, you get Arabian Nights for free, a fantastic table I love, and two, every month they let people play a table for free. So think a bit before choosing this one, Pinball FX (better prices and selling politics, better game overall, but "fantasy" pinball) or even both, even if they represent different kinds of pinball games, but I hope you poo money frequently.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
it's a good game if this is what you are looking for but for me its not and it should have more then the one free game to play on with out a set max high score, but in all its good
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Love this game...I have all the tables for PC, and most of the seasons on my phone as well. Highly recommended.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
the Fact that you can play real tables like Star Trek: the next generation is awesome, however this game isnt cheap and doesnt have the polish of Pinball FX.

Play the free table first and get a feel for the physics and camera of the game before you buy!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
its a game but not a good game. bad sfx and it laggs. wast of time
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Without a doubt one of the worst games infested with Microtransactions. They limit you on everything possible, and it's a horrible game. I'm ashamed to hav e played it.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
The incredibly bad camera angle makes all the tables hard to play.
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Pay to play pinball with an occasional free level. It's pinball. Nothing will beat an actual machine.
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3 of 11 people (27%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
not free, just try...
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2 of 11 people (18%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Bought terminator 2 pro pack received a email for my receipt yet the table didn't save in my games table shame on these ♥♥♥♥ers.
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
this game looks like it was made late 1990 early 2000.... sound quailty is terrable game play is rubbish u get one free table and u have to buy the rest no way..... if u want proper pinball get pinball fx2 the tables are cheaper the game is way way better
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130.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
More then any other pinball program out there. This is easy easy and fun.
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72.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Brilliant Simulation, I grew up with most of these tables and they play as if you had the pintable/flipper in front of you. well done the developer team, IF i could afford the trip to the states then I'd love to pay you a visit but as a disabled ex serviceman on a small pension I'll just enjoy the trip down memory lane. 10 out of 10 for this one.
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81.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Aww yeah.
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