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.
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Veröffentlichung: 4. Nov. 2013

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14. Dezember

Pinball Arcade Holiday Sale

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas with the recent snow at the studio, so we are kicking off our 12 days of Christmas with a HUGE Holiday Sale!

Season One and Two Packs, Basic and Pro are 50% off until 2015!!!

Come join us on our Facebook page for the annual "Pinball Arcade 12 Days of Christmas"! Where we give away prizes every day until Christmas!

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14. November

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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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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Über dieses Spiel

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!

Systemvoraussetzungen

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
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7 von 7 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. August
★★★★★★★★☆☆ - 8/10

Digitale Flipper machen schon spass und hier hat FarSight Studios schon eine ordentliche Sammlung abgeliefert.
Das Menü finde ich ein wenig umständlich, da man viel umher klicken muss bis man beim gewünschtem Tisch ist.
Und auch wenn Pinball Arcade auf meinem System nicht so performant wie z.B. PinballFX2 ist kann es dennoch mit seinen
Original Tischen und den vielen Achievements punkten.

Was ich unangenehm finde ist, das es für Nutzer verschiedener Systeme keinen Preisnachlass gibt.
Gut ist aber das es bei Steam jetzt manchmal im Angebot ist und beim Season One Pack habe ich dann gleich mal zugeschlagen :)

Alles in allem ist es eine wertvolle Ergänzung meiner Spielesammlung und sollte bei keinem Pinballfan fehlen,
gerade wenn es im Angebot ist...
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5 von 5 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. November
Pinball Arcade ist ohne Zweifel eine der besten Pinball-Simulationen, die ich je gespielt habe. Ich sage bewusst "Simulationen" - die eingebaute Tische sind allesamt Nachbildungen realer Automaten.

In der Free-To-Play Version enthält das Spiel einen Tisch ("Tales of the Arabian Nights", Williams, 1996), außerdem einen monatlich wechselnden, zweiten Tisch. Im November 2014 war es z.B. "Scared Stiff" (Bally (Midway), 1996).

Wenn man sich dazu entscheidet etwas Geld in das Spiel zu investieren, dann kann man das tun... und wie. Dem Spiel würden regelmäßig-unregelmäßige Rabattaktionen wirklich guttun - der durchschnittliche Gamer gibt nicht 6 Euro für nur 1 oder 2 Tische aus. Andererseits fließt das Geld vermutlich zu einem Gutteil in den Erwerb neuer Lizenzen - und Pinball-Enthusiasten werden wohl auch den Vollpreis zahlen.

Außerdem muss man fair sein - auch in der Free-To-Play Variante kann man jeden Tisch spielen. Wenn auch nur bis zum ersten Highscore. So kann man sich in aller Ruhe alle Tische mal ansehen und dann entscheiden, was man kauft.

Da das Spiel grundsätzlich kostenlos ist und stets 2 Tische zur Verfügung stehen, sehe ich nicht ein, warum Ihr es nicht ausprobieren solltet!
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
71.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Juli
Pinball Arcade ist das wohl beste Flipper-Spiel, welches man für Windows bekommen kann, wenn man "echte" Spielhallen-Flippertische spielen will. Die Physik der Kugel ist realistisch und Programmfehler werden auch aktuell noch bereinigt. Für die "kostenlose" Version erhält man einen Flipper, den man gut spielen kann. Allerdings ist er auch recht schwer. Wenn man dann aber mehr haben möchte, wird es etwas schwerer und auch recht teuer. Will man alle Flipper haben, so ist man schnell 100,- Euro los - das ist viel Geld. Besonders Spass macht es jedoch mit Freunden am Fernseher den einen oder anderen Flipper zu spielen - und da kann man dann auch mal investieren. Aber viele werdne sich fragen: In welche Tische soll ich investieren und welche sind wirklich gut. Ich habe mal versucht die DLCs etwas einzuwerten. Dies ist natürlich eine subjektive Betrachtung - aber vielleicht hilft sie:
Season One Pack:
Beste Flipper sind Monster Bash™, Attack From Mars™, No Good Gofers™, Funhouse™ und Medieval Madness™.
Nett und gut sie zu haben sind Theatre of Magic™, Elvira and the Party Monsters™ und Star Trek: The Next Generation®.
Etwas speziell aber doch mit Spass sind: Ripley's Believe It or Not!®, Cirqus Voltaire™, Twilight Zone® und Taxi™.
Season Two Pack:
Beste Flipper sind Cactus Canyon™ and the The Champion Pub™.
Nett und gut sie zu haben sind White Water™, Whirlwind™ and Terminator 2: Judgment Day®.
Season Three Pack:
Beste Flipper die in 2014 bisher rausgekommen sind: Whodunnit™ and Junk Yard™.

Wie man an der Länge der Listen schon erkennen kann - ich halte nur das Season One Pack für wirklich sein Geld wert.
Hier hat man eine gute Auswahl guter Tische, die auch lange Spass machen.

Sehr schade finde ich, das man sich nicht selbst ein Paket mit 10 beliebigen Tischen schnüren kann, die man haben möchte.

Was ich noch sagen muss: Die Pro-Version der jeweiligen Pakete ist in meinen Augen Ihr Geld nicht wert.
Wer erwartet hier viele Einstellmöglichkeiten zur Verfügung zu bekommen, wird total enttäuscht.

Insgesamt ein sehr gutes Flipper-Spiel mit einer großen Auswahl an Tischen - allerdings Augen auf beim Paketekauf!
Viel Spass!
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
24.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. September
Sehr nett für zwischendurch. Im Frre2Play leider nur ein Tisch verfügbar. Mit etwas Geld in der Tasche lassen sich aber ein Haufen unterschiedlichster Tische kaufen. Jeder Tisch ist als Demo spielbar. Ein Tisch im Monat ist als vollständige Testversion verfügbar. Dieser finanziert sich durch Werbung.Mit dem einen Tisch kanns nach den ersten Stunden langweilig werden....aber nem geschenkten Gaul, schaut man nicht ins Maul ;)
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Juli
Eigentlich ein Spiel für zwischendurch. Aber wenn man einmal anfängt kann man nicht mehr aufhören.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
36.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. November
In der kostenlosen Version ist das Spielvergnügen leider durch ein Zeitlimit begrenzt. Allerdings kann man bestimmte Flipper (z.B. "Arabian Nights") durch Highscores freischalten - was etwas tricky ist.
Sound & Gameplay durch die Rechte an den Orginalen mehr als geil!!!
9/10 Punkten !
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35 von 40 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Juni
Decided to give this game a shot, due to the current summer sale deal (3 tables for $0.01)

From what I've been seeing, this game is more of a sim, than other pinball games, Off the bat, the ball physics felt a tad off to me. The ball felt a little light. Maybe I just got use to the physics of the FX2 ball, but regardless, I still enjoyed the game. I've played other pinball games where the ball just doesn't feel right at all, and it ruins the entire game.

I grew up during the arcade era. I immediately recognized a ton of tables I would see and wanted to play, but didn't due to me being so bad at pinabll, that i'd just end up wasting the $1 my dad would give me and just play for like 5 mins. He was good at pinball, he would constantly earn free games that he would let me have after he was done with his original credit.

There's not much to say really. If you like pinbal, this game is worth a shot. It's really nice how they recreated real tables. It's hard for people not to compare this game with FX2. They're both good pinball games that offer something different. FX offering stuff that could never be produced in a real table, like beaming down your ball in a light saber. I personally like that, but could also go for a bit more realistic experience. This definitely makes you feel like you have one of those giant pinball machines in your home.
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24 von 27 Personen (89%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
86.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. September
I LOVE to play pinball arcade. Very fun! It has a much different feel than Pinball FX 2, if you own that, the flipper and ball action will feel much different. More of a feel of a real pinball machine. It took me a few weeks to get totally used to it and now the differences don't bother me. So if you do purchase the game give it some time to get the feel for it and th adjustment will happen. The graphics and sound are good, most of the tables I have (I have pack one only) feel just like they did when I played the real thing years ago. I enjoy nearly all the tables in pack one except for 3 or 4 of them. My personal favorite, Attack from Mars, is awesome, I feel like I'm back at my old arcade hangout, putting ten bucks of quarters in to the machine LOL. If you love pinball or are just getting into it I highly recommend Pinball Arcade pack one.
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22 von 27 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
25.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Oktober
When I first started to play Pinball Arcade, I felt it was sub-standard to Pinball FX. However, as I got to play more of the tables from all of the initial seasons 1,2 and 3, I found many of the tables were brilliant and played almost like the real thing. I can actually remember a couple of the tables contained within this series from my days as a student. There's a wide variety of table types and apart from a couple that I found difficult to keep the pinballs in play, most were a pleasure to play. The graphics may be slightly rougher than Pinball FX, but I think that's because the developer has tried to capture the original feel of the tables rather than create totally new digital only tables[ it works. I have found the high score achievements in the main were very easy to acquire. As for pledging money towards development of more tables for future seasons. if you buy the seasons on Steam, you pay for all future tables that are to be added to that season, so beware when backing the tables via Kickstarter. I've backed four or five tables via Kickstarter, not realizing they were part of the same Pinball Arcade set as the Steam version, which I purchased earlier this year when they were released, so I've wasted a good $100 which could have been spent buying at least a couple of the Pro season packs. I mentioned this to the developers, who have been really good about it and offered extra's, or the option to gift the tables I've backed that i already purchased via Steam. One positive that the FX tables have over the arcade version is that you can buy most of the tables seperately, which means you can build up your collection slowly; very useful if you are strapped for cash. That said, overall I think the season packs that you get for the Pinball Arcade version are much better value for money. Once all of season 4's tables are added there will be over 50 tables to play. The first of season 4 has already been added, i.e. 'Phantom of the Opera', the last of Season three was added recently i.e. 'Bram Stokers Dracula'. Don't be scared off by the price of these season packs, when you consider how many tqables are contained within each pack you'll realise that they are excellent value for money; moreso if you buy them in a sale later this year. Season 4 will probably be excluded from the sales, at least until it's got it's full complement of tables, (10 in all). The main difference between the season packs and the Pro packs is that you get lots of extra's such as selectable balls, backgrounds etc. You may be able to purchase these balls as packs via the basic version of the game, but i can't say for certain as I purchased the Pro versions. I did have to buy one of the ball packs, but it was dirt cheap (£0.69). Check out some videos of game play: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnmQEgO5Zag]

I have found the high score achievements in the main were very easy to acquire. As for pledging money towards development of more tables for future seasons. if you buy the seasons on Steam, you pay for all future tables that are to be added to that season, so beware when backing the tables via Kickstarter. I've backed four or five tables via Kickstarter, not realizing they were part of the same Pinball Arcade set as the Steam version, which I purchased earlier this year when they were released, so I've wasted a good $100 which could have been spent buying at least a couple of the Pro season packs.

I mentioned this to the developers, who have been really good about it and offered extra's, or the option to gift the tables I've backed that i already purchased via Steam.

One positive that the FX tables have over the arcade version is that you can buy most of the tables seperately, which means you can build up your collection slowly; very useful if you are strapped for cash. That said, overall I think the season packs that you get for the Pinball Arcade version are much better value for money.


Once all of season 4's tables are added there will be over 50 tables to play. The first of season 4 has already been added, i.e. 'Phantom of the Opera', the last of Season three was added recently i.e. 'Bram Stokers Dracula'. Don't be scared off by the price of these season packs, when you consider how many tqables are contained within each pack you'll realise that they are excellent value for money; moreso if you buy them in a sale later this year. Season 4 will probably be excluded from the sales, at least until it's got it's full complement of tables, (10 in all). The main difference between the season packs and the Pro packs is that you get lots of extra's such as selectable balls, backgrounds etc. You may be able to purchase these balls as packs via the basic version of the game, but i can't say for certain as I purchased the Pro versions. I did have to buy one of the ball packs, but it was dirt cheap (£0.69).


Check out some videos of game play:


[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnmQEgO5Zag]Bram Stokers Dracula
Junk Yard
Phantom of the Opera
Diner
Fun House
Harley Davidson 3rd Edition
Attack from Mars
Terminator 2
Black Knight 2000
High Roller Casino
Cue Ball wizard
Fish Tales
Cirqus Voltaire
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Flight 2000
Taxi
Cactus Canyon
Medieval Madness
Pin*Bot
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20 von 27 Personen (74%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. August
Yes I've only played this for X amount of minutes - I've seen others troll this on reviews. However this is a very special game you can't pass up at $14.99

Think of it this way you get the best of both worlds. Pinball Hall Of Fame Gotlieb Collection and Pinball Hall Of Fame Williams Collection from the PS2 system with some added tables that you may have heard of before. There are about 21 tables total from what I counted and all faithfully play to the original tables. However depending on your system , if you think you meet the system requirements - Be ready for slowdown at certain momemnts of the game if your system resolution is very very high. If your on a machine that barely go over the system requirements, do Windowed full screen mode at the highest screen res you can do, this will turn off V Sync and provide a more smooth experience at the cost of minor screen tearing.

I applaud Farsight Studios for bringing these games to the PC and this sale was killer but I was ultimately was dissapointed at the price point which may scare lots of people off due to its $30 price tag per pack. $4.99 is too expensive for individual tables that only give access to 2 tables most. That and the fact that you cant purchase these individual packs online through the Steam store it must be done online.
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18 von 24 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
167.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Juni
Listen... digitized pictures of the real thing ( with wear and all)... state -of-the-art physhics engine... throw in an XBOX360 controller this thing is a freakin' time machine... at a dollar a play you have your $120 ( season 1, 2 and 3 ) in one night yet own them forever ... You too can be a Pinball Wizard ...and impress the ladies with your multi-ball
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13 von 15 Personen (87%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
38.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. September
Perhaps this is a review. It is what it is.

As a small child I spent much of my time at the beach resorts of Myrtle Beach & Surfside Beach, both (then) small towns in South Carolina, USA. Their beachfront pavillions were filled with 10-cent wonders at a time when children of any age could wander freely, alone. I remember the feeling of a pocket full of parent's pennies, waiting to to be magically converted to dimes for 4-in-a-strip sepia photos, flattened friendship tokens, skeeball to be turned into tickets (never really understanding why banked shots worked best), shooting galleries with actual pellets, and most magical of all, pinball. And spending those dimes with the feeling of a slight sunburn in a time when we still had ozone, but didn't yet have sunscreen. And going home when the pennies, and most of the magic, were gone, fingertips smelling like stale tobacco, having spent the last dimes on snowcones.

A week ago these memories were undescribable, and quit vague. Then I acquired Pinball Arcade, and all these memories became so very, very real. And memories about becoming a teenager, meeting girls (or wishing to), learning to drive, going to the prom. Going to bars for the first time, usually alone. But even when alone, pinball was there to comfort me when I was unable to talk to girls. Pinball as a way to meet other guys like me that may have never been my friends otherwise. Yes, these VERY tables, over several decades.

So I thank Pinball Arcade for reminding me of the pain, and the absolute joy, of childhood, adolesence, and growing into adulthood in a way that nothing else on Earth could have reminded me. Thank you for the pinball, and for allowing me to express myself in this pseudo-review.
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12 von 15 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. August
Pinball simulator that has the licenses to many of the best pinball tables of all time. Must own for any pinball enthusiast casual or hardcore.

I played the hell out of the Williams HOF version on my PSP and I had a lot of experience on the real Funhouse so I know how good the simulation of the actual pinball truly is. This is as good as it gets without going out there and finding a real one and it gets pretty damn close indeed.
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9 von 12 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Juli
Some tables play smoother than others, but there was an incrediable amount of work put into this game and the tables. Even so, I'm not sure the tables need to be so expensive. I'd buy one or two tables at a time for single-digit prices, but I'm not paying $30 for a group of tables where I'm only going to play a couple of them. Recommended, even if you only play the free table and the trials.
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6 von 7 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
6.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. November
I am a fan of Virtual Pinball (and continue to use it), but I still find "The Pinball Arcade" essential.

Pros
1) The Pinball Arcade gives me a legitimate way to license the tables. Free demo versions that allow one to play up to the first high score are also available for each table.
2) Like Virtual Pinball, The Pinball Arcade's tables are recreations from real tables that I grew up with. They are not impossible virtual creations that are made much easier in order to expand pinball appeal to a larger audience. If that is 'your bag', check out Pinball FX2.
3) Although much of this subjective, The Pinball Arcade's implementation feels more polished than Virtual Pinball. One example is how the lighting on the board is 3D rendered. The Virtual Pinball table’s lighting effects are statically added using an image tool. Although the ball physics could probably be proved to be superior (one way or the other) mathematically, I can only say that I find the ball behavior of The Pinball Arcade to feel more realistic. That is not a slam. I would expect that a product that had developers paid to work on it all day every day would have more polish than a product whose developers are contributing “as they have time”.
4) Plug and Play. Download and launch. It’s that simple. On the other hand, Virtual Pinball takes quite a bit of R&D to get going (even with an abundance of available documentation). That said, VP is worth every bit of blood, sweat, and tears that are required to it going.
5) Supporting TPA (The Pinball Arcade) is really good for the game. The fact that is available on just about every mobile platform has really rekindled pinball interest with the masses.

Cons
1) The tables are pretty expensive unless you buy a season at a time.
2) The tables are not stored with a "Pinball Arcade account"; but rather, the store for which you purchased the engine that plays the tables. On one hand, I would expect to be able to buy the content in the cloud (like an Amazon kindle book) and then play it on any device that had the kindle app (buying the version of the app native to that platform if necessary). On the other hand, extra maps for Call of Duty on PC, Xbox, and Playstation do not transfer between each other. At $30 a season, you really have to pick just one. I am probably choosing Steam as my store since I can at least go from PC/Mac (with XArcade Tankstick) and use a Netbook on the go. On the other hand, I'd much rather use a tablet for mobile. So, I may go with TPA on iOS for mobile and stick with VP on the desktop.
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7 von 10 Personen (70%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
38.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. Oktober
This game is deceptively labeled as "free" in the steam store. It's not free unless your idea of fun is playing a few minutes of each game and then stopping. I guess everyone has access to at least one pinball table for free, but "Arabian Nights" isn't my favorite table really, so I can't imagine anyone just playing that table over and over.

Still, it's got a great collection of real simulated pinball tables with some classics going back to the earliest days of pinball to more modern releases that you might remember from 20 years ago. (Do they still make pinball tables? It has been so long since I've been out to an arcade or even a bar that would have one to know)

Anyway, some particularly good pinball tables to mention: Star Trek:TNG, Black Knight 2000, Terminator, Elvira and the party monsters, Creature from the Black Lagoon, No Good Gofers, Funhouse, and Champion Pub. Some of these I remember playing the actual table and it does a good job of bringing back the feeling of playing (minus the loss of quarters from my pockets) and others I discovered from playing them in this collection.

There are table packs, and "seasons" you can buy into, and even in the seasons you can choose the regular or the "pro" version. It's obvious why you'd want to buy the seasons instead of the individual tables (you save some cash) but why would you want the pro version? Supposedly there's a few tables with some not-so-nice words that are spoken, and the pro versions allow you to unlock this (I heard, but could be wrong) and the pro version allows you to mess with the table mechanics more and "cheat".

While it might be nice to have the pro version, it's not a necessity.

At the time of this writing they are just beginning season 4. I've got all of them up to the end of season 3, and I will probably eventually get season 4. If you're a fan of real pinball machines, check this out. If you're a fan of old pinball machines or rare pinball machines, check this out. I won't go so far as to say that every pinball game included is equally fun, but there are some real gems and classics in there.
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5 von 7 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. Oktober
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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Verfasst: 19. Juli
Hi everyone, a little history then I'll move on.... Growing up, I had a huge interest in Computers and Video Games. However my true passion was always Pinball. My first computer was a commodore 64 which I got for Christmas of 1983. The first real game I purchased for the C64 was EA's Pinball Construction Set PC Link Here . It was simple as hell, but still you were able to create multiball games with it.

About 10 years ago I was introducted to Visual Pinball which blew my mind, free pinball tables that can be created by everyone and anyone with an interest and started out banging tables I remembered creating in the 80's using PCS, then onto Future pinball and anything else that tried to recreate that feeling of real play.

Fast forward to today and we have finally have TPA on the PC and nothing out there has yet to even come close to this; I mean it may not be perfect (DX11), I can think of many things that should be added (Cabinet Mode.) However it has been a start to a near perfect Authenic Collection of pinball tables recreated for the PC.

One addition I would love to see with TPA is side by side double player action with my steam friends, where each player plays on the left or right side of the screen, multi screen or even each player having its own window. I cannot see it taking up much bandwith and this would be excellent for tournaments and competition events. Are there any others who share this same type of interest.

Here is a some Canadian Badass trivia. What do I have tattoo'd on my back?
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Verfasst: 21. September
Love this game
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all the best GOTHIC PINBALL GAMES, like ELVIRA Mistress of the Dark! both of them
Dragula
Class of 1812 etc
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