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 (1,859 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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Recent updates View all (33)

July 2

Improved Lighting and Graphics with DX11!

The long awaited DX11 version with improved graphics and lighting is now available!

This new tech will immerse you even more in the classic world of pinball with new dynamic lighting, ambient light settings, improved graphics, and adjustable bulb brightness.

Choose "Play Pinball Arcade (DX11)" after launching the game to give it a try!

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July 1

Tournaments on Steam!

The first timed Steam (PC / Mac) tournament is underway!

Tables:
Space Shuttle™
Ripley's Believe It or Not!®
Twilight Zone™
Cactus Canyon™
Victory™
Haunted House™
Tee'd Off™
Class of 1812™

1. Make sure you are logged into your FarSight account.
2. Select "Tournaments" from the main menu of the game.

Get in there and rack up those scores!!!

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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: 9 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 GTX 560 or higher. ATI HD 6950 or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 9 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
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
68.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
If you’ve ever enjoyed playing pinball back in the day, then "The Pinball Arcade" is a no brainer must have. Can’t afford the real tables, then this is the next best thing. New great tables released frequently. 5 out of 5 rating! Farsight gets it done!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
201.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Playing on PC with wired XBox 360 controller. With a severe lack of actual pins here in Corpus Christi Tx, Pinball Arcade is my go-to when I need a fix. The selection of tables gets 7 out of 10. Personally, I would like to see more EM tables in the mix. That said, the availiable selection is varied and all have something to offer. I have experienced minimal issues with the software. It's great game and I highly recommed Pinball Arcade to anyone who appreciates pinball.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I previously had issues with Black Knight and they seem to be working on the ball lock issue.

They upgraded the game with an optional DX11 version, but you can play it with DX9. If you have a DX11 video card, try the enhanced version.

You can customise the DX11 lighting effects.

You can buy seasons or individual tables. They occasionally have sales.

The pinball tables are fun. I have almost 20 hours logged into it.

There's one free table. There's a table of the month you can play as well. There are adds between games as well.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Pinball Arcade brings back the classic tables from the old days. Yes you will have to pay for the tables. But when you figure how much you will play them, you can easily get your money back in play time. it is also easy it is to nudge the tables and not tilt the game. The titles are often the ones you would have seen in the bars. The graphics are very real looking as well as the sounds following the original arcade machine it was modeled after. With Steams enhancements it is easy to now have friends join you from home. Come on over, sit down, and pull out the joystick. Grab coffee, biscuit and headphones and let the fun begin. Just remember to stop and deal with the real world after awhile of playing. Life still goes on outside of the game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
An imperfect recreation of some of the most memorable pinball tables of all time.

Imperfect because nobody grabs me by the arm and escorts me out when I tilt the hell out of Terminator 2 after it sends a ball down that one dumb ramp that is aimed right between the flippers yet again.
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