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 (1,853 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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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
42 of 47 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
630.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Decided to do a revision of the old.

Probably one of the closest games to the real thing, alongside Pinball FX 2 and the upcoming Pro Pinball ULTRA Editions.
The tables within may seem pricey at first, but when you consider replay value, it's totally worth paying for the Season Packs. Whether to get the Pro version is up to you, though, so choose wisely.

REVISION ADD: This game has helped me become close to mastery; pinball on Steam is basically the only thing I have where I live. There aren't very many machines around me, so this game, among others (although not perfect in gameplay), and alongside PAPA's tutorials, really help me bring my skill level up to a point where I can play competitively. Below is me getting a really good score on an actual Simpsons Pinball Party.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIl8vp7w8mk
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
67.0 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
200.1 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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
275.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
If you ever visited arcades in the 70's, 80's, or 90's, this game is a main line to the nostalgia pleasure spot of your brain. With over 50 tables (and counting), you'll likely never be bored. Beyond that, it's pinball! These aren't fantasy tables, these are loving recreations of machines you'd be hard pressed to find in the wild today. Are they perfect? No. Do they play the same as the real thing? Well there's a world of difference between playing something fully mechanical with all the randomness of real world physics, and that of a digital version. That being said, it will improve your pinball IQ, and many times it comes damn close to being just like the real thing.

A note on purchasing. Buy the seasons, as you are paying for 6 tables and getting 10. It's an even better deal for seasons 1 and 2. Yes, that might make the game seem expensive, but look at it more as if you are buying a new Madden every year, only the old seasons work side by side with the new. Seriously, $30 is not bad for a block of tables that will keep you busy for an entire year. Even better if you get 'em on sale!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 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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