The Worms™ crew returns, and this time they’ve got balls! The classic Worms™ Pinball sends the cute little pink guys spinning across one of the most realistic pinball tables ever created.
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Mixed (231 reviews) - 42% of the 231 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 19, 2011

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The Worms™ crew returns, and this time they’ve got balls! The classic Worms™ Pinball sends the cute little pink guys spinning across one of the most realistic pinball tables ever created. Battle with honour through the mystic art of Worms™ Kung-Fu or hang at high noon with the grizzliest, pinkest cowboys this side of Texas. Only Worms™ Pinball offers an action packed pinball simulation of pure wormage! Worms™ Pinball leaves nothing to the imagination. The table sports 3D LED displayed sub-games and parallel objectives, transparent ramps, user-controllable moving gadgets, moving mechanical parts and wild sound effects and music. The table contains over 150 animated parts and thousands of frames of rendered FMV animation for the LED display. It’s got tilt functions, hit combinations as well as drop and dead catches, bounce and flip passes, bang backs, death saves, magnetic fields and countless other exciting features. The depth of gameplay, variety of action and sophisticated table rules ensures that Worms Pinball will have all gamers, not just hard-core pinheads, hooked.

Key Features:

  • Realistic and dynamic physics simulation. The vector-based ball accurately reflects its surroundings adding to the immersive quality of playing in a real world environment. Impulse, inertia, acceleration, momentum, torque, all these real world physical qualities are simulated to produce outstanding realism.
  • Atmospheric lighting/reflection/shadow effects
  • Multiple Full screen views and tilt function for superb gameplay.
  • Up to six multi-balls simultaneously
  • Accurate and flexible vector-based ball and flipper simulation
  • Sophisticated data compression techniques allowing several thousand frames of rendered FMV animation for the scoreboard and table
  • Fantastic hidden sub-games

System Requirements

    Minimum: A 100% Windows XP/Vista/7 compatible computer system
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43 of 51 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2014
At some point in time, Worms reached the stage all games starring anthropomorphic characters do: the casual/sports spin-off period. Or at least Team17 seems to have thought it reached that point, because over the years they have been releasing various games in the Worms series which are not in fact anything like the core Worms games. Among these is Worms Pinball, which as the title would have you believe, is a pinball game themed around the characters and themes of franchise.

I don't feel I need to explain how to actually play pinball (that should be common knowledge), as the real question is "is this a GOOD pinball game?" The answer to that is, maybe when it was originally released, but not anymore. In the over a decade long span between then and now, digital pinball has improved exponentially and left Worms in a painfully dated time capsule of what pinball games used to be like. The laughable physics, inhibiting camera angles, and single table to play on are typical of the time it was released, but now that isn't anywhere near good enough.

If it was drastically cheaper, there is a small part of me that would recommend this to huge Worms fans as a mildly amusing novelty, but at its current price it feels like an insult. With so many other, far better pinball games to choose from (Pinball FX2 and Pinball Arcade come to mind), there is no reason to so much as glance at Worms Pinball. As far as Worms goes, this is one game that should have stayed in the ground.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
This is okay-ish, it's simply pinball with Worms theme. The reason why I can't in good conscience recommend that you spend a lot of time on it, is that it's so old by now that it competes against so much better games. You can find better pinball games on your cellphone - for free, with better graphics, and QoL improvements like not having to configure the controls from Windows Explorer (not really a problem, but shows how abandoned the game is).

I'm sure someone will find it enjoyable, but IMO your time is better spent elsewhere. Time has moved on for this game, and so should you.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Info for deaf and hard of hearing people:
Fully accessible. I doubt there is any spoken text in the game. Don't know about sound cues. Visual feedback is a bit poor.

  • Max resolution is 1024x768 with 65536 colours. It is still playable.
  • On some system configurations flickering may occur randomly like a stroboscope, causing headaches.
  • Physics feels off. Often it feels like gravity has been cranked down a few notches, making the game feel strangely slow. And yet, in some loops the ball feels like it's accelerated to beyond light speed. Good luck!
  • Most of the hits tend to be biased towards the center, makes aiming to the edges of the table rather difficult.
  • Visual feedback of the ball hitting things is poor, making it seem like magic sometimes when a ball changes direction!
  • There is no 'pull the plunge', pressing enter just insta-shoots the ball away.
  • The game only has one table.

  • The table concept is attractive. Now if Pinball FX2 could copy this...
  • Some missions in the game are interesting. There are a few minigames included.
  • The art quality is nice and must've been decent for its time.
  • Nice to see the evolution of pinball games. (Anyone remember Pinball Dreams?)

After having played Pinball FX2 for a while, this game is quite a downgrade. But then, it's from 1998! Only recommended if you're feeling nostalgic.

If you manage to get this as part of a cheap bundle, go ahead! Otherwise it might be a waste of money because it's so dated.

If you want a real pinball game for modern systems, I can recommend Pinball FX2 instead.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
This game only has one table, so I can't really reccomend you run out and buy it on its own, but if you get it as part of a bundle or package Worms Pinball is worth playing. The physics and sound are great, which are two of the most important things for a pinball game. The visuals are also quite pleasant, despite being dated. There's lots of bonuses and goals to shoot for, and the multiball mode is really fun. Really there's not much to say about this one, but it's worth playing if it makes its way into your Steam library.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
Basic Pinball at the Most
This game is kind of funny for a bit with the whole worm themed table, however this is the only table and it gets pretty boring after a while. The graphics aren't too great either but you wouldn't expect much out of a pinball game anyway :p
Unless you get this game for less than $1 overall it isn't worth getting.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2015
After hitting every key on my keyboard twice I found a combination that made the game do something: Alt+F4.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2014
Worms Pinball is obviously promotional software. Nothing more. There is very little content here, even for a pinball game from the late 90s. While the one and only table available manages to embody the Worms theme from the developer's main line of games, the physics are floaty and everything seems to be running in slow motion, especially if you compare it to other much more competent pinball games of the era, such as Epic Pinball. There are some slightly amusing Worms themed mini-games as well, but they also fail to provide a fun and rewarding experience in pinball.

Worms Pinball is mediocre.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
As a kid this was the game I always got in trouble for playing in grade school instead of doing work or whatever they had us weak minded children do lol. And to those kids hating on how limited it is look past the limitations and just play it. It's probably one of the most addicting simple childhood games I've played in a while.

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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
Short version: 75%
Worms Pinball has a really good table that stood the test of time even by today’s standards, but asking this much money for an old, single-table game is ridiculous.

Long version:
Worms Pinball is a great pinball game with a fun and entertaining table that provides adequate challenge. The pads are responsive, the physics are decent, all the ramps and pits are accessible with just enough practise, and the old-school Worms 1 theme adds the perfect amount of nostalgia factor to make you revisit it from every now and then.

What is atrocious though and makes part of me want to give it a thumbs down, is the price. This one used to be called Addiction Pinball with an additional table (featuring a now-forgotten Team 17 game, ‘World Rally Racing’, an even better table) and cost less on disc at release than this one on Steam now.
If you can grab it in a bundle, do so, but I highly advise against actually purchasing it even at half discount.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
If you like pinball games I'd recommend getting this game on sale (I got it as part of a Worms Humble Bundle). It's only 1 table, but it's a pretty good table. Like any good pinball game/table it starts out somewhat tough, but when you get so you have some control of the ball and knowledge of the table you'll be racking up some high scores. Keep in mind it's from the late '90s, so your options are limited, and may not work on newer setups. I have an older computer I play some old games on (an HP I bought in 2005 with Windows XP), and this game works perfectly on there. On my newer PC I play Pinball Arcade and Pinball FX2, and I recommend those games more, but I'm surprised how much I've enjoyed Worms Pinball when taking breaks from some old games on my old PC.
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Fugitive Mind
0.3 hrs
Posted: October 9
Pretty boring if you ask me. The table is unoriginal, the music grows tiresome, and it has no lasting appeal. You're better off playing better pinball games such as Pinball FX2 or Pokemon Pinball.
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Black Vulpine
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
A lot of people don't really like this because they would prefer The Pinball Arcade. You gotta remember that this was made in 1998. And I know that while the PS1 game had a second table on it, they could have included that here too, but didn't for some reason.

That being said, this is still an awesome game. The sophisticated table design, sounds, graphics, and physics put this game well ahead of its time.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
Goofy fantasy pinball, could it use updated for today's monitors? Yeah!

Find during a sale.

It's Worm's Pinball, well aged, should probably be dropped to $2.99. [2011 is not accurate, 1998]

Still works with Windows 10 64-bit, +1 for that.
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7XL Feraligatr guy
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
This was one of my favourite games for the Playstation and 14 years later, it is still my favourite game. The concept to combine Worms and Pinball is pretty self explaining, but this is WORMS! That means, you will get worms WITH WEAPONS in a Pinball game. If you did not like Pinball at all, then ok, you got all the other worms games, but for me, this is my favourite Pinball game. On the PS1 there was a other Pinball game on the CD, but I did not like Trucks in a Pinball game.

So not get me wrong with the time, that I have played, I played this game for months and years. Just awesome, how satisfying it is to play Pinball with worms and weapons can be.

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7.8 hrs
Posted: July 27
Guilty pleasure to a 100% and I love it!
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0.2 hrs
Posted: July 24
i got this in the worms collection and it was a good time waster but dont buy it on its own
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0.3 hrs
Posted: July 23
This game is ancient, at this point it shouldn't even be sold.
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BJK 1903
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 23
Like the demo than the game really. You cannot turn off the music. It has only one table. I deleted the game after 15 minutes played.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: July 22
Really bad, i'm just happy i didn't waste too much money on this. £1.39 in the sale, not suprised. it was that low.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: July 18
Product received for free
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