Pinball machines are becoming a rarity these days. In the classic days of arcades, pinball machines ruled the floor during the 80s and 90s before being phased out by high powered video games that were much easier to maintain. Now, in the days of mobile apps and console gaming, Farsight Studios have combined pinball and high powered video games with the stellar Pinball Arcade.
For any truck driver who grew up in the 80s and 90s, this mobile app and console game will be quite a nostalgic trip. Pinball Arcade 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. Get Pinball Arcade for Apple mobile devices here.
Video game tables that recreate Creature from the Black Lagoon, Black Knight, Monster Bash, Gorgar, Circus Voltaire, Funhouse, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Medieval Madness, The Machine: Bride of PinBot, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Theatre of Magic, and Black Hole are all available for purchase from within the game.
Prices for each table range from just $1.99 to $4.99. You can play for free to try out all the tables first. Each table has a High Score and once you reach that same score in Free Trial Mode, the game informs you that you can purchase the table, or just exit the table and play another one. Get Pinball Arcade for Android mobile devices here.
Take it from us – these tables are highly addictive. The action on console games and the iPad is extremely smooth and responsive. On mobile phones, it gets a bit trickier. The code required to recreate pinball physics puts a big strain on any smartphone.
Only the latest Android phones or iPhones will be able to keep things smooth and fun. So make sure your mobile phone OS is up to date and powered up!
Here are some video previews of Pinball Arcade tables in action.
Funhouse pinball by Williams
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Black Hole pinball by Gottelieb
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Gorgar pinball by Williams
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