App description: Winner of the Best Mobile Game of 2012 on G4TV!

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.

Tales of the Arabian Nights is unlocked in this version.

This update adds Xenon.

Xenon (1979): is a classic fantasy themed table designed by Greg Kmiec. The game features an industry first female voice provided by electronic music composer, Suzanne Ciani. Her alluring Xenon girl character gives instructions during gameplay and draws players to the table during attract mode. The playfield features the Xenon transport tube that leads to an exit chamber for high scoring and a Special. This was the first Solid State table to feature Multi-Ball. 11,000 units of this table were produced.

Cirqus Voltaire is free to play as the Table of the Month!

Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.

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, PinBot, The Machine: Bride of PinBot, 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!

Were excited to introduce streaming videos to the Arcade (the new Videos icon on the main menu). Our first video is The History of Pinball, a fascinating chronicle of our favorite pastime. Check it out!

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!

What reviews are saying:
Simply one of the best pinball games Ive ever played Touch Arcade
As close to the pinball experience as you will ever get in the palm of your hand Pocket Gamer
Pinball doesnt get any more real or fun on mobile Gamezebo
This game is superb along with great presentation Inentertainment
an impressive title, and one that is bound to please pinball fans -148 Apps
Authenticity is the name of the game here, and Farsight has absolutely nailed it GameLive.TV
quite impressive with content this great, it doesnt need to use the hard sell -iLounge
a pinball nerds dream come true App Addict

Echoseven's comments:




Lite version : http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/pinball-arcade-free/id497189134?mt=8
01-02-2013, 07:22 AM
So the "problem" is, the best pinball GAMES on any platform, and the ONLY programs that even tries to be a SIM isn't utterly perfect. M'kay. I love Pinball arcade, and play routinely on ipad3, PS Vita, XBOX360, PS3, and occasionally on the cruddy Nitendo 3DS since that's the only version with PIN*Bot.

I recall the Cunning Developments pinball games allowed you to "wear and tear" the break in on the tables, but they were working with their own IP, not licensing from Bally. I would love a modern version of Timeshock and Fantastic Journey and Big Race but in the meantime, Farsight makes the best pinball games period. Name a better. Everyone replied that they don't do high scores and I'm obviously suffering from an inferiority complex... But no one named a better pinball game.
01-02-2013, 07:40 AM
Just out of curiosity, for those of you who think pinball arcade is too easy, how to you keep the ball in play? I have a much harder time keeping it in play in the tables in this than in other digital pinball games.

01-02-2013, 07:54 AM
yaaayy! GENIE!

Thank God, Gottlieb's GENIE is coming in the next update! One of my favorite tables in real life, that. As it turns out I play the older Pinball tables in this game more than the new ones - the vast majority of my iOS pinball time is spent on BLACK HOLE, GORGAR, BLACK KNIGHT and BIG SHOT, so happy to have another oldie but goodie!
01-02-2013, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Fujibayashi View Post
Thank God, Gottlieb's GENIE is coming in the next update! One of my favorite tables in real life, that. As it turns out I play the older Pinball tables in this game more than the new ones - the vast majority of my iOS pinball time is spent on BLACK HOLE, GORGAR, BLACK KNIGHT and BIG SHOT, so happy to have another oldie but goodie!
This is true for me too, Black Hole & B Night are my favorites in the collection so far, love the layout of older tables. Feels less cluttered and is more dynamic imo.

Favorite games: LittleWing Crystal Caliburn, Legends of Yore, Hook Worlds, Phoenix HD, DoDonPachi Resurrection, Spectral Souls, Bastion, Avadon, Dariusburst SP, Aquaria, King of Dragon Pass & Starbase Orion
01-02-2013, 08:11 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,236
Think i mentioned it before, went to a retro show in England a few months back, loved seeing many of the tables featured in the app, was interesting opening the app on my iphone and taking a look at the detail of the app compared to the actual table i was next to.

I'm not a huge hardcore pinball fan, love the variety of tables in the app (have them all) but enjoy playing all the different ones. Its a great app
01-02-2013, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by cpugeek13 View Post
Just out of curiosity, for those of you who think pinball arcade is too easy, how to you keep the ball in play? I have a much harder time keeping it in play in the tables in this than in other digital pinball games.
well, you are absolutely right...

and thats why there is so much ranting: we've got many "good but casual" pinball games around, so no need for another one... but i'm good hope ;)

personally i can't wait for T2, pinbot, champion pub (gameplay is so much fun!) and of course AFM... just hoping, i'm not be able to destroy mars in my first game (managed this only once IRL, and i had 5 balls) :D
01-02-2013, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Werechihuahua View Post
So the "problem" is, the best pinball GAMES on any platform, and the ONLY programs that even tries to be a SIM isn't utterly perfect. M'kay. I love Pinball arcade, and play routinely on ipad3, PS Vita, XBOX360, PS3, and occasionally on the cruddy Nitendo 3DS since that's the only version with PIN*Bot.

I recall the Cunning Developments pinball games allowed you to "wear and tear" the break in on the tables, but they were working with their own IP, not licensing from Bally. I would love a modern version of Timeshock and Fantastic Journey and Big Race but in the meantime, Farsight makes the best pinball games period. Name a better. Everyone replied that they don't do high scores and I'm obviously suffering from an inferiority complex... But no one named a better pinball game.
I really enjoy tpa but for me the best table on iOS right now is Revenge of the Rob-o-Bot.
01-02-2013, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by krautboy View Post
I really enjoy tpa but for me the best table on iOS right now is Revenge of the Rob-o-Bot.
Revenge of the Rob-o-Bot is a good game, but PA physic is better.

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01-02-2013, 09:55 AM
I like Pinball Arcade a lot, but I really hope they get their ducks in a row for the Xbox version soon. I've been dying to buy new table packs on there for some time now.
01-02-2013, 12:59 PM
[QUOTE=Janni;2610291]or a steeper table angle :P

btw. rudi, you can add STTNG to your list of pretty "realistic" tables... plays fine for me, with lots of draining

I haven't bought STTNG so I dont know about the difficulty.I'm not buying every table anymore, after so much disappointments.I will buy only my favourit tables.
Attack from Mars is one of this, but when I look at the video, it seems to be to easy again. Eight Ball Deluxe is another one. I absolutely love this table. The older ones like Gorgar or Black Knight have the right difficulty, so I hope it will be the same with Eight Ball deluxe.

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