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
02-08-2012, 11:16 PM
First off, the physics here are very much improved over PHoF. Very happy about that. And they are vastly superior to Zen Pinball and every other pinball game.

Only a few issues. One is I find the lighting effect on the ball to be kind of weird. It makes it look like the ball is distorted. It isn't, it's just the lighting. Anyone else at first think it was distorted? Secondly, I haven't had any luck logging in with Facebook. Is it working for anyone? It just times out. Lastly the process for downloading tables is a little problematic. If your iPad goes to sleep in the middle of downloading it fails. I have to periodically tap the screen to get them downloaded.

Lastly it's a real bummer that there are no GC achievements and leader boards. Facebook is fine I guess once it works, but most of my friends with this game will be on GC, not Facebook.

Still, this game is awesome and isn't to be missed.

Also a question - on iPad the default for bumping is "touchscreen". Err... how do you do that? I switched it to motion and that works well, but would love to know how the touchscreen option works.

Oh, and tutorials for the games are just as great as they were in PHoF.
02-08-2012, 11:27 PM
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What are the chances of the Rollercoaster Tycoon table making it into this game??

02-08-2012, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by crunc View Post
First off, the physics here are very much improved over PHoF. Very happy about that. And they are vastly superior to Zen Pinball and every other pinball game.

Only a few issues. One is I find the lighting effect on the ball to be kind of weird. It makes it look like the ball is distorted. It isn't, it's just the lighting. Anyone else at first think it was distorted? Secondly, I haven't had any luck logging in with Facebook. Is it working for anyone? It just times out. Lastly the process for downloading tables is a little problematic. If your iPad goes to sleep in the middle of downloading it fails. I have to periodically tap the screen to get them downloaded.

Lastly it's a real bummer that there are no GC achievements and leader boards. Facebook is fine I guess once it works, but most of my friends with this game will be on GC, not Facebook.

Still, this game is awesome and isn't to be missed.

Also a question - on iPad the default for bumping is "touchscreen". Err... how do you do that? I switched it to motion and that works well, but would love to know how the touchscreen option works.

Oh, and tutorials for the games are just as great as they were in PHoF.
Right on about the physics.

GC is coming in a future update.

Facebook login appears to be down. Maybe they're waiting till tomorrow to activate the leaderboards. Not sure, but it worked in the beta version.
02-08-2012, 11:33 PM
I got fb to log in on my iphone4 but it won't do it on my iPad now.

I believe to nudge using touchscreen you swipe the top half or so of the screen. It's tricky but since I'm in bed and my wife is asleep I can't be shaking the thing much...

I am loving Black Hole!
02-08-2012, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Zevious Zoquis View Post
I got fb to log in on my iphone4 but it won't do it on my iPad now.

I believe to nudge using touchscreen you swipe the top half or so of the screen. It's tricky but since I'm in bed and my wife is asleep I can't be shaking the thing much...

I am loving Black Hole!
That's right about the nudging, and yes Black Hole rocks!
02-08-2012, 11:41 PM
Where the heck is the IAP menu to purchase all tables?

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms
02-08-2012, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
Where the heck is the IAP menu to purchase all tables?
Just pick a table and you'll see it.
02-09-2012, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by crunc View Post
Only a few issues. One is I find the lighting effect on the ball to be kind of weird. It makes it look like the ball is distorted. It isn't, it's just the lighting. Anyone else at first think it was distorted?
Yeah, the reflection on the ball is a little out of control. You can really see it if you catch the ball on a flipper and it looks like it's lost half its size because the colour of the edges perfectly matches the playfield around it. Farsight needs to tone down the reflection a bit.

Shake to nudge works pretty well, though I think it could be a little more sensitive, at least on iPad. Maybe a sensitivity slider would be best here.

Apart from that, my only other beef is how the camera swings around to the front of the table to launch a ball. I'd rather see the launch from above, as I would have an easier time gauging my power and I'd have my eye on the ball right from the start of the game.
02-09-2012, 12:56 AM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 104
Really enjoying Arabian Nights so far. Works well on iPad 1st gen. I've never played the real Arabian Nights table, but this is lots of fun. The game is very well designed, and I love the sound design. A really complex game that is a joy to play. I'll be buying some of the other tables, probably starting with Black Hole for $1.99.
02-09-2012, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffy777 View Post
Just pick a table and you'll see it.
Ah, thanks. I was a little hesitant to just punch in my password but, man, I am more than happy to put $10 down for these tables. Brilliant stuff here! Plays great on my iPod 4, and the physics, while a bit bouncier maybe than I expected, still feel really good. The biggest thing is the table design. The flow they have makes all the difference in the world.

I'll be buying everything they put on here without hesitation. Absolutely top notch.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms

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