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 Jack*Bot.

Jack*Bot (1995): was designed by Barry Oursler and Larry DeMar and is the third in a series of pinball tables with a Robot Theme, following Pin*Bot and The Machine: Bride of Pin*Bot. This space age casino pinball experience features both risk and skill based features including an awesome Multi-Ball mode and five different Casino Games that allow you to cheat for huge points! During the exciting Casino Run bonus round, you can press your winnings and go for more against the clock. The playfield includes the same Robot Visor from Pin*Bot that opens to reveal two Eye Eject Holes. 2,428 units of this table were produced.

High Roller Casino 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, 09:57 AM
#21
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,220
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Originally Posted by krautboy View Post
Is there landscape mode for iPhone? I'm pretty psyched for this but i can't play pinball in portrait mode. Would really appreciate à response if anyone knows
Dont think there is, seriously cant play it in portrait ? Think pinball games have to be portrait due to the pinball table itself
02-08-2012, 09:58 AM
#22
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,148
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Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
It's similar to Zen, but the ball feels like it has less weight, and the implementation feels altogether more like the Gameprom tables - this isn't necessarily a bad thing, although I know some people hate those tables for that specific reason. Occasionally the ball will "bounce" mid-flight when there's no reason for it to do so (and the table hasn't been nudged). On a 4th gen iPod Touch, the Ripley's table also has some pretty noticeable framerate issues.

On a side note, I actually prefer this style of play over that found in Age of Pinballs, as in that game the ball feels far too heavy, and the tables are designed such that most shots seem destined to hit dead parts of the field.



There is a local high score list for each table, but the global leaderboards require Facebook.
As long as they have the full local leaderboards I'm good. Global leaderboards are a nice extra and, I agree, Facebook based is kind of weak, but then again GC and OF have major issues as well (GC with it's hard limit of no more than 25 leaderboards for a game and somehow making it nearly impossible for devs to cull hacked scores and OF simply being poorly maintained now).

For one company to deliver this game on every platform is a tall order so I think it is safe to assume there will be some bumps in the road but at least with the iOS version they KNOW they can release updates on the fly for better optimization of the main engine (not like they can make drastic changes, but I'm willing to bet framerate issues can be smoothed out a bit in a few updates).

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02-08-2012, 10:02 AM
#23
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,542
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Originally Posted by krautboy View Post
Is there landscape mode for iPhone? I'm pretty psyched for this but i can't play pinball in portrait mode. Would really appreciate à response if anyone knows
Yep, the game has both landscape and portrait orientations. There are also three camera angles, each of which can be toggled between scrolling and locked.
02-08-2012, 10:03 AM
#24
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Originally Posted by MJFox View Post
awesome, just in time for my iCade-pinball-mod
Uhhhhhh....this needs its own thread. With pictures...and is making me question why I didn't buy an iCade for half price when I had the chance.
02-08-2012, 10:13 AM
#25
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,220
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Originally Posted by Misguided View Post
Uhhhhhh....this needs its own thread. With pictures...and is making me question why I didn't buy an iCade for half price when I had the chance.
Well he modded his own icade to have buttons on the side, obviously not in the normal icade you buy. Plus i dont think most of the pinball games are icade compatible so he must have jailbreaked his device or used another method to get it working with the icade

If the icades half price i cant see why people dont buy it instantly, superb piece of kit
02-08-2012, 10:16 AM
#26
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Ponce, PR
Posts: 1,655


was holding out on Age of Pinballs, and this comes along... i think this is the one I'm getting XD

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02-08-2012, 10:20 AM
#27
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Well he modded his own icade to have buttons on the side, obviously not in the normal icade you buy. Plus i dont think most of the pinball games are icade compatible so he must have jailbreaked his device or used another method to get it working with the icade

If the icades half price i cant see why people dont buy it instantly, superb piece of kit
I understand he modded the iCade, hence why I think it should have its own thread and needs pictures. Bed Bath and Beyond was selling them half off a while back. I didn't buy one, because I don't generally play anything that would be compatible. But if I could have played pinball with one, I'd have done it in a heartbeat.
02-08-2012, 10:20 AM
#28
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Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
Suffers a bit from floaty 90s-era video game "plastic pinball" physics, for those seeking a hyper-realistic simulation.
Sometimes I wonder if the feel of the table isn't because it's a bad simulation, but rather because it's simulating a table configured in a way you'd rarely see in the real world.

For example, the real tables that I've sunk the most time into had their legs adjusted to the highest slope and old rubber. The high slope speeds up how fast the ball comes down, making it less floaty and more challenging (so the arcade owner gets more quarters). The old rubber is stiff so the ball doesn't bounce around as much.

Pinball Arcade is probably simulating a table with the recommended slope setting and fresh rubber, making everything feel floatier and bouncier than the table at a real arcade is likely to be.

Last edited by famousringo; 02-08-2012 at 10:22 AM. Reason: Replaced "tilt" with "slope" for clarity
02-08-2012, 10:22 AM
#29
if this isn't several orders of magnitude better than AOP I'll be pretty surprised (and dissappointed)...
02-08-2012, 10:26 AM
#30
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 119
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Originally Posted by Misguided View Post
Uhhhhhh....this needs its own thread. With pictures...and is making me question why I didn't buy an iCade for half price when I had the chance.
stuff like this has already its own thread, have a look: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...9&postcount=99

greetings

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