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
04-16-2012, 06:37 PM
Any suggestions on skill shots for Bride of Pinbot? This is the first table where the skill shot really means a lot for me as far as points so now I actually care about getting them but even with a feather touch I go from hitting the last slot (20k?) to not even making it up the ramp. Is the sensitivity on this thing insane or am I missing a trick here?

Please tell me the next two are Attack From Mars and Funhouse!

Last edited by Benegesserit; 04-16-2012 at 06:43 PM.
04-16-2012, 06:45 PM
Does "fix for iPad 3 owners" mean retina support? If not, is it planned?

04-16-2012, 06:53 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Norway
Posts: 162
looks like they have fixed the transparent plastic on Arabian Nights. Looks much better now. And yes, the new tables are awesome

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04-16-2012, 06:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benegesserit View Post
Any suggestions on skill shots for Bride of Pinbot? This is the first table where the skill shot really means a lot for me as far as points so now I actually care about getting them but even with a feather touch I go from hitting the last slot (20k?) to not even making it up the ramp. Is the sensitivity on this thing insane or am I missing a trick here?

Please tell me the next two are Attack From Mars and Funhouse!
Seems like the ball bounces around a lot in the skill shot, so it's not going to respond linearly to a change in power. You've just to try to peg the right amount of power and consistently deliver that amount.

Also, I joined the billionaire club on my first game, but it didn't record the score. Is that normal? If billionaires just get disqualified, that makes it the crappiest award in pinball history. :P
04-16-2012, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by famousringo View Post
Seems like the ball bounces around a lot in the skill shot, so it's not going to respond linearly to a change in power. You've just to try to peg the right amount of power and consistently deliver that amount.
Can you be a little more descriptive? It's not responding linearly but I need to peg the "right amount"? Is it really super pixel sensitive? IMO the real pinball experience does not require an extremely tight window of spring pressure to nail the skill shots (in any pinball game I've ever played) so if this is the case they really need to consider patching in how much each pixel/mm/whatever increases the velocity.

There's a ton of give left in the plunger but you can't go more than what looks like a real world inch (about a cm on an iPhone) w/o the ball going much farther than it should. Maybe's it's just easier on an iPad.


EDIT: Nevermind, it looks like it's sensitive to how LONG you have held the plunger (this is not a good representation of physics, btw). If you're quick about it you can control the ball better. But if you're trying to take it easy and get the right distance it's all over the place.

Last edited by Benegesserit; 04-16-2012 at 07:33 PM.
04-16-2012, 07:44 PM
Great!

Downloading new tables now... Gotta love ios gaming!
04-16-2012, 07:47 PM
New tables are sweeeeeeeeet!
04-16-2012, 09:08 PM
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Updated game crashes on first generation iPad running 4.3.1 even after reinstalling and restarting twice.
04-16-2012, 09:19 PM
I got the update on my iPad 2, but the app icon is now blank. I tried rebooting but it didn't help that. The app seems to be working and I'm downloading Medieval, but very slowly. If I don't keep tapping the screen periodically the screen powers off and the download fails. I wish this worked smoother.
04-16-2012, 09:35 PM
Game Impressions

Screenshots of the two new tables from iPad 3rd generation. Finally they are working fine so far (were much too fast before, even the "old" tables):

Medieval Madness™

Originial size and resolution click here.

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Detail, upper part (resized):



The Machine: Bride of Pin•Bot™

Originial size and resolution click here.

Resized:


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