Real pinball! FarSight Studios, makers of the best pinball games on iOS, PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, 3DS, and Wii, introduces the Pinball Arcade!
(This game requires 3D graphics acceleration. Older Macs and Macs without 3D graphics acceleration are not recommended.)
You can now play 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.
The four tables included in the app are Tales of the Arabian Nights™, Ripley's Believe It or Not®, and Theatre of Magic™, and Black Hole™.
Two add-on packs of two tables each are available through in-app purchases immediately; Funhouse™ / Circus Voltaire™ and Medieval Madness™ / The Machine: Bride of Pin•Bot™.
Regular updates will increase the number of tables available by adding classics like Monster Bash™, Twilight Zone®, Creature from the Black Lagoon®, Attack from Mars™, Black Knight™, Space Shuttle®, Pin•Bot™, Big Shot™, (and many others for years to come!) as in-app purchases along with online tournaments and additional modes to challenge yourself and compete against your friends.
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 reviewers are saying:
“Simply one of the best pinball games I’ve ever played” – Touch Arcade
“As close to the pinball experience as you will ever get in the palm of your hand” –Pocket Gamer
“Pinball doesn’t 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 doesn’t need to use the hard sell” -iLounge
“a pinball nerd’s dream come true” –App Addict
Bug fixes. AC/DC removed from sale.
Ratings and Reviews
Steer clear of the Mac version
Pinball Arcade is great on iOS, but the Mac version just plain stinks. Terrible, buggy UI, and weird, slow-motion physics problems that have plagued it for years. Even on the latest 27" iMac (late 2013) with the best available GPU (NVIDIA GTX 780M, 4 GB), it just runs like crap.
Flipper lag ruins this
It's great to see officially licensed tables from all of the big names. Unfortunately, there is significant lag between the time when you push the flipper key and when the flipper actually moves on screen. This makes it virtually impossible to play a solid game of pinball and ruins the entire experience. I'm running this on the current generation i7 MacBook Pro, so it's not a hardware issue. What a shame...
Excellent but with one major flaw.
This game really is a must-buy. Such realistic recreations of real pinball machines had yet to be available for the mac, but this app has delivered just that! And deliver it does! The recreations are accurate in design, sound, feel, and art. The quality is applaudable.
However, all the compliments aside. There is one tremendous problem. The flipper lag has been corrected which is great but there is yet another physics related issue and that is of the "slow-motion" ball. It seems as though almost half of the time you are playing the ball is in slow motion. Randomly switching from normal speed to slow motion and vice versa all the time. This is a catastophic problem as without it these tables would be almost true to life in the physics department. It would be great to see this problem fixed in a new update.
FarSight Studios, I applaud you on this app and beg you to fix this one issue.
- FarSight Studios
- 109.4 MB
OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © FarSight Studios
- In-App Purchases
- The Machine: Bride of Pin•bot™ + Medieval Madness™ $6.99
- Fun House™ + Cirqus Voltaire™ $6.99
- Gorgar™ + Monster Bash™ $6.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.