Play over 30 REAL PINBALL machines!

Pinball Arcade is the most realistic and comprehensive pinball simulation ever created!

Play TWO FREE TABLES this month!

This month's free tables are:

* Big Buck Hunter™
* Gladiators™

New table added in this update:

* Big Buck Hunter™
* Whoa Nellie™

This expansive digital arcade features exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Stern Pinball®, and Gottlieb® together in one app. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.

Rated 9.0 on IGN!
G4TV Mobile game of the year.

What’s New

Version 8.1.10

Notch fix for new devices.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

jbondo ,

Tables are great; UI is awful

I love the fact that these are all REAL tables you can play in real life. It’s great to be able to learn all of the intricacies of each table and then actually play one in an arcade. I can only imagine the amount of time and work that must go into producing one table, let alone dozens.

That said, the UI is just... terrible. I hate to say it like that, because surely there are people who worked hard to develop this, and I mean no disrespect to them. But it looks and acts like a port from an old PC game or something—it feels nothing like a modern iOS app. The design is very dated, and the interface is often unresponsive or difficult to navigate. When the last UI update was announced, I was thrilled that it would finally be improved. Unfortunately, after many months of waiting, I can honestly say it’s been a letdown.

I’d open and recommend this app far more if it got the complete UI overhaul it truly deserves. It doesn’t need to be fancy—the tables are the star of the show here. In fact, I’d personally prefer if the UI was on the simple and clean side. It just needs to work. Intuitive navigation, responsive controls, simple configuration.

Thank you, Farsight, for the wonderful work you’ve done to preserve these great tables. Please don’t let an otherwise great app (and service to the pinball community) be ruined by a poor UI.

Developer Response ,

Hello jbondo,
Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We are working on the UI still and it will continue to improve. Our iOS developer has been working very hard to implement UI developments that work great on some devices but unfortunately then fail to meet the same standard on others. We really do appreciate your compliments here. Thanks for sticking with us so far. Our hopes are that further changes/improvements will earn us a couple more stars back in the future. Please have a nice day. :)

Mrjombi ,

Owned titles now gone?

Today I opened up the app to play the AC/DC game which I purchased quite a while ago. It would not complete downloading. I understand removing free games when a license expires but I paid for this! I really would like to hear the response of Pinball Arcade as to how they justify this when what instead on the website indicates that if we paid for a table it is ours permanently. Answer please.

I love the graphics and the feel of the games. I appreciate the history given about each game including the creation dates. However I can’t give it five stars because a feature I paid extra for now no longer works. There is a set of special balls that were introduced years ago for an additional cost. These include an eight ball, smiley face, two star trek deigns, an eyeball and several brightly colored ones. Since deleting then reinstalling the app the balls are still there but their graphics have all but vanished. They are simply chrome pinball with a faint design available. They stink. If they were free I couldn’t complain but since I did purchase them I would really like them returned in full detail as they exist on my other versions of the game. Please fix and update!

firebirdfrank ,

First it was the little things...

...that were always frustrating about this app: occasional glitches in gameplay, menu items and text that wouldn’t display properly, unresponsive/inconsistently responding controls when reading through game instructions. Now with iPhone X, the resolution/display issues are exacerbated so drastically that the games are unplayable. And if the length of time they have allowed those “little things” I mentioned to linger without the attention required in order for this to be a really solid app, polished through and through, I won’t hold my breath for the resolution fixes needed for it to work properly on iPhone X. Can’t give this app one star, only because the game selection and attention to detail in modeling them is second to none, and I’m sure it took many, many hours to achieve. But it sure is tempting to do so, given that an update is required for this app to even be usable again. I’ve heard excellent things about Pinball Arcade on other platforms, but on iOS, it’s always seems that this app wasn’t getting the same level of care.

Developer Response ,

Hello firebirdfrank,
We are sorry for the issues you've had to endure on iOS for so long. We have great plans for large improvements on this platform which will be coming to fruition soon. There have been many challenges to overcome and this is by no means our final product. We cannot discuss specifically the setbacks our developers have had to deal with but we are expecting vast improvements that will hopefully earn some stars back for your review.
Have a good day, and thank you for your support. :)

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