Pachinko is a game that is somewhat similar to pinball machines in the United States. In Japan, Pachinko machines are used as gaming devices in Pachinko parlors, where people play to win prizes or money.
We are THRILLED and honored that in Japan Pachinko had reached the #1 position in Top Games and #5 in Top Applications!
The original machines were totally mechanical. Our game emulates the early mechanical models. A bit of skill is involved to launch the ball to certain areas of the machine, but it also takes some luck to get the ball in a “wing” or “drop bucket” to receive a jackpot of balls from the bank. For more information check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachinko
On-Core Pachinko Features
- Classic Pachinko emulates the original mechanical Japanese machines from the 70’s and on.
- There are modes that control the starting number of balls, jackpots, and number of balls required to win the game.
- High Scores when playing in unlimited mode (Limited Balls = NO).
How to Play
To play, move the lever downwards by swiping your finger over the lower section of the game from top to bottom and then lifting your finger to release the lever. How far down you pull the lever will determine how much force is used to launch the ball. The balls are launched up through the chute on the left and fall down from the top. You hit a jackpot when your ball falls into a “wing”, “drop bucket” or the center section of the game. The bank pays you with additional balls. When a ball enters a wing or the center section of the game, one or more wings will open. Wide open wings provide a much greater chance of a ball getting in to hit a jackpot.
When you get a ball in the center where the surfer is, not only will you earn more balls, one, two or all four of the wings will open depending upon where the ball hits the wave. Experiment with pulling the lever down different distances to learn how you can control the area into which the balls drop.
Some users have reported that initially found the game a bit hard. We suggest that you go into the Settings and raise the "Balls to Start" and "Ball Per Award" to higher numbers.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Authentic and fun!
This is a really great pachinko simulation. The sounds, the look, everything has a ring of authenticity. I did not find the problems described in an earlier review. The lever has good control on my iPhone SE and on my old iPad 2. I can get very precise control of where I want the balls to go.
I would gladly pay $.99 each for additional machines. I would love to play machines from earlier and later eras (although the 70s machines are still my favorite). And as long as I'm wishing, it'd be amazing to use winnings to buy prizes from a prize store, like in the real pachinko parlors.
close to the real thing
This app is perfect for those who like vintage pachinkos. The sounds are very authentic and match the motions of the balls (including banging against the glass!). The gravity is a little off—the balls don't launch or fall as fast as in real life—but the kinetics of how they bounce off of each other and through the nails are spot-on.
I like how the settings allow you to determine how many balls you start with and how many you win per jackpot. Some of the graphics are a little hard to see, like the middle jackpot section, so it would have been nice to have that simpler or maybe a floating magnifying glass to see the detail.
The flipper controls use the iPhone touch control perfectly and make the game play very much like an actual vintage pachinko machine. Kudos!
This is a great app. I love all of the settings available and the authenticity of the pachinko experience it brings. I have two suggestions to bring this to the next level. First, update the high scores table to count according to balls started. It’s not fair that someone with 50 balls to start gets the same treatment as someone starting with 10 just because they get the same amount of balls rewarded.
Second, make a lefty mode — my right thumb gets sore after all that flicking!
All in all a terrific app. Thanks!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.