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:
* Last Action Hero™
* Rescue 911™
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.
Ratings and Reviews
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 ,
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. :)
I thought it was just me, but turns out I’m not the only person who has these issues. And I’ve had this game since it came out and only had three tables. I have tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it and it made no difference. First, this game crashes a lot. It could be me but it seems to occur more often when you select certain tables. But it’s the other random and odd glitches that literally make this game near impossible to play well. Guaranteed you’ll tap the screen and one of the flippers won’t respond occasionally. That alone makes this game virtually unplayable. The left arrow to scroll through the various balls doesn’t seem to work most of the time. I thought there was something wrong with the touchscreen on my phone. I have a weird line that always displays through some of the text. The tables under your favorites disappear and reappear. A lot of the glitches are annoying. But the flippers flat out not responding at times is just unforgivable and needs to be addressed. This used to be my favorite game to play on my phone, but no more.
Developer Response ,
We are now able to allocate extra time to address some of the things that you have described in your review here. We hope to keep you with us as we are implementing new UI updates and other improvements.
We hope for your continued patience, and would like to thank you for your long time support. If you can give us just a bit more time we think we may be able to get back into your good graces.
Please have a nice day. :)
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 ,
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. :)
- FarSight Studios
- 174.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- 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™ $4.99
- Fun House™ + Circqus Voltaire™ $4.99
- Gorgar™ + Monster Bash™ $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.