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Description

Play over 30 REAL PINBALL machines!

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

Play THREE FREE TABLES this month!

This month's free tables are:

* Phantom of the Opera™
* Al's Garage Band Goes on a World Tour!™

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 8.0.1

New iPhone device support. Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
314 Ratings
314 Ratings
Crabcakes

Paid $70+, so why am I seeing ads?

Update: I hadn’t played in a while but I got a new phone and I’m not sure why I’m seeing ads all the time now, even when playing tables I paid for, but it’s obnoxious and needs to stop. I spent obscene amounts on single tables ($4.99 or more a pop!) and ads should only be shown if you’re playing free tables if they must be shown at all. I’m docking this app three stars until this is resolved. It was formerly five stars but I’ve already had multiple ads blast out and nearly wake my fiancé in the past 20 minutes at 2:15am. Not cool, guys.

Old review - Indispensable: If you love pinball, you should already own this. All the tables you remember playing, more on the way and fun gameplay make this app completely indispensable. In future updates, I would truly love to see more tables from the 70s and prior, for instance Spirit of '76, Slick Chick and Humpty Dumpty by Gottlieb. In the meantime, there are plenty of tables to feed your pinball addiction. Of course, I'd prefer it if some of them were cheaper because it's really hard for me to want to drop $5 on one table (select tables, not all of them cost that much), but I rationalize and think to myself that I could easily spend as much playing on one of them at an arcade. Eh... y'know? All in all, I think you shouldn't hesitate in grabbing this app. It's provided me with countless hours of fun and the developers are clearly dedicated to making the experience the best they possibly can. Great job!

Developer Response

Hello Crabcakes,
You should not be seeing any ads on the tables you have purchased. Please contact our customer support staff for assistance. They can be reached via email here: support@farsightstudios.com

Thank you, and we're sorry for the trouble.

Hunterman328

Decent Game but Soon to be Obsolete

Farsight Studios did OK with the license for Williams and Bally tables, they at least gave people the chance to play tables they might not always play, but the gameplay of the tables was never all that good. Instead of accurate ball physics dictating where the ball went their tables often feel like the ball is on a scripted path.
The news that Zen Studios recently got the Williams/Bally license and will be releasing their first tables so soon, Oct. 9, 2018, pinball fans like me have been rejoicing. Zen Studios are the best in the business when it comes to Video Pinball and knowing these classics will finally get the treatment they deserve is just awesome.
Farsight still has other licenses, like Stern, but most of us are hoping that once other table manufacturers see what Zen does with the Williams tables in comparison to Farsight’s attempts, that the next time license renewals come around they’ll also sign with Zen Studios.
I know this sounds like I’m bashing Farsight and TPA, but that’s really not my intent. For such a tiny studio with so little money it’s impressive what Farsight was able to do. But now it’s almost like a console generation change (multiple even) with the move to Zen and Pinball FX3/Zen Pinball. Who wants to play the Sega Genesis version of Street Fighter 2 when the PlayStation 4 version is a 1:1 actual recreation of the arcade machine?

Developer Response

Hi Hunterman328,
Thank you for the 3 stars. Have a nice day.

Seattle Rex

The best non-meatspace pinball ever created

First of all, the ads in the trial section are awful. Just awful. It's painful watching companies crapping all over a quality product with obnoxious, offputting ads. I think it's losing you more money than it's making, but what do I know.

The tables themselves, the ones you pay for at least, are so awesome they belie description. They play just like the meatspace machines. These are simulations, not "games" per say. Well, I guess simulations of games is more accurate. Anyway, it's incredible.

You do need to PAY for the tables, though, and I've purchased a lot of them. I don't see ads when I play tables that I've purchased.

I can't audition tables without incredibly intrusive, non-closeable, quite lengthy ads, though ... so I stopped auditioning tables altogether. As one that's more than willing to purchase even moderately-enjoyable tables, it's certainly cost them revenue FROM ME. I can't really speak for others, though.

The 3.3 rating the app currently has is a referendum on bean-counter decisions, not table quality. Table quality would be a 6 out of 5. I think everyone would agree on that.

Bottom-line: Stay away from the "FREE" tables. There's nothing FREE in life. Nothing. Well, besides my tender loving, baby, and even that'll cost you in soreness the next day. Just ask your mother.

If you're willing to drop $25 - $100 on a nice table collection , though, you'll be well-rewarded for your money.

Developer Response

Hello Seattle Rex,
We are very sorry for the advertisement bombardment you described here. That would certainly be enough for most people. If you are willing to do so, please send an email to our support staff here: support@farsightstudios.com
We would really appreciate your feedback and this kind of information we get from our users greatly helps us to improve our products.
Thank you very much for your support.

Information

Seller
FarSight Studios
Size
173.7 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Copyright
© FarSight Studios
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. The Machine: Bride of Pin•bot™ + Medieval Madness™ $4.99
  2. Tales of the Arabian Nights® Pinball Table $0.99
  3. Four Pack of Launch Tables $9.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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