The arcade may have killed the pinball star, but like the Rubik's cube or the Slinky before it, pinball machines have refused to disappear. Pinball Arcade, from Farsight Studios, brings back several classic pinball tables from major players in the pinball industry. Each table also comes with a brief description of its history.

Tables licensed from Williams, Bally, Stern, and Gottlieb have been recreated in impeccable detail. Gameplay and physics are fluid and the flippers are responsive with virtually no lag, which is critical in a game of reaction times. Controls are simple: tap a side of the screen to trigger the flipper on that side. The control scheme is simple enough that the game scales to any size phone or tablet with no change to the UI.

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Unlike most pinball games on the Market right now, these tables are completely accurate recreations of popular machines from the 80s, 90s, and aughts. If you've spent any time with pinball games back before the times, they started changing, you should feel right at home here.

Tables can be played for free up to the first high score, or you can purchase individual tables for $1-4, or purchase all of the tables for $9.99. The game is not only fun, but a nice glimpse into the bygone days of pinball history. Hit up the widget for some fun and proof that your Dad's video games weren't rocks.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://trsohmers.com trsohmers

    He's a pinball wizard
    There has got to be a twist.
    A pinball wizard,
    got such a supple wrist...

  • Trent

    Thanks now i want a damn tablet....

  • Dandmcd

    Very cool, just put on my Prime, Arabian Nights is definitely a faithful recreation, what a lot of fun! I will be buying all the tables for sure!

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

    In the description they mention that Medieval Madness is coming soon...They can count on my money when that hits. I loved that game so much, and it was freaking hilarious. It must be said though, it wouldn't be a faithful recreation unless various parts of the table broke every 2-3 days :)

    • rhedgehog

      Same here...Many hours wasted over a medieval madness table in my local sega world...

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

    Quick observation, the developer website is kinda awful with an automatically replaying video...I guess it does remind me of the way arcades used to constantly make noise.

  • http://www.techshouters.com Rasel Rony

    seems an awesome game, I'm going to give it a try