The Pinball Arcade is a pinball video game developed by FarSight Studios. The game is a simulated collection of real pinball tables licensed by Gottlieb, Alvin G. and Company, and Stern Pinball, a company which also owns the rights of machines from Data East and Sega Pinball. Williams and Bally games are no longer available since June 30, 2018, as FarSight had lost the license to WMS properties, which has since passed to Zen Studios.
The game was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U. It was also released for the PlayStation Vita and Ouya, but was later removed from those platforms.
The Pinball Arcade was well-received by critics, with praise for its realistic physics and accurate recreations of the original tables. However, it was also criticized for its high price tag and the fact that some tables were only available as DLC.
In 2018, FarSight Studios released a new game called Pinball FX3, which replaced The Pinball Arcade. Pinball FX3 includes all of the tables from The Pinball Arcade, as well as new tables from Zen Studios.
The Pinball Arcade is still available for purchase on some platforms, but it is no longer being updated with new tables. However, it remains a popular game among pinball fans for its realistic physics and accurate recreations of classic tables.
Here are some of the features of The Pinball Arcade:
- Realistic physics: The game uses real-world physics to simulate the behavior of the pinballs and the flippers. This makes the game feel very authentic to play.
- Accurate recreations of classic tables: The game features exact recreations of some of the most popular pinball tables ever made, including The Addams Family, The Twilight Zone, and Star Wars.
- New tables: FarSight Studios has released a number of new tables for The Pinball Arcade, including original tables and tables based on popular movies and TV shows.
- DLC: Some tables are only available as DLC, which can be purchased separately.
- Online multiplayer: The game supports online multiplayer, so you can play against other people from around the world.
If you are a fan of pinball, then The Pinball Arcade is a great game to check out. It is a realistic and accurate simulation of the real thing, and it features a wide variety of classic and original tables to play.