News and FAQs

October 1, 2016

Doctor Who® has just been released for iOS, Google Play, Steam (Mac/Windows), Mac App Store, Amazon and Ouya. Doctor Who® (1992): is a unique table inspired by the longest running Science Fiction TV Show, Doctor Who.

Featuring the original Doctor Who theme song, TARDIS, Doctors, companions, and villains from the series, this innovative game, designed by Barry Oursler and Bill Pfutzenreuter, tasks the player with rescuing each of the original 7 Doctors from the Master, each one adding a new dimension to the ruleset.

Multiball is played via a 3 level "Time Expander" mini playfield that raises up to reveal more targets, allowing players to defeat Davros and his Daleks and restore Earth's time to normal.

The Doctor is in...

7,752 units of this table were produced.

September 28, 2016

Join us on Twitch tomorrow at 4:00PM PST! We will be showing off Doctor Who® Pinball before it's released!

September 16, 2016

Don't forget to like Stern Pinball Arcade for the latest news on what's coming!

September 8, 2016

Come hang with us on twitch today at 4PM PST!

September 2, 2016

Next table! Look down at your monitor from the top to reveal the text.

August 26, 2016

We just launched a week long timed tournament with ten minute rounds!!! Eight Ball Deluxe™ Party Zone™ Diner™ Lights...Camera...Action!™ Junk Yard™ Fish Tales™ Cue Ball Wizard™ El Dorado City of gold™ Champion Pub is in place of Eight Ball Deluxe on PSN. Get in there and rack up those scores!

August 20, 2016

Eight Ball Deluxe™ has just been released for iOS, Google Play, Steam (Mac/Windows), Mac App Store and Amazon. Ouya are still in review and should be released in the coming days. Eight Ball Deluxe™ (1980): is classic pinball with a great contemporary Western pool hall theme.

Designed by George Christian and Margaret Hudson, this table, the second in the Eight Ball trilogy of tables released by Bally, was re-released in 1982 as a Limited Edition and again in 1984.

This well sought after game combines a beautiful art package with deceivingly tough gameplay to create a table some consider to be the best solid state of all time.

The table talks to the player, instructing them over the din of the pool hall in the background to "Quit talking and start chalking." 8,250 units of this table were produced.

August 19, 2016

Let Pinball Joe show you how it's done on Eight Ball Deluxe right NOW!

August 16, 2016

Join us on Twitch This Thursday (18th) at 4PM Pacific! We will be featuring Eight Ball Deluxe™ before it's released! Everyone that shows up has a chance to win free stuff for select platforms! Also, don't forget to stick around for real pinball and more prizes on 'Bro! Do you even pinball?" directly following our stream.

August 5, 2016

We just launched a week long timed tournament for Mobile, Steam and PSN! Tables: Frank Thomas' Big Hurt™ Medieval Madness™ Ripley's Believe it or Not!® Monster Bash™ Cactus Canyon™ Elvira and the Party Monsters™ White Water™ Funhouse™ Tales of the Arabian Nights is in place of Big hurt on PSN, Get in there and rack up those scores!

August 5, 2016

Having a blast at Star Trek Las Vegas!

August 3, 2016

Come check us out at the 50th anniversary Star Trek Convention at the Rio hotel in Vegas!

July 31, 2016

Congratulations to our Replay FX local tournament winners Pinballwiz45b, Scott Edwards and Jeff Teolis!

July 29, 2016

Frank Thomas' Big Hurt™ has just been released for iOS, Google Play, Steam (Mac/Windows), Mac App Store and Amazon.

Frank Thomas' Big Hurt™ (1995): is pure powerhouse pinball.

Designed by Bill Parker and Jon Norris, this table is based off the career of baseball legend "The Big Hurt" Frank Thomas.

Boasting cool features such as a moving baseball glove, a 3 lane raising ramp, and a 3 shot upper deck, this game puts player into the role of a professional baseball player on the road to the World Series.

1,985 units of this table were produced.

July 28, 2016

Stop by our booth and try Stern Pinball Arcade in virtual reality!

July 22, 2016

Come check out the new virtual reality Stern Pinball Arcade next week at ReplayFX Arcade & Gaming Festival in Pittsburgh!

July 18, 2016

Pinballing with Stern Pinball Arcade on Gear VR.


July 17, 2016

Come hang with us at California Extreme this weekend!

July 16, 2016

We just released a patch that fixes the current tournament on Android.

Update Pinball Arcade to play!

July 8, 2016

The tournament set for this Friday will be postponed for one week.

The new start date is now July 15th.

July 8, 2016

We were recently featured in the "Best New Updates" section on iTunes!

July 6, 2016

Join the SGDQ – Pinball Arcade Tournament on Steam for a chance to win a new MSI Gaming laptop! Follow the link to sign up. Tournament ends July 13th at 1AM CST.

July 3, 2016

Indianapolis 500® is now available for iOS!


My tables are missing on iOS. Where did they go?

Make sure you are logged into iTunes with the same apple ID used to purchase your tables originally. There is a 99¢ version and a free version of Pinball Arcade available in the App Store. Make sure you are using the version where you originally purchased your tables.

How does the PS4 discount work?

If you purchased all the tables from Season One individually or through season pack on PS3, you can purchase Season One Basic/Pro on PS4 for 50% off. The discount is currently unavailable in SCEE (European) regions. We have notified Sony and should have it fixed soon.

How do you choose what tables to re-create?

You can help! We listen to a lot of feedback from the community. We want to build tables that are fun and popular, but we also look at rare and hard to find tables. Join the independently run community at

I just installed the Pinball Arcade on my new mobile device and all or some of my tables are missing.

This happens because there is a free version of the app and a seperate paid version. Make sure you are using the version that you originally used to purchase your tables.

Can I transfer my purchases to a different platform?

Unfortunately the markets do not share purchase information, the tables are tied to the market of original purchase.

Can you tell me what tables you are going to be releasing in the future?

We are not allowed to discuss what tables we are working on, but we can tell you that we are working on an exciting line-up. Closer to release we often provide hints for the upcoming table pack.

Where can I submit bugs?

You can either send us a message on facebook, post to our wall to see if others are having the same issue, or email us at, all of those are checked daily.

Why aren't there tournaments for PS4?

There will be soon, we're working on getting them added.

The game is running slow on my computer, what can I do?

If your computer isn't quite powerful enough to run the game at max settings, the configuration menu (selectable by right clicking the game in your library)has many options and adjustments to help boost performance, try turning off post processing, ball reflection, anti-aliasing, and anisotropic filtering until you get a playable framerate.

I am having problems with content I've purchased, who do I contact?

Account issues are addressed by our team at

Why don't you re-create more EM tables?

While we love all kinds of pinball from every era, as do many of our fans, most people don't seem to be as intrigued by them as they are with solid state tables. That is not to say we'll never release another EM, but it is the reason that those that are in the game are so sparse.

The PS3 version seems to lag a little when I press the flipper buttons, why?

This is a known issue, and it has to do with the way the PS3 renders our game, the best way to reduce the lag is to use"game mode" on your TV if available, and make sure that all video/movie enhancing effects and features on your television are turned off.

I just got a really good score, why is it not showing in the leaderboards?

The leaderboard server updates every few minutes, if your score doesn't show up immediately, don't worry, give it 5-10 minutes and check again.

What's going on with the Wii-U version?

We are still planning to release the Wii-U version of Pinball Arcade, hopefully by the end of the year, we realize that our Wii-U fans are anxious to get their hands on it but it's not quite ready yet, Xbox One has been our main focus and that hurdle is nearly complete.

Will there ever be a 3DS version?

The 3DS is not powerful enough to run the emulation we use in our game, but in the future we may consider porting the scripted tables to the 3DS, if time allows.

What about the linux version you guys mentioned?

We do plan on releasing a version for linux, however the priority of the linux version is low in comparison to the new consoles that we're working on. Once we've managed to release on the major consoles we'll have more time to invest in new platforms.

What about Indiana Jones and The Simpsons Pinball Party?

These are two of the most requested tables out there, after the Addam's Family which we've finally managed to get everything situated for except the kickstarter, which is going well and looks like it will fund. Provided TAF funds, we'll be looking to get another kickstarter-worthy table out there in the future, and both of these are at the top of the list. The Simpsons Pinball Party is much more likely due to the fact that previous attempts to even get a price for the licensing of Indiana Jones haven't beared fruit. If we can find a way to make it happen though, we'd love to bring Indiana Jones to the game as well.