News, Release Schedule and FAQs

Current Status for Platform Releases

XBox 360™

Xbox 360 Re-release

All Regions

5/11/15

Released

PS3™ / Vita

The Addams Family, Starship Troopers, Earthshaker & Party Zone

All Regions

5/15/15

Released

August 1, 2015

We just launched a week long timed Steam, PS4/PS3/Vita and Mobile tournament! Get in there and rack up those scores!!! Tables: •Safe Cracker™ (Starship Troopers on PSN) •Space Shuttle™ •Whirlwind™ •Firepower™ •Victory™ •Haunted House™ •Flight 2000™ •Junk Yard™

July 31, 2015

We are very proud to announce that Safe Cracker™ has just been released for iOS! Get in and play, Apple gamers! Enjoy the last table of Season 4...

and get ready for what's in store in the future! Safe Cracker™ (1996): designed by Pat Lawlor, this unique table is noticeably shorter and more narrow than a standard pinball machine.

Featuring timer based gameplay as opposed to having a certain number of balls, players take on the role of a bank robber looking to collect a stash.

The goal during the pinball part of the game is to break into the bank.

Once inside, the gameplay switches to an interactive board game on the back glass that must be played in order to break into the vault.

This game also features Magic Tokens, which are dispensed as rewards from a special slot on the back glass.

These tokens can be collected or used to start a separate game mode on the table called, Assault on the Vault.

1,148 units of this table were produced.

July 30, 2015

First day at #ReplayFX!

July 28, 2015

It's time for the Pinball Arcade Summer Sale! This time around, the Season One and Two passes are 50% off the retail price on Mobile, Steam & PSN! This is a great time to get your friends and family in on the fun or upgrade that basic pass to pro (where available) to gain awesome features like ball control, table exploration, coin door functionality and pro tips! Season One Bundle (21 Tables) - $29.99 $14.99 Season One Pro Bundle - $39.99 $19.99 Season One Pro Upgrade - $9.99 $4.99 Season Two Bundle (19 Tables) - $29.99 $14.99 Season Two Pro Bundle - $39.99 $19.99 Season Two Pro Upgrade - $9.99 $4.99 SALE DATES iOS & Android (Google Play, Amazon & OUYA) - 7/24/15 - 8/28/15 Steam - 7/25/15 - 8/08/15 PS4, PS3 & Vita - 7/29/15 - 8/28/15 PS4, PS3 & Vita Europe - Stay tuned Xbox One & Xbox 360 - Stay tuned

July 25, 2015

We are very proud to announce that Safe Cracker™ has just been released for Steam and Google Play! Safe Cracker™ (1996): designed by Pat Lawlor, this unique table is noticeably shorter and more narrow than a standard pinball machine.

Featuring timer based gameplay as opposed to having a certain number of balls, players take on the role of a bank robber looking to collect a stash.

The goal during the pinball part of the game is to break into the bank.

Once inside, the gameplay switches to an interactive board game on the back glass that must be played in order to break into the vault.

This game also features Magic Tokens, which are dispensed as rewards from a special slot on the back glass.

These tokens can be collected or used to start a separate game mode on the table called, Assault on the Vault.

1,148 units of this table were produced. iOS, amazon and Ouya are currently still awaiting approval and should be rolling out in the coming days.

July 23, 2015

T-Minus 30 minutes until we begin the livestream of Safe Cracker, then stay tuned after to go right into the Buffalo Pinball livestream! Giveaways during OUR stream AND theirs! Let's gooo!!! http://www.twitch.tv/farsight_studios

July 23, 2015

Registration for the July Tournament of the Month ends Friday evening.

Head on over and get signed up!

July 23, 2015

Check out the latest BlahCade podcast featuring forum questions answered by Bobby King!

July 20, 2015

Hey guys! Ready for another livestream?? Tune in this Thursday at 4PM Pacific with Mike and Devin while they stream Safecracker™ and give a few copies away! http://www.twitch.tv/farsight_studios We wanted to try something a little different this time, though...

after Mike and Devin stream Safecracker™ in Pinball Arcade, we're gonna lead right into a livestream of our friends over at Buffalo Pinball playing the REAL Safecracker™ at their arcade, giving you some insight and tips into how to master the table! http://buffalopinball.com/ http://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball/profile See you guys there!

July 17, 2015

Check out these early screenshots of Safecracker™

July 9, 2015

Can you guys guess what the next table is going to be?! Check out this month's hint!

July 6, 2015

Because of technical difficulties over the Holiday weekend, we have re-launched and extended the PS3 / Vita tournament until Monday July 13th. Tables: Earthshaker™ Class of 1812™ Cirqus Voltaire™ Tales of the Arabian Nights™ No Good Gofers™ Black Hole™ Fish Tales™ Phantom of the Opera™ Get in there and rack up those scores!!!

July 3, 2015

We just launched a week long timed PS3 / Vita tournament! Tables: Earthshaker™ Class of 1812™ FunHouse™ Tales of the Arabian Nights™ No Good Gofers™ Black Hole™ Twilight Zone™ Phantom of the Opera™ Get in there and rack up those scores!!!

July 3, 2015

Nintendo PlayStation!

July 3, 2015

The long awaited DX11 version with improved graphics and lighting is now available on Steam! This new tech will immerse you even more in the classic world of pinball with new dynamic lighting, ambient light settings, improved graphics, and adjustable bulb brightness.

Choose "Play Pinball Arcade (DX11)" after launching the game to give it a try! http://store.steampowered.com/app/238260/

July 1, 2015

The first timed Steam (PC / Mac) tournament is underway! Tables: Space Shuttle™ Ripley's Believe It or Not!® Twilight Zone™ Cactus Canyon™ Victory™ Haunted House™ Tee'd Off™ Class of 1812™ Get in there and rack up those scores!!!

June 27, 2015

We just launched a week long timed mobile tournament! Tables: Red & Ted's Road Show™ Class of 1812™ Tales of the Arabian Nights™ No Good Gofers™ Black Hole™ Phantom of the Opera™ Get in there and rack up those scores!

June 21, 2015

Red & Ted's Road Show™ has just been released for iOS! Happy fathers day to all those pinballin' dads out there!

June 19, 2015

Red & Ted's Road Show™ has just been released for Steam (Mac/Windows), Mac App Store, Google Play, Amazon and Ouya! IOS is delayed once again due to a heavy load at Apple.

We expect it to become available in the next few days. Red & Ted's Road Show™ (1994): was part of Williams / Midway's SuperPin line of widebody games.

Designed by Pat Lawlor, Dwight Sullivan and Ted Estes, this table has a deep rule set and an open, uncluttered playfield layout with four flippers and two manual plungers.

Originally featured in Funhouse™, the game features a more advanced version of Williams' PinMation™ with the animating and talking heads of Red and Ted.

Both characters comment on the action as they travel to the west coast of the U.S.A looking for fun and finding trouble in 18 different cities.

With its wild dot-mation sequences and shaker motor, this game is a real attention grabber! 6,259 units of this table were produced.

June 18, 2015

Sorry guys! No stream this time around.

Mike is out at E3 and Devin is in and out of the office getting ready to get married.

See you guys next stream!!

FAQs:

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 PinballArcadeFans.com

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 support@pinballarcade.com, 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 support@pinballarcade.com

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.