News and FAQs

May 19, 2017

Mustang will be 30% off through Stern Pinball Arcade for Steam, Android and IOS! The Steam sale will be live 10am Pacific Standard time, May 26th for 2 weeks.The Android Sale will be live shortly.

The IOS and Android sale will be live until the end of June.


May 5, 2017

We just launched a timed tournament for Steam, Mobile, and PSN! Tables in tournament: Firepower™ Flight 2000™ Ripley's Believe it or Not!® Elvira and the Party Monsters™ Victory™ Safe Cracker™ Diner™ Party Zone™ Gen in there and rack up those scores!

May 2, 2017

Come hang with Kevin from @buffalopinball as he completes TPA Space Shuttle goals on the real table!

April 25, 2017

Inside Stern!

April 19, 2017

Buffalo Pinball makes the news!

April 13, 2017

Join us on twitch today at 4:00PM Pacific! This time, we will be playing the real Stern Ghostbusters LE in the FarSight Studios Arcade! Stick around at 5:00 for Jack*Bot on "Bro, do you even pinball?"!

April 11, 2017

Congratulations to the new World Champion Escher Lefkoff!

April 5, 2017

LIVE NOW! Watch the PAPA - Professional & Amateur Pinball Association 2017 Circuit Final.

April 1, 2017

Join the current timed tournament on Steam, PSN and Mobile! Tables: Swords of Fury Red & Ted's Roadshow Cyclone Black Rose Class of 1812 Cactus Canyon Attack from Mars Bride of Pin•Bot WHO Dunnit is in place of Swords of Fury on PSN.

March 27, 2017

Stern Pinball Arcade is now available in the European Microsoft Store!

March 27, 2017

A limited re-release of Stern Pinball Arcade has just been unleashed for Google Play! Due to the resources needed for ROM emulation in Stern Pinball Arcade, we've released for a limited number of devices and will be expanding this to include more devices over time.

March 25, 2017

Swords of Fury™ has just been released for Steam, Google Play, Amazon and OUYA! Coming soon: iOS and Mac Swords of Fury™ (1988): is a classic fantasy themed table from Williams designed by Doug Watson, Steve Kirk, and Tony Kraemer to be the "cutting edge of pinball design!" The table is packed with eye-catching graphics, and pulsing music to draw players of all ages into its challenging gameplay.

Balls are launched onto the Magical Arena mini-playfield to start a non-stop adventure through the table's features.

Free the Titans in multiball to score a Jackpot of up to 4,000,000 points! Journey through the mysterious Ogres Alley! Score Avenger Bonuses, and send the Lionman to defeat the Balrog! "Unleash the Fury!"

March 23, 2017

We are extending the vote to end-of-day Sunday (26th)! Don't miss your chance to help us pick the first table of Season Seven!

March 22, 2017

Join us on Twitch this Thursday March 23rd at 4PM PST! We will be showing off Swords of Fury before it's released.

Everyone that shows up has a chance to win a copy of the game! Hang around after the stream for Buffalo Pinball's "Bro, Do you even Pinball?" and more giveaways!

March 22, 2017

Pick the first table of Season Seven! Get your vote in by end-of-day Friday (24th)!

March 18, 2017

@krazykittyman and @gnarmike chilling at the booth.

Come see us at Arcade Expo!

March 16, 2017

Come chill with us this afternoon at 4PM Pacific on #twitch.

We will be giving away a few table packs and answering your questions! #pinball

March 11, 2017

We are currently working with Microsoft to resolve Season Six purchasing issues on Xbox One.

Stay tuned for updates.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

March 4, 2017

CACTUS JACK'S™ is now available for: Steam, Google Play, iOS, Mac, Amazon, and OUYA. Cactus Jack's™ (1991): is a western themed table made to be a "good old time" for the whole family.

It was designed for Gottlieb by Reinhard Bangerter and Jon Norris with a quirky mechanical Cactus band at the back of the Playfield that activates during multiball.

The table features 2 Ball Multiball, the quick scoring Banjo Bonus, and Thorny Surprise mystery awards.

Wild art, a vibrant light show, and "sizzling country rock music" complete the package to made a delightful table for all ages.

1,900 units of this machine were produced.

March 3, 2017

"You can even play a video-game version of this table"

March 2, 2017

Come hang with us at Arcade Expo!

February 26, 2017

Want to see Pinball Arcade goals achieved on the real life table? Join Buffalo Pinball tomorrow while they play Jack*Bot at 8PM Eastern.


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.