News and FAQs

December 10, 2016

Let us know if you own a pinball table or not.

Results should be interesting!

December 9, 2016

We are very proud to announce the launch of Arcooda Pinball Arcade!

December 2, 2016

Stern Pinball Arcade has just been released for Xbox One North America! Modern classics like Star Trek®, AC/DC®, and Mustang® are available NOW with more to come!

December 2, 2016

A patch has just been released for Stern Pinball Arcade on PS4 with improved default illumination as-well-as customizable lighting. Lighting slider location: Select Table > Table Menu > Help & Options.

December 2, 2016

Join the active timed tournament for Steam, Mobile and PSN! Tables: Centigrade 37 Doctor Who No Fear High Roller Casino High Speed Tee'd Off Genie Gorgar Victory and High Speed 2 are in place of Centigrade and Doctor Who on PSN. Get in there and rack up those scores!

November 28, 2016

Will we see you there?

November 26, 2016

Centigrade 37™ & Jacks Open™ have just been released for Google Play, Steam (Mac/Windows) and Amazon.

iOS, Mac App Store and Ouya are still in review and should be released in the coming days.

This month, get ready for an Electo-Mechanical double pack! Centigrade 37™, made in 1977, is a classic table featuring a giant Thermometer on the backbox.

This table packs great replay value with its eye-catching art, great lightshow, and double Rollover lanes spanning the length of its left side.

Jacks Open™ is a challenging 1977 table from the Master Maker of Playing Card Games.

Well regarded as a game to reward a master of ball control, this table challenges players with completing card hands to go for Specials.

Enjoy classic Gottlieb EM wedgeheads made by master designers this month, in the Pinball Arcade.

November 23, 2016

Season 1 - 4 are on sale NOW during the Steam Autumn Sale! Shop now: http://store.steampowered.com/app/238260/

November 19, 2016

Mustang, Last Action Hero, High Roller Casino and Phantom of the Opera have just been released for the Oculus Store for Gear VR!

November 16, 2016

Check out the new Stern Pinball Arcade on PS4 live NOW with PinballJoe!

November 15, 2016

Stern Pinball Arcade has just been released for PS4 North America! Play Star Trek®, AC/DC®, Mustang® and more now!

November 12, 2016

Check out the Houston Arcade and Pinball Expo this weekend!

November 10, 2016

Join us for an impromptu Twitch stream today at 4PM Pacific!

November 5, 2016

We just launched a week long timed tournament for Steam, Mobile and PSN! Haunted House™ Mary Shelley's Frankenstein™ Bram Stoker's Dracula™ The Addams Family® Phantom of the Opera™ Scared Stiff™ Twilight Zone™ Monster Bash™ Bone Busters is in place of Haunted House on Steam. Get in there and rack up those scores!

October 29, 2016

Bone Busters Inc.™ has just been released for Google Play, Steam (Mac/Windows) and Amazon. iOS, Mac App Store and Ouya are still in review and should be released in the coming days. Bone Busters Inc.™ (1989): is a one of a kind table from Gottlieb, designed by Ray Tanzer and Constantino Mitchell.

With its fast-flowing shots and innovative layout complemented by a wonderfully eccentric art package and comical sound set, it's no wonder this table is highly valued by collectors and players.

Starting with a tricky Skill Shot over the mini playfield, with the option to use the player controlled ball diverter, this game challenges the player at every turn.

Lock balls in several locations spread across the Playfield and send the ball flying through the air via the Long Jump Ramp to start 2, 3, or 4 ball multiball.

Earn the Drop Target awards to discover Liz's Surprise and score the Opera Jackpot for big points.

When normal game play ends, the table features a Bonus Round 3 ball frenzy mode to top off a great score when activated during the game.

And don't forget to listen up to Old Mean One-Eye, the talking skeleton at the top of the Backbox, who comments to the Player throughout the game.

2,000 units of this table were produced.

October 28, 2016

The Steam Halloween sale is now active until Nov.

1st! Now is the time to complete your collection with these super deals! Season One - $̶2̶9̶.̶9̶9̶ $19.79 Season One Pro - $̶3̶9̶.̶9̶9̶ $19.99 Season Two - $̶2̶9̶.̶9̶9̶ $9.89 Season Two Pro - $̶3̶9̶.̶9̶9̶ $9.99 Season Three - $̶2̶9̶.̶9̶9̶ $9.89 Season Three Pro - $̶3̶9̶.̶9̶9̶ $9.99 Season Four - $̶2̶9̶.̶9̶9̶ $19.79 Season Four Pro - $̶3̶9̶.̶9̶9̶ $19.99

October 26, 2016

Join us on Twitch tomorrow at 4:00PM PST! We will be showing off Bone Busters™ Pinball before it's released! Buffalo Pinball will be playing The Walking Dead directly after our stream so stick around! https://www.twitch.tv/farsight_studios https://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball

October 18, 2016

The remaining Season Five tables have just been released for PS3/Vita and PS4 in Europe and America!

October 7, 2016

We just launched a week long timed tournament for Steam, Mobile and PSN! Tables in tournament: Doctor Who® WHO dunnit™ Black Knight 2000™ Safecracker™ Goin' Nuts™ Dr.

Dude™ Cirqus Voltaire™ Black Knight™ Black Rose is in place of Doctor Who on PlayStation. Get in there and rack up those scores!

October 4, 2016

Doctor Who® Pinball is now available 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.

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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.

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.