News and FAQs
May 28, 2016
TX-Sector has just been released for Steam (Windows), Google Play and Amazon. iOS, Mac App Store and Ouya are still in review and should be released in the coming days. TX-Sector™ (1988): is a highly collectible table from Gottlieb® designed by John Trudeau, Constantino Mitchell, and Jeanine Mitchell.
The backbox features a combination of hand drawn art and photography as well as a scoreboard that is positioned over the Backglass to increase its visibility to others.
The playfield shows off strikingly lit ramps and a curving plunger habitrail for exciting gameplay.
Using staged captive balls, the game teleports balls across the table during gameplay for added attraction.
2,336 units of this table were produced.
May 24, 2016
Join us on Twitch this Thursday(26th) at 4PM Pacific! We will be featuring TX-Sector™ 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. https://www.twitch.tv/farsight_studios https://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball
May 20, 2016
TX-Sector™ will be the next table to join your Pinball Arcade collection.
May 13, 2016
Can you guess what the next table release will be based on this hint?
May 6, 2016
Thanks to the amazing reception that Stern Pinball Arcade has received, we’ve been able to enter into a new partnership that will allow us to immediately start on the development of AC/DC pinball! This will allow us to add these great tables to the Stern Pinball Arcade even sooner than we had hoped. We will release more information about this exciting development soon- stay tuned!
May 4, 2016
Check out the new Stern Ghostbusters table live on Twitch at 5PM CT!
April 29, 2016
We just launched a week long BLOCKBUSTER tournament for Steam, Mobile and PSN! Mobile & Steam: Last Action Hero® Bram Stoker's Dracula™ The Addams Family® Terminator 2: Judgement Day™ Starship Troopers™ Star Trek: The Next Generation™ Creature From the Black Lagoon™ Mary Shelley's Frankenstein™ PSN: Scared Stiff™ Bram Stoker's Dracula™ The Addams Family® Terminator 2: Judgement Day™ Starship Troopers™ Star Trek: The Next Generation™ Creature From the Black Lagoon™ Twilight Zone™ Get in there and rack up those scores!
April 25, 2016
The new Companion!
April 23, 2016
Last Action Hero™ has just been released for iOS, Steam (Mac/Windows), Mac App Store, Google Play, Amazon and Ouya Last Action Hero™ (1993): "Did somebody say action?" This action-packed pinball powerhouse harbors the license for the summer blockbuster hit movie of the same name.
The table's feature filled design was created by Tim Seckel, Joe Kaminkow, Ed Cebula, and John Borg.
This game completely captures the intensity, comedic tones, and cast of characters from the film.
Notable playfield sections include the motorized Super Crane™, game controlled magnets which activate during multiball events, the Ripper lane which accelerates a shot ball on returns, and the Smart Missile button above the slick black colored gun-shaped launcher.
5,505 units of this table were produced.
April 21, 2016
Pinball Arcade has just been released for Wii U North America!
April 19, 2016
Join us on Twitch this Thursday(21st) at 4PM Pacific! We will be featuring Last Action Hero™ 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. https://www.twitch.tv/farsight_studios https://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball
April 15, 2016
We just launched a week long timed tournament for PSN! TABLES Party Zone™ Red & Ted's Roadshow™ Dr.
Dude™ Genie™ Safe Cracker™ Whirlwind™ Victory™ Centaur™ Get in there and rack up those scores!!!
April 14, 2016
Watch the 2016 IFPA World Championship live RIGHT NOW on Twitch! https://www.twitch.tv/papatvpinball
April 13, 2016
Check out the 2016 IFPA World Championship live right now!
April 6, 2016
PS4 users: We just received confirmation from Sony that the Season Five Pass not granting access to the latest tables will be fixed tomorrow 4/7/16.
April 4, 2016
Watch Pinball Joe Rule the Universe in less than 10 minutes! #pinballdonequick #speedrun
April 1, 2016
We just launched a week long timed tournament for Steam and Mobile! The PSN tournament will be delayed due to server maintenance.
Tables in tournament: Rescue 911™ Red & Ted's Roadshow™ Dr.
Dude™ Genie™ Safe Cracker™ Whirlwind™ Victory™ Centaur™ Get in there and rack up those scores!
March 26, 2016
Rescue 911™ has just been released for iOS, Steam (Mac/Windows), Mac App Store, Google Play, Amazon and Ouya! Rescue 911™ (1994): is a game that values real life.
Designed by Bill Parker, it's based on the hit television show of the same name from the 90's.
At the height of its popularity, 30 million people in 54 countries tuned in to watch this top rated series.
The game brings the true rescue experience right to the player's senses as they save lives by completing rescue missions.
An innovative pinball helicopter on the playfield actually takes the ball for a ride, launching players into the missions where they must free trapped victims in the Cave-In Rescue, combat raging fires in the Wild Fire Rescue and chase down a speeding car in the Hostage Rescue.
This truly is the game that's built for life.
4,000 units of this table were produced.
March 21, 2016
Join us on Twitch this Thursday(24th) at 4PM Pacific! We will be featuring Rescue 911™ 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.
March 18, 2016
Pimp out your game room while helping kids! 100% of the proceeds go towards creating the first pinball education center in Fredrick, Maryland. This painting is an interpretive recreation of the iconic 1976 photograph of Roger Sharpe’s pinball demonstration to members of the New York City Council.
March 15, 2016
If you can get away this weekend, head on over to the Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco Texas! It's one of the greatest places to get your pinball on!
March 11, 2016
Who you gonna call?
March 4, 2016
A glimpse into the digitization process.
Watch as we disassemble the Rescue 911™ playfield!
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.