News and FAQs
February 9, 2016
Kickstarter backers now have the opportunity to receive two Season Six Passes at $85, the Kickstarter exclusive Addams Family Gold ROM at $99 and early Beta Access to the Original and Regenerated Doctor Who table on Steam for PC and Mac at the $200 level. We are currently 77% funded with only 4 days to go! It's going to be close! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1067367405/pinball-arcade-doctor-who
February 8, 2016
Season One, Two and Three are 50% off for the Lunar New Year Sale through February 12th! Stock your virtual arcade with these amazing pinball classics before this deal is over!
February 6, 2016
Help us bring the Doctor Who® pinball table to game consoles and mobile devices for a whole new generation to enjoy! If we reach our goal, in ADDITION to our re-creation of the 1992 Bally classic, we will be able to create a new REGENERATED Doctor Who table including all new art and audio featuring the latest doctors! #kickstarter #pinball #doctorwho #whovians
January 30, 2016
Fireball™ and El Dorado™ have just been released for iOS, Steam (Mac/Windows), Mac App Store, Google Play, Amazon and Ouya Some iOS users are receiving an internet connection error when downloading the tables.
We are working to get this fixed as soon as possible. Fireball™ (1972): is a highly collectable, fantasy themed pinball table that was designed by Ted Zale.
This innovative game included ball saving features such as the Flipper-Zipper and a Kickback Kicker in the Left Outlane.
The Flipper-Zipper moves the Flippers to block the center drain and the Kickback Kicker prevents balls from draining down the left Outlane.
The middle of the playfield features a Whirlwind Spinner, which sends the ball flying in random directions.
Locked ball bonuses and 2 and 3-Ball Multi-Ball put this game way ahead of its time.
Fireball™ is a lightning storm of scoring action! 3,815 units of this table were produced. El Dorado™ (1975): features a playfield that was used for multiple tables including El Dorado City of Gold™, released in 1984.
This playfield was also used for an Add-A-Ball version called Gold Strike™, an Add-A-Ball version released in Italy called Lucky Strike™, a 4-player replay version called Target Alpha™, a 4-player replay version released in France called Canada Dry™ and a 2-player replay version called Solar City™.
Designed by Ed Krynski, the game features classic electro-mechanical gameplay with four flippers, two sets of Drop Targets and 10 Rollovers that can be lit for big points! 2,875 units of this table were produced.
January 27, 2016
Join us on Twitch this Thursday(28th) at 4PM Pacific! We will be featuring Fireball™ and El Dorado™ before they are released! Everyone that shows up has a chance to win free stuff for select platforms! Don't forget to stick around for real pinball and more prizes on 'Bro! Do you even pinball?" directly following our stream.
January 24, 2016
Buffalo Pinball doing their part.
January 23, 2016
Check out these early screenshots of Fireball™ and El Dorado™!
January 21, 2016
Some of the Doctor Who cast playing the Doctor Who Pinball table! If you haven't yet, head over to our Kickstarter page to help us digitize this amazing table! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1067367405/pinball-arcade-doctor-who
January 16, 2016
Come get your game on this weekend at Arcade Expo! #WalterDay #billyMitchell #TwinGalaxies #KingOfKong
January 14, 2016
Help us bring the Doctor Who® pinball table to game consoles and mobile devices for a whole new generation to enjoy! #kickstarter #pinball
January 11, 2016
Check out the Pittsburgh Retro Gaming Convention January 23rd! Play games, make friends and help kids!!!
January 9, 2016
Come hang out with us next weekend at Arcade Expo!!!
January 7, 2016
Come check out the "Pinball Done Quick" stream live for the next 4 days! All proceeds from subscribing are donated to the Prevent Cancer Foundation! They are giving away epic prizes so get in there and win sweet pinball loot!
December 29, 2015
We are very proud to announce that the following DLC has just been released for Xbox One! Season Five Pass The Getaway: High Speed II™ F-14 Tomcat™ Mary Shelley's Frankenstein™ No Fear™ Pick up the Season Five Pass to gain access to all the tables in the season as they are released for a greatly discounted price!
December 27, 2015
Congratulations to our Day Twelve winners!!! Thomas S.
Arashikage Neil Babbage Sebastian Lunau Steve Ridge Harry Squires Send us a message to claim your copy of The exclusive Addams Family® GOLD Edition for Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Steam or Mobile!
December 25, 2015
It's Day Twelve!!! Merry Christmas everyone! Want to get in on our Days of Giveaways? Share and Like on Facebook! We are very proud to announce that we will be launching a Kickstarter early 2016 to digitize the amazing Dr.
Who Pinball table! Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" for your last chance to be entered to win a free copy of The exclusive Addams Family® GOLD Edition for Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Steam or Mobile! We will be announcing 5 winners tomorrow! Make sure to like our page to be eligible to win!
December 25, 2015
Congratulations to our Day Eleven winners!!! David Cail Mariusz Kalinowski Send us a message to claim your copy of the Season Four Pass for Mobile or Steam!
December 25, 2015
It's Day Eleven of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Want to get in on our Days of Giveaways? Share and Like on Facebook! Brunswick® Pro Bowling is on sale for $19.79 for the holidays! Brunswick® Pro Bowling allows you to experience all the thrills and excitement of being a professional bowler with a simple, intuitive scheme and real ball and pin physics. Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of the Season Four Pass for Mobile or Steam! We will be announcing 2 winners tomorrow! Make sure to like our page to be eligible to win!
December 25, 2015
Congratulations to our Day Ten winners!!! Flo Fra Tomo Watabe Send us a message to claim your copy of the Season Five Pass for PS3/Vita (US only) Mobile or Steam!
December 24, 2015
It's Day Ten of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Want to get in on our Days of Giveaways? Share and Like on Facebook! We know you won't believe this one, but we are very proud to announce that the WiiU version of Pinball Arcade is coming soon! We are aiming for a very early 2016 release, so stay tuned! Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of the Season Five Pass for PS3/Vita (US only) Mobile or Steam! We will be announcing 2 winners tomorrow! Make sure to like our page to be eligible to win!
December 24, 2015
Congratulations to our Day Nine winners!!! Nick Fugate James K Chambliss Jeff Shedden Jamesernator Choyboy Jeremy Fridy Send us a message to claim your copy of The exclusive Addams Family® GOLD Edition for Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Steam or Mobile!
December 23, 2015
It's Day Nine of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Want to get in on our Days of Giveaways? Share and Like on Facebook! PS3 / Vita Release: Season Five Pass, The Getaway: High Speed II™, F-14 Tomcat™ and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein™ have just been release for PS3 and Vita North America! Europe and all other regions are schedule to release January 12th.
Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of The exclusive Addams Family® GOLD Edition for Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Steam or Mobile! We will be announcing 5 winners tomorrow! Make sure to like our page to be eligible to win!
December 23, 2015
Congratulations to our Day Eight winners!!! Viktoria Foxfang Ken Lacey Dwayne McEachern Christian Matozzo Rodrigo Olivera da Costa Send us a message to claim your copy of The exclusive Addams Family® GOLD Edition for Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Steam or Mobile!
December 22, 2015
Congratulations to our Day Seven winners!!! Judy Pretzer Thomas Tam Send us a message to claim your prize of Season Two™ for Steam or Mobile!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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.