News, Release Schedule and FAQs
Current Status for Platform Releases
Xbox 360 Re-release
PS3™ / Vita
The Addams Family, Starship Troopers, Earthshaker & Party Zone
July 3, 2015
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!!
June 13, 2015
Check out this early screenshot of Red & Ted's Road Show™!
June 11, 2015
What!!! VIP swag at Replay FX?! :-D http://replayfx.org/
June 5, 2015
Follow our Instagram to catch a glimpse of our studio and see what's going down with Pinball Arcade!
June 5, 2015
We just launched a week long timed PS3 / Vita tournament! Tables: Starship Troopers™ High Speed™ Cue Ball Wizard™ Star Trek: TNG® Central Park™ Cirqus Voltaire™ Harley Davidson™ Pin•Bot™ Get on in there and rack up those scores!
June 1, 2015
We just launched a week long timed mobile tournament! Tables: Xenon™ High Speed™ Cue Ball Wizard™ Star Trek: TNG® Central Park™ Cirqus Voltaire™ Harley Davidson™ Jack•Bot™ We replaced Pin•bot™ with Bride of Pin•bot™ due to technical difficulties with 64bit devices.
Sorry for the delay. Get on in there and rack up those scores!
May 29, 2015
Hey pinball fans! Hope you have an awesome weekend ahead of you! Have you had a chance to figure out what our next table is from our Newsletter's table hint?
May 22, 2015
Xenon™ has just been released for iOS, Steam (Mac/Windows), Mac App Store, Google Play, Amazon and Ouya! Xenon™ (1979): is a classic fantasy themed table designed by Greg Kmiec.
The game features an industry first female voice provided by electronic music composer, Suzanne Ciani.
Her alluring Xenon girl character gives instructions during gameplay and draws players to the table during attract mode.
The playfield features the Xenon transport tube that leads to an exit chamber for high scoring and a Special.
This was the first Solid State table to feature Multi-Ball.
11,000 units of this table were produced.
May 21, 2015
Going live in the next few minutes! Come check out Xenon™ before it's released! Everyone that shows up will have a chance to win a free table pack!
May 20, 2015
Devin and Mike will be streaming Xenon™ on the new DX11 PC version before it's released! It all goes down tomorrow 5/21 at 3:00PM Pacific Time! Everyone that shows up has a chance to win free tables, so don't forget to come on over and hang out! See you guys there!!!
May 16, 2015
We are very proud to announce that The Addams Family®, Starship Troopers™, Earthshaker™ and Party Zone™ have just been released for PS3/Vita in all regions! We've also just launched a week long timed tournament for PS3/Vita! Hit the tournament button from the main menu to enter.
May 8, 2015
Hey Xbox 360 Fans! Both Farsight and Microsoft have approved the title update of Pinball Arcade and will be releasing everything from Tales of the Arabian Nights™ to The Addams Family®! Microsoft has informed us that it should hit your 360 Monday morning!
May 7, 2015
We are very proud to announce that the PS3 / Vita versions of Addams Family®, Starship Troopers™, Earthshaker™ and Party Zone™ will be released May 15th for all regions! The PS3 / Vita tournament will begin the same day to ensure all the new tables are included.
May 1, 2015
We just launched a week long timed Mobile tournament! Get in there and rack up those scores!!! Tables: Cyclone™ Jack•Bot™ High Roller Casino™ White Water™ Genie™ Dr.
Dude™ Cactus Canyon™ Black Knight™
April 29, 2015
Jack•Bot™ has now been released for iOS! Jack•Bot™ (1995): was designed by Barry Oursler and Larry DeMar and is the third in a series of pinball tables with a Robot Theme, following Pin•Bot™ and The Machine: Bride of Pin•Bot™.
This space age casino pinball experience features both risk and skill based features including an awesome Multi-Ball mode and five different Casino Games that allow you to cheat for huge points! During the exciting Casino Run bonus round, you can press your winnings and go for more against the clock.
The playfield includes the same Robot Visor from Pin•Bot that opens to reveal two Eye Eject Holes.
2,428 units of this table were produced.
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.