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October 24, 2014

We are very excited to announce that Party Zone™ will be the next table to join your Pinball Arcade collection!

October 23, 2014

Head on over and like the Ghosbusters™ Pinball Facebook page!

October 22, 2014

We are very proud to announce the release of Ghostbusters™ Pinball on iOS!!! Ghostbusters™ (2014): is based on the hit movie released in 1984 and it's sequel.

This game puts you in control of the Ghostbusters crew, featuring Egon, Peter, Ray and Winston, as they battle paranormal foes in New York City.

The Playfield is divided into three levels representing iconic settings from the movies: the city, rooftop and subway.

Use eight flippers to move the ball through the three levels by shooting up and down ramps, tubes and a manhole as you build up a huge Ghost Bonus.

Raise the Slimer Pop Bumper to reveal a ball lock for Multi-Ball and then cross the streams on the roof to destroy the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

October 18, 2014

Check out the amazing Pinballwiz45b on Bram Stoker's Dracula live RIGHT NOW!

October 18, 2014

We just launched a spooky Halloween tournament for mobile devices! It is a timed tournament running for 1 week! Good luck everyone!!! Tables: Bram Stokers Dracula Phantom of the Opera Haunted House Monster Bash Scared Stiff Elvira Party Monsters Twilight Zone Creature from the Black Lagoon

October 17, 2014

We are very proud to announce that Phantom of the Opera™ has been released for iOS! Phantom of the Opera™ (1990): is based on the classic novel from Gaston Leroux, published in 1910.

Designed by Joe Kaminkow and Ed Cebula, this game makes excellent use of its license with outstanding audio effects and imagery that tells the story of the Phantom.

The playfield features incredible artwork by world-renowned artist, Paul Faris with images of many of the characters from the novel, including the Phantom and Christine Dae.

Other notable features are the Catwalk Ramp, Magic Mirror, Trap Door and an Organ that opens for Multi-Ball.

The Phantom can even be unmasked and his true face revealed on the back glass! This is the first Data East™ table to be added to the Pinball Arcade.

October 11, 2014

We are very proud to announce that Phantom of the Opera™ has been released for iOS, Android, Amazon, Steam (PC & Mac) and OUYA!!! Phantom of the Opera™ (1990): is based on the classic novel from Gaston Leroux, published in 1910.

Designed by Joe Kaminkow and Ed Cebula, this game makes excellent use of its license with outstanding audio effects and imagery that tells the story of the Phantom.

The playfield features incredible artwork by world-renowned artist, Paul Faris with images of many of the characters from the novel, including the Phantom and Christine Dae.

Other notable features are the Catwalk Ramp, Magic Mirror, Trap Door and an Organ that opens for Multi-Ball.

The Phantom can even be unmasked and his true face revealed on the back glass! This is the first Data East™ table to be added to the Pinball Arcade.

October 9, 2014

Come Check out the new Phantom of the Opera table with @BadgerDeluxe and @gnarmike today at 3:00pm Pacific time!

October 8, 2014

PAPAtv is streaming the new Wizard of Oz table along with Addams Family in honor of the Kickstarter! Join us right now!

October 8, 2014

The Professional & Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA) will be streaming Addams Family in honor of the Addams Family Kickstarter! Join all of us at 4:00pm Pacific / 7:00pm Eastern!

October 8, 2014

The Addams Family Kickstarter has successfully funded!!! All excess funds are now going towards our next high license table!

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.

Why isn't Xbox updated?

As many of you know, we ran into a huge problem when Crave, our previous Xbox 360 publisher, declared bankruptcy. It took us quite a while to find a new publisher, but we finally managed to make a deal with a good publisher, and are currently working on bringing the game up to date for the Xbox 360. We still have some testing to do before the final submission, but we're getting much closer. When the game returns to the store, all currently released tables will be available for purchase. Thanks for bearing with us during this difficult transition.

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.

When will the graphics on PC be updated to the level of the PS4 version?

Right now we're focusing on the xbox 360/xbox one releases, once the Xbox One version is released, we'll be taking the time to update the PC version.

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.

Why aren't there any Data East, Sega, or Capcom tables in the Pinball Arcade?

We're hoping to change that in the future, many of the tables from those companies carry with them heavy licenses, and Capcom's tables require a great deal more horsepower to emulate than, say, Williams or Bally... with recent advances in tech however it may be possible soon.