News and FAQs
February 24, 2017
The Pinball Arcade apps on iOS are getting new names.
"Pinball Arcade" will be renamed "Pinball Arcade Plus" in its next update, and "Pinball Arcade Free" will be renamed "Pinball Arcade".
For 99 cents, "Pinball Arcade Plus" owners get the entitlement to the Pro Version of Tales of the Arabian Nights included in their download. Both apps will continue to recognize DLC purchases made from within either app. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion.
This renaming was required for us to continue updating both apps.
February 21, 2017
Join us on Twitch this Thursday February 23rd at 4PM PST! We will be showing off Cactus Jack's before it's released.
Everyone that shows up has a chance to win a copy of the game! https://www.twitch.tv/farsight_studios Hang around after the stream for Buffalo Pinball's "Bro, Do you even Pinball?" and more giveaways! https://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball
February 21, 2017
Will we see you there?
February 17, 2017
Come hang with us and the Time Meddlers of Los Angeles at Gallifrey One! We will be showing off the new Doctor Who: Master of Time #Pinball all weekend.
February 9, 2017
Join us on Twitch this Thursday February 9th at 4PM PST! We will be playing in the tournament and giving away some games! https://www.twitch.tv/farsight_studios Hang around after the stream for Buffalo Pinball's "Bro, Do you even Pinball?". https://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball
February 4, 2017
We just launched a week long timed tournament! Steam/Mobile: 5 minutes PSN: 20 minutes Al's Garage Band Pin•Bot Space Shuttle No Good Gofers Haunted House Junk Yard F-14 Tomcat TX - Sector Get in there and rack up those scores!
February 2, 2017
January 28, 2017
Al's Garage Band Goes on a World Tour™ Has just been released! AVAILABLE NOW FOR: STEAM, GOOGLE PLAY COMING SOON: IOS, MAC, AMAZON, OUYA Al's Garage Band Goes on a World Tour™ (1992): is a Rockin' table with Rad Action Features designed by Michael Gottlieb and Jerry Armstrong for Alvin G.
which was founded in 1991 by Alvin Gottlieb, and closed in 1996 after producing 8 games.
Al's Garage Band is a great example of the innovative tables the company produced.
The table features the World's First Spinning Ramp, the CD Ramp, and Bump Buttons, which were flipper buttons attached to a small coil to provide player feedback.
Other features include the Guitar Mini Playfield, Feed Back Kicker, and Music Video Mode.
1,000 units of this table were produced.
January 25, 2017
Join us on Twitch tomorrow (1/26) at 4:00PM PST! We will be showing off "Al's Garage Band Goes On a World Tour" before it's released! Buffalo Pinball will be playing some real pinball directly after our stream at 5:00PM PST, so stick around! https://www.twitch.tv/farsight_studios https://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball
January 6, 2017
We are proud to announce that Stern tables owned in Pinball Arcade are now cross-purchase with Stern Pinball Arcade on Steam.
This promotion will also be rolling out to mobile and consoles in the near future!
January 6, 2017
Come by the Stern Pinball booth at CES this weekend to demo latest #pinball tables as-well-as the #VR version of Stern Pinball Arcade on Oculus Rift & Samsung Gear VR. Don't miss your chance to demo the new Aerosmith, Batman 66, Spider-Man Vault Edition, and Pabst Blue Ribbon Can Crusher pinball machines on location!
December 30, 2016
Adjustable room and table lighting have just been released for Xbox One!
December 27, 2016
Congratulations to our Day Twelve winners!!! Marcus James Adams John Sullivan Ralph Tribl Justin Oliver Francis Parks Gary Pinball Paul Vakselis David Coady Mark Decker Peter Stein Send us a message to claim your copy of Star Trek, AC/DC, & Mustang for Stern Pinball Arcade(Xbox One & PS4) as-well-as five table packs for Pinball Arcade on Xbox One, PS4, Steam or Mobile! *Prizes subject to availability on each platform.
December 27, 2016
Congratulations to our Day Eleven winners!!! Cameron Thomas Radar Moore Rachel Sinclair homas Tam Blake Lieffers Send us a message to claim your copy of Season 6 for Steam or Mobile!
December 27, 2016
Congratulations to our Day Ten winners!!! Sam Iam Adam Castle David Pannozzo Jason Brady Stacey Borg Send us a message to claim your copy of Ster Pinball Arcade's Bundle Pack 1 for Xbox One or PS4!
December 25, 2016
It's Day Twelve of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Want to get in on our days of giveaways? Share and like on Facebook! Merry Christmas everyone!!! Today Star Trek: TNG is 99¢ for Google Play, iOS, PS4, PS3, & Vita.
Also, today our giveaway is extra special! Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of Star Trek, AC/DC, & Mustang for Stern Pinball Arcade(Xbox One & PS4) as-well-as five table packs for Pinball Arcade on Xbox One, PS4, Steam or Mobile! Make sure to like our page to be eligible to win! We will be announcing 10 winners tomorrow!
December 25, 2016
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! Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4 are on sale now during the Steam Winter Sale.
Now is the time to stock up on some of the greatest tables from pinball history! Season 3 is also on sale for Google Play and iOS. Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of Season 6 for Steam or Mobile! Make sure to like our page to be eligible to win!
December 24, 2016
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! Stern Pinball Arcade has just been released for STEAM, GOOGLE PLAY, & IOS Stern Pinball Arcade features widely popular and interactive titles such as AC/DC®, Star Trek® and Mustang™ with many available through the in-game store. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - FREE to play this month Mustang - FREE to play this month Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/564010/ Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farsight.spa iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stern-pinball-arcade/id1182580495 Xbox One: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/stern-pinball-arcade/c36x13qtj3v5 PS4: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/stern-pinball-arcade/cid=UP2058-CUSA06839_00-HDDBOOTPBS000001 Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of Stern Pinball Arcade's Bundle Pack 1 for Xbox One or PS4! Make sure to like our page to be eligible to win!
December 24, 2016
Congratulations to our Day Nine winners!!! Travis Wallen Jonathan Lipscomb Tracy Jay Fortman-Avery Nikolas Rolin Thor Bob Send us a message to claim your copy of Gladiators for Steam or Mobile!
December 23, 2016
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! JUST RELEASED Gladiators™: Google Play, Steam, and iOS. Doctor Who: Master of Time: Steam, iOS Gladiators™ (1993): is a feature-filled table designed by Jon Norris.
This exciting table invites players to take on the role of a futuristic Gladiator trying to defeat a 3-headed Dragon.
Along the way, players must prove themselves worthy by completing 6 Pyramid Rounds such as a Blade Fight, the Rain of Terror, and a Catapult Round, all playable as Timed or Multiball Rounds.
Players can also control the Catapult Habitrail for the Attack Mode, and explore the Abyss under an Upper Flipper.
Take the Challenge, Brave One! 1,995 units of this table were produced. Doctor Who: Master of Time (2016): Missy is back with a brand new army...
and only you can help the Doctor in stopping her! Realizing the Doctor was the key to Gallifrey's eventual return, factions across the universe aligned themselves with Missy in order to stop the Time Lords from coming back.
Realizing his time was short, the Doctor called upon his most recent incarnations, and enlisted you as his newest companion, to do combat with this group of familiar adversaries.
Revisit old friends.
Battle against terrifying villains and monsters.
Travel across spacetime with the TARDIS and confront Missy once and for all.
Save the universe with attack eyebrows...
Come on pudding brains, what are you waiting for? Gladiators is delayed for Amazon, OUYA Master of Time coming soon to: Google Play, Amazon, OUYA Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of Gladiators for Steam or Mobile! Make sure to like our page to be eligible to win!
December 23, 2016
Congratulations to our Day Eight winners!!! Gregory Yauman Josh Mazgelis Colin Donahue Matt Childress Brian Rogers Send us a message to claim your copy of Season Three for Steam, Mobile, Xbox One, or Wii U!
December 21, 2016
It's Day Eight of "Pinball Arcade's 12 Days of Christmas"! Want to get in on our days of giveaways? Share and like on Facebook! AUSTRALIA, December 21, 2016: To celebrate the launch of Arcooda Pinball Arcade, Arcooda today announced it will offer discounts to existing buyers of The Pinball Arcade. Customers who have purchased The Pinball Arcade for any platform: PC/Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, Apple, Android Wii and Ouya – will receive dollar-for-dollar discount when they purchase Arcooda Pinball Arcade software on the Arcooda range of arcade and pinball machines. Arcooda Pinball Arcade is developed in partnership with FarSight Studios, makers of the #1 video pinball software, "The Pinball Arcade".
Many new features are being implemented including easy touchscreen navigation & game play, advanced playfield angles (including 3D options), real pinball parts support (flipper coils, shaker motors), tournament play, and 3 screen game play. If you have enjoyed playing many of the famous pinball tables on your home PC and other platforms, and want to experience full-sized, realistic pinball game play, money spent already can be used as a discount for game table purchases on the Arcooda Pinball Arcade software.
It will be a "dollar for dollar" discount.
In many cases, you will receive many of the Arcooda Pinball Arcade game tables for free or at no additional cost. Pricing on the Arcooda Pinball Arcade software and Arcooda Touch Wizard Desktop and Pinball machines will be announced in January 2017.
FarSight customers will have until March 31st 2017 to claim their discount. Arcooda Pinball Arcade will include more than 70 customized titles including The Addams Family, FunHouse, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Medieval Madness and Twilight Zone.
For terms and conditions, please visit www.arcooda.com. Full Press release: https://www.arcooda.com/pinball-arcade-customers-receive-discounts-arcooda-pinball-arcade/ Share this post and make sure to mark it "Public" to be entered to win a free copy of Season Three for Steam, Mobile, Xbox One, or Wii U ! Make sure to like our page to be eligible to win!
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.