5 Best iOS Pinball Games
The pinball machine has a long and storied history. Once banned for over 30 years because it was thought of as a game of gambling and not skill (flippers were introduced in 1947's Humpty Dumpty to change that), it took awhile before pinball could be embraced by mainstream society. The death of the arcade slowly killed the pinball industry, but collectors and fans kept it alive and developers made new games that you could play at home on your computer or game console. With the recent explosion in iOS gaming, fans can now play new — and original — pins in the comfort of their own home or on the go. Let's take a look at the 5 best pinball games you can play in the App Store.
Age of Pinballs
Age of Pinballs has over 12 retro themed tables that you can check out. With different ball packs and game modes, fans will find a lot of options for their money. The tables aren't the greatest looking, but they play well and the physics are pretty good. There's a bit of something for everyone in Age of Pinballs.
Throw up your horns and play the awesome Slayer or AC/DC pinball machines, part of a numerous assortment of pins available in Pinball HD. With great physics and cool riffs, you'll be rocking out for hours. Some of the more kid-friendly pins are only a buck each, but skip them and let's get sonny boy started early in his love for heavy metal.
Frogger Pinball made our five best pinball games list because it's a great pin adventure for both kids and adults. With colorful graphics and great sound, you'll have a lot of fun discovering all of the different missions and playfields available. There are numerous enemies and power-ups to discover. It's perfect for both fans of the original retro arcade game and pinheads looking for a new challenge.
Zen Pinball is a pretty amazing pinball experience and one that fans of Marvel characters will totally dig. Each table looks gorgeous and has really amazing animation. The pins play great, the physics are spot on, and there's something here for everyone. The Thor table is a blast, and you'll love the other Marvel tables like Wolverine, Captain America and Fantastic Four. Even the free haunted house type table included with your initial download is a lot of fun.
Pinball Arcade was ranked #1 in our 10 Best Retro Arcade Games list, and it takes the top spot again for our 5 Best Pinball Games list. The iconic classic tables that we all grew up playing have been faithfully reproduced, with two new tables being added each month. Funhouse, Theatre of Magic, Medieval Madness, Bride of Pinbot and more are just a download away. With Twilight Zone and other heralded machines on the horizon, it's an ongoing pinball party for fans and we couldn't be happier.