The pinball machine has a long and storied history, which is why we're doing a list of the 5 Best iOS Pinball Games. Once banned for over 30 years because it was thought of as a game of gambling and not skill, it took awhile before pinball could be embraced by mainstream society. The death of the arcade slowly killed most of developers in the pinball industry, but collectors and companies like Stern and Jersey Jack Pinball are doing their best to keep it alive. 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 the5 Best iOS Pinball Games you can find in the App Store.
Age of PinballsAsk Homework
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.
Zaccaria PinballAsk Homework
Zaccaria was the 3rd largest manufacturer of pinball machines behind Bally and Williams in the '70s and '80s. They made their mark with unique and fun tables. Tables that you can download and play right on your iPad!
Zen PinballZen Studios Ltd.
Zen Pinball is a pretty amazing pinball experience and one that fans of Marvel and Star Wars 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. There's also Star Wars Pinball 2, which is a Zen product, so you've got a lot to choose from.
Pinball ArcadeFarSight Studios
Pinball Arcade was ranked #1 in our 10 Best iOS Retro Arcade Games list, and it takes the top spot again for our 5 Best iOS 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, The Twilight Zone and tons are just a download away. The graphics are sharp, the physics are spot on and you can upload your high scores and brag to your friends. With more and more popular machines on the horizon, it's an ongoing pinball party for fans and we couldn't be happier.