Pinball games are too addictive for their own good, as any fanatic can testify. Many hours can be happily wasted, trying to beat the top score on a machine. Unfortunately, the pinball industry is terminally ill and new tables are a rarity. Luckily, Microsoft Pinball Arcade gives you the chance to play some of the most groundbreaking tables from the last 70 years.
Pinball Arcade is a walk down pinballs memory lane. Not only does it give you seven tables to play, but it divulges important strategy information to make you a better player. Each table has its own tips section that reveals how to activate certain areas and bonuses. Another cool feature is the trivia section. Here you can test your knowledge and learn some interesting new facts. Do you know what game pinball is based on?
Learning how to control the ball is essential for reaching an unbeatable high score. Did you know the speed of the ball down the flipper lane has a direct affect on the angle of your shot? Learning how to save yourself from certain death and how to catch the ball will prove invaluable.
Microsoft Pinball Arcade has a classic selection of excellent tables, suitably realistic ball physics, trivia and tips. A superb portable pinball game for any fan of the genre.