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This website is dedicated to you, computer-pinball games lovers. If you are looking for a PinSim, it should be here. All in all, that’s 86 PinSims, and more to come !

In each post you will find a PinSim, a screenshot, a quick-start guide and release informations. Some links, but no downloads.

And if you think you can help (for those “Work In Progress”-tagged games, see above) feel free to send your informations, files and/or screenshots through the contact page. It would be highly appreciated !

Arizona Jeans™ Pinball 2000

Tag line/Slogan: A classic pinball simulation with all the bells and whistles.

Development: JRVisuals LLC
Publishing: Market Source Interactive
Release Year: WIP

Table(1): Arizona Jeans Pinball 2000

Table editorno
Number of players:
1

Status: free to play

Part ofCross Platform PinSims series (Flash)

Where to play it:

  • the original Flash game is no more online
  • but many websites are mirroring it

3-D Ultra NASCAR Pinball (1998)

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Alternate name (european name): 3-D Ultra Pinball: Turbo Racing
Tag line (front of box): Pinball Was Never This Fast
Tag line (back of box):
Full Throttle Bumper-to-Bumper Action
Tag line (inside of box)The fastest pinball in racing!

Development: Dynamix, Inc.
Publishing: Sierra Attractions (publishing label of Sierra On-Line, Inc.)
Release Year: 1998

Table(12): interlinked tables

Table editor: no
Number of players: 1 – 4

Status: commercial

Part of: 3-D Ultra Pinball series

Where to get it:

  • demo version available
  • original retail version (box)

Minimum Requirements (PC): Pentium 90 or better, 4x CD-ROM, 50MB hard drive space, Windows 95 or 98, 16 MB RAM, SVGA, 800X600, 256 colors, Windows 95 compatible soundcard, mouse and keyboard only, supports Windows Game Pad, Thrustmaster Pinball Controller.
Minimum Requirements (Macintosh): PowerPC, Mac OS 7.61 or better, 16 MB RAM, mouse and keyboard only.

AUTO!

Alternate name: none
Tag linenone

Development: Roger G. Hays
Publishing: Roger G. Hays
Release Year: WIP

Table(1): AUTO!

Table editor: no
Number of players: 1 – 4

Status: freeware or public domain

Part of: Pinball Construction Set’s generated PinGames series

Where to get it:

  • er, quite difficult to find

Minimum Requirements:

  • any DOS (PC DOS, DR DOS, MS DOS) compatible personal micro-computer
  • for all other platforms, requires a DOS emulator, such as DOSBox under Windows

SpinBall™ (1983, aka Spin Ball)

 

Alternate title: Flipper Pinball (european title)
Tag line/Slogan(back of box): Get ready for even more excitement and split-second action than traditional arcade pinball.

Development: General Consumer Electronics (GCE), Inc.
Publishing: Milton Bradley Ltd.
Release Year: 1983

Table(1): SpinBall

Table editorno
Number of players: 
1 – 2

Status: commercial

Part of

Where to get it:

  • buy an original cartridge
  • emulation

Minimum requirements:

  • a Vectrex ARCADE SYSTEM

Roll ‘m Up (1997)

Alternate title: ROLL ‘M UP
Tag line/Slogan(website)Roll ‘m Up is our fast-moving pinball game, running on more platforms than most people have heard of.

Design: Lost Boys media lab (Amsterdam)
Development: Lost Boys media lab (Amsterdam)
Publishing: Interbrew/Dommelsch Bier
Release Year: 1997

Table(1): Roll ‘m Up

Table editor: no
Number of players: 
1 – 4

Status: commercial

Part ofAdvertising PinSims seriesCross Platform PinSims series

Where to get it:

Minimum requirements:

  • BeOS: BeOS Release 4 for any Intel/PowerPC architecture
  • Linux: install first a few dynamic libraries (e.g., libstdc++) to run
  • MacOS: runs under any PowerPC architecture with DisplayLib installed. Low color and full color versions exist. For Mac OS System 7.5.1 or earlier, you will have to install DisplayLib first, usually from Apple’s website (search for the Display Manager library)
  • Windows: any Windows 9x version and later. Version 1.0 (c) 1997 does not run on Pentium III. This have been fixed with version 1.1 (c) 1998

3D Pinball for Windows: Space Cadet (1995, aka 3D Pinball – Space Cadet)

Compare with: Full Tilt! Pinball
Tag line
:
none

Development: Cinematronics, LLC, Maxis Software, Inc.
Publishing: Microsoft Corporation
Release Year: 1995

Table(1): Space Cadet

Table editor: no
Number of players: 1 – 4

Status: commercial

Part of: embedded PinGames series

Where to get it:

  • if you own Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95, Microsoft Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP, you already own it since it’s an included game !

Rocket Pinball

Not to be confused withRocket Flipper
Tag line/Slogan: none

Development: EyeHand Interactive, Inc.
Publishing: Magic Helmet
Release Year: WIP

Table(1): Rocket Pinball

Table editorno
Number of players: 
1

Status: free to play

Part ofCross Platform PinSims series (Java)

Where to play it:

  • er, quite difficult to find since the original applet is no more online

Requirements: any Java-enabled browser

Raster Blaster (1982, aka Bill Budge’s Raster Blaster)

Compare with: Raster Blaster, Apple II version (1981)
Tag line/Slogan(Atari 800 box cover)
: Video Pinball by Bill Budge

Development: BudgeCo, Inc.
Publishing: BudgeCo, Inc.
Release Year: 1982

Table(1): Raster Blaster

Table editor: no
Number of players:
1 – 4

Status: commercial

Part of: BudgeCo’s PinGames series

Where to get it:

  • original retail version (box, disk)
  • emulation

Minimum requirements: any 32 kB ATARI 800

Midnight Magic™ (1987, aka Midnite Magic)

Compare with: David’s Midnight Magic
Tag line/Slogan (Apple II box & manual):
Go Full Tilt!

Development: Broderbund Software, Inc.
Publishing: Atari Corporation
Release Year: 1987/1988

Table(1): Midnight Magic

Table editor: no
Number of players:
1 – 2

Status: commercial

Belongs to:

Where to get it:

  • original retail version for ATARI 2600 and 7800 VCS Series systems (same cartridge)
  • original retail version for ATARI XE system
  • emulation

Minimum requirements: an ATARI 2600 or 7800 VCS Series system, and one or two joysticks

Solid State Pinball: Angel Egg™ (1996, aka Angel Egg™ Pinball)

Alternate name: Angel Egg Pinball
Tag line/Slogan (website): Enjoy the ultimate multiball feature—GENESIS!

Design/Development: LittleWing Company, Ltd. (1996)
Publishing: LittleWing Company, Ltd.

Table(1): Angel Egg

Table editor: no
Number of players: 1 – 4

Status: commercial

Where to get it :

  • original retail versions (box)
  • demo versions exist (MacOS & Windows). They can be converted into full versions thanks to a personal Key-Code that will be sent to you when you register. So download your demo version from LittleWing’s website !
  • re-releases such as this one, EAN: WIP
  • compilations such as this one, EAN: 8713399011978

Minimum requirements:

  • Macintosh: PowerPC G3 or later, MacOS X 10.1 or later, 100MB hard disk space, 800×600 video resolution or higher; 32,000 or more colors.
  • Windows: Pentium III or faster, Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP, 100MB hard disk space, 800×600 or higher video resolution, 32,000 or more colors, DirectX8 or later version is required.

Tiki Pinball

Development: Flipside.com

Publishing: Flipside.com

Release Year: WIP

Tag line: The anger of the Tiki Gods can only be appeased with pinball action.

Table(1): Tiki Pinball

Table editor: no

Status: free to play

Part of: Cross Platform PinSims series (Java)

Where to play:

  • used to be online, from developer’s website (no more available)

Minimum requirements: any Java-enabled browser (note that Netscape 6.0 is not compatible with this game)

Zipper Flipper (1984, aka Pro Pinball)

Alternate name : Pro Pinball (U.S. release)

Development: R.E.D. / Sunshine

Publishing: Sinclair Research Ltd.

Release Year: 1984

Tag line: Zipper Flipper … Pinball as you’ve never played it before.

Table(1): Zipper Flipper

Table editor: no

Status: commercial

Where to get it:

  • original retail version (audio tape, United Kingdom)
  • emulation
Minimum requirements : 48K ZX Spectrum

Not to be confused with: Cunning Developments’ “Pro Pinball” series

Bounty Hunter 2099 Pinball (2001)

Development: Hexacto Games, Inc.

Publishing: Ubi Soft Entertainment

Release Year: 05/16/2001

Tag line: none

Tables(2): Earth, Hideout Majoris

Table editor: no

Status: commercial

Belongs to: mobile PinGames series

Where to get it:

  • used to be available from Handango.com, PocketGear.com, PalmGear.com and Gameloft Pocket
  • original retail Palm OS version (keep case) exists, EAN : 3307212501866
  • original retail Windows CE version (keep case) exists, EAN : WIP

Minimum Requirements(Windows CE): Windows CE 3.0 compatible Pocket PC (such as Compaq iPaq 3650 , HP Jornada 540 or Casio E-125)

Minimum Requirements(PalmOS): Palm OS 3.0+ compatible devices for the grayscale version ; PalmOS 3.5+ compatible devices for the color version. Suitable for Palm III, IIIe, IIIx, IIIxe, IIIc, Palm V, Vx, Visor, Visor Deluxe, Visor Platinum, Visor Prism.

Heart Pinball (1994)

Development: Music Pen, Inc.

Publishing: Microsoft Corporation

Release Year: 1994

Tag line: none

Table(1): Heart Pinball

Table editor: no

Status: freeware (mini game)/commercial (full version)

Belongs to: embedded PinGames series

Where to get it:

  • mini-game distributed for free by Microsoft to promote Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus Explores the Human Body
  • part of original retail version (box) of Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus Explores the Human Body

Extreme Pinball (1995)

Development: Digital Extremes, Inc., Epic MegaGames, Inc., High Score Entertainment

Publishing: Electronic Arts, Inc.

Release Year: 1995

Tag line(back DOS box): From the creators of the award winning Epic Pinball comes the most realistic pinball game ever unleashed on the PC

Tag line(back PlayStation cover): The Greatest Pinball Game of All Time !

Table(4): Rock Fantasy, Medieval Knights, Urban Chaos, Monkey Mayhem

Table editor: no

Status: shareware/commercial

Belongs to: Epic Pinball series, shareware PinGames series

Where to get it:

  • shareware DOS version exists
  • original retail DOS version (box)
  • original PlayStation version (crystal case)
  • original PlayStation 3 and PSP versions (electronic)

Black Box (1987)


Alternate name:
none

Tag line: none

Development: Russco
Publishing: Russco
Release Year: 1987

Table(1): Black Box

Table editor: no
Number of players: 1 – 4

Status: freeware or public domain

Belongs to: Pinball Construction Set’s generated PinGames series

Where to get it:

  • er, quite difficult to find

Minimum Requirements:

  • any DOS (PC DOS, DR DOS, MS DOS) compatible personal micro-computer
  • for all other platforms, requires a DOS emulator, such as DOSBox under Windows

Pro Pinball: Big Race USA (1999, aka BRUSA, Pinball 3)

Development: Cunning Developments

Publishing: Entertainment International (UK) Ltd.

Release Year: 1999 (DOS, Windows, MacOS), 2000 (PlayStation)

Tag line (Empire’s website): A Pro Pinball Simulation

Table(1): Big Race USA

Table editor: no

Belongs to: Cunning Developments’ Pro Pinball series (third)

Where to get it:

  • original retail version (box)
  • visit GOG.com
  • re-release versions (keep cases)
  • mounted on covers of magazines (covermounts) :

Pro Pinball (1983, aka Zipper Flipper)

Alternate name : Zipper Flipper (european release)

Development: R.E.D. / Sunshine

Publishing: Timex Computer Corporation

Release Year: 1983

Tag line (in-game): The electric ballgame

Table(1): Pro Pinball

Table editor: no

Where to get it:

  • original retail version (audio tape, U.S.A.)
  • emulation, offline or online

Not to be confused with: Cunning Developments’ “Pro Pinball” series

Minimum requirements: 48K ZX Spectrum

Gladiators V9.7

Development: KAZe Co., Ltd.

Release Year: 1997

Tables(4): Gladiators, Dragon Showdown, Knight of the Rose, Warlock

Where to get it:

  • no retail version since it was never released

South Park Pinball

DevelopmentSkyworks Technologies, Inc.

Publishing: ComedyCentral.com, SouthParkStudios.com

Release Year: WIP

Tag line: none

Table(1): South Park Pinball

Table editor: no

Where to play:

  • visit South Park’s website, here !

Minimum requirements: any browser with Adobe® Flash® Player plugin

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