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[[caption-width-right:300:The arcade version of ''Video Pinball'', with superimposed graphics.]]

''Video Pinball'' is a series of DigitalPinballTables released by {{Atari}} between 1977 and 1980.

The original ''Video Pinball'' was an upright arcade cabinet. A mirror reflected video images of the pinball, flippers, and targets over a printed background. Pushing down on the control panel simulated a nudge on screen, and up to four players could play at once.

The second version of ''Video Pinball'' was a dedicated home video console. It played four versions of pinball, as well as two versions of ''{{Breakout}}'' and a paddle-based basketball game. An OEM version of the system was produced for Sears' Tele-Games label, under the name "Pinball Breakaway."

The final version was a game cartridge released in 1980 for the {{Atari 2600}}, and was programmed by Bob Smith. It featured simplistic simulations of a pinball machine's plunger, flippers, bumpers, and rollovers. A "nudge" feature allowed players to change the ball's movement with the joystick, but excessive movement would "tilt" the machine. This game is now available on XboxLiveArcade, as well as Code Mystics' ''Atari's Greatest Hits'' collection.

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!!The various versions of ''Video Pinball'' provides examples of:

* DifficultyLevels: A combination of game variations, and on the Atari 2600, difficulty switches.
* EndlessGame
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
* TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames
* NoFairCheating: Too much nudging and TILT!
* NoPlotNoProblem
* {{Pinball}}
* PressurePlate: Rollovers.
* RagdollPhysics
* ScoringPoints: Though the 2600 version avoids PinballScoring, and has a couple of spinners worth one point.
* SpringsSpringsEverywhere: Bumpers and spinners.
* TopDownView
* VideoGameLives: Or in this case, balls.
* WideOpenSandbox
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