Licensing properties from other media has a long tradition in Pinball
games. After all, every pinball machine needs a theme
, and established works are a convenient source.
Nowadays, with the rise of home video game consoles and the decline of arcades, almost all new tables are licensed games
, as they provide significant name recognition for curious new players. Even hobbyists recognize the draw of a good license; many home-made games have been based on popular pop-culture icons including Ghostbusters, Star Fox,
and The Matrix
is a related trope for pinball games based on Video Game
properties. Licensed Game
is the video game equivalent trope.
Also see Physical Pinball Tables
and Digital Pinball Tables
Licensed pinballs (physical and digital) with their own pages:
Other notable licensed pinball tables include: