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On this wiki, "Physical Pinball Table" refers to a Pinball
game that originally existed as a tangible machine in its history. Many of these pinballs may be emulated or adapted for Video Game Systems
or home computers, but their origins are in cabinets that can be touched, nudged, slapped, and jostled.
Despite popular misconception, the rise of Video Games
has not stopped pinball machines from being made. Stern Pinball
continues to release a half-dozen new titles every year in several different editions
, with a majority of them going to private owners over commercial establishments. A newcomer, Jersey Jack Pinball, released their first game based on MGM's The Wizard of Oz
in 2013. And individuals like John Popadiuk
continue to make original machines with very limited production runs for truly devoted players.
adaptations of pinball tables have existed since the beginning of video gaming, but those early ports tended to be overly simplistic due to technical limitations. With advances in computing power, however, digital simulations have become accurate enough to re-introduce physical tables to new generations of players, giving pinball fans more ways to easily enjoy their favorite tables. The companies and titles in this realm include:
- FarSight Studios' Pinball Hall of Fame series (with The Gottlieb Collection and The Williams Collection), and its successor series, The Pinball Arcade.
- Visual Pinball is a freeware computer application that works with a pinball ROM emulator to play recreated and original 3D-rendered pinball tables, similar to Microsoft Pinball Arcade.
- Future Pinball is another freeware computer application. It also uses pinball ROM emulators, but uses a fully-modeled, real-time 3D engine.
Also see Digital Pinball Tables
and Licensed Pinball Tables
As new Works page are created for these tables, please add them to the index on this page. Be sure to use the "Pinball/" namespace!
Physical pinball tables with their own pages:
Other notable physical pinball tables include:
- Firepower: The first electronic pinball game to feature multi-ballnote
- Magic Girl, an original pinball machine by designer John Popadiuk. Only thirteen were made, each pre-ordered for $15,995.
- OXO: A 1973 table with a Tic-Tac-Toe theme
- The Pinball Circus by Python Anghelo for Williams Electronics, a pinball machine built to fit in a videogame arcade cabinet.
- Zingy Bingy: This is rumored to be a prototype pornographic pinball game designed for Capcom Pinball by Python Anghelo — players used penis-shaped flippers to shoot the pinball into breast bumpers and vagina-shaped saucers, while nude marionettes in the backbox moved around and adopted various poses. The rumors also claim that the only existing machine belongs to an elusive collector...