is a series of three games released by Atari
between 1977 and 1980. The third version (for the Atari 2600
) is now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade
The first version was on a dedicated console, similar to the Pong
machines of the time. It also had a basketball game and Breakout
. The second was an Arcade Game
, complete with flashing lights. The third was the 2600 version. Each game gave you control over the ball shooter and flippers. The arcade and 2600 versions also had a nudge feature, similar to tilting a real pinball table. Ball physics were fairly realistic.
Video Pinball provides examples of: