Heighway Pinball is a manufacturer of arcade pinball machines, located in Ebbw Vale, South Wales. Founded by pinball operator, distributor, and enthusiast Andrew Heighway in 2012, it is the United Kingdom's first major pinball company.
Inspired by issues he'd seen with routed pinball machines, Heighway sought to produce affordable, reliable games for home and retail markets. Three games were to be released a year, and veteran pinball designers like John Trudeau and Dennis Nordman joined Heighway's team.
Heighway Pinball's games feature modular mechanisms and easily-replaceable playfields, which are embedded with 10.4" color LCD monitors. Optional LCDs to install in the backbox and entertain spectators are also available. Notably, an entire game can be replaced in 3.5 minutes.
The company's first game, Circe's Animal Housenote , was rethemed to Full Throttle and shipped in January 2015. Poor sales forced Heighway Pinball to prioritize development on their second title, Alien. However, the game suffered a contentious production due to design changes, unreliable and unavailable parts, Executive Meddling from 20th Century Fox, and several key personnel leaving the company (including Heighway himself on June 17, 2017).
As of April 26, 2018, Heighway Pinball faces liquidation.