The game consists of seven digitally emulated Physical Pinball Tables from Gottlieb, one from each decade from 1930 to The '90s. Each one comes with a full set of rules and an overview of the game's features, and are accompanied by a brief history of pinball and various informational guides. Each table is shown using a pre-rendered playfield, giving fast and fluid action at the cost of a fixed camera position. A free trial version was available, with Haunted House available to play. It can be found fully-archived by the Wayback Machine here.
In 2001, a port of the game was released for the Game Boy Color, developed by Saffire and published by Classified Games. Due to hardware limitations, it featured simplified four-color graphics, an overhead view, and a scrolling viewscreen. Two of the tables were omitted, and the ones that were present had assorted changes made to accommodate the hardware.
The PC version of this game has a Spiritual Successor in Visual Pinball, a freeware computer application.
Not to be confused with FarSight Studios' The Pinball Arcade, released in 2012 for multiple platforms. Coincidentally, both games feature Haunted House and Cue Ball Wizard.