Pinball has been around long before the first video game, but that doesn't mean it's gone out of vogue. Take a look at the App Store right now and you'll see PinOut! sweeping up the charts. While there've been hundreds of pinball iterations throughout the years, people are still finding ways to freshen up the classic spring-loaded physics game, as evidenced by PinOut!'s innovative maze-like boards.
PinOut! follows in the legacy of several other mobile pinball games bringing fresh spins on the arcade favorite. Let's take a look at five of the best.
INKS turns pinball into moving art. Colored targets produce satisfying ink splats as the ball ricochets around the table. The ball then glides through the paint creating colorful trails across the minimalist 2D board. It's a blast making a mess and seeing what sort of random artwork ensues.
Pinball Arcade pairs one of the most realistic pinball physics engines with dollops of nostalgia. It brings an array of classic arcade pinball tables to your phone or tablet, all of which have been recreated in beautiful detail. Pinball Arcade will please newcomers and those looking to take a walk down memory lane both.
This futuristic take on pinball has a new vision of how the game should be played. Quantic Pinball shines in its quirky bonuses and special levels featuring little mini-games, like an arcade style shoot-em up, meshed with the classic bumper smashing mechanics you're familiar with.
Pinball HD is pinball in its purest form. If you're looking for traditional pinball fun with sharp graphics, this is the one you want. The game also boasts a wide selection of tables, from a Wild West themed table to much louder ones dedicated to ACDC and Slayer.
Zen Pinball is likely the mobile pinball game. Developer Zen Studios have mastered the physics, sound design and visuals. Now they're banking on their legacy, regularly releasing new themed tables based on what's popular in the pop culture world. You'll find Marvel tables, Alien tables,& Walking Dead tables and many many more to add to your collection.
Pinball never gets old judging by the sheer variety of variations on the theme available for mobile today. There's a pinball game for every taste, or, if you're truly addicted, you might want to download all five.
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