Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 13, 2012
    84
    The brilliantly designed "The Tales of the Arabian Nights" alone is worth the entrance to this arcade – even tough the visuals can't compete with the likes of Zen Pinball or Pinball FX 2.
  2. Aug 20, 2012
    80
    Thanks to the quality of each table and excellent reproduction of physics, The Pinball Arcade is a title highly recommended to fans of the genre or those who have always been intrigued by the this kind of games.
  3. Aug 7, 2012
    80
    There's a paucity of challenges to keep you engaged, but Pinball Arcade makes up for that with sheer power of presentation and rock-solid ball physics.
  4. Jun 22, 2012
    80
    So if you've got a Vita handy and a pocketful of quarters, you can trade in your heavy pocket of change for a pocketful of some of the best classic pinball tables ever created. While nothing can ever truly recreate playing these classic tables in the arcades, The Pinball Arcade is definitely the next best thing.
  5. May 23, 2012
    67
    The Pinball Arcade is an excellent platform for emulating the classic tables that made the pinball genre as great as it was. An accurate physics engine and an insane attention to the level of details make the future bright for the game. Now FarSight just needs to begin putting its licensing agreements to use and roll out more tables as well as make use of the various features being promised. Until then, it fails to live up to its potential.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 10, 2013
    9
    The Greatest real pinball tables you could have in your pocket and enjoy them anytime. There are many tables to choose from and every table comes with detailed instructions how it works. Launch! Full Review »
  2. Jan 18, 2013
    10
    This is a fun pinball game that reproduces actual pinball games. The constant updates of new tables keeps you going. My recent favorite is the Elvira table. Probably the most played game on my Vita. The games are hard but it is rewarding when you do well. Full Review »
  3. Nov 27, 2012
    9
    Faithful representations of pinball machines of old, lots of fun to be had relearning table rules and chasing your own high scores! My only criticisms are that the newer tables seem to be rushed quality wise compared to the earlier released tables. A few bugs here and there in DLC packs 6 and 7 and the visuals don't seem to be making the most of the Vita's powerful graphics capabilities, the iphone versions of some tables look a lot sharper and colorful..
    Overall though a must buy for pinball lovers and for newbies to the genre, check it out!
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