In this post we are going to make you a list of the best pinball apps that are in the Google Play Store so that you can install them on your smartphone. There are payment alternatives, but we will bring you the best free options, although most will have advertising and / or purchases within the application.
What is Pinball?
In case you do not know the game we are talking about, pinball is a mythical game of arcades that became popular in the 60s and 70s of the SXX all over the world.
The game consists of preventing a ball from falling, hitting it with two levers and hitting the different decorations on the board, which will give us points. It is a simple game to understand and very addictive. In addition, these machine decorations have come to create a culture around them, with great fans and collectors of these objects.
If we go to the digital plane, this game was very successful when it was integrated into Windows, with a Space Pinball version, stealing the site from the famous minesweeper and solitaire.
Classic pinball games
In this list we offer you the apps that seek to bring a classic experience to Android:
Pinball Deluxe: Reloaded
With more than 1 million downloads and a 4.6 star rating, this app ranks as one of the first apps you should try if you like pinball.
It is a simple and very complete version that will allow us customize the game both in its aesthetics and in its physics, allowing to modify such interesting things as the verticality of the machine or shaking the mobile to make it tremble. Totally as if you were playing on a real machine.
It has shopping inside from the application itself to obtain new tables or objects to create our custom one. An app that offers everything a fan of this game might need.
Do you remember the Windows version of this game? Well with this alternative you can enjoy it on your Android as many times as you want.
It has over 1 million downloads and 4.5 star rating.
The application is Very simple: the typical Space Pinball table, an advertising banner at the bottom and a pause menu in case we want to turn off the music, remove the ads by paying € 2.99 or see our statistics.
It does not have more and it does not need it either, since in its simplicity is the magic that will make you feel again like in an arcade or in your afternoons of vice with your first computer.
This option, which has more than 100,000 downloads and a score of 3.9 stars, is the most recommended for unconditional lovers of the classic pinballs.
What’s so special about it? Well, this is a game hyper realistic that tries to imitate the experience of going to play a machine of a lifetime with unsurpassed graphics.
With this app we can have access to a countless inventory of classic models of many famous brands in the sector. Yes indeed, most are paid and we will have several offers available.
The only negative thing about this application is its interface, it is very rough and unfriendly to the eye, especially when we want to choose a table to play or see the rules of each machine.
Finally, it offers a ‘fly’ mode which consists in that we can enjoy all the details of the different machines without having to play, being able to zoom in and see all the details as if they were in front of them.
It may be one of the most downloaded alternatives to play pinball on Android. It has over 10 million downloads and a 4.4 star rating.
What stands out the most about the game is its simplicity. No customization options or anything like that. We simply have the main menu and 5 different tables with their particular way of playing.
It has advertising pop up style and a banner at the bottom, but it is not excessive and we will not be able to remove it by paying.
Modern pinball games
With more than 5 million downloads and a score of 4.4 stars, this is a very interesting app if you like alternative tables pinball, since what is special is that we will have several tables with different ways of playing, including a version of Pokémon with which we can even hunt some of the characters to get more points.
The worst thing about this app is its intrusive advertising that appears every time we are going to play or end a game and that to remove it we will have to pay 12.99 euros.
Of course, as a strong point, all the tables are available without paying, which promises us to have hours and hours of multidisciplinary fun.
A curious fact about this app is that it is inside Google Play Pass, so if you have it, you can play the version without ads without having to pay extra.
Multiball 3D: Pinball with a Twist
If you are looking for something new and fresh, this is not to be missed. This app already begins by playing horizontally instead of vertically, which already makes us indicate that it is different.
The essence of the game goes further, complicating it to the limit that we will play with three balls at the same time. But do not believe that they are 3 balls and, no, they are 3 balls of 3 different colors (black, green and blue) that we will have to hit by changing the color of the levers so that they coincide. If you do not hit the black marble with the black colored lever, for example, it will go through it and you will lose.
A real madness that premiered on February 15, 2021, has more than 1000 downloads and a rating of 4.6 stars.
With more than 10 million downloads and a 4-star rating, this game mixes classic pinball with the world of platforms and levels, all wrapped in a neon setting that is very reminiscent of the movie Tron.
The main idea of the game is to make the marble go overcoming levels, for which we will have to aim and have some dexterity with the levers, since the pass is made through some trap doors or paths that we will have to furrow. And all with a countdown that we can increase as we pass the levels or shoot with the marble to the bonuses.
The application is free, it has advertising, but it also has a premium mode with which you can access all its game modes without ads.
A not very well known game with just over 100 downloads and 4.5 stars rating but just as addictive as others on this list.
It is a very simple game that will consist of climbing with the marble with the simple push of the pinball levers. There is no time, there is no limit, just go overcoming levels until we drop it and we have to start over.
It has advertising that we cannot remove, but the game is completely free and has no purchases inside.
Soccer Pinball Hit
Another little known game, with just over 100 downloads and currently no scores. Can you imagine a mix between table football and pinball? Well that is exactly what this application is. Two teams of 4 levers competing to score a goal against their opponents.
It has ads, although few and it is completely free. It also has a single game mode and hopefully it will evolve and improve. An online mode would be great.
With more than 100,000 downloads and a score of 3.6 stars, this game is another option that allows us to play treacherous pinball and also mix it with the typical game of destroying a brick wall.
It is a simple game, with advertising and a premium mode without them and that allows us to unlock all the levels without having to win them with our skill.
As you can see, there are many applications available to play pinball on Android, from digital classics, some mixed with other arcade games or hyper-realistic experiences for those nostalgic for arcades.