Pinball HD

App review by
Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Authentic pinball simulation with mildly suggestive imagery.

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Ease of Play

It’s just as simple as real-world pinball; tap the left and right edges of the screen to flick the flippers, shake the iPad to jiggle the table.Plus there are narrated overviews of the tables if you want.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Players will see a couple of scantily clad women on one table.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

The “Wild West” table features a picture of a full, foaming mug of beer.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pinball HD is a realistic pinball simulation featuring three tables that sport mildly suggestive themes and artwork. Players will see a couple of scantily clad women on one table and watch as their balls scoot past a little bar scene marked by a picture of a foaming mug of beer.

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Is it any good?

Pinball games may be getting harder to find in the physical world but they seem to be proliferating in the digital domain. However, PINBALL HD differentiates itself from its competitors in terms quality and value. Three bucks buys three very distinct tables with jungle, sea, and western themes. They look fantastic in high-definition on the iPad’s big, glossy screen, and are complemented by a physics system that makes the game’s virtual balls move just like their real world counterparts. Tapping the sides of the screen to flick the flippers is intuitive, as is shaking the iPad to jiggle the table. Bonus: Narrated overviews of the features of each table ensure that you need never wonder what each light, rail, and bumper means or does. If you’re looking for iPad pinball, you’re unlikely to find better.

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: $1.99
  • Release date: May 4, 2010
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Size: 58.60 MB
  • Publisher: OOO Gameprom
  • Version: 1.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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