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This is a list of the best pinball games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated pinball games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest pinball games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these pinball games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging pinball games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new pinball games.

List features games like Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, Pinball, and many more

This list answers the questions, "What are the best pinball games?" and "What is the greatest pinball game of all time?"
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Pinball Arcade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
KevGrosvenor added Pinball Arcade

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Pinball Hall of Fame: The Will... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
2008
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection is a video game title from Crave Entertainment for the Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, and Nintendo 3DS. Players ...more

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Pinball Fantasies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1992
Pinball Fantasies is a pinball game for the Commodore Amiga personal computer developed by Digital Illusions CE in late 1992, as a sequel to Pinball Dreams. A further sequel was released in 1995 ...more

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27 17
Pinball FX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
2007
Pinball FX is a pinball machine video game for the Xbox 360 and Xbox ONE. It was developed by Zen Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released on April 25, 2007 via the Xbox ...more

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22 14
Pinball Dreams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1992
Pinball Dreams is a pinball simulation video game developed by Digital Illusions CE and originally released for the Amiga in 1992. It spawned several sequels, including Pinball Fantasies, ...more

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Pro Pinball: The Web is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1996
Pro Pinball: The Web is the first in a series of four pinball computer games developed by Cunning Development and produced by Empire Interactive, released between 1996 and 2000. The four games ...more

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21 14
Alien Crush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1988
Alien Crush is a pinball video game developed by NAXAT Soft for the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16. It was released in 1988. It was later re-released on the Virtual Console and on the PlayStation ...more

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23 16
Pokémon Pinball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1999
Pokémon Pinball is a pinball-based Pokémon spin-off video game for the Game Boy Color. It was released in Japan on April 14, 1999, and in North America on June 28, 1999. In it, the ...more

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Dragon's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1993
Dragon's Revenge is a pinball video game by Tengen, released for Sega Genesis in 1993. It is a follow-up to Devil's Crush, a pinball game set in sword and sorcery scenario, wherein the player ...more

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Pro Pinball: Big Race USA is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1998
Pro Big Race USA is a 1998 pinball computer game developed by Cunning Development and published by Empire Interactive. It is the third game in the Pro Pinball series, and is themed around ...more

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Kirby's Pinball Land is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1993
Kirby's Pinball Land, known in Japan as Kirby no Pinball is a 1993 pinball video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy. It was HAL Laboratory's third ...more

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15 10
Pro Pinball: Timeshock! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1997
Timeshock! is a 1997 pinball computer game developed by Cunning Development and published by Empire Interactive. It is the second game in the Pro Pinball series, and is themed around the concept ...more

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Baby Pac-Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1982
Baby Pac-Man is a hybrid arcade/pinball game produced by Bally Midway October 11, 1982.

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Epic Pinball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1993
Epic Pinball is a 1993 pinball video game developed by James Schmalz and published by Epic MegaGames. The initial release pre-dated Schmalz' Digital Extremes name. The game is played seen from a ...more

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Balls of Steel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Balls of Steel 1997
Balls of Steel is a pinball computer game developed by Wildfire Studios and released on December 12, 1997. It is the only game to be published under the Pinball Wizards label, a division of ...more

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Psycho Pinball is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1994
Psycho Pinball is a 1994 pinball video game published and developed by Codemasters, released for the Sega Mega Drive in the United Kingdom, and DOS personal computers in the U.S. and Europe

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13 9
Slam Tilt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Slam Tilt 1996
Slam Tilt is a pinball simulation video game developed by Liquid Dezign HB and published by 21st Century Entertainment in 1996 for AGA-equipped Amiga computers. In 1997 a version was released ...more

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13 9
Full Tilt! Pinball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1996
Full Tilt! Pinball is a pinball video game developed by Cinematronics and published by Maxis in 1995. It featured pre-rendered 3D graphics and three tables: Space Cadet, Skulduggery, and ...more

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11 8
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gott... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
2004
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection is a pinball video game developed by FarSight Studios and published by Crave Entertainment. The tables in the game are recreations of real tables. ...more

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UltraPin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
UltraPin is a Multi-Game pinball arcade game that holds 12 digital recreations of Williams Electronics real pinball games in a single pinball cabinet. UltraPin is built in a traditional style ...more

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13 11
Revenge of the 'Gator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1989
Revenge of the 'Gator, known in Europe as Pinball: Revenge of the Gator and in Japan as Pinball: 66 Hiki no Wani Daikoushin, is a pinball video game developed and published by HAL Laboratory. It ...more

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11 9
Pinball Quest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1989
Pinball Quest is the name of a Nintendo Entertainment System video game developed by TOSE and published by Jaleco in 1990. The game is based on the popular arcade game pinball. The role playing ...more

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Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1993
Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, or Sonic Spinball, is a pinball video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It was originally released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1993, and later ported to ...more

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6 4
Zen Pinball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
2009
Zen Pinball is a series of pinball machine video games for iOS and the PlayStation 3 developed by Zen Studios. The iOS releases are two separate applications, each containing one table; Zen ...more

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Metroid Prime Pinball is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
2005
Metroid Prime Pinball is a pinball video game themed after the Metroid series. The game uses the graphical style and various story elements from Metroid Prime. It was developed by Fuse Games for ...more