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The Best Pinball Games of All Time 

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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: Th... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 2008 (FarSight Studios)
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
Released: 1992 (EA Digital Illusions CE)
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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Pinball FX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 2007 (Zen Studios)
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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Alien Crush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1988 (Kaga Create)
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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Pinball Dreams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1992 (EA Digital Illusions CE)
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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Pokémon Pinball ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1999 (Jupiter)
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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Pro Pinball: The Web is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1996 (Cunning Development)
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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Baby Pac-Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1982 (Midway Games)
Baby Pac-Man is a hybrid arcade/pinball game produced by Bally Midway October 11, 1982.
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Psycho Pinball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1994 (Codemasters)
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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Dragon's Revenge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Tengen)
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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Kirby's Pinball Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (HAL Laboratory)
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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Full Tilt! Pinball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1996 (Cinematronics)
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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Pro Pinball: Big Race US... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1998 (Cunning Development)
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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Epic Pinball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Digital Extremes)
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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Pro Pinball: Timeshock! ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1997 (Cunning Development)
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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Slam Tilt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Slam Tilt Released: 1996 (Liquid Dezign HB)
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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Balls of Steel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Balls of Steel
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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Revenge of the 'Gator is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1989 (HAL Laboratory)
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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Pokémon Pinball: ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 2003 (Jupiter)
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire is a pinball game developed by Jupiter and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance handheld game console. It was first revealed at E3 in 2003, ...more
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Pinball Hall of Fame: Th... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 2004 (FarSight Studios)
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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Addiction Pinball is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1998 (Team17 Software)
Addiction Pinball is a pinball simulation game released in 1998 for PC, featuring tables based on two popular Team17 games - Worms and World Rally Fever. It was later ported to the PlayStation ...more
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Pinball Quest is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1989 (Tose Co.)
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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Simon the Sorcerer's Pin... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Simon the Sorcerer's Pinball Released: 1998 (Adventure Soft)
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Jaki Crush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Released: 1992 (Kaga Create)
Jaki Crush is a pinball video game for the Super Famicom that was originally released in 1992, exclusively in Japan. The game is the third in the Crush Pinball series, and was preceded by Alien ...more