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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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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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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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Alien Crush is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Pro Pinball: The Web is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Pro Pinball: Big Race USA is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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: Timeshock! is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Epic Pinball is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Pokémon Pinball is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Slam Tilt is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Psycho Pinball is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Baby Pac-Man is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Balls of Steel is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Kirby's Pinball Land is listed (or ranked) 17 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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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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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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Metroid Prime Pinball is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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Zen Pinball is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Midnight Magic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Midnight Magic is a video game released for the Atari 2600 video game console in 1986, although on-screen it displays a copyright of 1984.

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Eight Ball Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time

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Simon the Sorcerer's Pinball is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Simon the Sorcerer's Pinball 1998

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Jaki Crush is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1992 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

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Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphi... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
2003 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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Revenge of the 'Gator is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Addiction Pinball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1998 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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Video Pinball is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1978 Video Pinball is a dedicated video game console released in 1978 as an Atari Inc. coin-op-to-standalone home console translation, by bringing the game Breakout to home players. Bumper ...more

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Rollerball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Rollerball is a video game produced by HAL Laboratory, Inc. in 1988 for the Nintendo Entertainment System four years after its initial release on the MSX. It is designed to be played by one to ...more

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Akira Psycho Ball is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
2002 Akira Psycho Ball is a 2002 digital pinball game based on the popular Akira series created by Katsuhiro Otomo. It features the original storyline and the animated film adaptation's theme song. ...more

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Pinball Quest is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Bomb Bee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1979 Bomb Bee is a Japanese arcade game that was released by Namco in 1979. It is the sequel to Gee Bee, which was released in the previous year. This was a two-player ball and paddle game, which ...more

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Disney's The Little Mermaid II... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time

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David's Midnight Magic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1982 David's Midnight Magic is an early computer pinball simulation written by David Snider and released by Brøderbund in 1982..

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Cutie Q is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1979 Cutie Q is an arcade game that was released by Namco in 1979. It is the second sequel to Gee Bee, which was released in the previous year. It is also the first game from the company to display ...more

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Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Hollywood Pinball is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Hollywood Pinball

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Super Pinball II: The Amazing ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Super Pinball II: The Amazing Odyssey

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1st Person Pinball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1st Person Pinball

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Gottlieb Pinball Classics is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time

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Pinball 2000 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Pinball 2000

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Pinball Wizard 2000 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Pinball Wizard 2000

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Pinball Heroes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Pinball Heroes 2009

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Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey 1997 Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey is a 3D pinball video game for PC, Macintosh and PlayStation and is the fourth title in a series of games. The game was developed by Cunning Developments and ...more

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Microsoft Pinball Arcade is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1998 Microsoft Pinball Arcade is a pinball video game from Microsoft. It was released on December 15, 1998 for Microsoft Windows and in 2001 for the Game Boy Color. The game is a collection of seven ...more

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Austin Powers Pinball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
2002 Austin Powers Pinball is a pinball-based video game released in 2002 and 2003 for PlayStation and PC. The game is thematically based on the Austin Powers series of films. In this game, there are ...more

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Virtual Pinball is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
1993 Virtual Pinball is a video game that plays as an electronic version of pinball. One to four players can choose from either 29 pre-made games or design one using the in-game editor tools. ...more

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Alien Crush Returns is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pinball Games of All Time
2008 Alien Crush Returns is a WiiWare pinball video game developed by Tamsoft and published by Hudson Soft. It is a sequel/remake to 1988's Alien Crush, and is the fourth installment in the Crush ...more