Microsoft Pinball Arcade Article

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Microsoft Pinball Arcade
Cover art for the Windows version
Developer(s) Microsoft
Saffire Corporation (GBC)
Classified Games (GBC)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color
ReleaseDecember 15, 1998 (1998-12-15)
Genre(s) Pinball
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

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 real pinball tables licensed by Gottlieb. These include: Baffle Ball (1931), Humpty Dumpty (1947), Knock Out (1950), Slick Chick (1963), Spirit of 76 (1975), Haunted House (1982), and Cue Ball Wizard (1992).

The Game Boy Color version features scaled-down graphics, due to hardware limitations. It also excludes the Humpty Dumpty and Cue Ball Wizard tables. A free trial version of the computer game is also available, with Haunted House as the only playable table. This game was designed for Windows 9x and Windows NT 4.0 but it can also natively run on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 10 without need to apply compatiblity mode.


GameSpot gave it a 6.2. [1] The game was praised for its faithful reproduction of the sound effects, detailed high-quality graphics, and realistic ball physics.

IGN gave it a 5.2. [2]

See also


  1. ^ "Pinball Arcade for PC". GameSpot. 21 December 1998. Retrieved 25 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Microsoft Pinball Arcade". IGN. 11 February 1999. Retrieved 25 March 2008.

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