Pinball is a game that I’ve never felt has translated well to video form. Part of it is the visceral, physical experience of a good pinball table – the other part is the form factor or aspect ratio of a pinball table (which is much taller than it is wide). While in the last few years video pinball has come a long way in terms of realistic physics, there is still the aspect ratio issue. Most of us play games on a widescreen monitor or TV which is the exact opposite of what is best for video pinball! Is pinball best left to the real arcades? Well, not anymore. Video pinball has launched a renaissance on iOS. With Zen Pinball, and now Pinball Arcade as well (which I hope to try soon), iOS gamers are now spoiled for choice to get their pinball fix.
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