Author Topic: pinball?  (Read 211 times)

azwel2 (OP)

pinball?
« on: September 07, 2017, 11:43:38 pm »
I didnt realize they made roms of old pinball games. Is there an actual emulator for android that you could load them into? I see theres somethign called pinmame, http://pinmame.retrogames.com  but im not sure if thats for android

Ive downloaded an android app that has like 80 emulated games on it, but im looking for more.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2017, 11:52:57 pm by azwel2 »

zoragon

Re: pinball?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 05:41:30 am »
Pinball arcade (app) is probably your best bet for emulation of old 80s and 90s pinball machines. The physics and graphics on android are iffy but actually not that bad on windows where you have a lot more power!

There's also Zen pinball/Pinball FX2 (same thing but goes by different names depending on the platform). These are brand new made up pinball tables where they almost have a videogame aspect to them because you have changing play fields, 3D animated models that will walk across the table and you're supposed to hit etc. I prefer this platform on android more than pinball arcade if that's anything. They're also releasing Pinball FX3 sometime this month but I don't think android will be supported at launch.

azwel2 (OP)

Re: pinball?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 06:38:52 pm »
thats actually the one I have, Pinball arcade.  Hopefully one day, theres a standalone emulator that uses individual roms

zoragon

Re: pinball?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 05:27:09 am »
Technically pinball arcade does use the oldschool pinball roms. But I don't classify it as an "emulator" just because 90% of pinball is played with a physical ball interacting with the play-field. It's extremely hard to emulate gravity and the physical interactions and then translating them to a digital platform. Even pinmame isn't that great compared to the real thing. Pinmame and Pinball Arcade are just interpretations.

typingsux

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Re: pinball?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 09:16:24 pm »
I didnt realize they made roms of old pinball games. Is there an actual emulator for android that you could load them into? I see theres somethign called pinmame, http://pinmame.retrogames.com  but im not sure if thats for android

Ive downloaded an android app that has like 80 emulated games on it, but im looking for more.

What's the app with 80 games?

I have the Amazon underground app with a bunch of pinball tables.

azwel2 (OP)

Re: pinball?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 04:33:40 am »
Pinball arcade.

 

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