Pinball is an arcade game that makes use of mechanical arms called flippers to move the silver ball inside a pinball machine. The playfield of a pinball machine houses bumpers, ramps, and colorful lights that are unique. The game is covered with a glass cabinet that lets you see through and protects the machine from dust. The main objective of the game is to score points by hitting various targets with the silver ball. If you let the ball fall through the space between the flippers, your turn ends. And the game ends when you have lost all your balls. Sounds plain, doesn’t it? Let’s add some spice now.
Initially, having started off as a grass course outdoor game, the game soon entered indoor with its evolution as table-top games. Without flippers, the earlier pinball games were not fun to play at all.
Hence it was considered gambling, a game of luck. The introduction of flippers added a skill factor to the game and attracted more audiences. With the invention of video games in the late 1970s, the pinball machines encountered a severe blow, and its inventors had to become innovative to win back their customers. It was only during the mid-1990s that the pinball games started gaining popularity again. It was also around that time the game got noticed by many players who considered gaming a serious business.
Did you know the pinball game was banned in New York City from the early 1940s till 1976? The then Mayor of New York, Fiorello La Guardia, firmly believed that the pinball game stripped the school children of their hard-earned nickels.
With the advancement in technology, pinball machines entered the virtual realm and our pockets as mobile games. Infinity Pinball by Digital Will Inc. is a play store game that lets you enjoy the game at the tip of your fingers. By adding a revolutionary twist to the traditional pinball game, Infinity Pinball makes sure the fun never ends. The virtual table is infinitely long and procedurally generated. You can keep advancing by launching your pinball up the levels and win as many coins as you can.
Each pinball table has its own unique table design, soundtrack, and bash toys. You need not listen to the monotonous track throughout the game. The soundtrack keeps alternating through levels. There are few levels with side pockets that let you change your bash toy if you manage to get your pinball inside them. Sounds challenging enough, doesn’t it?
Each element of the pinball table will give you a different score when hit. And if you manage to accumulate as much as 25,000 points, you get an extra life. Use the coins you won to unlock and win new balls. If you collect certain types of balls, a unique Table Design will be made available exclusively for you and many more.
Though ads might hinder your gameplay, it has been smoothed out and hopefully is less confusing now.