Pinball Arcade is out for the iOS, TOTAN is free. Just downloaded it, I’ll let you know.
So far there are 4 tables available, TOTAR (Tales of the Arabian Nights), Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Black Hole and Theatre of Magic. All of these are classic table and all from different manufacturers.
I believe there are 2 more tables promised soon, at least that’s what I thought I read when I immediately plugged in my 10 bucks for all tables offered (like a spastic goof). The tables are available individually for 2 bucks a piece or free to try until you get the high score.
This is definitely a package that I hope gets some major updates. The tables are not iPad quality (although the game is an asterisk title), the texture maps are low resolution.
All the elements that need to be fixed; Improved resolution, skill shots are not possible as the camera shifts to the front of the table to pull back the plunger instead of switching overhead to allow using the plunger meter markings, the dot matrix display is called a HUD and does not emulate dot matrix, the cameras force portrait mode of the IPad but the table is always angled back – if portrait mode is forced then I’d like a more top down view of the playfield.
Far Sight has some great licenses here and the physics are nice but they really need to step up the quality. To me the audience is going to be real pinball enthusiasts in which case the DMD, camera angles and Plunger elements need to be fixed or the folks who enjoy Zen Pinball in which case the graphics will need to be higher quality.
The iOS – Android developers are known to be more responsive to the public with updates and I hope this title follows suit. This is a great way to experience these tables for the first time or play them on the go and I really want it to live up to what I had expected.