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Try to keep the ball out of the little hole at the bottom of the board by using two flippers (in case somebody doesn't know what kind of game pinball is :).

The playing field is splitted into two parts, so if the ball falls down the first little hole you aren't dead yet: you get to play on the bottom floor.

If you are lucky you get to play the bonus game where Mario makes an cameo appearance: bounce the ball off a platform on top of your head to save Pauline.

Pinball was one of the very first NES games ever released.


Pinball NES Title screen
Pinball NES Bonus stage: save Pauline!
Pinball NES Bottom part of the board
Pinball NES Upper part of the board

Promo Images

Pinball Screenshot
Pinball Screenshot
Pinball Screenshot
Pinball Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Pinball-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "ピンボール" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Fun, but outdated. Da Pur Insanitee (38) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 1987 85 out of 100 85
Questicle.net Jan, 2013 B+ 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Tilt Dec, 1987 15 out of 20 75
Retro Game Reviews Nov 22, 2015 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic Aug 12, 2001 C+ 58
Defunct Games Jun 19, 2012 C 50
The Game Hoard Aug 22, 2020 3 out of 7 43
Power Play Feb, 1988 3.5 out of 10 35
Defunct Games Sep 05, 2009 D+ 33


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