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Addiction Pinball (sometimes shortened to AdPin) is a pinball simulation game released in 1998 for Microsoft Windows, featuring tables based on two popular Team 17 games - Worms and World Rally Fever. It was later ported to the PlayStation and released as Worms Pinball to capitalise on the success of the Worms franchise. The PC version was published by Microprose, while the PlayStation version was published by Infogrames, who had recently acquired Microprose. The game itself was developed in-house at Team17.

A cut-down version for Microsoft Windows was also released in 1998, titled Worms Pinball, and was included in a Worms compilation pack containing Worms and Reinforcements United and Worms 2. It was also included with the first print run of Worms Blast for the PC in 2002. This version does not include the World Rally Fever table.

It is possible that AdPin began life as an unfinished Amiga game called Team17 Pinball, which was cancelled in 1994.[citation needed]


Addiction Pinball features 2 tables based on previous Team17 games.

World Rally Fever[]

Based on the game of the same name, the WRF table is based around the theme of racing cars and car maintenance, in a similar fashion to Pinball Fantasies' "Speed Devil" table. The primary goal in this table, short of accruing the highest score, is to participate in various races.


The highly successful Worms franchise provides the theme for this table. The aim of this table is to complete missions and collect weapons in order to increase your rank and move on to the next of five areas—Arctic, Mars, Jungle, Desert and Hell. This table provides more space for the ball to travel and has more ramps and bonuses than its counterpart.

Cancelled tables[]

According to information posted by Team17's Creative Director Martyn Brown on the official Team17 Forum, there were plans to include a table based on Alien Breed, Team17's highly successful top-down shooter released for the Amiga in 1991, but the plans were scrapped.


AdPin was re-released in 1999 on the Hasbro Interactive budget label as an "Action" title. It was also included in The Armageddon Collection, a 2000 compilation release pairing it with Worms Armageddon and a Worms Armageddon screensaver.

See also[]

WORMS series
First Generation
WORMS | Worms Reinforcements | Worms & Reinforcements United | Worms: The Director's Cut
Second Generation
Worms 2 | Worms Armageddon | Worms World Party
Third Generation:
Worms: Open Warfare | Worms: Open Warfare 2 | Worms: A Space Oddity
3D Games:
Worms 3D | Worms Forts: Under Siege | Worms 4: Mayhem
Other games
Worms Blast | Worms Pinball | Worms Golf
Weapons and tools