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Microsoft Pinball Arcade is a 1998 pinball video game from Microsoft. It was released on December 15, 1998 for PC and in 2001 for the Game Boy Color. The game is a collection of seven real pinball tables licensed by Gottlieb. These include: Baffle Ball (1931), Humpty Dumpty (1947), Knock Out (1950), Slick Chick (1963), Spirit of '76 (1976), Haunted House (1982), and Cue Ball Wizard (1992).

A free trial version is also available, with Haunted House as the only playable pinball table.


GameSpot gave it a 6.2.[1] The game was praised for its faithful reproduction of the sound effects, detailed high-quality graphics, and realistic ball physics.

IGN gave it a 5.2.[2]


  1. "Pinball Arcade for PC." GameSpot. 21 December 1998. 25 March 2008.
  2. "Microsoft Pinball Arcade." IGN. 11 February 1999. 25 March 2008.

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