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Pinball video games
Basic Information

Pinball video games is a genre of video games based around playing a virtual representation of a pinball machine.

Pinball video games have the player looking at a long table, with bumpers, lights, and gizmos underneath the glass. Players first pull a lever to launch a silver ball, and then use two flippers on the bottom left and bottom right to hit the pinball around into more bumpers. The point of the game is usually to score as many points as possible by hitting these bumpers, or by triggering combos. Players lose by failing to save the ball from falling in the hole between the two flippers.

Pinball machines usually have lots of lights, sounds, and bumpers. Many pinball video games have been developed.

Many pinball video games have been made based on movies, television shows, and even other games. For example, a pinball game was made base on the game The Sims. Disney also developed a pinball game named Rat' N' Roll to support the movie Ratatouille and another one named Wall-E based on the movie of the same name.