Future Pinball

Future Pinball can best be described as a virtual Pinball table construction kit. It can be used to build realistic, playable pinball table simulations replete with a state of the art physics engine and sophisticated 3D-rendered graphics. It is 100% free.

If you’ve ever wanted to design your own pinball table then this is your chance.

Future Pinball is a sophisticated tool that allows you to place all the components that you desire on a virtual pinball table, edit them, move them around, tweak them, and see how they play out.

There is an impressive range of objects and components to choose from, and each object’s properties can be modified through an object property dialog window.

Examples include everything from width, height, and color of an object to the glossiness of its reflection (depending on the object).

I was initially expecting to just plop a few components together on my pinball table and see how they play out togther. And while it was certainly possible to do that, I quickly found out that building a pinball table requires a lot of thought and, most importantly, an understanding of the physics of how these objects will behave in relation to the ball and to each other. This tool is geared to the serious game designer and to get anywhere you really have to know what you’re doing. If you think you will enjoy building and designing your very own pinball table this program will deliver for you, although you will need to use a graphics and audio applications for some of the graphics you will need and the audio track.Future Pinball SciFi Screenshot

To see what this software is capable of producing make sure to install ‘Sci-Fi Classic’, a playable pinball table that you can examine or modify in your quest to learn the dynamics of how this thing works. As a stand-alone pinball game this one is really cool not just in that it shows what you can do with Future Pinball, but because of its sheer playability. It also shows off the power of the 3D graphics engine. Although the Future Pinball website promises that the program will do the most out of whatever graphics card you may have, note that you need a fairly powerful video card, and that Future Pinball may run slow or have corrupted graphics if your graphics card is not up to snuff. Press the function keys to switch across the different possible views (its truly impressive).

If you are interested in pinball or designing/building games you should check this one out. There is a community of users around this program have made the Future Pinball forums a goldmine of information and useful resources that you could look into. This is also where I found a number of playable pinball table recreations that are amazingly well made and playable.

If you would like to PLAY pinball download this software and play the ‘Sci-Fi Classic’. You could also find ‘PartyLand’ and ‘Stones and Bones’, two very playable recreations, in the links below; you won’t be disappointed.

Version tested:  1.6b

Go to the Future Pinball page for the latest version. More downloadable Pinball Tables here; Roney Pinball page; also the unofficial tables list .


 
 
 
Samer Kurdi

Samer Kurdi

Has been reviewing software since 2006 when he started Freewaregenius.com
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  • ajayparolia

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  • vijay

    this site is very useful and better, but feature are limited so there is no choice to choose which software to be downloaded.
    thanking you,

  • Samer

    Vijay,
    I am glad you like the site, and thank you for your kind words. I am unable to host any downloads on my blog, unfortunately; it simply isn’t possible for bandwidth reasons. However, I do link to the developers’ home pages or download pages, where you can find the download links. This also has the added advantage that you know you are downloading the latest version of the software.

  • http://freewaregenius.com sudip

    really coooooooooooooool site.

  • gautam

    no comments

  • http://www.futurepinball.com Chris Leathley

    Many thanks for the coverage. Getting a lot of traffic. Glad you found the program enjoyable.

  • Samer

    You’re very welcome, chris!

  • rohit

    This site is the world’s best free software site and it is very good

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  • joel

    Love it, really cool this site is indeed

  • NO DOWNLOAD LINK

    WHERE IN THE CRAP IS THE DOWNLOAD LINK FOR THE SOFTWARE

  • Lief

    Cannot find download link

  • Mat

    Link…? anyone?

  • Samer

    In last two lines of the review, before the “Related Posts” box click on “Go to the Future Pinball Page”.

    Once there, click the “Download” button on top.

    Find the “Future Pinball 1.8.20080323.torrent” link. You will need a torrent client.

    Otherwise, there is a direct link. It reads: “If you don’t have any bit torrent software you can download Future Pinball via this link
    (Future Pinball v1.8.20080323)”.