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5 of The Best Pinball Games To Ever Launch on Nintendo Switch

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Have you ever physically or mentally met anyone to oppose a pinball video game? A little bit of every type of personality exists on this planet. There are some people who detest music, experiencing musical anhedonia (regardless if they come from a musical family) while others may experience synesthesia (seeing colors from music). Clearly, music is in video games and a pinball game can be full of many distinct sounds, which can include music.

What would you consider is the best pinball game of all time? Now, since you likely have a visual image of that game, here is a list of the top 5 pinball games to be launched on Nintendo Switch.

5. 3D Pinball Space Cadet: 

Millions of people using Microsoft Windows to this day would have a nostalgic reminder of the 1995 3D Pinball Space Cadet, if you showed them the gameplay. They may not remember the title, but you can assure yourself, they remember the appearance. Most likely, 3D Pinball Space Cadet, is the best video game ever included to Windows. It had blinking lights and arcade sounds. There is a Windows-bundled freebie, Full Tilt! Pinball, which is a modified version of the Space Cadet table. 

Why could not a pinball game be added to another Windows computer? While the development of 3D Pinball was hectic, the team did an outstanding job. Microsoft included the game in Microsoft Plus for Windows 95, (a separate CD including a precursor to Internet Explorer). Microsoft engineers just could not port the game to a 64-bit architecture without breaking anything. 

4. Star Wars Pinball: 

We could have easily just placed any Pokemon pinball game on the list, but this is specifically for Nintendo Switch games. Whether or not Star Wars Pinball for Nintendo Switch is better than Star Wars Pinball VR, is another story. Star Wars Pinball for Nintendo Switch is packed with 19 pinball tables (inspired by the Star Wars movie and television adaptations). 

3: SENRAN KAGURA Peach Ball: 

Along the curves of a wild theme park, continuously bounce your ball in a pin ball game. If it hits the half-naked women, then it’s exceptional to some viewers. Ninja girl, (the main character) thinks she is an animal. The story goes Haruka spilt a mysterious concoction in the arcade where she works, then five of her shinobi friends start acting wild. The only cure for them to stop believing they are creatures, is by Haruka’s mystical Peach Ball. 

There are also water gun fights, ninja battles, rhythmic cooking contests, and massage therapy.  Just use the flippers to bounce the Peach Ball around the pin ball machine with a shinobi girl in the middle. The ball can bounce off of her knees, feet, or hands, causing her to shift positions. 

Build points to unlock special challenges, showcasing the girls charms. 

2. Yoku’s Island Express: 

Somehow, Yoku’s Island Express made it on the list, possibly because it is an open-world/metroidvania-style pinball adventure. Navigation is blended with pinball mechanics and Yoku (a dung beetle) is on Mokumana Island, taking accomplishing missions as the new postman. There are handcrafted visuals where you’ll vacuum explosive snails, fight a Screech, feed starving lemurs, soar through the air, wake an old god, discover the mystery of the Fruit Alter, and help Yoku rebuild the island post-office. Islanders are plagued with quakes and storms brought by its nightmares and an ancient island god is trapped in a restless sleep. 

1. Pinball FX3: 

Developed and published by Zen Studios, Pinball FX3 is a simulator video game offering a user generated tournaments, multiplayer matchups, and league play. Released in September 26, 2017, Pinball FX3 has real-time lighting and shadow projection. This is the most community focused pinball game ever created with endless opportunity for pinball competition. There is free backwards compatibility and you can bring your previous Pinball FX2 purchases with you to Pinball FX3 (at no charge). 

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.