Pinball (NES)


Nintendo R&D1


Game Rating

User Ratings: 17

Our Review: 5/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 19th Nov 2006 (USA), 500 points
  • 15th Dec 2006 (UK/EU), 500 points
  • 2nd Dec 2006 (JPN), 500 points

Wii U eShop

  • 24th Oct 2013 (UK/EU), £3.49
  • 23rd Oct 2013 (JPN), ¥500
  • 24th Oct 2013 (USA), $4.99
Controller Support

Screenshots (6)

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  • 33

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Pinball

    Ball out?

    Back in 1985, when Nintendo launched the NES in North America, there were a slew of games released with to-the-point titles like Baseball, Golf, and the game of the hour, Pinball. At the time, inviting these simple, accessible games into your home was almost life changing, and we have great memories bouncing around our heads of how they...

  • 3

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review Pinball

    Pinball wizard

    Back in the '80s, pinball simulations became quite popular on home game consoles of the time period. Pinball for the NES takes a very basic approach with its presentation, but still manages to include just enough variety to keep it interesting. Toss in a Mario mini-game to spice things up and what you have is a fun little pinball romp...

About The Game

This cute pinball simulator was one of the first video games of the genre and still holds dear to many NES owners. Just as on a real pinball table, your goal is to flip the ball up and never let it fall off the bottom. How many points can you get?

Thanks to a clever design and a good simulation of real pinball physics, Pinball remains an enjoyable challenge even today. You might find numerous surprising ways to improve your score. Pinball also features a hidden bonus game in which Mario must save Pauline, just as he did in Donkey Kong. Younger players should not mistake Pauline for Princess Peach, or she will get quite angry!