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Sony PlayStation 2 Pinball Video Games

Facts to Know About Sony PlayStation 2 Pinball Video Games

Sony PlayStation 2 pinball video games feature virtual pinball tables with classic elements such as flippers, plungers, targets, bumpers, and ramps. Players compete to earn high scores by keeping the pinball on the table as long as possible while hitting targets.

How do you play pinball games on the PS2?

Controls vary from game to game, and you can often reassign controls at the start menu. Most games feature buttons to pull the plunger and swing the flippers, and some let you nudge the table left or right to jostle the ball out of a corner.

Some games feature story modes in which the player must trigger key events on the table to progress. Successful play may unlock animations, reveal new tables, or rearrange table elements in surprising ways.

What are some PlayStation 2 pinball games?

This console allows you to play a variety of pinball games, such as:

  • "Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection": This game features virtual versions of eight famous pinball tables throughout history, such as the "Central Park" table from 1966 and the "Black Hole" table from 1981.
  • "Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection": This game also features eight historical tables, such as "Firepower," "Space Shuttle," and "Black Knight."
  • "Flipnic Ultimate Pinball": This mission-themed game has 70 play areas, a two-player mode, and five themes: Metallurgy, Theology, Geometry, Optics, and Biology.
  • "Akira Psycho Ball": Based on the post-apocalyptic "Akira" film, this game has four stages and follows the films story line. This game includes clips from the "Akira" movie as rewards for hitting key goals.
  • "Pro Pinball Trilogy": This collection includes the "Pro Pinball: Big Race USA," "Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey," and "Pro Pinball: Timeshock!" games for a wide range of tables and missions.
What are some things to consider when choosing these games?

When picking a pinball game for the PS2, you might want to think about:

  • ESRB Rating: This rating indicates the games amount of mature content and ranges from "Everyone" to "Adults Only."
  • Manual: Some game cases include a manual with official artwork, tips, and instructions on how to play.
  • Collection or Single Game: A few titles in this genre are collections of games released on other consoles; other titles feature a single main game.
  • Multiplayer: If you want to compete with friends, be sure to find out whether the game has a multiplayer mode.
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