May 06 AT 2:22 PM Anthony Domanico 11 Comments

Pinball HD launches for Tegra2 devices

When Nvidia announced that they would be partnering with device manufacturers to bring awesome phones and tablets to market sporting its new Tegra2 processors, it was only a matter of time before we started to see increasingly complex, graphically-intense games come to the Android platform.

Today, Nvidia has partnered with Gameprob to bring Gameprob’s popular Pinball HD game to Tegra2 Android devices today. Pinball HD has been on rival iOS for a while, and has earned high market ratings, even winning an Apple Design Award in 2010.

Pinball HD is just what you’d expect it to be, a pinball game with three different interactive gameboards as well as the following features:

  • 3 pinball tables with unique graphics, instructions, missions, locations and characters
  • Landscape mode shows a full table view. The games can be played in either landscape orientation with the button to the left or right of the screen.
  • Portrait mode gives you a flying-table view with the camera panning and zooming over the action.
  • A wonderful 3D engine.
  • Realistic physics.
  • Local and global high scores.
  • Unique soundtrack with atmospheric music, sound effects and voices.
  • Camera tilt brings dimensionality to the games offering a simulated 3D effect where the image changes depending upon how you tilt the device. Camera tilt only works in landscape mode.
  • Stereoscopic imaging option (requires anaglyph 3D glasses). You can choose between red-cyan, green-magenta or yellow-blue lenses.
  • Increased geometry complexity, afforded by Tegra, for a more realistic experience
  • Higher resolution textures for more striking visuals that stand out compared to non-Tegra powered devices


Look for our full review of Pinball HD to come sometime this weekend, but if you can’t wait (or don’t care) to see what we think, you can now get Pinball HD on the Android Market (or through TegraZone) for $2.99.


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