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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  • http://Website Toha

    Maybe stupid question but it will work on other dual core CPU? And it’s just optimized for Nvidia, right?

    • http://Website Richard

      The NVIDIA stuff is just advertising bullshit.

      The game works on non-dual core phones, and any other dual core phones.

      Runs on my Nexus One and SGS2.

      Albeit, not brilliantly on the N1.

      • http://Website Anon

        Refuses to run on anything without Tegra 2 chip … comes up with a message and closes

  • MitchRapp81

    hmm the Tegra HD version of this game, available in the Tegra market, made for Tegra 2 devices.

    Not sure …

    • pandadumpster

      Tegra Zone just links to the normal Android Market, so usually anyone can see and download them, and they are almost always listed as “optimized” for Tegra 2 devices. It’s only really clear that it works on Tegra, not if it doesn’t on others.

  • http://Website thaghost

    I have been waiting for this! this will be my first tegra zone purchase. g2x.

    • http://Website thaghost

      i did my own full review in 10 min. lol. the game is amazing. colors are beautiful. 3d graphics are crazy!! i even turned my phone from portrait to landscape not stop during game play and the view switched seemlessly with no delay or lag what so ever. i really anticipated this game and it delivered better than i thought. you will truly see the work of that tegra 2.

  • http://Website Jonathan

    I bought the game already. Not that I don’t appreciate reading you all’s take on the game, but at this point I’m so desperate for decent games, I’ll buy anything with the word Tegra in it. Anything.

  • http://Website mike

    LOL this game was cracked and now works on most devices
    Runs perfect on my Nexus S …so much for tegra”optimized” games lie

    • http://Website Toha

      Can you help and tell us where to download it?

  • EmeryLee

    I’ve installed this game. It looks great on the LG G2x but, I see a bug in the software. After you have finished playing it prompts you to enter your name. After this point the programs just abruptly closes. Now when I first played this game after installation it didn’t do that. Otherwise, the game is fun to play and quite responsive. Great work besides what I pointed out above. :)