The Pinball Arcade is a pinball game developed and published by FarSight Studios for multiple platforms.
The Pinball Arcade is a virtual collection of real world pinball machines. The tables in The Pinball Arcade were created by four of the largest pinball machine makers in history; Williams, Gottlieb, Bally, and Stern. The base game comes with four popular pinball tables with additional pinball tables available as Downloadable Content. Farsight intends for the title to become somewhat of a playable mueuem, containing the world's best pin tables.
Two downloadable tables, Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Next Generation, were funded through the help of Kickstarter. Farsight took their case to Kickstarter after realizing that licensing fees were way more than the project could afford. Both Kickstarter projects were successful, and the tables have since been released.
The base game comes with four tables:
Tables available now as downloadable content:*
(Tables below this point are not yet available on XBLA)
Pack 8 (Premium Table Add-On 1):
Pack 9 (Premium Table Add-On 2):
Tables confirmed by Farsight Studios as future downloadable content:
*DLC availability varies between platforms - as a general rule, new content comes to Android and iOS devices before it arrives on home consoles, and the PS3 has usually released tables before the Xbox 360.
Cross Platform DLC
According to the official The Pinball Arcade Facebook page, any DLC tables purchased for the PS3 version of the game will also allow you to access them on the Vita (and vice-versa). The developer has also promised the addition of "many many more tables coming as DLC for years to come."
XBox 360 DLC issues
After Table Pack 3 was released for the XBox 360 during the late Summer of 2012, the remainder of the year saw no further table releases. This was eventually revealed to be due to issues regarding the publisher of The Pinball Arcade content on the 360 (Crave Entertainment) going into bankruptcy. In December of 2012, Farsight announced via their Pinball Arcade newsletter that they were in the final stages of securing a new publisher and would be making further announcements when they knew when new tables would be arriving for the 360.