We just got word that Gameprom's set of three pinball games for the iPhone are coming to the Mac in one application that is going to serve as the hub for all of their desktop-sized pinball ports. The Pinball will allow you to play full screen high resolution versions of Wild West Pinball, The Deep Pinball and Jungle Style Pinball and bring several new features to the table such as greatly improved graphics, as well as a stereoscopic 3D mode that will require red/blue 3D glasses to play.

Available along side the launch of The Pinball is the companion iPhone app Pinball Remote which will allow players to utilize their iPhone as a wireless controller while playing The Pinball. You will also be able to use Pinball Remote to browse scores online, as well as purchase other pinball tables to play. Gameprom mentions Wild West Pinball available for free for users who download Pinball Remote, but has yet to reveal pricing details on both The Pinball Mac game or additional tables for Pinball Remote.

Here is a video of Pinball Remote and The Pinball in action:

Gameprom is hoping to launch The Pinball and Pinball Remote on March 1st, and being a Mac user who obviously owns an iPhone, I'm anxious to try these games full screen on my iMac.

  • Jeff

    Pretty cool, but basically a gimmick... Don't see the difference between using the pinball remote and a keyboard...

    • Adams Immersive

      Mainly the size of the thing :) And how far away you can sit, if your keyboard is corded.

      And if it allows tilt, then that too.

  • Jeff

    Pretty cool, but basically a gimmick... Don't see the difference between using the pinball remote and a keyboard...

    • Adams Immersive

      Mainly the size of the thing :) And how far away you can sit, if your keyboard is corded.

      And if it allows tilt, then that too.

  • Gord

    Well, a keyboard doesn't have the motion-sensing feature the phone has. Hopefully the remote is free, since it only works with the Mac game, and that'll cost money. I really like the Gamprom pinball machines, and I'll likely pick up the Mac version just to support the company (assuming the price is reasonable, of course).

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      Good point. The accelerometer in the device can be used for nudging/tilting the machine.

      • Gord

        Good point! Wow, that means I could play it on my 60" TV via the mini hooked up to it. Yum.

  • bob

    this should soooo be an apple tv game, come on apple, appletv app store.

    • http://gameprom.com svolskiy

      Only if Apple allow :(

    • WiseWeasel

      Seriously, that was my first thought. This proves that the next ATV also needs to run apps, and ideally be based on similar iron as the iPhone/iPad lines.

  • Gord

    Well, a keyboard doesn't have the motion-sensing feature the phone has. Hopefully the remote is free, since it only works with the Mac game, and that'll cost money. I really like the Gamprom pinball machines, and I'll likely pick up the Mac version just to support the company (assuming the price is reasonable, of course).

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      Good point. The accelerometer in the device can be used for nudging/tilting the machine.

      • Gord

        Good point! Wow, that means I could play it on my 60" TV via the mini hooked up to it. Yum.

  • bob

    this should soooo be an apple tv game, come on apple, appletv app store.

    • http://gameprom.com svolskiy

      Only if Apple allow :(

    • WiseWeasel

      Seriously, that was my first thought. This proves that the next ATV also needs to run apps, and ideally be based on similar iron as the iPhone/iPad lines.

  • Corey

    HMMMM..

    for 1.99 I would buy it-but I dont need a remote-lol I got a wireless keyboard

    • menom

      you got a motion sensing keyboard WOW!

      Where did you get one of those babies? I've been praying for one of these for ages
      ;

  • Corey

    HMMMM..

    for 1.99 I would buy it-but I dont need a remote-lol I got a wireless keyboard

    • menom

      you got a motion sensing keyboard WOW!

      Where did you get one of those babies? I've been praying for one of these for ages
      ;

  • TheFamousEccles

    This actually sounds like a good idea.

  • TheFamousEccles

    This actually sounds like a good idea.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    Sweet gimmick, but really useful apps like the Jaadu VNC client are way more exciting to me.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    Sweet gimmick, but really useful apps like the Jaadu VNC client are way more exciting to me.

  • http://www.docpop.org/ Doc Pop

    I wrote an article on the iPhone as a gaming controller back in July '08. http://www.docpop.org/2008/07/16/using-the-iphone-as-a-gamer-interface.html

    This isn't what I was hoping for exactly, but it's not a bad step. I think there is a lot of possible gaming options that open up when you start to think of the iPhone as more of an interface and less of a game screen.

    • http://gameprom.com svolskiy

      In pinball game you don't have a time to look on iPhone screen to select or pick up something, it's intensive game. But it's not a bad step ;)

  • http://www.docpop.org/ Doc Pop

    I wrote an article on the iPhone as a gaming controller back in July '08. http://www.docpop.org/2008/07/16/using-the-iphone-as-a-gamer-interface.html

    This isn't what I was hoping for exactly, but it's not a bad step. I think there is a lot of possible gaming options that open up when you start to think of the iPhone as more of an interface and less of a game screen.

    • http://gameprom.com svolskiy

      In pinball game you don't have a time to look on iPhone screen to select or pick up something, it's intensive game. But it's not a bad step ;)

  • http://rossau.wordpress.com Habakuk

    Love it when iPhone software becomes "adulte". A rare event—should be standard. ;) I have all Gameprom's pinballs and they are great (even more with multiball and 3D since the last update). Can't await playing them on MBP.

  • http://rossau.wordpress.com Habakuk

    Love it when iPhone software becomes "adulte". A rare event—should be standard. ;) I have all Gameprom's pinballs and they are great (even more with multiball and 3D since the last update). Can't await playing them on MBP.

  • Kio

    Is it just me, or does a 1080p YouTube video embeded in a blog just load terribly and drop frames as though it were a crappy cell-phone camera?

    Please... Pick the lower resolution options when embedding flash content. I can't change the resolution until the video has started playing and even then, the high quality content is lagging the flash player to a point that I can't effectively change the setting until it's finished downloading. (I have to let it finish playing in a higher resolution so I can actually watch it in a lower resolution. *dizzy head*)

    And for the record, I have a stock 20 inch iMac 7,1 which is no "old dog" yet.

    • HerbertKornfeld

      ClickToFlash, homie. You don’t need to watch these using flash.

      • Chad

        All that does is prevent preloading. You're still using Flash to view the videos with that software Herbert. He's talking about YT performance not his PC or Mac.

      • HerbertKornfeld

        Sorry Chad, but you’re wrong. ClickToFlash has a setting that will convert videos, even embedded ones, from YouTube and Vimeo. Instead of using Flash to display these, it uses the h.264 equivalents.

        For other Flash elements, you’re right; it’ll prevent things from automatically loading. But in Kio’s case, he specifically mentioned YouTube. And ClickToFlash will help with that.

  • Kio

    Is it just me, or does a 1080p YouTube video embeded in a blog just load terribly and drop frames as though it were a crappy cell-phone camera?

    Please... Pick the lower resolution options when embedding flash content. I can't change the resolution until the video has started playing and even then, the high quality content is lagging the flash player to a point that I can't effectively change the setting until it's finished downloading. (I have to let it finish playing in a higher resolution so I can actually watch it in a lower resolution. *dizzy head*)

    And for the record, I have a stock 20 inch iMac 7,1 which is no "old dog" yet.

    • HerbertKornfeld

      ClickToFlash, homie. You don’t need to watch these using flash.

      • Chad

        All that does is prevent preloading. You're still using Flash to view the videos with that software Herbert. He's talking about YT performance not his PC or Mac.

      • HerbertKornfeld

        Sorry Chad, but you’re wrong. ClickToFlash has a setting that will convert videos, even embedded ones, from YouTube and Vimeo. Instead of using Flash to display these, it uses the h.264 equivalents.

        For other Flash elements, you’re right; it’ll prevent things from automatically loading. But in Kio’s case, he specifically mentioned YouTube. And ClickToFlash will help with that.

  • James Cude

    Hmm- wonder what kind of crazy lag that has...

  • James Cude

    Hmm- wonder what kind of crazy lag that has...

  • HerbertKornfeld

    With the Mac version, I hope they’ll allow for playing in portrait mode. That’s a much better fit for a pinball game.

  • HerbertKornfeld

    With the Mac version, I hope they’ll allow for playing in portrait mode. That’s a much better fit for a pinball game.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/ujnhunter Ujn Hunter

    While I don't really care one way or the other about the iPhone control support (though I would probably use it...) the coolest feature I think is the ability for 3d! (and the High Res visuals) I enjoy all 3 of the iPhone pinball games, and if I owned a Mac (I want to buy a MacMini as my next computer) and the price was right ($5) I'd snag this.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/ujnhunter Ujn Hunter

    While I don't really care one way or the other about the iPhone control support (though I would probably use it...) the coolest feature I think is the ability for 3d! (and the High Res visuals) I enjoy all 3 of the iPhone pinball games, and if I owned a Mac (I want to buy a MacMini as my next computer) and the price was right ($5) I'd snag this.