Shortly after the iPad arrived, Gameprom treated iPad gamers to Pinball HD [App Store], a collection of their excellent stand-alone iPhone pinball titles -- Wild West Pinball [$.99], The Deep Pinball [$.99], and Jungle Style Pinball [$.99] -- all in one high resolution, iPad application. We found the title easy to recommend, and we weren't the only ones; Pinball HD was a WWDC 2010 Apple Design Award winner.

When the iPhone 4 was unveiled, sporting its high resolution Retina display, we hoped to see the same fine collection adapted to suit Apple's new iOS flagship. And, today, we're happy to report that Pinball HD 4 iPhone [link] has arrived and is now available for download in the App Store.

Pinball HD 4 iPhone delivers everything that the iPad's Pinball HD does, beautifully rendered on the iPhone 4's Retina display with a sharpness that almost makes your eyes bleed. (Though, the iPhone 3GS and 3G iPod touch are supported at their native resolution, as well.) And we're happy to see that Gameprom added the fixed, portrait table view mode that we requested in our April look at the iPad version. (This mode sits in addition to the floating, portrait view mode and the fixed, landscape mode.)

Like its forerunner, Pinball HD features split-screen, tap paddle controls, WiFi and Bluetooth multiplayer, online score tracking, and support for 3D anaglyph (red/blue, etc.) glasses rendering. And you get all that for  buck less than the iPad version. Any pinball fan with an iPhone 4 (or a 3GS if you're new to the series) needs to get this game on their device.

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  • Josh

    I already have all 3 I bought seprately so I am kind of annoyed that they release the retina support on a different game so I have to pay $1.99 for just retina support.

    • RisingPixels

      Me too.. that's stupid :/

    • http://www.scottramsdensphotography.com Scottington

      Same here... I bought all three separately on my previous iPhone. Would be nice of them to add retina display support for those games.

      • Gamemaker

        Bought them all, too!

    • SalsaMD

      Its more than just a retina display update. It also has :
      1. landscape mode &
      2. mutltplayer

  • Josh

    I already have all 3 I bought seprately so I am kind of annoyed that they release the retina support on a different game so I have to pay $1.99 for just retina support.

    • RisingPixels

      Me too.. that's stupid :/

    • http://www.scottramsdensphotography.com Scottington

      Same here... I bought all three separately on my previous iPhone. Would be nice of them to add retina display support for those games.

      • Gamemaker

        Bought them all, too!

    • SalsaMD

      Its more than just a retina display update. It also has :
      1. landscape mode &
      2. mutltplayer

  • Gamer

    I hate when they double dip. I have all three as well!!!

  • http://Ripoff Gamer

    I hate when they double dip. I have all three as well!!!

  • RhythmMan

    Screw this developer! I paid for all these games and no free HD update? Gameloft is updating their games in HD, you'd think a pinball game would be incredibly easy to update for retina display.

    Double dip, that stinks

    • Jeff

      chill they never said those updates won't be coming lol.

      • RhythmMan

        Yeah, it's just my fear that devs will start following that pattern. I'll wait to reserve my disappointment until we know for sure

    • cak

      Yeah, I mean it takes the developer 2 seconds to get all new graphics and functionality in there, why do they have to charge? Why are they being so cheap, what do they think, anybody has $2 to throw away on a coffee or piece of bread??

  • RhythmMan

    Screw this developer! I paid for all these games and no free HD update? Gameloft is updating their games in HD, you'd think a pinball game would be incredibly easy to update for retina display.

    Double dip, that stinks

    • Jeff

      chill they never said those updates won't be coming lol.

      • RhythmMan

        Yeah, it's just my fear that devs will start following that pattern. I'll wait to reserve my disappointment until we know for sure

    • cak

      Yeah, I mean it takes the developer 2 seconds to get all new graphics and functionality in there, why do they have to charge? Why are they being so cheap, what do they think, anybody has $2 to throw away on a coffee or piece of bread??

  • John

    Crap :( i bought all of them seprately

  • John

    Crap :( i bought all of them seprately

  • Come2Boom

    No Free Retina Update? WTF?

  • Come2Boom

    No Free Retina Update? WTF?

  • Sporty33

    I'm so sad about that :(

  • Sporty33

    I'm so sad about that :(

  • Shoot it!

    @GameProm.. Please Update it for free. Your games are awesome!

  • Shoot it!

    @GameProm.. Please Update it for free. Your games are awesome!

  • Mr. Gates

    I too feel like a sucker for being an early buyer. Now I know that the key with this company is to wait 1 to 1.5 years after they release a title. Once they have your money they don't feel the need to support your purchase.:(

  • Mr. Gates

    I too feel like a sucker for being an early buyer. Now I know that the key with this company is to wait 1 to 1.5 years after they release a title. Once they have your money they don't feel the need to support your purchase.:(

  • chris

    im with you guys i have all three.. hell with this HD separate crap. another company to not buy from on my list of ever growing.. im so glad i have so many games companys to choose from.. dose not really matter tho as i enjoy the regular ones.. even if it never gets update.

  • chris

    im with you guys i have all three.. hell with this HD separate crap. another company to not buy from on my list of ever growing.. im so glad i have so many games companys to choose from.. dose not really matter tho as i enjoy the regular ones.. even if it never gets update.

  • http://klicktock.com Matt

    Looking forward to new tables!
    This is the only pinball game that's ever made me want to play pinball. :)

  • http://www.fx4boutique.com BikiniBabe

    That looks beautiful. Brings back some of the glory of the old pinball games.

  • http://klicktock.com Matt

    Looking forward to new tables!
    This is the only pinball game that's ever made me want to play pinball. :)

  • http://www.fx4boutique.com BikiniBabe

    That looks beautiful. Brings back some of the glory of the old pinball games.

  • Pachi

    Why are you people complaining? its only 1.99 and you get 1 game instead of 3 separate.

    • Josh

      Because I already paid $2.97 for the 3 games already.

      • Pachi

        I prefer to pay a little more and get 3 apps in HD in 1 instead of separate files...I know they are charging you again but they are combining 3 apps in one..I like that...

  • Pachi

    Why are you people complaining? its only 1.99 and you get 1 game instead of 3 separate.

    • Josh

      Because I already paid $2.97 for the 3 games already.

      • Pachi

        I prefer to pay a little more and get 3 apps in HD in 1 instead of separate files...I know they are charging you again but they are combining 3 apps in one..I like that...

  • geremy

    Is this better than The Last Gladiators? Last Gladiators doesn't have retina display support yet, but I still find it magnificent.

  • geremy

    Is this better than The Last Gladiators? Last Gladiators doesn't have retina display support yet, but I still find it magnificent.

  • Paul

    Sweet ! I found an alternative!! http://www.gametrailers.com/video/debut-trailer-pinballyeah/702578 , this looks way better. I am not paying for this tables again. STOP RECYCLING YOUR OLD IPHONE 1 STUFF

  • Paul

    Sweet ! I found an alternative!! http://www.gametrailers.com/video/debut-trailer-pinballyeah/702578 , this looks way better. I am not paying for this tables again. STOP RECYCLING YOUR OLD IPHONE 1 STUFF

  • http://robustnessiskey.com Justin

    Man I hate apple! I bought my iPhone 3GS and now they're gonna make me PAY to get a better screen? Ugh I hate paying for things. Apple should support my original purchase and upgrade all my future phones for free!

    Seriously, these developers spent time updating this game. Time is worth money. I had no problem paying $2 to get the high quality versions all in one app. Great game. Best pinabll on the app store right now.

  • http://robustnessiskey.com Justin

    Man I hate apple! I bought my iPhone 3GS and now they're gonna make me PAY to get a better screen? Ugh I hate paying for things. Apple should support my original purchase and upgrade all my future phones for free!

    Seriously, these developers spent time updating this game. Time is worth money. I had no problem paying $2 to get the high quality versions all in one app. Great game. Best pinabll on the app store right now.

  • Jindo Fox

    TWO DOLLARS is not a lot of money. Buying now.

  • Jindo Fox

    TWO DOLLARS is not a lot of money. Buying now.

  • Jindo Fox

    Just realized ... I'm pretty sure I got Wild West and The Deep for free, and I don't have Jungle Style. This is totally a deal.

  • Jindo Fox

    Just realized ... I'm pretty sure I got Wild West and The Deep for free, and I don't have Jungle Style. This is totally a deal.

  • Fizzer600

    Wow, this is not just a double dip, but a triple dip! I bought all three games separately, then bought the ipad app, now I have to buy a THIRD time to get iphone 4 rez? Makes me even more greatful for those developers who release universal apps.

  • Fizzer600

    Wow, this is not just a double dip, but a triple dip! I bought all three games separately, then bought the ipad app, now I have to buy a THIRD time to get iphone 4 rez? Makes me even more greatful for those developers who release universal apps.