How is a virtual pinball machine different ?
If you came to our website looking for a pinball machine you have seen the term “virtual” come by several times. Let’s look at what the differences and advantages are when it comes to electronic or virtual pinball systems.
First there was the mechanical pinball machine. Great engineering, lots of moving parts, and …. a lot of mechanical failures. While the mechanical pinball served it’s purpose back in the day, these machines are now relics of times gone by and are very expensive to maintain and repair.
Then came the “electronic” pinball machine. Big transformers , mechanical actuaters and solenoids where replaced by electronic parts like transistors and diodes. Lightbulbs made room for LED lights, and later electronic pinball machines even had circuit boards built in.
Biggest problems : The technology is still expensive and we still only have 1 pinball game with only 1 playingfield to play on.
At last, there is the virtual pinball machine. State-of-the-art technology with powerful computers built inside and 3 or more large LCD panels with UHD (ultra high definition). This machine can store hundreds or even thousands of playfields and games, it is virtually maintenance-free, cheaper than all previous pinball machines, and can update itself through the internet.
I hear you thinking … ” that’s not pinball “, and in some ways you may be right because this is much better ! The virtual pinball machine looks, sounds and feels exactly the same as the old machines. Our top models have force feedback systems so you can feel the ball rolling in the cabinet, you can sense the vibrations of the ball hitting the bumpers, you can nudge the table to move the ball and your plunger can hit the ball soft, hard or anything you want in the middle by gyroscopic sensors built in.
The virtual pinball machine is superior in every way. The graphics are second to none, the sound systems typically contain multiple speakers and powerfull subwoofers, the cabinets are built to fold and are stronger than ever, the force-feedback can adjust itself to every game, the backpanel and lighting automatically adjust to the gameplay , you have a choice of thousands of tables in 1 machine, and it can stand the test of time by upgrading itself when needed. Do we need to say more ?