Epic Pinball

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Epic Pinball
Developer(s) Digital Extremes
Publisher(s) Epic MegaGames
  • James Schmalz
  • Joe Hitchens
  • Terry Cumming
  • Robert G. Depew
  • Joe Hitchens
  • Mikko Iho
  • James Schmalz
  • Robert A. Allen
  • Joshua Jensen
Platform(s) MS-DOS
Release date(s)
  • NA: November 1993
Genre(s) Pinball
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Epic Pinball is a 1993 pinball video game developed by James Schmalz and published by Epic MegaGames. The initial release pre-dated Schmalz' Digital Extremes name. The game is played seen from a 2D top-down view within a scrollable window with plain raster graphics in 320x240. It was noted for being programmed entirely in x86 assembly language [1] for MS-DOS systems. The music was composed with Scream Tracker 3[citation needed] and was converted to the custom PSM format.


The game was originally distributed on floppy disks in 3 separate packs of 4 tables each. The original shareware version (and an early retail version) included only the original "Android" table. Later shareware versions and retail versions contained an updated version called "Super Android" (although it's still referred to as "Android" in the game, the table was changed to say "Super Android")

Pack 1: Pack 2: Pack 3:
  • "Android"
  • "Pot of Gold" [1]
  • "Excalibur"
  • "Crash & Burn"
  • "Magic"
  • "Jungle Pinball" [2]
  • "Deep Sea"
  • "Enigma"
  • "Cyborgirl" [3]
  • "Pangaea"
  • "Space Journey" [4]
  • "Toy Factory"

[1] Designed by Terry Cumming.
[2] A tribute to Epic's earlier game Jill of the Jungle.
[3] Designed by Joe Hitchens.
[4] This and the following table were designed and illustrated by Pixel of Future Crew.

Another table, "African Safari", was included in the "Full Edition" (the CD-ROM version), in addition to the tables from the three packs above.


In 1993, the first registered game included only the first two pinball packs. The following year, xLand Games distributed that very version under the title "Fliper".

In 1994, the "Crash & Burn" and "Deep Sea" tables were released as individual games by B&N Software and it's child company Strange Ranger.

In 1995, all three packs plus the exclusive "African Safari" were released on CD.

In 2011, the game was partially re-made by Fuse Powered Inc. for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad platforms. The game, re-titled as "Retro Pinball", features updated versions of the Super Android, Crash and Burn and Pangaea tables.[2]


Review scores
Publication Score
PC Format 91%[3]
PC Power 5/5 stars[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Company: History of Digital Extremes". Digital Extremes. Archived from the original on 2009-04-03. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Retro Pinball". Fuse Powered Inc. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Epic MegaGames 1995 Catalog - Epic Pinball". Epic Megagames. September 1995: 7. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 

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