Lets face it, Pinball machines are near extinct. The once immensely popular pinball tables have been sidelined by their digital counterparts. iOS has dozens of pinball game titles on the app store, and most of them are quite good. But there are a few of us hardcore Pinball enthusiasts, who miss those two flipper buttons and a plunger, that made Pinball a behemoth in the coin-operated video game industry. Well, it seems physical controls are about to make a resurgence. Enter Duo Pinball, a pinball peripheral for iOS devices, which promises to let us relive the nostalgia.
Duo pinball is much lighter than I expected, but it’s not at all flimsy. It has an all black plastic body with the plunger and flipper buttons in blue. Overall the build feels quite premium. It connects via bluetooth (3AA batteries required) as most game peripherals do, and sliding your iPad into the device is fairly easy.