Pinball is probably one of the most maligned games out there. The most common argument against it is that it’s a game of luck. While there is some truth to this statement, there’s also a lot of skill involved in trapping the ball and using the flippers to shoot it to just the right areas of the playfield. While pinball may have started out as a simple game when it was electromechnical, advances in computer technology have allowed for complicated modes and rulesets. Unfortunately, pinball has been largely relegated to the arcades until recently. Far Sight’s game The Pinball Arcade has allowed ordinary people to play classic pinball machines without having to spend their life savings in quarters or buy the machine for several thousand dollars (at least). To celebrate this revolution in pinball culture, I am making my list of the Top Ten Best Pinball Machines on The Pinball Arcade (as of October 3rd, 2017,).