With 16GB of memory I never touched a game, but early 2020 I tried out the emulators for PC (win10) Memu and later on KoPlayer for android apps (apk`s). Most pinsims run on Memu, some that didn`t on KoPlayer and the small rest directly on the phone.
A handful didn`t install or started on none of these independent of the Android version (old/new). these are: Pb Hero, Pb rocks (looks interestin), Pb Ride, Tough nuts Pb.
Some tables names van be found under varying names.
Personally I wouldn`t want to play a pinsim on a phone, with static view on a little 6" screen or a bit larger with partially heavy scrolling even sideways.
The emulators are really helpful even when the monitor isn`t fully used.
You can "map" your favorite key to the left/right flippers. The plunger normally has to be pulled so here the mouse is still needed.
Secondly I have the problem when touching the screen to handle the flippers, I slowly slip off the lower border of the screen = no flippers=ball lost. It is just a different, clearly worse feeling compared with a keyboard.
The details given may not all be accurate, the reviews not complete. Demo tables often are timelimited or just 1 ball can be played. Several pinsims are for purchase but only few I would say are worth to spend money for.
Zen Pinball /Steam have many pinsims for android but why play on this small screen when steam is available for PC (on your large screen !?) for years.
Some of my favorites in Physics/graphics and fun are: Atomic Pb Collection, Pb Deluxe Reloaded, Pinball Fever, Pinball HD Collection, the Zen/steam Pinsims, Pb League:Hardhat Zone, Revenge of the Rob-O-Bot, Trolli Pinball, War Pinball.
When possible the Android version is told and what emulator I used Memu, KoPlayer or SmartPhone. There is no guarantee for all to be accurate. In scrolling 0,6 means about 60% of the playfield is visible. Just try for yourself.
To see screenshots and reviews of the android pinsims I use jalbum with the very flexible
for android pinsims
tiger skin for android pinsims
The earlier skin Fotoplayer was marvelous but was running only with flash playaer so I (had to) changed.
The reviews were done regarding the following aspects:
|# of balls:||I would say half pinsims start with (my favorite) 3, half with 5 balls, few with 1 ball.|
|physics:||There are some with miserable physics most are playable and several (partly using the same engine and/or release date 2017 and newer) close to natural ball movement and rebounce.|
|graphics:||Many are made in 2D some 3D, some in the manner of real pinballs or with nice graphic ideas/storys.|
|scrolling playfield:||Because of the small smartphone screen the vertical scrolling of the playfield is quite common sometimes with horizontal scrolling. Sometimes the view may be changed to static with the problem of the small screen to play. The %-info shall tell you how much of the playfield is visible without scrolling.|
|lost:||Some tables will kill your ball in seconds=6. As well as bad is a ball that just won´t get lost.
|game:||Do you have a chance with a good ball to hit the jackpot and other features of the table? Are there tasks to play for and/or timers used.|
|table layout:||Some pinsims have only few targets or bumpers to hit but several levels that get more difficult to hit the right targets. May be challenging but also getting boring by the time. Moving targets are rare, other features like spinners, holes, ramps or ?, the more the better.|
|fun:||Is it fun playing the table. Even tables with a bad "lost" rating may be fun (with a rare good ball) playing.|