For download you may get some good pinsims (most good ones to purchase) and lot of scrap. Be careful when you spend money for it may be trash. There are still very old pinsims under way with horrible graphics and physics. You have to check on what OS the pinsim will run.
The good ones are from Little Wing (for purchase, website not working?), Slamit, elecpin or Roll`m Up (for advertisement), Attack of the Silver Ball (CD or DL?). A special is Soldiers of the Universe that was made for nvidia graphic cards but I don`t know with/until which specification and if there is a workaround for other graphiccards..
From BaKno there is an online pinball editor but the many results are horrible for any pinball loving gamer. Especially the parts for layout are cruel. Don`t know if there are the common targets etc one knows and expects from a pinsim.
The details given may not be all accurate, the reviews are usually from short playing (except for the few good ones) but I guess still helpful.
To see screenshots and reviews of pinsims by download and CD`s I use jalbum with the very flexible
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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.|