Online games certainly became with fast Internet more popular. But pinball is played one at a time so there is no direct challenging. The only thing that counts playing pinball is to get your initials high up in some high-score list. Playing will be on your own with no one to applause.
Online pinsims are often made for advertesing. They are very different in quality. You find many pinsims with rather poor physics and rarely good graphics and themes. Ballspeed varies from an unrealistic slow to unnaturly fast.
The controls are very often the arrow keys, plunger space or return, if not it might be described otherwise or by trial and error!
Sometimes you have to be registred to play. Often you need the Macromedia Flash Shockwave player or Adobe Flash Player installed. The games are loaded fast.
I have found almost none online-pinsim that was reasonably good to play. The only ones with reasonable physics, good graphics, gameplay and layout even with a videogame are X-stream.
You may as well try out Alice Cooper, Cereal Factory, Moneyshot Pb, Pepsi Pb, Planktons Revenge, Prinz Kaspian Pb, Road Hockey, Starsky&Hutch, Tiki Quest!
The last new ones were added in April 2011. Later on I didn`t look for online pinsims as th etime to play them seems over (VP, FP, stea, smartphone).
In 2019 I stumbled again on some new online pinsims still most with one or more of the online pinsims problems, even with scrolling! The ones I think playable are pinball simulator: Day of Dead + Octopussi Island and Zombie Pinball.
Most of the following pinsims should be currently playable.
Move your mouse over the thumbs (they are ordered alphabetically)!
On the left larger images with name and a rating will be displayed. Right mouse click on thumb to fix the actual pinsim.