Pinball (Animal Crossing)

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NES game
Buy price Sell price
 3,000 Bells  750 Bells
1.0 x 1.0  1 × 1
Obtain via
HRA points 412
HRA penalty if facing wall Unknown
Feng shui
Names in other languages
 Pinball de NES

Pinball is a furniture item in every first-generation Animal Crossing game. It can be placed on the surface of tables and other similar furniture that have surfaces for items. This item is a playable NES game, and the player can interact with it to play Pinball.

Pinball can be obtained from Crazy Redd's Furniture Emporium for  12,000 Bells,[nb 2] Wisp, a treasure hunt, or trees when the player has good luck. For the purpose of fêng shui, its color is yellow. This item is lucky, meaning it gives a 777-point Happy Room Academy bonus when placed in the player's house.

No villagers have this item in their home.

Version differences

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Pinball in Doubutsu no Mori
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Pinball in Doubutsu no Mori+

In Doubutsu no Mori, Pinball is simply known as ファミコン (Famicom). Additionally, in Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+, the item is modeled after a Famicom rather than a Nintendo Entertainment System. Doubutsu no Mori e+ retains the design from Animal Crossing.

In Doubutsu no Mori, the cartridge label features a white pulse on a yellow background, reflecting the real-world Famicom cartridge for Pinball. In Doubutsu no Mori+, the label erroneously features a yellow pulse on a silver background; this design was actually used by Popeye no Eigo Asobi.

Game overview

For more information about this game, see its corresponding article on Super Mario Wiki.
The pinball table

Pinball is a pinball game for the Nintendo Entertainment System released in 1984.

The game starts once the silver ball resting on the right side of the screen is pushed by the plunger under it. As the ball goes down from the top initial tunnel, it falls onto the rest of the board, filled with bumpers, two pairs of flippers, and some cards. The main goal is to make a high-score and maintain the silver ball on the board for as long as it is possible for the player, by hitting it with the flippers whenever the ball makes contact with them.

The player controls the flippers, with one pair being positioned on the upper area of the board, and the other on the very bottom just above the pit; letting the player freely hit the ball at the top, where it's the safest, but also stop it from falling straight down the pit. By pressing certain buttons, the flippers can move independently one from the other, or at the same time. Obstacles such as the bumpers, cards, targets, and some of the characters moving on the board give points whenever they get hit by the ball or when a certain requirement for a bonus is met.

One of the bonus stages in this version of Pinball will take the player to a Breakout and Donkey Kong inspired stage, in which Mario needs to rescue Pauline by catching her with a platform he is carrying, and leading her to an exit on any side of the screen. This bonus stage is activated by making the ball enter a bonus hole.


  1. Animal Crossing catalog number; #433 in Doubutsu no Mori; #435 in Doubutsu no Mori+; #589 in Doubutsu no Mori e+; #427 in Dòngwù Sēnlín
  2. The buy price at Crazy Redd's is four times the standard catalog buy price.