Pinball on VistaSome of my friends who are running Vista have asked me where the 3D Space Cadet Pinball (a.k.a. Windows Pinball or 3D Pinball) game is that has been around since the days of Windows 95. Vista includes several games, but no pinball: FreeCell, Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, Hearts, Minesweeper, Purble Place, Mahjong Titans, Chess Titans, and InkBall.

It’s almost like Microsoft pulling Hover which was from Windows 95, or worse than that is yanking SkiFree and Rodent’s Revenge. Man those were some fun games that ate up a good portion of my childhood.

It looks like Space Cadet Pinball is going to be added to the list of games no longer included with Windows. Don’t shed those tears quite yet because, like many of those classic games, people have made them available for download in other locations. There are two download mirrors below for the pinball game, and it appears to run flawlessly on Vista.

So what other games besides Hover, SkiFree, Rodent’s Revenge, and now Space Cadet Pinball do you remember from older versions of Windows?

Pinball on Vista Download Location 1 and Download Location 2
Source: Windows X