At the end of Chaos Island, Sonic Frontiers’ third area, players are faced with completing a game of pinball in order to advance the main story. Although we’ve seen the pinball mini-game before in the Sonic series, this iteration in Sonic Frontiers presents a greater challenge than we’re used to. If you’re having trouble with the pinball minigame, this guide will tell you exactly the steps you need to take to beat the challenge.
How to Beat the Pinball Minigame in Sonic Frontiers
To beat the pinball minigame in Sonic Frontiers, you need to amass a total of 5,000,000 points. This may seem like an unattainable goal at first, but there are a few tricks you can use to easily reach that score. The most important goal is to collect the red star rings that appear at random on the pinball board. That’s because picking up a red star ring doubles your score multiplier. You can stack this multiplayer on top of each other for a total of 256x.
Keep in mind that if you lose a ball, your score multiplier resets back to 1x. With that, you only have two additional balls, including the one you start with to reach the 5,000,000-point mark. The top left and right corners of the map have the most points on the pinball board. This is riskier in terms of losing a ball, so take a few games to practice until you feel comfortable hitting those spots. Otherwise, you can safely hit the ball and just focus on racking up your point multiplier.
Once you hit the 5,000,000-point mark a blue shining doorway at the top of the pinball board will open. To complete the pinball minigame, you must shoot the ball through this exit. This can be the most nerve-racking part of the pinball game, as the game is on the line and you need to hit the perfect shot to seal the deal. Just remember to stay calm, play it safe, and you’ll eventually land the perfect shot.
So, the pinball game in Sonic Frontiers will require a bit of skill and no shortage of luck. However, you can help your case by collecting the red star rings and hitting the top left and right pockets of the map. Other than that, it’s just a matter of getting a feel for the game and hitting your shots. If this guide helped, be sure to check out our other Sonic Frontiers guides below:
Riley Fonger is a Calgary-based freelance writer. He is currently studying Journalism and Public Relations at Mount Royal University. Riley has been a sports and video game enthusiast since he was a child. If he isn't writing, he is most likely competing in an FPS game or in a pick-up game with his friends.