I always wanted one of these tabletop pinball games when I was a kid, but they were “too expensive” in the 1980s and early 1990s. I’ve been obsessed with the silver ball since I was a young boy–even going so far as to put “Pinball Wizard” on my high school letter jacket. A few years back, when she was living in New Orleans, my Mom sent this to me as a Christmas gift, combining two of my adolescent obsessions–pinball and Star Wars–into one magnificent gift that I have treasured.
I sorely miss being able to find a pinball machine in the back corner of any given bar, restaurant, or venue. Guns ‘N Roses and Attack From Mars were my jams!
A world-beating pinball player attempts to make me a master of the game.
I spent so many hours feverishly tapping keys in the pursuit of the elusive Fleet Admiral ranking. It was a brilliant way to while away the hours it took to download short RealMedia videos!
Those of you that know me well know that I have a huge passion for the silver ball. It’s an elegant game that is as much about nuance and strategy as it is about skill and coordination. Not as clumsy and random as an FPS. A more civilised pass time for a more civilised age….
From its surprising origins to tips on becoming an unstoppable player, we break down everything you need to know about the iconic analog glory of pinball.
Source: The ultimate guide to pinball
Brings back great memories….
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — There are some crazy rare pinball machines out there, but your chance of ever getting to knock a few balls around inside them is pretty slim. What’s a hunter of rare gaming to do? You could go to the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, or you could wait around…