Top 5 Pinball Machines

grahamgraham 201 Posts
edited February 2016 in Off Topic (NRR)
Pinball definately deserves a thread of its own. Its tough to find the classic tables anymore. But heres some I rememberIn no particular order


world cup 94


simpsons pinball party


Boomerang (a store in kennsington market still has this one 25 cents for 5 balls)

harlem globetrotters nuff said

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  • gloomgloom 2,765 Posts


  • nzshadownzshadow 5,516 Posts
    Addams family
    funfair
    terminator2
    star wars
    whirlwind

    oh hells yes.

  • meatyogremeatyogre 2,080 Posts
    I watched my uncle play this for 2 hours on one credit one day... until he got bored and quit.



  • meshmesh 925 Posts
    im partial to TAXI, but thats because my dad had it in his basement. i think i just inherited it.

  • nzshadownzshadow 5,516 Posts


    this one sucked, but its Mel Gibson on a pinball machine. thats some funny shit.

  • BsidesBsides 4,244 Posts



    fuck yeah, we got one of these at the studio i work at. One of the greatest pinball machines ever. from probably the last great era of pinball machines. This plus terminator 2 were both the shit.

  • nzshadownzshadow 5,516 Posts
    One of the greatest pinball machines ever. from probably the last great era of pinball machines. This plus terminator 2 were both the shit.

    bow down and recognise great words when they are spoken you ungrateful maggots.

    Addams family and T2 were THE SHIT.
    (star wars reissue coming in a close 3rd)

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    You beat me to it!!! Pinball is that shit. I remember when it started to get phased out by video games.
    Arcades would line them up against the back wall - Pinball ghetto for real.
    I remember pre-digital score screens.

    SharpShooter
    Gilligan's Island

    My homeboy told me about a pinball game he saw out of town called THOR where the ball was the size of baseball. I think he was lying. This is around 1980.

  • gloomgloom 2,765 Posts


    fuck yeah, we got one of these at the studio i work at. One of the greatest pinball machines ever. from probably the last great era of pinball machines. This plus terminator 2 were both the shit.

    yeah a hommie of mine has this in his basement (also has a Funhouse machine) shit is AMAZING. good times.

  • spivyspivy 866 Posts


    the elvira pinball is fun as hell! 

  • SwayzeSwayze 14,705 Posts
    Top 3-(in terms of hours played)
    pinbot
    star wars
    theatre of magic


    that harlem globetrotters one looks like the best though

  • SwayzeSwayze 14,705 Posts
    never liked the terminator gun

    I really like that Elvira machine-I forgot about that one

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    Ha, I was gonna make this thread after fucking with the
    arcade game thread, but y'all beat me to it.

    Sorry, but some of the choices in this thread are mad



    In order:

    5. Earthshaker
    4. T-2
    3. Guns & Roses
    2. High Speed 2 - the Getaway
    #1: BLACK KNIGHT 2,000

    You Got the Power (no way!)
    You Got the Might (hahaha!)
    Get Ready for Battle (give me your money!)
    BEAT THE BLACK KNIGHT (HAHAHA)


    honorable mentions:

    whirlwind
    addams family
    space shuttle
    BRIDE OF PINBOT
    Bad Cats
    Star Trek TNG
    Cyclone

  • p_gunnp_gunn 2,284 Posts


    Sorry, but some of the choices in this thread are mad

    In order:



    5. Earthshaker
    4. T-2
    3. Guns & Roses
    2. High Speed 2 - the Getaway
    #1: BLACK KNIGHT 2,000

    BRIDE OF PINBOT

    nice ones... i am always a fan of games like Bride of Pinbot and Black Knight w/ playing fields that have something different, like the playing field going to the glass up top, or raised ramps...

    i actually thought the T-2 gamne was WEAK...

    my choices in no particluar order:

    1. guns n roses
    2. rocky n bullwinkle
    3. stargate
    4. funhouse
    5. monday night football

    might take out monday Night Football and put in High Speed 2 (which i used to waste hours on at boston billards when i was like 14...), but shooting the "field goal" in moday night football was too fun...

  • nzshadownzshadow 5,516 Posts
    You Got the Power (no way!)
    You Got the Might (hahaha!)
    Get Ready for Battle (give me your money!)
    BEAT THE BLACK KNIGHT (HAHAHA)

    OHHHH SHIIIIIIIT!!!!

    Sweden 2008, blowing all my hard earned kronas on that fucking bastard the black knight.
    and i had forgotten all about it...

    and Earthshaker was gimmickey but cool as fuck.

    damn, between this and the arcade thread, you guys are killin me. flashbacks for days.

  • nice thread,
    i actually owned a captain fantastic pinball when i was in montreal (when we threw parties the machine made more money than we did) but it has been scientifically proven that the best pinball of all time is none other than:

    TWILIGHT ZONE




  • p_gunnp_gunn 2,284 Posts
    nice thread,
    i actually owned a captain fantastic pinball when i was in montreal (when we threw parties the machine made more money than we did) but it has been scientifically proven that the best pinball of all time is none other than:

    TWILIGHT ZONE


    Only game with the "Powerball", a ceramic pinball about 20% lighter than a steel pinball -- much faster, and not affected by the game's magnets.

  • dCastillodCastillo 1,963 Posts
    used to get some milage off of this one back in the day:



    I know the dude who had some involvement with it. Similar to Cyclone, graphically.

  • ja_bruceja_bruce 295 Posts



    this is exactly what I was gonna put, the only pinball game I ever played alot, my friends parents have one in their basement and I would play that shit forever

    G-R-E-E-D

    The Mamushka!!!

  • markus71markus71 937 Posts
    FISHTALES!!

    KISS!

    TWILIGHT ZONE!

    STAR WARS!

    Funny when you watch Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back....you hear all the frases they sampled for the pinballgame! Classic!

  • Comet, Cyclone, and Hurricane as well right?? sort of a rollercoaster trilogy. Cyclone was the one Mr Bungle sampled I think.

    Side note, its really easy to get free credits on 8ts/9ts williams games by putting a shoe or some kind of padding in between the two coin slots and hitting it with a hammer. Obviously you need a fair amount of privacy to pull it off right..

  • p_gunnp_gunn 2,284 Posts


    Side note, its really easy to get free credits on 8ts/9ts williams games by putting a shoe or some kind of padding in between the two coin slots and hitting it with a hammer. Obviously you need a fair amount of privacy to pull it off right..













  • JustAliceJustAlice 1,308 Posts






    Tales from the Crypt is for sure # 1 for me. I also LOVED Theatre of Magic...that was so bomb. The Star Trek Game had some excitment going on, as did the Indian Jones Game.

    I am pretty big on the Addams Family Pinball as well as the Twilight Zone & Star Wars games for sure.

    Makin me want to break into the change stash and head out to wonderland here in pdx.

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,367 Posts
    of all time?

    #1 - Pinbot


    #2 - Orbitor


    #3 - Creature from the Black Lagoon


    #4 - Fireball


    #5/tie - Twilight Zone Pinball


    #5/tie - Rocky and Bullwinkle


    The pinball hall of fame is killer here in town. Flamingo and Pecos.

    - spidey

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts


    Sorry, but some of the choices in this thread are mad

    In order:

    5. Earthshaker
    4. T-2
    3. Guns & Roses
    2. High Speed 2 - the Getaway
    #1: BLACK KNIGHT 2,000

    BRIDE OF PINBOT

    nice ones... i am always a fan of games like Bride of Pinbot and Black Knight w/ playing fields that have something different, like the playing field going to the glass up top, or raised ramps...

    i actually thought the T-2 gamne was WEAK...

    my choices in no particluar order:

    1. guns n roses
    2. rocky n bullwinkle
    3. stargate
    4. funhouse
    5. monday night football

    ..

    So, after co-signing my choices, you list
    a few of the WORST GAMES EVER.

    Rocky & Bullwinkle?? Basically, ANY Data East game is
    automatically DQ'ed for WACKNESS. Williams pretty much
    OWNS the top 50 of pinball.

    Stargate? LOL. "Enter the sarcophagus" LOLLOL - a mildly
    entertaining but immediately forgettable game.

    And FUNHOUSE is THE MOST ANNOYING GAME EVER[/b].
    I wanted to punch that lil' fucker in his face so many times...
    "Hey Chuckie! Get the Extra Ball!" "I am not happy with you"
    GOD I HATED THAT FUCKING GAME!!!!

    One more honorable mention, on the "rock it for hours on 1 credit" tip:
    NO FEAR!

  • used to get some milage off of this one back in the day:



    I know the dude who had some involvement with it. Similar to Cyclone, graphically.

    Damn, that was my schitt! Malibu Grand Prix!



    I used to play this a lot at Mira Mesa Bowl, Ironfeet knows the deal

  • billbradleybillbradley You want BBQ sauce? Get the fuck out of my house. 2,729 Posts
    My favorite was Haunted House because it had the lower level under the plexiglass the ball would roll in.









  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    btw I did like that Monday Night Football
    game I guess - nice and simple, with that ridiculous
    field goal ramp and Dan Dierdorf soundbites: "BONECRUSHING HIT!"


  • p_gunnp_gunn 2,284 Posts


    nice ones... i am always a fan of games like Bride of Pinbot and Black Knight w/ playing fields that have something different, like the playing field going to the glass up top, or raised ramps...

    i actually thought the T-2 gamne was WEAK...

    my choices in no particluar order:

    1. guns n roses
    2. rocky n bullwinkle
    3. stargate
    4. funhouse
    5. monday night football

    ..

    So, after co-signing my choices, you list
    a few of the WORST GAMES EVER.

    Rocky & Bullwinkle?? Basically, ANY Data East game is
    automatically DQ'ed for WACKNESS. Williams pretty much
    OWNS the top 50 of pinball.

    WRONG.

    look at this playing field. a thing of beauty:



    the ramps were set up at angles i just loved... i could hit those things all day and it had a great multiball...


    Stargate? LOL. "Enter the sarcophagus" LOLLOL - a mildly
    entertaining but immediately forgettable game.

    i have no idea why i liked this game so much, but i did... the only game i could consistently get replays on... the pyramid was cool, too...




    And FUNHOUSE is THE MOST ANNOYING GAME EVER.
    I wanted to punch that lil' fucker in his face so many times...
    "Hey Chuckie! Get the Extra Ball!" "I am not happy with you"
    GOD I HATED THAT FUCKING GAME!!!!

    AH, but it's worth it to see him get all nervous as it gets closer to 12 and then he shuts the fuck up when he goes to sleep. it sounds like you just sucked at it...
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