Monday, February 3, 2014

Rubber Pinball?

Our European pinball correspondent Max de Radiguès sent in a picture of a little coin-op pinball machine that he came across that has a reserve of rubber balls in the backbox.  When you insert your coins, one of the balls drops from the top of the playfield.  You then have one chance to keep flipping the ball up (the flippers are mechanical only - no solenoids) and then once it drains, the rubber ball is ejected, for you to keep and play with.  Pretty cool, right?

Well, imagine my surprise when a few days later I was in my local $0.99 store and I found a similar machine, right here in the USA!

I think we need more of these machines, to help indoctrinate kids into the world of pinball!  ;)

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