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Pinball
« on: January 09, 2009, 08:59:14 AM »
I've spent the last several months working as a manager at an arcade, which is partially devoted to pinball.  I have always enjoyed pinball, but I find myself absolutely enthralled with it now, more so than I am with most modern video games.  Does anybody else still play the game (I know some of you must have been around in the golden age of arcades).  Does anybody have a favorite machine, or know any interesting tricks on any specific tables?  I feel like older games like pinball are completely cast aside in the last decade for more "impressive" modern games, despite their actual challenge, complexity and social aspects...
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Re: Pinball
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 12:46:05 PM »
I loved pinball, but never had enough quarters...
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Re: Pinball
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 02:52:25 PM »
I did some work for an adult friend of mine when I was a teenager and in return he gave me two old school pinball tables. My dad fixed them up and we played for hours in the basement. I even used the sounds on one of them for some videos I made for high school classes.

So yeah, you could say I was a fan. It wasn't until I had those tables that I started really playing tho. Now I find myself playing video game versions whenever I find them (not as good as the real thing, I know) and it's the only type of arcade game I'll still drop quarters on.

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Re: Pinball
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 03:36:44 PM »
i haven't played pinball in 10+ years, probably. I used to play em all the time as a kid (arcades were like home to me), but they're kinda hard to find now.
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Re: Pinball
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 06:04:12 PM »
What tables do you/did you have?
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Re: Pinball
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 06:53:18 PM »
Pinball was always fun to play. Still is, although it's getting harder and harder to find machines nowadays.  :(

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Re: Pinball
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 07:13:16 AM »
I always wanted to play pinball, but never had the quarters to spare. I've probably played like 5 games in my life. I'd love to just be able to play for hours and hours someday.
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