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Tag: Pinball

Duck Hunt Pinball Machine is Still Hounded by that Damned Dog

Duck Hunt Pinball Machine is Still Hounded by that Damned Dog
The crew of Skit-B Pinball made this wonderful homage to one of the most recognizable NES games, Duck Hunt. It may not be as complicated or have fancy lighting effects and ramps like other modern pinball machines, but the craftsmanship is so good that it looks like an official Nintendo product.

K’nex Pinball Machine is More Like a Pinball Rollercoaster

K’nex Pinball Machine is More Like a Pinball Rollercoaster
K’Nex is an amazing building system. People have made some really amazing and huge contraptions using nothing but K’Nex pieces. The latest is this amazing K’Nex pinball machine from University of Colorado student Andrew Locke.
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X-Men Get Their Own New Pinball Machine

X-Men Get Their Own New Pinball Machine
Growing up in the 80s means I spent a good bit of time in an arcade playing video games. I was always more of a Pac-Man or Pole Position type of junkie, but I did generally creep over and play a couple games of pinball in between pixelated plays. 

Giant Playable Pinball Game Projected Onto Building

Giant Playable Pinball Game Projected Onto Building
After seeing this, I really want to play some pinball. A game of pinball projected onto a large building, that is. I didn’t even know this was possible until now. The image and video you see here comes from Lyon, France during the Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights) 2011, where they played pinball on the side of a building.

Gumball Pinball Machine: Play it and Chew Gum at the Same Time

Gumball Pinball Machine: Play it and Chew Gum at the Same Time
I’ve always loved pinball machines. Sure, video games have completely replaced them as my primary form of gaming entertainment, but I still always love the tactile feel of the flippers and bumpers as they clack against the steel ball.

How to Build a Digital Pinball Machine [DIY]

How to Build a Digital Pinball Machine [DIY]
I had a real pinball machine growing up that was gigantic and so loud it drove my parents crazy. We had to unplug the thing at night or you could hear it across the street. I don’t have room in my house today for a real pinball machine, and I bet most of you don’t either.

Iron Man Pinball Machine Aims at Collectors

Iron Man Pinball Machine Aims at Collectors
I have played my share of pinball in my day. I used to frequent the machines as a kid in-between rounds of Pac-Man. I had a full size old school arcade pinball machine in my room as a kid and loved it, though the thing was crazy loud.

Pinball Magic Turns Iphones Into Tiny Pinball Machines

Pinball Magic Turns Iphones Into Tiny Pinball Machines
If you miss the days when you could walk down to the neighborhood arcade, you’re pretty much out of luck if you want to play a game of pinball. Sure, there are plenty of computer games and mobile apps which let you play a digital version of game, but there’s nothing quite like whacking those flipper buttons and pulling the plunger to set your ball in motion.

Hot Touch Arcade Emulator: Fake Pinball Machine Accepts Real Coins

Hot Touch Arcade Emulator: Fake Pinball Machine Accepts Real Coins
Ben Heck chose to make his Bill Paxton pinball machine the old fashioned way, using actual flippers and tunnels and whatnot. But there’s also another, less complicated way to make a pinball machine – by running an emulator on a computer.

Multipin Digital Pinball Machine Offers 17 Tables in One

Multipin Digital Pinball Machine Offers 17 Tables in One
Let me start out by saying I’ve always been a closet pinball fanatic. I can’t tell you how many hours of my youth I spent dropping quarters, flipping flippers, and nudging bumpers in that quest for that almighty extra ball or two.

Ben Heck’s Next Project: the Bill Paxton Pinball Machine

Ben Heck’s Next Project: the Bill Paxton Pinball Machine
Master modician Benjamin Heckendorn is known for his video game console-to-laptop transformations, but most of his creations are either commissioned works or are sold for a cause. This time he’s making something for himself, and he’s decided to go with a pinball machine.

Pinball Tries the Digital Route Once More

Pinball Tries the Digital Route Once More
Every once in a while a company takes a stab at trying to resurrect pinball machines using modern technology. The latest entry into the digital pinball genre replaces the old mechanical table with a large flat screen display and interchangeable digital games.

Pinball Reincarnated in Digital Format

Pinball Reincarnated in Digital Format
At this week’s Pinball Expo in Chicago, a little company called Global VR showed off their UltraPin pinball machine which brings back the feel of old pinball machines, but updates the concept for the 21st century.
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