zackcat

Pinsider #9527, since May 2nd, 2012



zackcat

Location:
Rocklin, CA, United States

Joined the Pinside:
May 2nd, 2012

Last seen on the site:
May 21st, 2013


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Seeds of a pin forest

As far back as I can remember, which is the mid-70s on most good days, my parents used to drag me to bars and bowling alleys – I loved going, but not because I was a big time bowler or an early drinker -- this is where I would perform the beg-for-quarters-ritual-dance so that I could venture off to that local establishment’s electric dreamland – the arcade. As my parents would get more sedated, the quarters would begin to flow. I remember the shuffle alley bowlers and the early video games such as Outlaw- but it was really the pinball machines that just seemed like pure, unadulterated magic!

So fast forward to somewhere in the early 2000s, I was scanning craigslist for some birthday ideas for a friend and ran across an ad for Hard Drivin’ – a sitdown driving video game where we used to compete with our raging, newly learned driving skills. We used to play at the Game Room, a long time running (but now defunct) local arcade in the late 80s/early 90s. In this one   ... Continued here »

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Currently in zackcat's collection

There are 8 machines in zackcat's collection.

Theatre of Magic
Theatre of Magic

Bally, 1995

White Water
White Water

Williams, 1993

Firepower
Firepower

Williams, 1980

Haunted House
Haunted House

Gottlieb, 1982

Cactus Jack's
Cactus Jack's

Gottlieb, 1991

Medusa
Medusa

Bally, 1981








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