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You have just crossed over into... the Twilight Zone

"Time is a one way street except... in the Twilight Zone."   Wow. I cannot say how excited I am. I am soon to be an owner of a marvelous pinball machine, a true work of art from my second favourite pinball designer - Pat Lawlor. The game is, of course, the 1993 Bally Twilight Zone. What a   » Read the full story...

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If It Was A Machine You Would Fi...

Will make this brief....   I'm planning on retiring in less than 10 years and, hope to relocate to Colorado!  But, where I plan to live,   » more...


In 2013, I embarked on a journey to make a home-grown version of WhizBang's brilliantly conceived Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons (WNBJM).  I let   » more...

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The archive holds tons of information on all pinball machines since 1950. We've got thousands of photos, ratings, price info and much more!

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Meet pinball enthusiasts from around the world, read their stories, see their collections and find out which games they like best!

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This is the place where the founders of the Pinside and (their friends) get their weekly portion of pinball! You are invited too!

Pinball Top 100 List

A weekly generated list of the best games out there, as rated by players and collectors worldwide!

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This is where you can find pinball machines and parts or put yours up for sale !

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Pinball events


Mesa, AZ (United States) April 18—19, 2015

Buffalo Pinball Open 2015

Buffalo, NY (United States) April 18, 2015

Spring Dominion Pinball Tournament

Charlottesville, VA (United States) April 19, 2015

2015 Pinball at the Zoo

Kalamazoo, MI (United States) April 23—25, 2015

Cactus Jack's Silverball Showdown

Oklahoma City, Ok (United States) April 24—26, 2015

Outer Banks Flippers Spring Pinball Tournament

Grandy, NC (United States) April 25, 2015

Free Play PinGolf Ladder

Washington, DC (United States) April 29, 2015

Jacksonville FL Arcade Expo

Jacksonville, FL (United States) May 1—3, 2015

Pinfest 2015

Allentown, Pa (United States) May 1—2, 2015

Pick 5 Pinball Tournament

Washington , DC (United States) May 2—3, 2015

Pinball news Headlines


Following our revelation about the Predator Pinball project, Skit-B's Kevin Kulek talks exclusively to Pinball News to give his side of the story and to examine what happens next.   Read on...


Our roving reporter, John, sets sail for Sydney on the first leg of his Australian tour of great places to play pinball down-under. Read about the first eight places he found.   Read on...


We show you the playfield features and well as what's on the underside, what's inside the game, and look at Stern's first LCD score and diagnostics display.   Read on...


We are live in Frisco, Texas for the annual Texas Pinball Festival. There's a packed schedule over thte three days of seminars, tournaments, an auction, a swap meet and much more. We'll be updating live all weekend and beyond.   Read on...


Two pop-up pinball events in the Dutch capital bring more pinball to the people. We report from the Ton Ton Club XL and the opening night of Flipperland!   Read on...

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Laser War is Fantastic 1987- 88 at its best!! Shoot the Ion Cannon

Laser War is Fantastic "1987- 88" at its best!! "Shoot the Ion Cannon"

Great Game all around! The sound is incredible. The lights are amazing. The programing is wonderful and it shows every time   »

I Actually Played a Medieval Madness

I Actually Played a Medieval Madness

Back when these machines were "affordable," I was actually able to play one. It was at a truck-stop on Hwy   »

Judge Dredd....Oh DROKK!

Judge Dredd....Oh DROKK!

The Judge is back! I bought JD many many years ago when I was only a one pinball guy. It   »

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Got another pin already!

I was told that pins multiply like Gremlins. Geez, how right that was...because I already have my second pin - a   »

World Cup Soccer…Surprisingly Awesome Game!

World Cup Soccer…Surprisingly Awesome Game!

World Cup Soccer…Surprisingly Awesome Game! Until last weekend, I had not played World Cup Soccer. I saw one for sale on craigslist about   »

World Cup Soccer...Gooooaaaaal

World Cup Soccer...Gooooaaaaal

Awesome Game!  Lots of action, plenty of challenges. I love the goalie shot, magna-ball save and fast ramps.  If you haven't played this   »

One year in!

One year in!

It's officially been one year. I read that this was an addiction and now I know this to be true.   »

Valhalla time has just begun

Valhalla time has just begun

How the story started This story starts on may 25th of 2013. Somebody placed a post on the Belgian flipperforum.be. The   »

Criminally Fast!!

Criminally Fast!!

For its vintage, this game plays soooo fast sometimes its almost scary.  A real good game to add to the   »

It Was Pinball Destiny

It Was Pinball Destiny

Before I ever owned a BSD pinball machine, I thought it was a decent game. I was really getting my   »

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First Time With: Scared Stiff and AC/DC

Hello Pinside.   I'm fairly new to Pinside, and very new to the hobby. I've been creeping around the forums here for   »

great game

great game

about 12 years ago I found world cup in a small dive bar less than 10 min. walk from my   »