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“Can I have a dime?”

“What for?”

“To play pinball.”


Guido’s was the pizzeria on the other side of town. Literally on the wrong side of the tracks. The one that had the pinball machine.

On the side where James and his father lived, there were several pizza places. They catered mostly to the students at the state university, who ran through their summer savings and spending money every September. The pizza places on that side of the tracks offered delivery to dorms, and employed other college students who were more industrious about how to feed their fast food habits. James had been to a few of them, mostly with classmates after school or   > Read the full story...

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Pinball addict for life

“Pinball addict for life”

January 31st, 2018

As a kid back in the 80's and 90's arcade days, you would always find me at the pinball machines.  My dad and I would go at least 2-3 times per week.  My dad showed me that there was more to a   > more...

Pinball side-trip a real learning experience

“Pinball side-trip a real learnin...”

January 27th, 2018

I've never had a family vacation that included a pinball excursion. It's January 2018 and the unseasonably cold weather in central Florida shortens the list of choices for what to do outside. But it's a blessing in disguise and a   > more...

Love For Pinball

“Love For Pinball”

January 22nd, 2018

My love for pinball started when I was around 10 years old in the early 70s growing up in New Orleans. I played at a resturant where my mom worked after school and on weekends. The pins were all electromechanical and   > more...

First Pinball Memory

“First Pinball Memory”

January 3rd, 2018

My first memory of ever seeing a pinball machine was in the game room at the Don CeSar hotel in St. Petersburg Florida. My family was on vacation, it was 1981 and I was ten years old. They had a   > more...

And so it began..

“And so it began..”

January 1st, 2018

Three years ago, my husband said to me, "I want to play some pinball. Let's go play some pinball. There's a tournament this weekend." So we went. We both played in the tournament. I of course came in last place,   > more...

Arcade brings pinball scene to northeast Indiana

“Arcade brings pinball scene to n...”

December 30th, 2017

By Louis Wyatt  lwyatt@kpcmedia.com HUNTERTOWN — One of the Fort Wayne area’s newest businesses is already proving to be equally popular amongst kids and nostalgic adults alike. Beyond that, it’s opened the door to a whole new world of competition for enthusiasts   > more...

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The Retrovolt arcade provides a return to the pre-redemption days of wholesome family amusements with its twenty-three pinballs and assorted classic video games, as John Brothers reports.   Read on...


If nothing else, you've got to admire the name. But fortunately there a lot more to like about this Georgetown pinball arcade/bar, including a fine selection of both games and refreshments.   Read on...


If nothing else, you've got to admire the name. But fortunately there a lot more to like about this Georgetown pinball arcade/bar, including a fine selection of both games and refreshments.   Read on...


We've covered the Silver Ball Planet before thanks to our roving reporter John, but now Stefan Riedler from RS-Pinball has visited and updates the game selection while providing detailed instructions on how to get there.   Read on...


Another update to an earlier review sees M.G. Brown visiting Main Street Amusements in Lafayette, Indiana where he takes the opportunity to check out some local delicacies.   Read on...

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