The first pinball I remember playing

The first pinball I remember playing

By Pinmagicman

June 03, 2017


6 months ago

We used to hang out at the local YMCA after school and on weekends in the early 1970s. I moved here in 1973. They had pool, ping pong, a couple pinball machines and a machine that dispensed soft drinks into a cup. My favorite pinball was Magic City. I think it cost a nickel to play. I got the plunger shot wired to hit the top rollover button and learned to play well enough to win free games. One other pinball had go-go dancers on the art and they had a baseball machine for a while too. But none was ever as good as Magic City for me. I tried to save at least a nickel from my milk money, walk about a mile to the Y after school and see how many games I could win. I also played lots of basketball in the gym. Mom would pick me up on her way home from work. We also spent just about every Saturday there all day with our friends. Good times and memories!

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5 months ago
I love these stories. My main memories include my buddy Jimmy Nelson - pretty much from 6th grade on (~1974) we'd go to the same bowling alley after school, and play for free games. We'd usually go for a couple hours on 4 nickels or 4 dimes. We'd freak everytime they rotated in a new table. We'd be mad for a week, until the old was totally forgotten and the latest/greatest made it all new again.

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