Pinball Rediscovered

By Radradryan

March 16, 2018

This story got frontpaged on March 16, 2018

6 years ago

Growing up as a kid my brothers and I would ride our bikes to school at Del Rosa Elementary in San Bernardino CA.  Daily we would make a slight detour to the convenience store to buy some candy and play the arcade machines (Street fighter, Mortal Combat, Bust-a-Move).  I was decent but never super skilled and throwing out combos and things like that.  Pizza parties after little league games allowed me to play my first pinball machines Whirlwind and The Simpsons, this was around 1990 and I was 8 years old.  I wasn’t great at these either but I loved it way more and would spend all my money on them.

Fast-forward 27 years to July of 2017 when an amazing arcade opened its doors in Calimesa CA.  Retrovolt Arcade opened my eyes once again to the joy of my childhood.  I love playing games and pins with my three small sons. Little did I know the Museum of Pinball in Banning CA was right down the road.  I went to Pinball Madness and INDISC and met some amazingly friendly people who invited me to help and volunteer with events at the Museum. 

I have enjoyed learning more about pinball history, experiencing the excitement of playing new and old pins, and gaining new friends. 

I feel that I am in my infancy of pinball and look forward to my growth.

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4 years ago

Nice write-up

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