Hey folks! So a good friend of mine has had an Atarians pinball machine in her home for years. She was asking me about it, and quite honestly, I know almost nothing about Atari games, but I did notice the following differences from game photos online:
—No giant Atari style start button
—2 flippers instead of 4
—completely different coin door
At first I thought maybe it was a clever operators hack, but it all looks factory to me. I know that Atarians was the first game from the manufacturer, so could this be a sample game? Early production game? Or just a clever hack to make it more mainstream looking?
I don’t have access to the game, as it’s in Texas, and I’m well, in NJ, but I can ask for more photos. What do you guys think?