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Best Animated Backglass


By seshpilot

69 days ago



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    #1 69 days ago

    Curious about this, especially ones that somehow interact with the game: what's the best animated backglass in your opinion? I'm guessing the answer lies in the EM world, but there are some good SS backglasses like T3 and CV that did stuff.

    #2 69 days ago

    Scared stiff

    #4 69 days ago

    Buck a Roo
    Centigrade 37

    #5 69 days ago

    Olympic Hockey

    #6 69 days ago

    Subway/Crosstown
    Central Park/Hurdy Gurdy

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    #7 69 days ago

    Rocky and bullwinkle

    #8 69 days ago

    Williams Jungle
    Pleasure Isle (two animations)
    Gottlieb Title Fight

    What do I win?

    #9 69 days ago

    Just remembered Flipper Cowboy is pretty cool

    #10 69 days ago

    When it comes to backglass animation, Gottlieb EMs rule. That was the "attract mode" of the day.

    #12 69 days ago

    Black Hole

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    #13 69 days ago

    The dropping cards on King of Diamonds is a good touch.

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    #14 69 days ago

    Among the classic modern games I´d put Catacomb and Banzai Run on split 1st place.

    On the EM-field there are just too many great 60-70's Gottlieb to choose from. I agree with the vote on Central Park. Williams had a few really cool ones, Blast off comes to mind.

    #15 69 days ago

    SI was simple but eye catching.

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    #16 69 days ago

    When animated bg is mentioned, for me, Cowpoke always comes to mind,
    but here's a couple that might not be named. Maybe not the best, but those
    balls on All-the-Way are not only popping, their the entire object of the games
    scoring. Oh yes, and that arrow being the 2nd animation on this machine is
    also a big factor in the games play..
    Maybe a little off topic, but Time Trials is probably the best playfield animation
    in the collection..

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    #17 69 days ago

    Not saying its the best or even should be ranked up there.
    But, I always thought Cosmos had a cool little orbit feature on the backglass. Not the coolest. Just thought worth mentioning.

    I really like Rocky & Bullwinkle and Friends backglass though, because it has 3 different animals to pull out of the hat and they correspond to the DMD and so its a little bit of variation.
    And of course Scared Stiff Spider Wheel is really awesome. Anything that gets you to stop what you are doing and be able to take in the amazing backglass art for Scared Stiff is alright with me.

    #18 69 days ago

    Spirit and Star Trek 25th anniversary.

    #19 69 days ago

    I’d have to go with Scared Stiff because you interact with it and really like the art.

    #20 69 days ago

    Title Fight and Lights camera Action

    #21 69 days ago

    Just remembered the T3 back of, which is pretty neat

    #22 69 days ago

    baseball machines
    i like how the little guys pop up an run around the diamond acording to the game play

    #23 69 days ago
    Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

    SI was simple but eye catching.[quoted image]

    Sadly I'd say the backglass is the best part of that game!

    Quoted from Mopar:

    Maybe a little off topic, but Time Trials is probably the best playfield animation
    in the collection..

    WOW! You have some rad games

    #24 69 days ago

    This is pretty cool.

    Gottlieb's 1950 Mermaid.

    Animated backglass shown about 3/4 through video.

    Can't think of anything better?

    This game has always sold for huge $$$!

    #25 69 days ago

    title fight.

    #26 69 days ago

    I think the fun and excitement of Nags is hard to beat.

    John

    #27 69 days ago

    No love for Circus Voltaire?

    I also think scared stiff is the best

    #29 69 days ago

    Kinda related....Automata. I used to collect some old clockwork French pieces, but related to Pinball, I met Paul Spooner in Covent Gardens, England in 1985, at his exhibit store. We had a spirited conversation, and I related Gottlieb Pinballs, and their animation. He loved pinball, and in playing as a youth, he stated,
    "I never thought of Pinball as an early influence on my going into this career!"

    Hes regarded as one of this generations best.
    Today, with 3D printing of Gears in Place, Im a bit surprised we dont see more in general,
    as well as in a game...

    Heres a quick vid on him, there are many, and his home kits are a blast to build with the kids.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=30&v=Gi1R5qty660&feature=emb_logo

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    #30 69 days ago
    Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

    SI was simple but eye catching.[quoted image]

    Space invaders and Xenon. Both eye catching and a great way to attract players on location.

    #31 69 days ago
    Quoted from PopBumperPete:

    baseball machines
    i like how the little guys pop up an run around the diamond acording to the game play

    Especially the United's which have the full figured guys..

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    #32 68 days ago
    Quoted from Mopar:

    When animated bg is mentioned, for me, Cowpoke always comes to mind,
    but here's a couple that might not be named. Maybe not the best, but those
    balls on All-the-Way are not only popping, their the entire object of the games
    scoring. Oh yes, and that arrow being the 2nd animation on this machine is
    also a big factor in the games play..
    Maybe a little off topic, but Time Trials is probably the best playfield animation
    in the collection..[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    A rather cool puck bowler!

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    #33 59 days ago
    Quoted from chad:

    A rather cool puck bowler!

    Actually, not exactly a bowler, but something way different than any other game to really
    compare it to. A while back I meant to take a video of it being played. Will have to before
    long.. There's some rolling balls on World Series, but they don't pop as they do while playing
    All-the-Way..

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    #34 59 days ago

    Gottliebs Soccer has a great integrated bg and is fun to play to boot. Hayburners 2 is also another good one as far as the bg goes, play isn't great but full size zipper flippers are a fun gimmick.

    #35 59 days ago

    Title Fight
    Williams Heat Wave (which had the thermometer way before C37 and is a way better game)

    #36 59 days ago
    Quoted from fireball2:

    Title Fight
    Williams Heat Wave (which had the thermometer way before C37 and is a way better game)

    Ah you're just jealous that I have a C37 and won't sell it to you cheap!

    #37 58 days ago

    Bank-a-Ball has both lights and physical pool balls that drop down in the backglass.

    #38 58 days ago

    Ice Fever has a unique interactive backglass.

    #39 58 days ago

    C'mon Steve...you know it's Spirit...

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