(Topic ID: 231986)

Best game show theme for a pin?

By Dantesmark

6 months ago

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  • Latest reply 5 months ago by Eightball88
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    “Best gameshow for pinball”

    • The price is right 3 votes
    • Press your luck 7 votes
    • Other... 2 votes
    • The price is wrong....bitch! 11 votes

    (23 votes)

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    #1 6 months ago

    I feel like the price is right would be perfect for a pinball... if done right.
    You have to get Bob Barker to do the call outs. Maybe some old clips of Rod Roddy. And implement a camera a la Dialed in, that puts you on the backbox lcd as if you are guessing the prices on the row.

    I think “press your luck” would also be an awesome theme. With that camera on you, you could have the whammys attacking you like they did on the show... really cool.

    Thoughts, ideas, opinions?

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    #2 6 months ago

    I don't usually watch game shows -- but I'd probably tune in to a couple episodes of "The Price is Wrong. . . Bitch!"

    #3 6 months ago

    Let’s make a deal because it’s hilarious!
    Wayne Brady custom callouts ftw

    #4 6 months ago

    Cause wof was such a hit why not try it again? Lol.

    #5 6 months ago

    How about "I'd Buy That For A Dollar" from Robo Cop

    #7 6 months ago

    Press Your Luck!

    #8 6 months ago

    I feel like game show themes are great for casinos and slot machines and terrible for pinball and game rooms.

    it just doesn't work. Winning "points" sucks in the context of game shows. People want money and cars.

    #10 6 months ago

    I heard press your luck is a dream theme for Steven Bowden.

    #11 6 months ago

    Game shows seem like a thing of the past but good memories lounging on shag carpet watching them. Not really sure how you translate guessing the price of laundry detergent or some trivia/poll question into good pinball. I would like to see more gambling in pinball where you can bet certain number of points on winning a mode or completing some task in a certain amount of time.

    #12 6 months ago

    Thank you.

    #13 6 months ago

    A pinball machine based on classic Match Game might be decent. It was a gaudy, funny show with a great cast of characters. You could have a up/down target bank representing the 6 panelists, maybe a giant spinning turntable like the show or a goofy caricature backglass with Gene Rayburn and his microphone.


    #14 6 months ago

    Cash Cab could be fun if done right!

    #15 6 months ago


    #16 6 months ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Cash Cab could be fun if done right!

    How about Cash Grab?

    #17 5 months ago

    I think price is still the most popular and has the best chance of translating to a pin.

    #18 5 months ago

    Man, that wasn't even a good gameshow!!

    #19 5 months ago

    Oh well

    #20 5 months ago

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