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Foreign Machines (Other than Zaccaria and Spinball!)

By SilverballGamer

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

Hello! I am starting this forum because I have noticed how these tagged games from these companies get talked about a lot less than other companies, such as Zaccaria or Spinball. I am not sure why this is, but these games truly seem like interesting games that I would like to know about, but there is no information on them! It's not that they are prototype only games, but it seems like these games are impossible to find! The reason I am posting this forum is because I am wondering if anybody else has information on these games?

#2 1 year ago

There are probably less than 100 spinball machines in north america which is where most users are. Lot of people do not even know what spinball is. Inder is even more obscure despite having been around longer because most people here will never see one.

Heck i have yet to see one of the old sega ems in person.

#3 1 year ago

dung I understand that Spinball games are very hard to come by, but think about it. I have seen quite a few come up for sale. All of them being either Verne's World, or Jolly Park. And most were Jolly Park. And Zaccaria, well, they did pretty well, and I have played a couple. Plus, the Zaccaria Pinball app. I have to admit, that I have never played a Spinball Game. Also, how do the playfeilds stay in such good condition on these foreign games? Is it a special mylar or what?

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#4 1 year ago

I like the look of Taito games...really interesting games where most were basically rip-offs of American games, but remixed in interesting ways.

There's not too many of them floating around here in the US, unfortunately.

#5 1 year ago

Two rare games I currently own are Mr.Game Mac Attack and Bell Games Cobra.

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#6 1 year ago

Ohhh yeahhhhh... I forgot about those Taito games. It is surprising they didn’t get sued. They once literally made Black Hole but with heir parts! This doesn’t make sense because there is literally a foreign version of Black Hole that Gottlieb made themself!

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from SilverballGamer:

Ohhh yeahhhhh... I forgot about those Tahiti games. It is surprising they didn’t get sued. They once literally made Black Hole but with heir parts! This doesn’t make sense because there is literally a foreign version of Black Hole that Gottlieb made themself!

International lawsuits are incredibly difficult/expensive, and often not worthwhile unless you actually conduct business and have an office in that locale.

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#8 1 year ago

I know it has been a very long time since I last updated this forum. Sorry about. I have watched some documentaries and discovered that Taito was paid by other companies to make foreign versions of their machines in a black market esc way. It is also apparent they had a side company: Columbia LTD. Not much is known about LTD, just that they exist and they made a version of Bally Mr and Mrs Pac Man, a version of Flight 2000, a version of Mata Hari, and a bunch of other games with no photos making it impossible to know if they even exist, such as a 1978 King Kong machine. That is all I have to add. Otherwise this forum is unofficially dead in a way. I may update, I may not.

#9 1 year ago

Jolly Park look very nice and it's with classic DMD.I like this machine.

#10 1 year ago

In the emulation group some of the guys have made recreations of LTD games you can play in visual pinball:
Martian Queen
Hustler (billiard theme)
They are making the Columbia table now(Flight 2k clone).

Quoted from SilverballGamer:

I know it has been a very long time since I last updated this forum. Sorry about. I have watched some documentaries and discovered that Taito was paid by other companies to make foreign versions of their machines in a black market esc way. It is also apparent they had a side company: Columbia LTD. Not much is known about LTD, just that they exist and they made a version of Bally Mr and Mrs Pac Man, a version of Flight 2000, a version of Mata Hari, and a bunch of other games with no photos making it impossible to know if they even exist, such as a 1978 King Kong machine. That is all I have to add. Otherwise this forum is unofficially dead in a way. I may update, I may not.

#11 1 year ago

It would be nice to see the inside guts of these foreign machines.

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#12 1 year ago

Hi guys

I own many rare unusual titles, they’ve really rocketed in value last year or so now though. Some offers I’ve now started getting for mine is crazy, but if you don’t sell you can’t buy more haha.

Production numbers on many are very low! My Valkyrie for example only had 100 units made! Evolution only 180! And that was 40 years ago now so how many still actually exist??

And horror theme pins such as Mephisto just are impossible to find! Especially with a working bat topper still lol

If anyone is interested in buying any very rare pins get in touch and discuss.

Or Follow instagram Paragon_pinball
I post lots of pics of my rare stuff on there

IVE posted some pics up for you guys

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#13 1 year ago

Where I come from, all the machines I own are foreign

#14 1 year ago

Great photos, especially of Mephisto, which is on my grail list. No idea how I'd ever come across one, but I try to keep my eyes open!

Hilarious backglasses - Ironballs, LOL. And that Valkyrie one confused me, until I saw the Heavy Metal chick in the background.

#15 1 year ago

These are just some of them! Haha.
You should check stuff like Space Train, X-Force, Red Baron. All cool.

If your serious about a Mephisto I am going to be selling mine, as previously mentioned I’ve got too many at moment and I’ve got more waiting to buy, it’s a sickness!!!

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from athena:

These are just some of them! Haha.
You should check stuff like Space Train, X-Force, Red Baron. All cool.
If your serious about a Mephisto I am going to be selling mine, as previously mentioned I’ve got too many at moment and I’ve got more waiting to buy, it’s a sickness!!!

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