(Topic ID: 36743)

Pinball is gaining some traction!

By wombat

6 years ago

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  • 7 posts
  • 7 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 years ago by Buck
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    #2 6 years ago

    Always glad to see pinball getting press again.

    #3 6 years ago

    This is just part of the JJ marketing machine.

    #4 6 years ago

    I know this has been discussed a million times but, I think pinball is in the infant stages of a return and as greater exposure occurs so will the return to prominance with todays kids. I won't go so far as to venture pinball will become what it once was in it's heydey (late 70's- 80's) IMHO, with arcades being commonplace or seeing them in damn near every "walk-in" business afloat but, I think it will become somewhat mainstream once again.

    #5 6 years ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    I think pinball is in the infant stages of a return

    Don't know if you are right, but I hope you are.

    #6 6 years ago

    My 16 year old daughter and her friends love playing my pinball machines. I think that is because the modern video games are too scripted. Pinball has a certain randomness video games lack and the instant gratification of a good shot makes the experience more enjoyable.

    #7 6 years ago

    I'm thinking that pinball will grow as well. The video games people have at home are nearly as good as the machines in the arcade - I would think this would bode well.

    Beating the redemption machines will be the tougher nut. I like the idea from a previous thread that suggested redemption on pinballs with say 1 ticket for each 1 milllion points up to 5 million, and then one ticket for every 2 million, and so on... obviously depending upon the game.

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