I’m curious what debate you are referring to, but the manufacturers call them pinball machines
CHICAGO, IL – September 18, 2019 – Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, announced today the availability of a new line of pinball machines celebrating the iconic character, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark! The game was developed in collaboration with the Whizbang Pinball Studio team of Greg Freres and Dennis Nordman. Greg and Dennis developed the first two Elvira games. Elvira’s House of Horrors pinball machines will be available in Premium, Limited Edition, and Signature Edition models.
Jersey Jack Pinball Announces Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory™ Pinball Machine
LAKEWOOD, NJ – April 12, 2019 – Jersey Jack Pinball presents a world of pure imagination! Find the Golden Ticket™ and enter Wonka’s Chocolate Factory™ for an unforgettable pinball adventure full of fun, surprises, and magic around every corner! This pinball masterpiece was designed by the legendary Pat Lawlor, designer of Dialed In!, Twilight Zone, and over a dozen other classic games, including the best-selling pinball machine in history, The Addams Family.
Chicago Gaming and Planetary Pinball are pleased to present Attack from Mars, the highly anticipated second game in a series of remakes of the greatest Bally and Williams pinball machines.