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Pinball on a cruise ship

By canea

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

    Apparently was a thing. Must have been a challenge to play in rough seas!


    #2 4 years ago

    The stern x men I had came in a group of pins that came off a carnival cruise ship.So it must still be a thing someone who is a travels a lot might be able to chime in with more info

    #3 4 years ago

    I've never seen a pinball game in the few Carnival ships I've been on. They each did have a small arcade section with some gun games, redemptions, crane, and others. A cruise ship is pretty damn stable so I wouldn't see any issue putting a pinball game on one.

    #4 4 years ago

    I've been on 11 Carnival ships in the last 3 years, I always look and have not come across one yet. Sure the ship swings and sways, I'd still enjoy a few games each trip tho but I can see why they don't.

    #5 4 years ago

    I've sailed on a few Royal Caribbean and Norwegian cruise ships and have never come across any pins.

    #6 4 years ago

    Where did I see that "warehouse raid" in Europe (UK?) that was an abandoned ship with a huge arcade inside including a heap of pinball? Anyone else remember that?

    #7 4 years ago

    There are no more pins in malls anymore so I wouldn't expect to see any on a ship.

    #8 4 years ago
    Quoted from SealClubber:

    There are no more pins in malls anymore so I wouldn't expect to see any on a ship.

    I guess maintenance would be the big problem. On the first night, a ball gets stuck somewhere and it gets switched off for the rest of the cruise. Pinball's inherent problem - physics.

    #9 4 years ago
    Quoted from cooked71:

    Where did I see that "warehouse raid" in Europe (UK?) that was an abandoned ship with a huge arcade inside including a heap of pinball? Anyone else remember that?

    Here's a video about that raid. There were more than 160 games on the ship!

    #10 4 years ago

    Hope there weren't any on THIS ship!

    #11 4 years ago
    Quoted from Tux:

    Here's a video about that raid. There were more than 160 games on the ship!
    » YouTube video

    Love that story - never gets old.

    #12 4 years ago

    There was an Avengers Pro on the Carnival Miracle during an Alaska cruise we went on several years ago. $1 a play

    #13 4 years ago

    Cruise every year on Royal Caribbean....big game rooms...never a pin.....ok though....they do have casinos...

    #14 4 years ago

    I'm going on the new Norwegion Escape ship Jan 2nd. Would be great to see a few pins on it

    #15 4 years ago

    Norwegian Gem out of NY a few years ago had a WPT right next to the bowling alley.

    #16 4 years ago

    I played X-Men on a Carnival ship a couple years ago. Sounds like they got rid of them . . . Boo

    #17 4 years ago

    There was a rumor the games were causing the ships to tilt.

    #18 4 years ago

    Back in the late 90s, i went on a 3 day weekend cruise from LA/Catalina to Ensenada Mexico and back
    and they had about 3 or 4 pins, the ship rolling did make for some interesting games.

    #20 4 years ago

    Those ancient games in the photos play so slowly I doubt you can tell if the waves move the table.

    #21 4 years ago

    Is that Fonz in the corner?

    #22 4 years ago

    Love my NI. Don't knock what you don't understand...
    With EM multi, zipper flippers & bally-gator ~ the high seas don't stand a chance. Bell-bottoms, flairs or boot cut.

    #23 4 years ago

    Love the video and the music. Thanks for posting. Neat stuff


    #24 4 years ago

    Was on a cruise 2 years ago and they had a x-man on the ship.

    #25 4 years ago

    The MSC ship we went on in 2009 had a WOF in Italian. I didn't play it much as I didn't know what was going on. Seems like something was messed up about it besides, too long ago to remember what.

    #26 4 years ago

    I have strong memories of playing Caribbean Cruise pinball on the Big Red Boat when I was on them. The first night we were on board it was the 'roughest they had all year' and the ship was barely moving. Considering it was a small ship compared to the others out there today, there should be no issue with one on board.

    #27 4 years ago

    I would think pins on a ship would be perfect. I have never been on a cruise. Worried I wouldn't like it and then no way to get off. I have been on a cruise of sorts with about 10 cabins around Fiji but not a big ship

    #28 4 years ago

    Are cruise ships full of plebs? That's what I have been told

    #29 4 years ago

    Played a couple pins on a ferry boat last summer. As soon as I saw them I took a pic and made a post on here that it was hilarious there were pins on a boat. But between the calm day, and the boat's stabilizers, they were actually quite level and steady.

    #30 4 years ago

    Our last cruise did not have a pin. I think it would be an added challenge to the game. Kind of like the contraptions at pinball life's open house.

    #31 4 years ago

    They used to have pins on the ferries between Vancouver and Victoria in BC. It used to be pretty fun playing as the ship turned in the channels and rocked from side to side. Docking was always an adventure as it bumped into the terminal. It was like have a magnet toy in the game. In fact I think I read that this is where Robert Gagno first got the pinball bug.

    #32 4 years ago

    No pin love ?
    That's not exciting or new.

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