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Remember when _____________ ( fill in the blank)


By joey__p__1966

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Thought it might be fun for us old pinball dudes that have been in it for a while to do a "remember when" thread, couldn't find one , so I'll start. Sorry if I'm duplication someone elses idea

    Remember when no one mentioned the word "code" when talking about a game. it either sucked as is, or was great, not ever a word of needing new "code".

    Remember when NIB was a really cool thing , and those games were as rare as a Haunted House that actually worked.

    Remember when you had to fabricate your own replacement brackets / and make shift ramp protectors out of sheet aluminum from home depot.

    Joey

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    #2 2 years ago

    there used to be an Arcade in every mall.

    #3 2 years ago

    When Gottlieb would bring out yet another card themed game, and nobody complained?

    #4 2 years ago

    solid states started replacing EMs with no score reels, bells, or chimes?

    #5 2 years ago

    'Member when pins weren't so expensive? 'Member?

    'Member when games were only a quarter? 'Member?

    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    solid states started replacing EMs with no score reels, bells, or chimes.

    The First SS had chimes

    The First SS I played was Hot Tip.

    #7 2 years ago

    Code? What's this code stuff? The board either works or it doesn't.

    Remember when there would be 15 people with quarters on the glass waiting for their turn?

    #8 2 years ago

    Remember when you could buy a used machine for half of what it originally cost instead of twice what it originally cost?

    #9 2 years ago
    Quoted from extraballingtmc:

    'Member when games were only a quarter?

    'Member when games were 10¢ a game and three games for a quarter. Five balls too !

    LTG : )

    #11 2 years ago

    You bought your first EM
    Gee there is a lot of wires

    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from extraballingtmc:

    when games were only a quarter?

    Now they're 8 grand!

    Quoted from o-din:

    solid states started replacing EMs with no score reels, bells, or chimes.

    There was that middle section for a short time where some/most solid state producers put chimes in them. Identity crisis. Cool to play and listen to though.

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from Otaku:

    There was that middle section for a short time where some/most solid state producers put chimes in them.

    Not the first ones I played. But I have played some since.

    #14 2 years ago

    Remember when McDonald's served Big Macs in those styrofoam boxes?

    #15 2 years ago

    Remember when we were happy with an orange gas display?

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    #16 2 years ago

    Remember years ago when you would go into an arcade or laundromat and check all the pinball machines for any free games left on them, and also check for quarters in the coin returns.

    #18 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Remember years ago when you would go into an arcade or laundromat and check all the pinball machines for any free games left on them, and also check for quarters in the coin returns.

    I still do this Well, at least credits...

    #19 2 years ago

    I remember when i was young........just

    #20 2 years ago

    ... When you didn't know about the next game to be released until it just magically appeared in the arcade one day?

    -Steve

    #21 2 years ago

    "Remember when we used to just play pinball?"

    Anyone building a pin will know what I'm talking about.

    Aaron
    FAST Pinball

    #22 2 years ago

    Remember when you would gladly exchange your whole paycheck into tokens at the arcade. Well, except for the $1.85 for the 3 pack special for cigarettes (for the whole week) . The sound of the tokens dropping was music to my ears. Seems that $5 gave you extra tokens, what a deal!
    JP

    #23 2 years ago

    Remember when.......Pinside was fun?

    Please don't get me wrong, I still get great knowledge from some here, but it's nowhere near the fun it used to be
    I know, I know, I will leave now.

    Chris

    #24 2 years ago

    When Centerflank was around.....

    #25 2 years ago

    Remember when Earthshaker scared the crap out of you the first time the shaker went off?
    WTH was that!? Did this thing just blow up!?

    #26 2 years ago

    When Black Hole came out and the price of a game went to .50 cents, what an outrage!

    #27 2 years ago

    Remember when people came to Pinside to talk about pinball, not legal stuff (see: anything American Pinball lately) or argue about which fancy toy is better than the other?

    Remember when people were smart with their money, and didn't just blindly jump in line for the next newest machine just to say they had one first?

    #28 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Remember years ago when you would go into an arcade or laundromat and check all the pinball machines for any free games left on them, and also check for quarters in the coin returns.

    Still check for coins. PHoF paid me to play there a month ago. Thanks Tim!

    #29 2 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    'Member when games were 10¢ a game and three games for a quarter. Five balls too !
    LTG : )

    I remember the first "2 plays, Quarter" yellow Coin entry plate I enCOuNtered; It was on a Williams Honey at Pine Tree Bowl in Dearborn, Michigan.

    #30 2 years ago

    Remember when a red bump on your skin just meant you had to pop it....now you have to keep an eye on it and report to your dermatologist....getting old sucks

    #31 2 years ago

    ... JD was a $1400 game, folks!

    #32 2 years ago

    Dropping a light bulb didn't evacuate a school.

    Playing with mercury in your hand was fun.

    The smell of a lead gasoline engine.

    Going into your local arcade and seeing your first Haunted House with all those flippers and levels.

    #33 2 years ago

    you were young? You shone like the sun. Shine on you crazy diamond!

    Sorry, had to.

    #34 2 years ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    When Black Hole came out and the price of a game went to .50 cents, what an outrage!

    Remember when Black Knight came out before it at 50¢ ?

    LTG : )

    #35 2 years ago

    Remember when distributors were hyping solid state pins because they would eliminate service ?

    LTG : )

    #36 2 years ago

    You had a hard time seeing over the lock bar !

    #37 2 years ago

    you said, "Space Invaders? Why the hell would I play that? It's the same every time."?

    #38 2 years ago

    A dime bag cost a dime...

    #39 2 years ago

    I remember when you had to tell the girl that you loved her. I wish I was young in today's hookup world.

    #40 2 years ago

    I remember when: TO FIND OUT THE HIGH SCORE YOU HAD TO LOOK ON THE SIDE OF THE CABINET FOR NUMBERS ENGRAVED!!

    #41 2 years ago

    here's another one.....

    I remember when: ONLY THE RICHEST KIDS (in the neighborhood) HAD A PINBALL MACHINE AT THEIR HOUSE!

    #42 2 years ago

    remember when, every night, your girlfriend used to give you a nice b... oh wait....

    #43 2 years ago
    Quoted from beatmaster:

    remember when, every night, your girlfriend used to give you a nice b... oh wait....

    ahh, back rubs, I remember well.

    #45 2 years ago

    Pinball was the babysitter for my sister and I when we stopped at the bar on snowmobile trips. Dad always had pockets full of change. The goal was just to keep the ball in play as long as possible, no idea what the rules were...

    #46 2 years ago

    Remember when cars had glass headlights and not this plastic shit you have to polish????

    #47 2 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Remember when Black Knight came out before it at 50¢ ?
    LTG : )

    Yes I do. Six card Bingo machines were the rage in every tavern across the country and Elvis was King.

    #48 2 years ago

    And you used a condom because you worried about pregnancy.

    #49 2 years ago

    Remember when,Pinball was 5 Balls for a Dime,and NO internet to tell you how!!!

    #50 2 years ago

    Remember when pinside had no forum.

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