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Robot Themed Pinball

By Boosterfive

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

Do you know of any robot, cyborg, or android themed pinball games?

I know of Gottlieb Magnotron and the Zac Robot. Also Pinbot and Bridge of Pinbot.

I found a Magnotron with a great condition back glass, but the playfield is completely worn and it looks like a TON of work. That got me wondering if there were other pins themed in a similar way.

Thank you collectively for your combined wisdom on the matter!

#2 1 year ago

Python wanted Pinbot to be a robot. And it is.

LTG : )

#3 1 year ago

Genesis has a robot as the centerpiece, based on the Maschinenmensch from Metropolis.

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#4 1 year ago
#5 1 year ago

Astro- Gottlieb EM
Robo Wars

#6 1 year ago

Zaccaria Robot
-- oops I see you've listed that already

#8 1 year ago

Don't forget Jackbot with Pinbot and Bride.

#9 1 year ago

Lots of robots in pinball.

Party Zone
Terminator 2
Terminator 3
Pinball Pool
Cosmic Gunfight (robot horses)
Cybernaut
Robo War
RoboCop
Doctor Who (Daleks are robots, yes?)
Buck Rogers (Twiki!)
Revenge From Mars (Robot Lincoln)
Lost in Space
All 5 Star Wars pins
Austin Powers (Fembots)
Transformers

#10 1 year ago

Tz has Robby on the pf

#11 1 year ago

Pinbot

Then the rest.

#13 1 year ago

Thanks for all of the comments!

I am really impressed with all of them, but especially Cybernaut. The art work on that is next level, and the game looks fun. Too bad it seems like it is ultra rare. I got lucky on a Radical, and I doubt I get so lucky on one of those.

Thanks for all of the responses so far! Keep them coming if you know more!

#14 1 year ago

Can't get more robot than Zaccaria's "Robot".

#16 1 year ago

Magnatron's friend Duotron

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#17 1 year ago

A few more came to mind:

Universe (Gottlieb, 1959)
Egg Head (Gottlieb 1961)
Taxi (Pinbot makes a cameo)
Astro (Gottlieb 1971)
Solar Ride (another robot horse!)
Stern TMNT (Metalhead the robot turtle makes an appearance)

Unclear:
Centigrade 37: Is the woman in the tube a robot?
Silverball Mania: Robots or just shiny people?
Xenon: Robot or alien? Or robot alien?

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from sixgill:

Magnatron's friend Duotron
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I'd love to find a Duotron in good condition. There was a Magnatron here, recently for sale, but the playfield was REALLY beat and the machine was working.

Thanks for the continued suggestions!

Solar ride is an interesting title with great art.

So far Magnotron / Duotron, Cybernaut, Solar Gunfight, Solar Ride, and Robot are the best, IMHO.

Added 22 months ago:

Just to correct: The Magnatron for sale was NOT working.

#20 1 year ago

Genesis has the life force robot under PF.

Rob Zombie's Spook show International has a robot.

#21 1 year ago

Funhouse. Rudy is the "amazing mechanical man".

#22 1 year ago

Technically Darth Vader is part human, part robot, so I’m going to throw our very own Hankin ESB from down under hat in the ring.

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#23 1 year ago

Pinball Pool by Gottlieb

#24 1 year ago

Never really looked at ESB closely. It is just a wide body firepower?

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from Boosterfive:

I'd love to find a Duotron in good condition. There was a Magnatron here, recently for sale, but the playfield was REALLY beat and the machine was working.
Thanks for the continued suggestions!
Solar ride is an interesting title with great art.
So far Magnotron / Duotron, Cybernaut, Solar Gunfight, Solar Ride, and Robot are the best, IMHO.

Aw, making me feel all warm and fuzzy about my Duotron.

#26 1 year ago

some exotic pins ^^

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#27 1 year ago
Quoted from LorenZ:

some exotic pins ^^
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That Gamatron looks choice! Real shame it is a super rare one!

#28 1 year ago
Quoted from Shoot_Again:

Never really looked at ESB closely. It is just a wide body firepower?

Ohh no it’s much less exciting than Firepower! No offence to Hankin either because they were pioneering pinball down under and produced some of the most beautiful cabinets and playfield artwork ever. FJ Holden, Shark, Orbit 1 to name a few more (you guys wouldn’t get Howzat... it’s about a cricketing legend)

It’s more on par with Bally Space Invaders, play wise.

But game play aside... it is some of the sweetest eye candy one can behold, particularly if you’re an SW geek, you’d loose your $h!t if you saw it IRL

Rumour has it was that the licensing fee was one finished ESB pin to be given to Lucus and they weren’t that worried about any revenue or royalties because it was a novelty idea to promote the film and was only for commercial use. Gosh not much info about this on Pinside either

#29 1 year ago
Quoted from Boosterfive:

That Gamatron looks choice! Real shame it is a super rare one!

The gamatron is a narrower version of the Flight 2000 (Stern)

There's a version made by Pinstar (a brand owned by Gary stern), and another more colorfull by the spanish brand SONIC

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#30 1 year ago
Quoted from Boosterfive:

Thanks for all of the comments!
I am really impressed with all of them, but especially Cybernaut. The art work on that is next level, and the game looks fun. Too bad it seems like it is ultra rare. I got lucky on a Radical, and I doubt I get so lucky on one of those.
Thanks for all of the responses so far! Keep them coming if you know more!

Not everyone likes it, but personally I really enjoyed Cybernaut while I owned one. The only reason I sold it was to raise funds for another purchase. It's really the only game on my sold list that I would buy again if given a good chance to. Its also the only pin my wife was sad to see leave. Its fun to play and the artwork is awesome. They do come around once in a while, so I hope you are able to eventually grab one.

#31 1 year ago

I think you have to include Centaur in the list. He's clearly a cyborg. Maybe the girl is, too. She has those mechanical eyes covering (replacing?) her eyes.

#32 1 year ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

I think you have to include Centaur in the list. He's clearly a cyborg. Maybe the girl is, too. She has those mechanical eyes covering (replacing?) her eyes.

Yes absolutely! Can't believe I forgot that one. My friend loves that game!

#33 1 year ago
Quoted from sixtyfourbits:

Not everyone likes it, but personally I really enjoyed Cybernaut while I owned one. The only reason I sold it was to raise funds for another purchase. It's really the only game on my sold list that I would buy again if given a good chance to. Its also the only pin my wife was sad to see leave. Its fun to play and the artwork is awesome. They do come around once in a while, so I hope you are able to eventually grab one.

I can’t agree more. Have had one for 5 years and can’t see it leaving anytime soon. Theme, sounds, artwork, fun factor. Ticks allot of boxes!

My favourite part is when the last ball drains and there is closing sound effect that resembles riding an escalator on Saturn... or something nerdy like that

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