(Topic ID: 114630)

Shark Pinball by Hankin video


By vid1900

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by practicalsteve
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#1 4 years ago

Here is a game you don't see every day.

#2 4 years ago

Very cool, had never even heard of this pin.

#3 4 years ago

Not even rated on IPDB. Some of the shots look a bit like Paragon (might have been the inspiration). Thanks for sharing!

viperrwk

#4 4 years ago

Here is a Star Wars pin by the same company! Note the playfield layout.

#5 4 years ago

I believe ESB came after Shark - and both came after Paragon (look at the date on the schematics.)

Not sure why IPDB has June 1980 for ESB when some of the schematics are dated much later than that.

Nonetheless, both are very cool (and rare) games and highly collectible IMHO.

viperrwk

#6 4 years ago

Never saw Shark but I remember playing 'The Empire Strikes Back' in an arcade back in the early 90's. Nice to watch a video of it again.

#7 4 years ago

Cool machines

ESB looks like Space Invaders and Firepower combined.

Shark looks more like Space Invaders meets Paragon.

#8 4 years ago
Quoted from viperrwk:

I believe ESB came after Shark - and both came after Paragon (look at the date on the schematics.)
Not sure why IPDB has June 1980 for ESB when some of the schematics are dated much later than that.
Nonetheless, both are very cool (and rare) games and highly collectible IMHO.
viperrwk

Collectibility is so so. Once you get past the novelty and prettiness of Hankins you are left with a very poor playing plank. The fj seems the most collectible on account of the holden fans. When they come up for sale and sell its usually in the 1-2k range. Not sure about parts availability. Would only ever own as part of a large collection and would be the complete set for completeness. Shark, esb, howzat and fj. Am I missing any?

#9 4 years ago

Did you ever play that 'Cosmic Princess' pin that Leisure and Allied made in '79? I was offered one to buy cheap, (in Perth) and it looked pretty, but I played it and thought it was boring as hell so I passed. I had no idea it was quite rare at the time. (early 90's) It was made under license from Stern apparently.

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#10 4 years ago
Quoted from Hyperball91:

Did you ever play that 'Cosmic Princess' pin that Leisure and Allied made in '79? I was offered one to buy cheap, (in Perth) and it looked pretty, but I played it and thought it was boring as hell so I passed. I had no idea it was quite rare at the time. (early 90's) It was made under license from Stern apparently.

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One of these is going up for auction on Saturday at sellicks beach in South australia. Reserve is 700. "everything works except for the flippers".

It's being sold by an auction mob. Facebook clearance Clarence for pics.

#11 4 years ago

Fair enough. Wonder how much it'll go for. If it's still in good nick it might be worth buying simply because of its rarity factor, but yeah, boring to play. Hard to give it a test run without flippers!

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#12 4 years ago

Who had a heavy metal meltdown a while back?

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