(Topic ID: 164458)

Show Us Your Gameroom Party Photos


By ZNET

3 years ago



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  • 8 posts
  • 4 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 2 years ago by ZNET
  • Topic is favorited by 3 Pinsiders

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“Will the kids today accept or reject the pinball torch?”

  • The kids will generally reject pinball in favor of their generation's toys, so much so that the hobby will be decimated as compared to its status in 2016. 1 vote
    4%
  • A significant population of kids will ultimately embrace pinball, enough to keep the hobby vital for the next 30 or so years. 10 votes
    43%
  • Bringing kids to shows is a great way to introduce the next generation to this great hobby. 11 votes
    48%
  • Dragging your brats to shows, against their collective will, is an equally great way to introduce the next generation to this great hobby. 1 vote
    4%

(Multiple choice - 23 votes by 19 Pinsiders)

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#1 3 years ago

Passing the pinball torch to the next generation can be challenging. Our "old" games can have a tough time competing with Xbox, Pokemon Go and the like. It's always gratifying to me when the kids find themselves immersed in a pinball machine or arcade game from yesteryear. This evening, my son (in green shirt) achieved the all-time high score on Genco Two-Player Basketball by landing a ball in the upper basket twice in a single game. That's quite a feat inasmuch as the top basket only awards points when a buzzer randomly sounds during the game. His friend was equally excited for him. Then, it was on to the other basketball arcade game in the line-up, Sega Basketball.

These kids are 11 years old. When I was 11, every kid in school would have been in my basement every day if my dad had games like these in the house. Alas, times have changed. Well, at least tonight my son felt the thrill of an old-school electromechanical game conquest. Now, if I could just get my wife involved in the hobby. Hey, a man can dream. . .

Show us your family gameroom night photos.

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#2 3 years ago

Cool pics. Sega or Chicago Coin "Bubble Basketball"?

#3 3 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Cool pics. Sega or Chicago Coin "Bubble Basketball"?

Sega. A few manufacturers copied the Sega game, released in 1969\1970.

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#4 2 years ago

The party doesn't officially begin until my 86 year-old mother takes on Fireball Classic.

Favorite pinballs of the evening, last night, were the wedgeheads. My daughter liked Blue Note whereas my niece liked Volley, as pictured.

Favorite arcades were 1972 Sega Grand National Race and 1954 Genco Two Player (Super) Basketball.

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#5 2 years ago

Nice game room you have there!

#6 2 years ago

My daughter has a year and a half to prepare for her driver's license test. She's practicing on Kasco Untouchable. . .just in case she encounters a car full of shooting gangsters in her path.

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#7 2 years ago

My nephew and niece last Thanksgiving notice she doesn't put her doll down.

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