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. . .
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