Big under taking
Nice!, What's the story behind this machine? I would be curious to see the other side
They are very neat at a show. great WOW factor I have one every year at PINBALL EXPO AND OHIO pinball show... come play By the way last year i changed a playfield on one of these. mike pacak
I still cant get over the size of this thing. Just saw it for the first time in another post a few days ago. You could put three coin doors across the front...
Definatly going to read the story behind this one.
I used to play one years ago at Canobie Lake Park in Salem NH... SLOW SLOW machine, but still way cool.
If you replace the original cue ball with a tracl ball which is just slightly smaller BUT lighter the game plays much faster.. really
I remember walking into "Fun And Games" arcade in Framingham Mass when this thing came out. It was just a monster. They put it right in the center of the second room and it was popular for about a week. Then we all went back to our regularly scheduled games. It may not have changed the world, but it was back when pinball manufacturers would take risks and put out something like that.
They're a big attraction. Everyone who sees a Hercules for the first time HAS to play a game. Excitement ususally lasts for exactly one game, because gameplay is slow and boring.
Like starting in a speedboat race with an oil tanker.
There's usually one brought to every pinball show (have to be insane to load that). Still remember playing one as a kid in Tucson Arizona at some western theme park
The arcade at Cedar Pointe still has two of these in decent working order. They are huge and a pretty cool novelty. Not the greatest player, but still fun IMHO.
They have a couple of things working against them value-wise. Like many old arcade video games, they're huge. Only sold locally. Imagine paying to have one shipped across the country. Secondly, there can't be a lot of parts available for them any more. Guys that are keeping them running are doing it for the hobby. No one is getting rich fixing Hercule's.
That's not the point. It's the biggest friggin pin ever made. By a mile. Like Orbitor 1 or Safe Cracker, if you see one at a show, you should play at least one game. One and done. Notch your belt and move on.
I agree on Orbiter 1 and Hercules, but Safecracker is actually fun and was an entirely new spin on pinball, a timed game, not 3 balls and done. I really enjoyed SC back in the day and I still have a few of those tokens it gave out in my token collection.
I know it has it's detractors, as does EVERY pin, but I like it and would love to own one. Too bad they're way overvalued right now.
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