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The ugliest pinball machines ever made are...


By Vino

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Hey, looks arnt everything, but what rises to the top for you as some of the ugliest pinball machines ever made?

They may play like a dream (or not), ranked high or low, but what immediately comes to mind and why?

Thanks for sharing!

#3 2 years ago

Spanish Eyes for sure.

John

#4 2 years ago

The one with the neckbeard.

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#5 2 years ago

I think pinball machines are art and that the pinnacle of human artistic endeavor is the Avatar pinball machine by the amazing and inspired artists at Stern. Either that or Dale Jr.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Spanish Eyes for sure.
John

I thought that too until I got to out some time on it and now the sight of it means I get to play some great pinball

#7 2 years ago

Genesis
Jungle King
Metallica

To name a few.

This could be a long list...

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Spanish Eyes for sure.
John

My favorite williams EM art package

#9 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Genesis
Jungle King
Metallica
To name a few.
This could be a long list...

The sweaty old men on the MET Roadcase translite is right up there for sure. Swapped mine out immediately.

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from Vino:

The sweaty old men MET Roadcase translite is right up there for sure. Swapped mine out immediately.

Gonna say, the METLE art is fantastic!

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from zacaj:

My favorite williams EM art package

Yeah, I think Spanish Eyes is pretty cool. Especially considering some of the other art packages from that same decade.

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#12 2 years ago

Hardbody and spring break.

#13 2 years ago
Quoted from Vino:

The sweaty old men MET Roadcase translite is right up there for sure. Swapped mine out immediately.

I actually just swapped my Metallica pro translite for the roadcase I prefer it much more.

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from hollywood:

Gonna say, the METLE art is fantastic!

That's the one I had. Better in your art gallery than mine. Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder.

#15 2 years ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

I actually just swapped my Metallica pro translite for the roadcase I prefer it much more.

Well, if you ever need an extra just let me know.
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#16 2 years ago

As a guy who owns a Flash this is objectively the correct answer .

#17 2 years ago

Hardbody is so aweful looking it’s sort of cool in a 1980s cocaine binge kind of way.

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#18 2 years ago

RAVEN

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#19 2 years ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

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Winner! God that game is awful!

#20 2 years ago

Dracula. But I can't decide which is worse:

The cabinet art
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#28 2 years ago

Super Star. I love this game. But, man, is it ugly.

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#29 2 years ago

That new Supreme pinball is easily the correct answer to this.....end of discussion. A distant second to me is that Domino's pin.

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#30 2 years ago

Genesis

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#31 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Dracula. But I can't decide which is worse:
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Backglass for sure. That cabinet art is awesome!

#33 2 years ago

But Genesis translite is so bad it's good lol.

#34 2 years ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

But Genesis translite is so bad it's good lol.

Don't forget about Hollywood Heat!

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#35 2 years ago

Maybe a better question is what game did you think was ugly but grew on you. I always kind of appreciated the art on Spanish Eyes but it had increased appeal after having a clean example. I always thought Flash was hideous. After playing it and discovering how fun it was the art is not without some charm. It's no Rembrandt but at least has a positive association now. As mentioned in the confessions thread I also always thought Centaur was pretty ugly but it sure has it's fans. Never having played one I am reserving judgement.

#36 2 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Maybe a better question is what game did you think was ugly but grew on you.

No question...

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#37 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Dracula. But I can't decide which is worse:
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Both!

#38 2 years ago

Hollywood heat
Hardbody
Raven

#39 2 years ago

Not a big fan of the Constantino art on Flash and Jungle Lord.

#40 2 years ago

Every time I see one of these for sale on CL I wanna puke..........

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#41 2 years ago

Looking at the well walker on TWD... Just gross. Not like scary or cool, just ick. It's ugly.

#42 2 years ago

Anything from Williams from about 1978 to 1982.

#43 2 years ago
Quoted from jwilson:

Anything from Williams from about 1978 to 1982.

I would not include Blackout in that list. The mirrored backglass on that and the playfield look awesome all lit up.

#44 2 years ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

I would not include Blackout in that list.

Yeah, and I think Black Knight is a pretty good looking machine.

For me, it's just about any EM with Morrison artwork on them. I've had a few, but they didn't last very long.

#45 2 years ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

I would not include Blackout in that list. The mirrored backglass on that and the playfield look awesome all lit up.

Don't get me wrong - I own a Firepower, it looks okay. But it's not GOOD. Same with Blackout and Black Knight. None of it is GOOD.

#46 2 years ago

Universe:

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Gas Attack

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#48 2 years ago

Cyclone

#49 2 years ago

Seems like a lot of Gottlieb system 80B games make this list.
Raven is easily the worst
People forget.
Bad girls. Terrible game.
Genesis actually looks good compared to the above two.

#50 2 years ago
Quoted from dookski:

Looking at the well walker on TWD... Just gross. Not like scary or cool, just ick. It's ugly.

I think the art on TWD is excellent, but the Well Walker makes it a no-go for my family. Wish they’d used a different zombie there.

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