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What about vintage pachinko?


By Pachinkoplanet

8 years ago



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    #1 8 years ago

    First post, so please be gentle

    I was just curious as to why there has always been a sort of deference to the vintage pachinko games from the pinball community. I mean, what cooler accent could you have in a gameroom than an old 50's-60's-70's pachinko machine? I've been restoring these now for a few years, and sure, they were made in Japan, and sure, they were not coin-op, but seriously. They do look pretty cool, and both evolved from the same basic idea.

    Pachinko and pinball really are like two brothers. I just wonder why they seem to be mutually exclusive. Any ideas?

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    #21 8 years ago
    Quoted from n2kenai:

    I hear most of the older pachinko machines are impossible to fix, so there is a reliability issue with the older machines.

    There are several businesses that can do repairs and restoration on vintage and antique pachinko machines, and even have restored pachinko machines for sale. check out http://pachinkoplanet.com for example. Pachinko machines and pinball machines both evolved from the 1920's corinthian bagatelle machines, the japanese just went vertical because Japan has such a premium on space. My gameroom has several nice examples which take up little more space than a movie poster would.

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