(Topic ID: 172335)

What classic arcade game would you design into a pinball?

By chad

3 years ago

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    #51 3 years ago
    Quoted from chucktee:

    "Intruder Alert!!!" "Get the humanoid!!!"

    And Stern already owns the rights to it!!

    #52 3 years ago

    Satan's Hollow
    +1 on Mr. Do!
    Dig Dug

    I'd also like to see some old Atari classics made into pinballs:

    River Raid

    #53 3 years ago

    Zoo Keeper:
    I'd have a big rectangular "zoo" made out of drop targets. You'd have to bust them all out to start the zoo jailbreak, just like in the game. (Like, knocking the drop target walls down starts a 10 ball multiball, or something equally dumb and loud).

    Elevator Action:
    Re-Themed Pinball Circus.

    Mini playfield at the top with 5 captive scoops, just like in the video game. Get your frog (the ball) to safety.

    #54 3 years ago

    Tough call. I'd go with Smash TV.

    #55 3 years ago

    Break Out.

    #56 3 years ago
    Quoted from chad:

    Now that there are so many of us making pinball machines , what is your favorite classic arcade game to transfer into a pin??
    I would go with Robotron: 2084 or Sinistar.

    I'd love a Robotron themed pin! Have a video mode where you play a tank wave. Have one Mikey mixed in with the other humans on the screen and if you collect him it starts multiball and now YOU are shooting the balls at the tanks. Clear the wave to light a nice, fat jackpot.

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    #58 3 years ago

    Might sound weird....Paperboy!

    #59 3 years ago

    Mr driller!

    #60 3 years ago

    Custer's Revenge

    #61 3 years ago

    Zaxxon or Pitfall

    #62 3 years ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    Isn't that a Bally Spectrum?

    It sort of is... Good call.

    #63 3 years ago

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    #64 3 years ago

    I'd go with Front Line or Elevator Action. Both from Taito.

    #65 3 years ago

    Moral Kombat...20 plus years later.....still hooked on it

    #66 3 years ago

    +1 for Zaxxon or pitfall. Spelunker would be cool too, but it would have to have an elevator that takes the ball to a mini playfield

    #67 3 years ago

    I want to play that game. "Finish him! Duality!"

    #68 3 years ago


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    #70 3 years ago

    Carnevil!Maybe build similar to Cyclone but with the creepy theming of the carnevil shooter with color dmd!If I ever win the lottery spooky will be getting a call!

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    #71 2 years ago

    I suppose the rest of you read about the Zelda pin that Jon Norris designed for Gottlieb.


    #72 2 years ago


    And I would be the first to score a billion points.

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    #73 2 years ago

    +1 for Donkey Kong

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    #74 2 years ago

    Donkey Kong or

    Metal Slug!

    #75 2 years ago

    Shinobi for the win please......!!!.......Joey

    #76 2 years ago

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    #77 2 years ago

    Nice. Always like to see dedicated cabs.

    #78 2 years ago

    How about Rampage ? That could be cool .

    #79 2 years ago

    surprised no one said centipede or millipede

    #80 2 years ago

    Come on people... MARBLE MADNESS!

    I second the idea of a Dragon's Lair.

    you could probably make a pretty bad-ass themed Pac-Man table. with yellow 'Powerball' feature?

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    #81 2 years ago

    These aren't purely arcade games, but in no particular order I'd really love to see any of:

    Metal Gear: Lots of cool weapons/gear and scenario potential. Could have various crazy "alarm" modes when you're discovered by the enemy and both jungle and compound settings.

    Ninja Gaiden: Great music, story, and bosses. Lots of material from many different games to work with. Plus, who doesn't love ninjas?

    Castlevania: Even better music, bosses and abundance of of material. I could see the playfield-as-a-castle potential being really awesome. Also, weapons and wall-meat.

    Splatterhouse: Amusing story and the closest thing to a Friday the 13th machine I'll probably get until I build one myself.

    #82 2 years ago

    Mortal Kombat.

    #84 2 years ago


    but I'm wondering how to get Rembrandt and Einstein together for this textual fantasy.

    #85 2 years ago

    Zaxxon would be my real pic, with a conveyor belt playfield. P3 would be good for this.

    #86 2 years ago

    I was going to say you could incorporate the game Astroids into pinball somehow, and then I saw one of the mini games being released on the Multimorphic P3 machine called Rocs.

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