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World War Two themed pinball?


By travisbmartin

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    I know that right now most of the pinballs being made are based on licenses, but has there ever been a pinball based on World War Two? The thought's been bugging me the last couple days.

    #3 6 years ago

    Nice. I'm surprised there hasn't been any made during the solid state era, though. I think the proper layout of a few ramps would make a cool dogfight multiball. Or it could even have 'missions' to complete.

    #4 6 years ago

    Great idea. If manufacturers simply had to it's not like there's a shortage of licenses available to the genre either. My picks would be 1941, Kelly's Heroes or Saving Private Ryan.

    A pure air war game would be cool too with a host of mode options like escorting bombers, dogfights, etc...

    #5 6 years ago

    IJ has some WWII flavor to it.

    #6 6 years ago

    That would be a killer pin, great idea

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    #7 6 years ago

    Unless a cool movie is made, I doubt it will happen. Even then I doubt it would happen as it would be too polarizing. A good portion of Europe and Asia wouldn't like the theme. Would probably only sell in the US and maybe England.

    #8 6 years ago

    It's hard to believe it's been almost seventy years since WW2 ended. That's ancient history to kids. A war themed pin based on a video game like Halo or something like that might work. I'm guessing WW2 is just too far removed from the present day to bring in the younger set.

    #9 6 years ago
    Quoted from SealClubber:

    Unless a cool movie is made, I doubt it will happen. Even then I doubt it would happen as it would be too polarizing. A good portion of Europe and Asia wouldn't like the theme. Would probably only sell in the US and maybe England.

    Yeah, some of Europe probably wouldn't care for it. Which now makes me wonder how some of the WW2 themed video games fared overseas when they were big here.

    Hmm....any raw nerves over World War One? lol

    #10 6 years ago
    Quoted from travisbmartin:

    Which now makes me wonder how some of the WW2 themed video games fared overseas when they were big here.

    As far as home games.

    Some like ones based on Midway, weren't available in Japan.

    Of course a Pearl Harbor one wouldn't have gone over well here either.

    LTG : )

    #11 6 years ago

    How about a Axis and Allies (boardgame) based theme. Pick your side . . . save or conquer the world.

    #12 6 years ago

    Kelly's Heroes would be awesome!

    #13 6 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    How about a Axis and Allies (boardgame) based theme. Pick your side . . . save or conquer the world.

    That would work. Heck. A Civil War pin like that would rock.

    #14 6 years ago

    or if you had a start option to pick the country (flipper button selection) you want to be and the missions are slightly different

    #15 6 years ago

    Why on earth would wwII not have any interest in europe?

    Are you guys crazy?

    #16 6 years ago
    Quoted from travisbmartin:

    That would work. Heck. A Civil War pin like that would rock.

    I'd be a pre-order insta buy no questions asked for a Civil War based pin.

    #17 6 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    I'd be a pre-order insta buy no questions asked for a Civil War based pin.

    Oh, good. Not just me then lol.

    #18 6 years ago

    In the same vein, a historical pin based on the late stages of the Roman Republic and Empire would be pretty cool as well.

    #19 6 years ago
    Quoted from Plungemaster:

    Why on earth would wwII not have any interest in europe?

    Second time they got leveled in 50 years. Not to mention war fought on your soil breeds all kind of problems. Collaborators and what not. Feelings can run deep for years.

    Parts of the South still remember the Civil War, and ain't fond of northerners.

    LTG : )

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    #20 6 years ago

    Here would be a great backglass third reich LE

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    #21 6 years ago

    Make it out of something unbreakable.

    LTG : )

    #22 6 years ago
    Quoted from eXidy:

    Here would be a great backglass

    No, some things are better left buried.

    #23 6 years ago

    NINE! NINE! NINE!

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    #24 6 years ago
    Quoted from Fixie:

    IJ has some WWII flavor to it.

    Yep.

    Tommy, too.

    #25 6 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballmike217:

    No, some things are better left buried.

    Sadly those that don't remember the past are doomed to repeat it.

    Interestingly enough, the one thing all the countries had in common that were murdering so many of their own people (China, Germany, Russia) and causing the war (China, Italy) all had a couple things in common - a very powerful centralized federal government. They also had populist undertones (even Nazi Germany, though it is viewed to be the opposite side of the spectrum).

    #26 6 years ago
    Quoted from travisbmartin:

    Yeah, some of Europe probably wouldn't care for it. Which now makes me wonder how some of the WW2 themed video games fared overseas when they were big here.
    Hmm....any raw nerves over World War One? lol

    Woot, mustard gas multiball!

    #27 6 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballmike217:

    No, some things are better left buried.

    I do think you are right though; there is a lot they really would need leave out.

    #28 6 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    there is a lot they really would need leave out.

    Death camp multiball ?

    LTG : )

    #29 6 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    and causing the war (China, Italy)

    When did China cause WWII? I must have missed that class.

    #30 6 years ago

    Messerschmitt Multiball, hit the left orbit to hit the refuelling V2, before it attacks London..

    #31 6 years ago

    First post war Gottlieb

    http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?gid=2338

    had one but lost the head in a storage fire. donated remains of that and a Bally Vogue to Seattle Pinball Museum

    #32 6 years ago

    Here's an obscure one: "The Raid"

    http://pinballspain.comyr.com/proyecto1/petacos_tabview.php?ID=319

    But yeah, an idea I had before, a "dieselpunk" machine could incorporate a WW2 theme without directly referencing it. Moreso a "Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow" thing. Problem is, it hasn't been built yet.

    #33 6 years ago
    Quoted from SealClubber:

    When did China cause WWII? I must have missed that class.

    Sorry, meant japan for the second one. China sure did kill a lot of their own people though. Way more than Germany. Not discussed as much though.

    #34 6 years ago

    I would like a WW2 pin. But may be as a former wargame player with brothers and father ex-military, I am kind of biased.

    But a WW1 pin would make a lot of sense as we are close its 100th anniversary.
    (and mix it with Motorhead 1916 song and you get a music pin at the same time)

    #35 6 years ago

    Got some mods already picked out

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    #36 6 years ago

    Too sensitive of a subject that restricts the audience.

    I would love to see a WWI Flying Aces/dogfighting pin, but the theme is too far out of the public eye. Flyboys and Red Tails didn't exactly set the boxoffice on fire.

    #37 6 years ago

    I'd pre-order a WWII theme pin if it was wide body, had cabinet painted like a P-51 Mustang, and ha no audio other than the sound of an air raid siren, gun fire, and bomb blasts.

    #38 6 years ago
    Quoted from jlm33:

    But a WW1 pin would make a lot of sense as we are close its 100th anniversary.

    Dude, can you imagine how boring the playfield for a WWI pin would be? No ramps, no pops, no slings, no return lanes. Just 2" flippers and one big ball trough right across the middle with a tiny little bridge across to the other side about 1.04 ball widths wide. The good news you get 20 million balls per credit and the game basically only stops once you get bored with how impossible, uninteresting and futile the game is.

    #39 6 years ago

    Maybe we are going about this all wrong. Back to a Peanuts pin with a Snoopy VS the Red Baron part ?

    LTG : )

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    #41 6 years ago

    Stern's next license - Schindler's List

    #42 6 years ago

    I want my Tiger tank to shoot 88mm pinballs.

    #43 6 years ago

    Bomb the Axis rats was pretty cool. I would love a WWII pin. Starting with LE European theater and LE Pacific Theater versions. D-day through Hitler bunker suicide. Pearl Harbor through Fat man and Little Boy.

    #44 6 years ago

    hogans heroes pinball with Sigrid Valdis on the backglass please

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    #45 6 years ago

    Instead of WW2 (which would alienate some people and not do well with a younger crowd) do a Steam Punk pinball or something like the current "Bio-Shock" video game.

    #46 6 years ago
    Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

    Instead of WW2 (which would alienate some people and not do well with a younger crowd) do a Steam Punk pinball or something like the current "Bio-Shock" video game.

    Actually WWII is pretty big among the young folk. After so many crappy U.S. invasions of countries inhabited by brown people I have noticed the youth of today have a nostalgic affinity to the last war we were in that was actually worth fighting for.

    #47 6 years ago
    Quoted from Plungemaster:

    Why on earth would wwII not have any interest in europe?
    Are you guys crazy?

    LOL - don't even bother man...

    #48 6 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    I do think you are right though; there is a lot they really would need leave out.

    Very true. Eisenhowers starving of over a million disarmed German troops after the surrender. He was ashamed of his German heritage and took a horrible revenge. The Russians raping of over two million German women after the defeat. History is written by the winners. They leave out what they don't want people to know. Not all Germans were Nazis. My parents were civilian Germans who managed to escape after the war. No one would even believe the truths that are mostly forgotten now.

    #49 6 years ago

    Astro's "Black Sheep Squadron" is WWII themed.

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    #50 6 years ago
    Quoted from Timerider:

    Astro's "Black Sheep Squadron" is WWII themed.

    Never heard of that pin, cool! I met the guy who shot down Pappy Boyington at a gun show once. He was signing his book, "Bye Bye Blacksheep". Ha. On the back, there was a picture of he and Pappy shaking hands after the war. God, humans are such an odd species.

    By the way, cool avatar there man. Saw that movie about 30 times when I was a kid.

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