Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Data East have been known to sometimes building unique custom pinballs. Titles include "Richie Rich" (1994), "Kabuki" (1995), "Aaron Spelling" (1992) and "Operation Desert Storm" (1991).

One of these unique builds is "Michael Jordan", made in 1992 with no more than 7 units built. Its design is based on "Lethal Weapon 3" (1992).

The story is that Data East's employees built this game in their spare time, with the purpose of raising money for a charity auction for the Michael Jordan foundation. All of the Data East vendors donated the parts and time. At the charity event the games (three of them) raised $26,500 each. A total of 7 games were built. The buyer of the game also got to name a song that would be programmed into the game. (In the auction, it ended up being Gatorade; the game plays "Be like Mike", the Gatorade/Jordan music).

These games are still around somewhere. One of them appeared on Craigslist on May the 18th, 2011 and another (the "red" version) was seen on eBay in the Chicago area in Sept, 2015

Game details

Data East USA, Inc.
May 1992
Solid state
Custom build, 7 produced
Dot Matrix


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This game has been listed a total number of 2 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2019-03-06.

We have not seen this game listed on the Pinside Market In the past 4 years. We cannot estimate the current value for this game.

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Game quote

"NBA World Champion!"

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

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