One of the requests we get all the time is for the pinball machines, there will always be an audience for them. Now I am happy to say that the pinball machine is making a comeback in the arcade. Pinball games has been a mainstay in any arcade since their inception in the 1930’s and fans have kept the flippers flapping since then.
I look forward to what the new lines of pinball games bring. One of my favorites from last year was Avengers Pinball from the wildly popular movie of the same name from Stern Pinball. This game brings all the excitement of the movie and loads it into a really exciting game.
Stern Pinball has also announced a new line of Ford Mustang Pinball games that are expected to be released in just a few months. The games incorporate a mix of classic pinball features and cutting-edge technology to let players race with some of the greatest Mustangs of all time and build a dream collection as they progress through the game. The playfield invites players to go drag racing, rallying, drifting and road racing as they string a series of shots together in pursuit of a high score.
And there is always a cache of older models waiting to be put back in circulation as well, right now the National Pinball Museum is auctioning of some classics with the first batch of 75 pinball machines, some dating from the 1930s, sold through Morphy Auctions in central Pennsylvania in February. The more vintage of the collection went for $4,000.00.
It seemed like the classic pinball game was doomed with the audience home systems eventually closed the arcades and now smartphones let us play wherever and whenever we want. And oddly that seems like they are traveling right back into the arcade. Now the pinball machine is making a comeback and the gamers couldn’t be happier.