Today, I wanted to share with you one of the best decades for pinball machines. THE DECADE OF THE 90!
Every good fan of pinball machines knows, that some time ago, they occupied a privileged place in the places where they were. They were machines that shone (and still do) with their own light.
Subsequently, they suffered their worst period. In the 90s, we can say that pinball machines are resurfacing again. That is why, from my humblest and sincere opinion, I think that in this time the best models of pinballs were designed.
10 pinballs from 90´s.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1992).
The highlight of this pinball was the appearance of the monster in the form of a hologram on the back of the pinball machine. As a curiosity, this machine lacked copyright, so one of its creators, introduced instead of Richard Carlson to his father.
The Addams Family (1992).
We can not talk about the 90s without mentioning the best-selling pinball in history. Its main characteristic resides in a flipper that can not be controlled by the player, if not that it was programmed to move by itself.
Twilight Zone (1993).
It was the first pinball made in the 90s. This game is part of the widebody line of WMS games. It was first released in 1993 by Midway (under the Balli label).
Twilight Zone is currently the highest rated electronic pinball machine of all time in the Internet Pinball Machine database.
Star Trek: The Net Generación (1993).
You have to overcome 7 missions to reach the final. You could play up to 6 balls simultaneously. It is the only pinball machine that presents three lists of separate highscores.
Indiana Jones: The Pinball Aventure (1993).
In the early 90’s, Indiana Jones arrived. It is a pinball to which I have special affection, it was the first with which I played with Pinball mouse. His gun to get the balls caught my attention.
It features sound clips from the first three films, and actor John Rhys-Davies (repeating his role as Sallah) provided a new discourse for the game. It was the first pinball to use the DCS sound system.
They were manufactured 12716 units.
Theatre of Magic (1995).
The game uses the DCS sound system. It was manufactured by Midway, holding the right flipper and then pressing Start, revealing Mortal Kombat attacks. 6,600 units were manufactured.
Tales of the Arabian Nights (1996).
First and only pinball based on Hindu themes. 3,128 units were manufactured. It is based on The Thousand and One Nights, where players can experience 7 Tales of the Arabian Nights that include a tour of the ancient city of Baghdad, fly with the magic carpet and fight against the evil genius. Rubbing the magic lamp evokes good geniuses who help rescue the princess. The game uses a vertical magnet deviator that grabs the ball and throws it to the player to have more suspense as a first industry. The game also includes spikes that get up and save the ball when the shooting stars are summoned.
Medieval Madness (1997).
It was released by Williams in June 1997. Designed by Brian Eddy and programmed by Lyman Sheats, it had a production of 4,016 units.
One of the main objectives of the game is to «destroy» six castles by hitting the entrance of the castle with the pinball.
Cirqus Voltaire (1997)His game was to find nine ¨marvels¨ and get the description of the word circus. The most notable feature is the master of ceremonies, a head that rises at certain times and makes cracks against the player.
Monster Bash (1998)
Another machine of monsters, but with licenses of all the characters. Its most special feature was that if the flippers moved several times before throwing the ball and hit at a fixed point, the music was played accompanied by the voice of the programmer.
And you… Would you include any other pinball?