10 Facts About Pinball


Pinball is an arcade game in which a ball rolls and is propelled inside a specially designed cabinet known as a pinball machine, hitting various lights, bumpers, ramps, and other targets depending on its design.

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In 2013, Jersey Jack Pinball released The Wizard of Oz pinball machine, based on the 1939 film.

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In 2016, Dutch Pinball, based in the Netherlands, released their first game The Big Lebowski, based on the 1998 film, The Big Lebowski.

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Pinball was banned beginning in the early 1940s until 1976 in New York City.

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Pinball began to play one of two games set up in the courtroom, and – in a move he compares to Babe Ruth's home run in the 1932 World Series – called out precisely what he was going to shoot for, and then proceeded to do so.

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Pinball games have become increasingly complex and multiple play modes, multi-level playfields, and even progression through a rudimentary "plot" have become common features in recent games.

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Pinball scoring objectives can be quite complex and require a series of targets to be hit in a particular order.

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Pinball scoring can be peculiar and varies greatly from machine to machine.

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Pinball Construction Set was the first program that allowed the user to create their own simulated pinball machine and then play it.

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Pinball games have frequently been featured in popular culture, often as a symbol of rebellion or toughness.

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