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DGErwin11

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It's quite entertaining for some of us.

When we owned a tavern my wife and I got hooked on pinball. But the end of the tavern was the end of our pinball days. Or so we thought. As her disease increasingly limited her physical activities, I searched for something she could do and enjoy. I stumbled upon Space Pinball, at least that is the name Google Play Store calls. I think the desktop version was called Space Cadet. She loved it and spent many enjoyable hours with it.

Whoever coded it (or whatever the techies call it) must have been a real fan. It may be the most realistic of many I have tried. In case you don't have enough time suck in your life's, check it out.
 

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I love pinball, best game in an arcade if you ask me. When we lived in Syracuse NY and were bored one evening we happened to find a pinball arcade in the area. It was just a couple guys who had a bunch of pinball machines (about 30 or so u think). It cost like 10 or 15 bucks and you just play all the machines all day, could come and go if you wanted and still be covered. It was quite a nice little find.
 

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When I was in my twenties, my brother had a house large enough to accomodate both the Doctor Who and the Twilight Zone pinball machines.

I remember a score of 32,000,000 plus on Doctor Who, can't remember my highest on the Twilight Zone machine but they both sucked lots of hours.

We tried to turn the volume down to play at night but the solenoid cracking when the extra credit was earnt woke everyone in the house.

He would've made a pretty penny if he hadn't set up free play on them. Good times. Sadly he sold them off years ago when he moved to smaller digs.
 

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Years ago I bought my wife a refurbished pin ball machine for her Christmas. It was a 1971 vintage Doodle Bug, a Williams machine. A true banger & clanger and so much fun. We moved into a house with less than adequate room for it and we finally gave it to our son when he bought his first house. Unfortunately, the machine was in the lower level of their split-level home that was flooded. The main body of the machine was under water for several hours and would have cost a bundle to refurbish. My son still has the case, hoping to make a table out of it at some point.
 

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When the Mystic Lake Casino opened in suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul, there was an auditorium sized room filled with old style pinball machines to occupy kids while their parents gambled. There was no age restriction, so adults could also play the machines. Each machine cost one token to play, 5 tokens for a dollar. The tilts were very sensitive, so there was little jostling of the machines. I don't gamble, but visited the pinball area many times.
 

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My first wife was brought up in a tavern. She had that pinball technique down to a science and could jostle them just right to avoid losing the ball without tilting the machine. I never could understand how she did it.


Cheers,

RR
 
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