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Top 10 Greatest Pinball Machines of All Time

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Electronic pinball machines were all the rage from the 70’s through the 90’s, and they’re still beloved by fans of retro video games today. WatchMojo ranks iconic pinball machines that make us nostalgic for the glory days of the arcade.

List rank and entries:
#10: “Pin Bot” (1986)
#9: “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” (2004)
#8: “The Addams Family” (1992)
#7: “Funhouse” (1990)
#6: “Revenge From Mars 3D” (1999)
#5: “Black Knight” (1980)
#4: “Tales of the Arabian Nights” (1986)
#3, #2 & #1: ?

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For this list, we’re ranking the most iconic and beloved pinball machines from the glory days of the arcade.

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20 Comments

  1. Guns n roses, Terminator 2 and Elvira didn't even get a mention

  2. I have had some fantastic plays on both Lord Of The Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean. Fireball anyone?

  3. Dracula, Getaway, Pacman… I'm not even gonna go into the fact that Twilight Zone is an honorable mention, and Funhouse and The Addams Family are so high…

  4. Gorgar??? Where is Gorgar on your list??

  5. Terminator 2 is a top 3 machine easy! My personal favorite is World Cup Soccer

  6. I have a 1973 Gottlieb KingPin in near perfect condition.

  7. Champions Pub was a great pinball too. Wish i had one.

  8. I grew up with "The Black Hole", which my father's friends gave him as a birthday gift in the 80's. "Haunted House" and "Monster Bash" were great too and "Lord of the Rings". But Medieval Madness was indeed very addictive. In my opinion it made the quest system great. As a Star Trek fan, I loved the quests of the same machine.

  9. Fuck fun house, all my homies hate fun house

  10. Cirqus Voltaire is the most beautiful pinball machine ever made

  11. Uh. Yeah. I understand everyone likes something different. And it often has to do simply with what you grew up playing because that's what was available to you.

    But seriously, not a single electro-mechanical game made the list? And you lose ALL credibility when you put Addams Family down the list at #8 and then explain that it's the best selling game of all time. Or in other words, just throw some crap on a list to generate controversy, comments and page views.

  12. as i see, you are not familiar with this theme…how about Centaur, 8ball Deluxe, Xenon, Joker Poker, Gorgar, etc etc….

  13. The Shadow, Demolition Man and Terminator 2 are three pinball machines I am missing from from this list.
    But the greatest of them all are Theater of Magic. Great to see it made it in to the thrird place.

  14. They should have arcades again. It was fun for kids, and that one forty year old guy who hung out at the Street Fighter 2 cabinet, kicking everyone's ass with Chun-Lee.

    Now that they have routers everywhere, you could potentially play other people, instead of the computer. They could make a gaming card that you keep in the machine, like at casinos, and record all your data on it. Have prizes and stuff for players and everything is legit, because players can't cheat, having to use the same machines.

    That's how I would waste or possible earn more money, if I had a billion dollars.

    I'm sure something like this already exist in Japan.

  15. During the golden age of fighting games, I put my quarters up on the glass waiting to play M.K, The Black Knight 2000 would randomly do a cool light/sound show. I think it had a motion sensor because The Knight would taunt passerby ”GIVE ME YOUR MONEY!” It actually scared younger kids & took my money.

  16. the best pinball isTerminator 2. this pinball canghe all.

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