Coaster-themed Pinballs

Friday, August 27, 2004 10:49 AM
That would be Banzai Run.

Just played it a month ago too at a local league gathering here in MI.

http://home.comcast.net/~gruelurks/RGP_JDayhuff_Party/Page.html
(Pics from last year, was too busy playing this year to take more pics.)

CyberDman, you be missing out my friend!

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Friday, August 27, 2004 10:59 AM
My buddy and I put enough money in the Cyclone game at Kent State that we probably could have bought two of them and each had one at our house.

College would not have been the same without that game!

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Friday, August 27, 2004 11:04 AM
Although it was skateboard themed, "Radical!" always reminded of the roller coaster themed machines.

http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1904&picno=13521&depth=-1

I thought all the pinball manufacturers had shut down a couple of years ago, but I thought I saw a new machine a couple of months ago. Does anyone know if someone is manufacturing new machines?

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Friday, August 27, 2004 11:09 AM
Stern Mfg. is the last remaining pin manufacturer. They just released a new Elvis pin.

http://www.sternpinball.com

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Friday, August 27, 2004 11:47 AM
Oh Gruelurks, this place in your pictures is a pinball paradise! There are so many classics (and probably expensive, like the "KISS"-pin) next to each other.
Its amazing how nostalgia inducing and universal those machines are. Seeing "Spectrum" and "Evel Knievel" brought back memories of places and situations which I had forgotten since almost 30 years.
There were times when I was too small to play, so me and friend used to play the "one arm techinque" ("this is yours", "no it´s coming to your side", "oh you loser, that one was so easy to get" and so on...)

Bing bing.

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Saturday, August 28, 2004 12:25 AM
tricktrack: Funny, we have those type of friendly competitions in our MPL meetings. We call them Zen tournements, where you draw your partners name out of a hat.

Definately fun. Where do you live? Theres bound to be some pinheads in your area who would welcome you to check out there collections. Ask on the pinball newsgroup. rec.games.pinball

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Saturday, August 28, 2004 12:47 AM
On the subject of awesome pinball machines... I can't tell you how many dollars of my grandparents' money I spent on the Star Trek: The Next Generation machine at the mall when I was about 12.

I'd say it's a tossup between that one and Twilight Zone as my favorites ever. Er... EVAR, even.

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