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GEE
14th June 2006, 12:06 AM
As discussed in my post here...
http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=1486&page=2
... the Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame has a rather eclectic mix of pins, some of them notable, others not at all.

It made me wonder: which pins would you include in a Pinball Hall of Fame, and why...?*

Some obvious ones to get us all started...

Humpty Dumpty - first machine with flippers
Buckaroo - played by Elton John in the film 'Tommy'
Kings and Queens - played by Tommy in the film
Fireball - first playfield spinner
Live Power - first multiball
Gorgar - first speech
Pinball Champ 82 - first multi-level playfield
Black Knight - magnasave, and very popular pin
Haunted House - first 3-level playfield
Black Hole - reversed lower playfield level, and very popular pin
Apollo 13 - most number of simultaneous multiballs
Gun Smoke - first machine with up post between flippers
Star Wars - first Pinball 2000 pin
Contact - dual action flippers
Banzai Run - first and only playfield in backglass
Checkpoint - first DMD
Xenon - first phone sex simulator in pinball form ;-)


* If this question/thread has been posted before (and I reckon that's odds on, though I couldn't find it when I searched the archives) then feel free to ignore this thread.

Ric
14th June 2006, 08:31 AM
The Tim Arnold "Hall of Fame" from what i have read is meant to more of an archive than a best of, such that he would like a working version of every game as a complete history of games.

it all depends on your criteria. What makes a game special.

lots of games can be credited for firsts. Williams were already putting simple ramps on their woodrails back in the 50's but many aren't considered amazing games.

this becomes a matter of taste and which involves its own complexities.

Ric

(ps I think balls a poppin was the first multiball game)

pigsie
14th June 2006, 08:48 AM
If believe Revenge from Mars was the first Pinball 2000

Regards
pigsie

staceyamusements
14th June 2006, 09:47 AM
If believe Revenge from Mars was the first Pinball 2000

Regards
pigsie
And what a awsome pinny it is.Qualitly plus.

GEE
14th June 2006, 10:27 AM
this becomes a matter of taste and which involves its own complexities.

Yes. But I am asking this question in a 'curatorial' sense, not in the sense of 'what games do you personally like or dislike'?

That is: if we are going to put together a 'museum-style' Hall of Fame, showing the 'key' pinball machines down the ages, which machines should it feature?