7 more pinball machines inspired by classic TV
How many of these vintage pinball machines do you remember playing?
Everyone seems to love a game of pinball. Whether it's at an arcade or a tiny dive bar, playing a game of pinball can make just about anyone's night. Between 1960 and 1980, the peak pinball era lined up with the golden age of color television. It makes sense that a lot of our favorite classic TV shows have pinball machines based on them.
In the list 10 vintage pinball machines that were inspired by classic TV, we learned of machines based on Wagon Train, Bonanza, Star Trek and more. Let's take a look at seven more of our favorite machines inspired by classic TV. Which pinball machines do you remember playing?
1. The Twilight Zone
"You just crossed over into The Twilight Zone."
This pinball machine by Bally is an unusually complex one, as you would expect for being inspired by The Twilight Zone. It features a working gumball machine, a working analog clock (which is used as a timer) and a Powerfield. The Powerfield is a small seperate play field where the balls are propelled by magnets rather than flippers.
This machine also has the theme music from the original TV show.
2. Batman '66
2016, Stern Pinball
Holy Pinball Batman!
We all know what a dynamic duo Batman and Robin are. We love them. This pinball machine by Stern Pinball, celebrates the duo.
It immerses players in the world of light-hearted...and heart-pounding crime fighting. If you've ever wanted to fight crime as Batman and Robin, now is your chance.
3. The Addams Family
This is one kooky, spooky pinball machine! It's considered one of the best selling pinball machines of all time with over 20,200 units sold. Though it's tied to the '90s film, fans of the original show can certainly appreciate it.
The objective of the game is simple: explore the strange world of The Addams Family. Have you ever played this super popular pinball game at any arcade or bar?
4. The Flintstones
1994, Williams Electronics Games Inc.
This pinball machine is actually based on the live-action film adpation of The Flintstones. It features the voices of John Goodman, Rick Moranis and Harvey Korman. It also features the theme song from the TV series.
This machine is a mix of both worlds and even though it's based on the live-action film, it didn't stop Flintstones fans from buying it. Over thousands have been sold.
5. Popeye Saves the Earth Pinball
Popeye Saves the Earth pinball machine is any Popeye fan's dream. The goal: help Popeye save the planet, save the species and find his true love!
It features all of your favorite Popeye characters. It has sold over 4,000 units.
6. Gilligan's Island
The Gilligan's Island crew aren't on the island anymore, they are all right here...in one amazing pinball machine.
The machine features all of your favorite characters. This machine is a bit pricey these days. Good luck finding one for under $2,000!
7. The Munsters
2019, STERN's Pinballs
The Munsters took the world by storm when the show first came out in 1964. The Munster's pinball machine will transport you back to 1313 Mockingbird Lane. It features Herman, Raven, Lily, Spot and Grandpa.
This machine is full of ghoulish surprises. If you loved the adventures of The Munsters, you'd surely love this!