Um, it's pinball promotional videos from the 1990s. No witty title required.
May 5, 2008 12:38 PM   Subscribe

My goodness. That's blown my tiny mind. Great post!
posted by RokkitNite at 12:44 PM on May 5, 2008

It's nice to see promos for so many machines that I have given thousands of dollars and thousands of hours to over the years!
posted by Asbestos McPinto at 12:48 PM on May 5, 2008

HEY! YOU DIDN"T PUT A 'via MeFight'. The most important part of the FPP! ;)
posted by eurasian at 12:54 PM on May 5, 2008

Excellent post!
I'd just like to point out that the youtube guy himself uses an icon from
the most indisputably fantastic pinball game of all time, Attack from Mars.

You are given exactly one (1) stay of execution on the field of battle for this.
posted by Busithoth at 12:54 PM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

Good post. Coincidentally I sat through the promo for Fish Tales the other day (which I think you'll find is the greatest pinball machine of all time, Busithoth). Very weird and fascinating videos.
posted by Frasermoo at 1:04 PM on May 5, 2008

My favorite table of all time was the Addams Family one. Mostly because it's the only table I've ever gotten a high score on.
posted by backseatpilot at 1:06 PM on May 5, 2008

HEY, you lazy MeFighters, less typing more shooting!
(i love the Mamushka)
posted by hugecranium at 1:29 PM on May 5, 2008

I saw that text as pinball porno videos for just a second, and my mind went to a very odd place. MULTIBALL!
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:54 PM on May 5, 2008

I agree with Busi - Attack from Mars, all the way, baby!!

Blast those Martians!!!
[also via MeFightClub]
posted by gemmy at 2:10 PM on May 5, 2008

I'm just here to pile on some more Attack From Mars love.

Watch out man, they've got a Big-O-Beam!
posted by painquale at 2:24 PM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

What, no pinbot?!
posted by flaterik at 2:33 PM on May 5, 2008

Great links and great videos thanks for the post!
Although I cut my teeth on Bally's Wizard
and still own one, and I do like Mars Attacks, my heart will always belong to the Machine :Bride of Pinbot.
posted by HappyHippo at 2:38 PM on May 5, 2008

Medieval Madness. How you ate my coins in college. How I swore I would stop playing. How I came back and actually made it onto the high score list. How I miss you.

Never beat it, but goddamn, I loved that game. Williams is out of business, only Stern still makes machines anymore.

And there's no way I could afford a machine. A friend of mine has an emulator with pretty good physics, but it's not the same.

Great post, brought back some good memories. Thanks.
posted by Hactar at 2:47 PM on May 5, 2008

I saw the Demolition Man machine at a truck stop in Kansas. I was like "Demolition man? Really? Why not do Judge Dredd while we're at it." Looking back, I wish I had given it a go.
posted by hellojed at 2:56 PM on May 5, 2008

Black Knight ruled the old arcade in my home town.
posted by Bearman at 3:10 PM on May 5, 2008

Demoltion Man was actually pretty good, a local laundry mat had one.
posted by hugecranium at 4:36 PM on May 5, 2008

Spent countless hours and quarters riding the Cyclone. Loved that machine.
posted by D_I at 4:39 PM on May 5, 2008

Stern Pinball is the only major manufacturer left, wow.

He says about half of the machines sold now go to personal homes instead of arcades and etc.
posted by First Post at 4:50 PM on May 5, 2008

I have never actually made it to either of these but I hear they are lots of fun.
Pinball Expo in Chicago and this one in Allentown was just last weekend..........ah someday
posted by HappyHippo at 4:58 PM on May 5, 2008

Needs Twilight Zone!
posted by JHarris at 12:55 AM on May 6, 2008

HappyHippo - I attended the Pinball Expo here in Chicago last year, and it was a blast. I posted a few images and videos from the event.
posted by avoision at 4:34 AM on May 6, 2008

Indiana Jones FTW!!
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