He came from the depths of the pinball lagoon!

"Creature from the Black Lagoon": He Came from the Depths of the Pinball Lagoon!

The Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of Universal's most enduring monsters. The 1992 pinball machine celebrates his legacy. The 1954 black and white horror film came late compared to Universal's other notorious monsters such as Dracula and Frankenstein. Yet he quickly became one of the most iconic monsters ever put to film. Collectors […]

Bally and Williams Tables Being Pulled from Pinball Arcade Library

A bit of sad news from Pinball Arcade: the developers are being forced to remove over 60 titles from their library after WMS Industries, who currently hold the trademarks to both the Bally and Williams pinball games, informed them they would not allow the video game to use their titles any longer. The news came down […]

It's Bigger On The Inside: Dr. Who Pinball By Bally

Most of you reading this are aware of Dr. Who. While I'm not a big Dr. Who fan (I've seen maybe a handful of episodes), I am a big pinball fan. Bally released this game into the wild in 1992, long after Dr. Who's initial TV debut, and long before a new generation of Whovians […]

Lauren Looks Back At Williams Pinball

In the landscape of pinball, there are dozens of manufacturers. At this point in time we don't have that many (Stern being top dog currently) but back in pinballs (illegal) heyday we had a good selection of companies. One of which was Williams. In 1943 Harry Williams started Williams Manufacturing. His first seven products were […]

I Am The Law: Judge Dredd Pinball

To be honest with everyone, I wasn't aware there was a Judge Dredd pinball. I enjoy the comic, and I loved the Karl Urban movie. So it would only make sense that I would be drawn to this game as well. Made by Midway Manufacturing (Bally) in 1993 (so therefor it is not based on […]

They Came From Mars! Attack From Mars Remake Coming This Year!

This weekend Chicago Gaming will be unveiling the brand new remake of the pinball classic Attack From Mars at the Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco, TX. For years rumors were flying about a remake, and finally those rumors can be put to rest. According to user hassellcastle on… "Game will be available in three […]

The Shadow Knows: The Shadow Pinball

Does anyone remember the 1994 movie The Shadow based on the 1930's pulp character? The movie was terrible even though Alec Baldwin was playing the titular lead. Well in 1995, Bally still released a pinball machine based on the movie. To be fair the machine isn't terrible. It's an innovative game, allowing the player to […]

Lauren Looks Back: The Early Years Of Pinball

As many of you probably figured out, I love pinball. I've been playing since I was a young kid, and that passion only grew as I got older. I'm also lucky that my dad is a pinball fan as well. In fact, I take after my dad in a lot of respects, especially with my […]