By Eric Chetkauskas / August 23rd, 2015
Ah, pinball. One of the great precursors to video games as we know them. The pinball machines were always one of my favorite stops when visiting an arcade. Each one was different–both in theme and in mechanics. The vibrations from the ball and bumpers, and the feel of the movement of the flippers all varied from machine to machine, and it took some time before you became familiar with them. Although, with enough practice, I hear even a deaf, dumb, and blind kid can learn to play a mean pinball.
While there have been numerous video game versions of pinball released since the early days of the industry, the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team–in other words, me–was rather disheartened to discover that only pinball games with themes rooted in the most popular video game franchises were advertised on television.
So, enjoy the various pinball video game commercials I’ve found for this week’s Retro Wrap-Up. And don’t forget to let us know what your favorite pinball video game is. I’ve always really enjoyed Pinball for the NES.
And, as a bonus, here’s an old Atari 2600 commercial that features a segment on Video Pinball, another one of my favorites.
Here are the highlights from the past week.
REVIEWS & PREVIEWS
- REVIEW: Battle Fantasia: Revised Edition |
- REVIEW: Dungeon Travelers 2 |
- REVIEW: Fairy Fencer F |
- REVIEW: Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition |
- REVIEW: Tachyon Project |
- IMPRESSIONS: Isbarah |
- VGM of the Week: Guardia Millennial Fair (Chrono Trigger)
- Mid-Season Review: School Live!
- Building Character: Nanako Dojima
- Gaming Crossroads: Are We Too Dependent on Technology?
- Oprainfall’s Top 10 Anime You Don’t Want to be Caught Watching
- Total Control Ep 44: Tensions Are High, But We’re Still Friends (PODCAST)
- (Japan) Phantasy Star Online 2 is Coming to PS4
- Pokkén Tournament Strikes Wii U Spring 2016
- Nintendo Files Patent for System With no Optical Disc Drive
- RUMOR: GBA Tech Demo ‘MarioKart XXL’ Discovered
- Omega Labyrinth Receives Sexy Screen Shots
- Persona 5 Still Confirmed For 2015 In North America
- Take the Konami Heritage Game Survey And Tell Them What You Think!
- First Screenshots for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Released
- Grandia II Anniversary Edition Launches on August 24th
- Nintendo 2DS Price Drop
Don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel where we have tons of great video content for you.
kriby's pinball landMario Pinball LandoprainfallpinballRetroSonci Spinball