Being an athlete is overrated. The only things you really need to feel powerful are a pocketful of quarters and access to your favorite pinball machine. Twister, you had me at multiball. Black Knight 2000, you manage to taunt while serenading with your medieval metal background anthem: “You’ve got the power, You’ve got the fight, To get into battle, With the Black Knight” — cue up the background singers. Don’t even get me started on Elvira, that vixen is just, so, giving.
These machines become more scarce each year; the upkeep costs drive them to collectors rather than traditional gaming locations: bars, coin-op laundries or pizza joints. Soon we forget that feeling that comes from completing a perfect ramp combination or achieving free game status. But for a few, perfect days (March 23 to 25) we are allowed complete... More >>>