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Rejoice! Pinball Arcade Preserves ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ Digitally!

The crew at Pinball Arcade have been working feverishly at preserving some of the greatest pinball machines ever made. Arcade, which carries “Theater of Magic,” “Black Hole,” “Tale of the Arabian Nights” and more, is currently available on a wide variety of platforms: the iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tables, the Kindle Fire, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and Macintosh, with versions coming soon for the PC, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Wii U.

With (the absolutely incredible) “Monster Bash” and “Gorgar” already available, “Creature from the Black Lagoon” has just hit devices, with the infamous “Twilight Zone” table coming at year’s end. What makes this special is that this preserves the machine digitally for future generations.

“Creature from the Black Lagoon” is a pinball machine designed by John Trudeau (“Dr. Flash”) and released by Midway (under the Bally brand name). It is loosely based on the movie of the same name. The game’s theme is 1950’s drive-in theater. Its major feature is a holographic creature, set in the middle of the playfield, that lights up and waves its “hand” back and forth during multiball play. The holograph is set behind a green plastic insert, so that the monster appears green. The game was licensed from Universal Studios by Bally so that the backglass artwork, the cabinet artwork, and the creature looked like the original movie actors and monsters.-Wiki

This table is currently #17 on Pinside’s list of the top tables of all time!




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