Fed up of playing computer games, why not try a bit of a retro gaming trend to coincide with the 80s themed movie and TV show resurgence by getting your hands on a pinball machine?
During the 1980s these were popular gaming machines at amusement arcades, leisure centres and bars where you would enjoy high-score competitions with your friends. These cult gaming machines are no longer relegated to pubs and bars where you just know that the machines have had a few drinks spilt over them throughout their life, they are now enjoying a glorious retirement in many gaming rooms or man-caves. In collaboration with award winning UK games room and pool table retailer home leisure direct, view our seven best selections for movie-based pinball tables…
Guardians of the Galaxy
First on our list is the Guardians of the Galaxy pinball table, based on Vol. 1 the first film in the Guardians series. Featuring all the Guardians and Ronan the Accuser battling for control of the Infinity Stone, this pinball machine is sure to liven up the games room. Especially when you manage to bash Groot in the face with a ball and unlock multi-ball capabilities. Featuring artwork from Chris Franchi, known for artwork on other comic books like Batman, as well as an original score by Ken Hale, this pinball machine is certain to make a great addition to your games room.
Available for £6,195.00
Everyone loves a classic, which is why this pinball machine focuses on the Star Wars Original Trilogy exclusively and features Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, R2-D2 and Han Solo. This particular pinball table is one of the most technologically advanced, featuring a HD LCD screen to keep track of your stats, plus another HD LCD display on the actual playfield, so if you’re looking to have an extremely modern gaming den, you need to have this as part of it.
Available for £6,295.00
It’s definitely not game over, man, with this pinball table. Choose either a gaming experience based on either the original film, where you try and survive against the Xenomorph, or take the fight to them when you select Aliens.
This limited edition 35th Anniversary edition is available with a ton of upgradeable options as well, motion video back light lcd display, sirens and flashing lights make sure this pinball machine will certainly be an awesome part of your gaming room. Just remember not to shout at your friends “get away from her, you bitch!” if they start to hog it.
Available from £7,499.00
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Based on the 1950’s b-movie classic, the Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of those classic movies that we’ve all seen at one point or another, and this pinball machine is widely regarded as one of the classic machines.
Featuring instrumental versions of classic rock songs from the 50s, as well as impressive technology to generate holograms, this pinball machine will make a great addition to your man-cave.
Available from £5,297.00
With the Marvel films dominating the box office, why not go back to where they all started with the Iron Man pinball table. Featuring elements from the first two films, such as Whiplash and Iron Monger, this pinball table has you battling as Tony Stark/Iron Man against them. Utilising some top technology, this pinball machine will keep you coming back for more.
Available for £5,497.00
Who ya gonna call? Everyone knows it’s the Ghostbusters! This pinball machine is officially licenced and based on the films, so you’ll need to make sure you don’t cross the streams when playing. The game has you completing tasks to join the Ghostbusters, and features some pretty impressive technology that comes into play during game time.
Available for £6,195.00
The Addams Family
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky… yes, of course we’re talking about the Addams Family! This is one of the most popular pinball machines of all time, and with a ton of technology at its disposal to ensure that no two games are the same, it’s easy to see why this is so popular. Plus, hey, everyone loves the Addams Family and their kooky antics, and they’d be a great addition to your games room.
Available from £6,997.00