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Pinball-ology! For enthusiasts, collectors, or anyone who has flipped, bumped, or banked a silver ball, the 3rd revised edition of pinball amusements has arrived! Extensive historical research details the progression of pinball over the decades, with updated statistics and pricing values. Learn about the historic changes from electromechanical to solid state components, sounds to talking machines, all about flippers and bumpers, and world pinball information for this favorite pastime. Full-color photos of vintage 1930s through and including contemporary pinball machines are shown along with how-to tricks and slingshot treats. Varied themes are explored touching popular icons such as Indiana Jones, Charlie's Angels, and Flash Gordon, but wider topics such as cowboys and Indians, outer space, or beautiful women are here, too. A video-pinball list, video modes, and historical summary are included.Tilt!
Pinball games have long been regarded as the twentieth century's ultimate coin operated amusement, touching the lives of generations of players in numerous cultures. This visual chronicle, with examples from the game's beginnings to the present day, focuses in particular on the years from 1958 to 1998. It showcases fifty fascinating pinball games, each with its own chapter outlining the special features. Covered in detail are cultural influences, design and artistic trends, historical connections, collectibility, values, and unique game rules. Over 800 full color photographs display whole machine shots, close-ups of backglasses and playfields, and ball's-eye-view images. They put the pinball enthusiast right into the action! This beautiful book is an essential reference for the libraries of pinball collectors and aficionados everywhere.
Describes pinball machines both vintage and contemporary and 50 games. Each chapter outlines a game's special features, historical background, game rules, graphic images, collectibility and current value.
Fifty vintage and contemporary pinballs are showcased, each with its own chapter outlining special features, historical information, game trivia, game rules, collectibility, graphic images, and current value. Over 600 full color photographs provide a complete visual of each game. Whole machine shots, close-ups, and ball's-eye-view images put enthusiasts right into the action. A must for pinball collectors, graphic artists, historians, and devotees of coin operated amusement games.
Tech is constantly progressing and changing. But have you ever stopped and wondered how it all started? In Pinball to Gaming Systems, discover how the pinball machine evolved into the massively multiplayer online gaming systems we have today. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions about this technology. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.
From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content
Enumerates and analyzes Tempest's landmark qualities--from aesthetics and development to its impact on video game history and culture

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