Owners of the fantastic Data East Star Wars pinball machine were greeted with a great Christmas present this year: a game code update! With dozens of new rules, features, and bug fixes, this update will bring joy to households and arcades across the country this year.
Check out details of the update and how to obtain it here from Chad Hendrickson’s site:
Ben Kuchera hits the nail on the head: ”Pinball is a sport in the same way that poker is a sport: It’s only based on luck if you’re terrible at it.”
Making Pinball into a spectator sport is going to be one of the key ingredients that propels the pinball revival well into the next decade. If you organize or are otherwise involved with tournaments and/or leagues, strongly consider investing in a pinball vision system!
Pinball’s somewhat sketchy past is still haunting some present-day operators.
Despite a Toronto Life report that Toronto’s first Pinball Cafe had its business license revoked, owner Jason Hazzard confirms that no such recall ever took place. Not everything, however, is peachy keen at the cafe. While the retro hub remains up and running, Toronto’s war against fun, it would seem, has reared its head.
We’re going to speculate that this was the same pinball machine that surfaced on eBay a few years ago. The game itself was a customized Pepsi game based on a Data East Lazer War. At the time, it was one of the early games with speech in it, so they customized it with Michael’s voice. It also had custom side art and a custom backglass as well. This was all done during the MJ/Pepsi era.