History Pinball / SpaceInvaders

5th Sep '16 5:22:03 PM Mikeyfan93
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As with most other {{pinball}} games at the time, there wasn't much of [[ExcusePlot a story to the game]] -- the player would simply shoot pinballs at various alien targets to repel the invaders. To flesh things out, Bally distributed an eight-page ComicBook[=/=]advertisement to arcade operators that provided a backstory: the invaders were a race of [[Creator/HRGiger Giger-esque]] aliens who have infiltrated Earth as sprites in the VideoGame cabinets. Now the second phase of their plan has begun, as the aliens exit the arcade games and combine to form ''incredibly addictive'' pinball machines that completely steal the minds (and quarters) of unsuspecting humans.

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As with most other {{pinball}} games at the time, there wasn't much of [[ExcusePlot a story to the game]] -- the player would simply shoot pinballs at various alien targets to repel the invaders. To flesh things out, Bally distributed an eight-page ComicBook[=/=]advertisement ComicBook[=/=]Advertisement to arcade operators that provided a backstory: the invaders were a race of [[Creator/HRGiger Giger-esque]] aliens who have infiltrated Earth as sprites in the VideoGame cabinets. Now the second phase of their plan has begun, as the aliens exit the arcade games and combine to form ''incredibly addictive'' pinball machines that completely steal the minds (and quarters) of unsuspecting humans.
29th Dec '15 10:16:34 PM rjung
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* UnwinnableByMistake: Like other pinball games, players could get a free game if the last two digits in their final score matched a random multiple of ten (00, 10, 20, etc.). However, the lowest scoring targets award 50 or 100 points, making the player's final score always ending in 00 or 50...

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* UnwinnableByMistake: Like other pinball games, players could get a free game [[MatchSequence if the last two digits in their final score matched a random multiple of ten ten]] (00, 10, 20, etc.). However, the lowest scoring targets award 50 or 100 points, making the player's final score always ending in 00 or 50...
20th Feb '14 9:00:53 AM JudasZala
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* InNameOnly: Aside from the name and a few small sprites on the playfield, the pinball has no relationship to the ''Space Invaders'' arcade game.

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* InNameOnly: Aside from the name and name, a few small sprites on the playfield, and using the sound effects from the game itself, the pinball has no relationship to the ''Space Invaders'' arcade game.
19th Nov '13 7:27:20 AM Willbyr
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As with most other {{pinball}} games at the time, there wasn't much of [[ExcusePlot a story to the game]] -- the player would simply shoot pinballs at various alien targets to repel the invaders. To flesh things out, Bally distributed an eight-page ComicBook[=/=]advertisement to arcade operators that provided a backstory: the invaders were a race of [[HRGiger Giger-esque]] aliens who have infiltrated Earth as sprites in the VideoGame cabinets. Now the second phase of their plan has begun, as the aliens exit the arcade games and combine to form ''incredibly addictive'' pinball machines that completely steal the minds (and quarters) of unsuspecting humans.

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As with most other {{pinball}} games at the time, there wasn't much of [[ExcusePlot a story to the game]] -- the player would simply shoot pinballs at various alien targets to repel the invaders. To flesh things out, Bally distributed an eight-page ComicBook[=/=]advertisement to arcade operators that provided a backstory: the invaders were a race of [[HRGiger [[Creator/HRGiger Giger-esque]] aliens who have infiltrated Earth as sprites in the VideoGame cabinets. Now the second phase of their plan has begun, as the aliens exit the arcade games and combine to form ''incredibly addictive'' pinball machines that completely steal the minds (and quarters) of unsuspecting humans.
30th Oct '13 11:50:46 PM rjung
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''Space Invaders'' was an [[PhysicalPinballTable arcade pinball machine]] designed by Jim Patla and released by [[Creator/MidwayGames Bally]] in 1979. As Bally's VideoGame division Midway was the Western distributor of the [[VideoGame/SpaceInvaders arcade video game]] at the time, that makes this the UrExample of the PinballSpinoff.

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''Space Invaders'' was an [[PhysicalPinballTable arcade pinball machine]] designed by Jim Patla Creator/JimPatla and released by [[Creator/MidwayGames Bally]] in 1979. As Bally's VideoGame division Midway was the Western distributor of the [[VideoGame/SpaceInvaders arcade video game]] at the time, that makes this the UrExample of the PinballSpinoff.
7th Oct '13 2:42:51 PM rjung
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The art for the game (by Paul Faris) was heavily "borrowed" from the designs used in the movie ''Film/{{Alien}}''. Naturally, 20th Century Fox sued Bally over the resemblance, stopping production after 11,000 machines were manufactured. Bally eventually reached a settlement with Fox, paying royalties for each pinball sold.

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The art for the game (by Paul Faris) Creator/PaulFaris) was heavily "borrowed" from the designs used in the movie ''Film/{{Alien}}''. Naturally, 20th Century Fox sued Bally over the resemblance, stopping production after 11,000 machines were manufactured. Bally eventually reached a settlement with Fox, paying royalties for each pinball sold.
11th Aug '13 11:03:16 PM rjung
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* CreepyLongFingers

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24th Jul '13 11:13:46 PM rjung
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''Space Invaders'' was an [[PhysicalPinballTable arcade pinball machine]] released by [[Creator/MidwayGames Bally]] in 1979. As Bally's VideoGame division Midway was the Western distributor of the [[VideoGame/SpaceInvaders arcade video game]] at the time, that makes this the UrExample of the PinballSpinoff.

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''Space Invaders'' was an [[PhysicalPinballTable arcade pinball machine]] designed by Jim Patla and released by [[Creator/MidwayGames Bally]] in 1979. As Bally's VideoGame division Midway was the Western distributor of the [[VideoGame/SpaceInvaders arcade video game]] at the time, that makes this the UrExample of the PinballSpinoff.



The art design for the pinball game was heavily "borrowed" from the designs used in the movie ''Film/{{Alien}}''. Naturally, 20th Century Fox sued Bally over the resemblance, stopping production after 11,000 machines were manufactured. Bally eventually reached a settlement with Fox, paying royalties for each pinball sold.

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The art design for the pinball game (by Paul Faris) was heavily "borrowed" from the designs used in the movie ''Film/{{Alien}}''. Naturally, 20th Century Fox sued Bally over the resemblance, stopping production after 11,000 machines were manufactured. Bally eventually reached a settlement with Fox, paying royalties for each pinball sold.
24th Jul '13 7:51:51 PM rjung
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[VideoGame/CrushPinball Absolutely not copying]] ''Film/{{Alien}}'' at all, nosiree...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[VideoGame/CrushPinball [[caption-width-right:350:[[RunningGag Absolutely not copying]] ''Film/{{Alien}}'' [[VideoGame/CrushPinball at all, nosiree...]]
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24th Jul '13 1:57:52 PM rjung
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* FakeDifficulty: Like other pinball games, players could get a free game if the last two digits in their final score matched a random multiple of ten (00, 10, 20, etc.). However, the lowest scoring targets award 50 or 100 points, making the player's final score always ending in 00 or 50...


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* UnwinnableByMistake: Like other pinball games, players could get a free game if the last two digits in their final score matched a random multiple of ten (00, 10, 20, etc.). However, the lowest scoring targets award 50 or 100 points, making the player's final score always ending in 00 or 50...
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