* The "Graveyard"/"Nightmare" table from ''VideoGame/PinballDreams'' is a copy of Creator/WilliamsElectronics' highly popular ''Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' pinball.
* Many early [[DigitalPinballTable computer pinball games]] were near-direct copies of arcade pinball machines:
** ''VideoGame/RasterBlaster'' is a digital copy of ''Pinball/{{Firepower}}''.
** ''VideoGame/DavidsMidnightMagic'' was written to follow the popularity of ''VideoGame/RasterBlaster''.
** ''Night Mission Pinball'' is largely derived from ''Pinball/{{Flight 2000}}'', though there are some differences.
* {{Pinball}} got hit with this trope early in its formation, as the success of ''Pinball/BaffleBall'' led to countless imitators.
* Similarly, the success of ''Pinball/{{Contact}}'' led to other games copying its electro-mechanical features, leading to the widespread use of solenoids, chimes, and the tilt anti-cheating mechanism.
* After ''Pinball/HumptyDumpty'' was released, it instantly made flipperless pinballs obsolete. Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s competitors all scrambled to put out their own flipper games. In only three months, nearly all pinball manufacturers had a flipper pinball available, and they were standard equipment soon after that..