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[[caption-width-right:350:''The Strange, the Bizarre, the Unusual!'']]

->"''Welcome to Ripley's Odditorium''."
-->--'''Robert Ripley'''

'''Ripley's Believe It or Not!''' is a 2004 [[PhysicalPinballTables pinball]] designed by Creator/PatLawlor, with artwork by Creator/JohnYoussi and released by Creator/{{Stern}} Pinball. It is based on the [[Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot franchise of the same name]].

The player is on a quest with Robert Ripley as he travels the seven continents of the world to collect strange objects. Gather Tomb Stones in Europe, search for Bigfoot in North America, chase penguins in Antarctica, and dodge boomerangs in Australia. Go for the upper playfield temple and try to collect the colored jewels to unlock a reward. Activate the magic Idol to redirect the ball, then shoot the snarking Shrunken Head to start multiball.

Although the Shrunken Head is a bit unnerving for some, ''Ripley's'' is considered to be a fun game for players of all levels, with smooth flowing action, easy goals to entice beginners, and a good amount of depth for experts. A digital version is available on ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.

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!!This pinball demonstrates the following tropes:

* {{Atlantis}}: The Eighth Continent, accessible for the WizardMode.
* {{Blipvert}}/InterfaceScrew: The introduction to the hidden mode, Frog Frenzy. The game (in a possible shout to Pinball/WhiteWater) appears to be going on the fritz, and ends with the machine rebooting itself, until the words, "JUST KIDDING!" appears in small letters. After that, Frog Frenzy starts.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Bigfoot is the objective in North America.
* BuildingOfAdventure: Ripley's Odditorium.
* CreepySouvenir[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: The Shrunken Head.
* FortuneTeller: Bozo the Dog.
* SeriesMascot: The Shrunken Head, who's prominently featured on both the backglass and the playfield.
* ShoutOut: To Pat Lawlor's previous games, including the following:
** ''Pinball/{{Funhouse}}'':
*** One of the Shrunken Head's lines is "I feel like a million!"
*** The start of multiball features a man with three cue balls in his mouth spitting them out, accompanied with the sound of Rudy doing the same.
** The Shrunken Head also speaks quotes from ''Pinball/TheAddamsFamily'':
*** "It's not plugged in yet, mon."
*** "Now you've done it!"
** ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone'':
*** The tilt quote, spoken by Robert Ripley: "Skate with the penguins at your own risk, in The Ripley Zone."[[labelnote:''Explanation'']]It is a reference to The Twilight Zone's tilt quote, "Dance with the devil at your own risk, in The Twilight Zone."[[/labelnote]]
*** Bozo's predictions are presented in the same manner as the ''Twilight Zone'' camera.
* SkillShot: Gently plunge the ball into the Bozo scoop for one million points, and increases each time for every skill shot made.
-->'''Robert Ripley''': "Amazing!"
* SpellingBonus: Spell B-O-Z-O (Ripley's dog) for a random reward, and R-I-P-L-E-Y-S to visit the eighth continent.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: The guy with the three cue balls in his mouth spits them all out at the start of multiball.
* WizardMode: Two of them:
** Atlantis, the Eighth Continent, which is acheived by spelling R-I-P-L-E-Y-S and then hitting the vari-target.
** The hidden mode, Frog Frenzy, is reached by collecting all six Super Jackpots. It is a frenzy mode, where all shots are worth 25,000 points.
* WorldTour: Travel the seven continents for odd artifacts.
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->'''Robert Ripley:''' "A rollerskating penguin, how amazing!"