Pinball: Flash Dragon

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Flash Dragon is a solid state pinball machine developed by Playmatic of Barcelona, Spain.

In 1986, being squeezed in the arcades by more technologically sophisticated games such as Space Shuttle and Pin*Bot, Playmatic needed a way to make their games stand out among players. Their solution was Flash Dragon, which at first blush looked like a nondescript table with a generic High Fantasy theme. However, when a player established the new high score on the game, a Polaroid instant camera embedded into the backbox would snap a picture, providing a memento of the occasion.

Although the gimmick wasn't enough to overcome Flash Dragon's simplistic gameplay, the photos did provide Spanish pinball players with some fond memories.


Flash Dragon demonstrates the following tropes: