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Pinball: Hercules

Hercules was one of the few pinballs produced by video gaming pioneer Atari. It was designed by Steve Bicker and released in 1979, and ultimately proved to be the last arcade pinball game from the company.

This table's most notable claim to fame is that it is the largest pinball machine ever madenote ; while a typical pinball table is around 28 inches wide by 55 inches deep (72cm x 150cm), Hercules is about the size of a billiards table. The "pinball" was a ceramic cue ball, and the wooden flippers were custom-made to accommodate the game. Unfortunately, the novelty doesn't enhance the gameplay any; the bulk of the cue ball results in a relatively slow-paced game.

Only about 400 tables were ever made, and the few that remain operating today require frequent maintenance.


This pinball demonstrates the following tropes:


The AtariansCreator/AtariMiddle Earth
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