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"Enter the exciting world of Paragon!"Paragon is a Physical Pinball Table released by Bally in 1979. It was designed by Greg Kmiec, and features artwork by Paul Faris.The game is set in Paragon, a Heroic Fantasy world of muscular Barbarian Heroes, maidens wearing Chainmail Bikinis, lush landscapes, and Everything Trying to Kill You. In his quest for a high score, the player must scale the Golden Cliffs, ride the Waterfall, and fight through the Valley of Demons to the Treasure Chamber beyond. Climb Paragon Tower to reach the saucer above, but beware of the Beast's Lair, where death is but a hair's breath away.Paragon is noteworthy for being the first widebody ("SuperSize") pinball table from Bally. Most pinball enthusiasts, however, remember it for its incredibly rich and intricate art throughout the game; many believe it to be the most beautiful pinball machine ever made. Fortunately, the appeal is more than skin-deep, as players enjoy the game for its fast and challenging layout.
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