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1[[quoteright:300:]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:300:some caption text]]²²->"Welcome to Hef's Party"²-->--''Instruction Card''²²''Playboy 35th Anniversary'' is a [[PhysicalPinballTables pinball machine]] released by Creator/DataEastPinball in 1989. It was designed by Creator/JoeKaminkow and Ed Cebula, with artwork by Kevin O'Connor.²²As one would expect, this game commemorates the 35th anniversary of ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' magazine with a poolside party at Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion. Shoot up the ramps to enter the Mansion, then play with the animals in the Mansion Zoo for a score multiplier. When you're ready, head on over to the pool patio, where you can take the 35th anniversary playmates to the Photo Shoot and earn a Special. While 1989 Playmate of the Year Kimberley Conrad watches from the playfield, lock two balls into the Grotto for multiball, and try to shoot the ramps for the Jackpot.²²Cynics would say this table was simply an excuse to put scantily-clad women in a pinball game, and they'd be right -- in the opinion of most players, ''Playboy 35th Anniversary'' is a boring table with shallow rules, a game that relies on the license and [[SexSells sex appeal]] over any sort of depth or play value.²²----²!!The ''Playboy 35th Anniversary'' pinball demonstrates the following tropes:²²* AsHimself: Hugh Hefner and Kimberley Conrad.²* TheCameo: Little Annie Fanny (a cartoon character from the magazine) is shown in the pool on the backglass.²* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: A human-sized white rabbit wearing a black suit and slacks can be seen on the backglass and by the pool on the playfield.²* HandOrObjectUnderwear: A woman in the pool covers her breasts with her hands after losing the top of her bikini. Wait, did she forget where she was?²* LicensedPinballTable²* {{Lilliputians}}: Playboy's "Femlin" mascot appears around the playfield.²* MillionairePlayboy: Hugh Hefner, prominently featured on the backglass.²* MsFanservice: The various Playmates, of course, with Kimberley Conrad prominently featured on the backglass and playfield.²* NoPlotNoProblem²* PlayboyBunny: There are a few around the table, but most of the Playmates are shown wearing bikinis.²* RogerRabbitEffect: The backglass shows real-life people such as Hugh Hefner and the Playmates hanging out with cartoon characters (specifically, Little Annie Fanny, the Playboy Femlin, and the Playboy Rabbit).²* SexSells: Averted; fewer than 2,400 tables were sold.²* SlipperySwimsuit: A woman in the swimming pool covers her breasts with her hands after losing the top of her bikini. [[SarcasmMode Because the Playboy Mansion is no place for indecent exposure...]]²* SpellingBonus: P-L-A-Y-B-O-Y enables the Special, M-A-N-S-I-O-N awards the Mansion Million Countdown, P-I-N-B-A-L-L enables the Extra Ball, and H-M-H (Hugh Hefner's initials) increases the bonus multiplier.²* TimedMission: The Mansion Million Countdown.²----


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