- Devil's Crush is a rethemed sequel to Alien Crush.
- Medieval Madness is a medieval version of Attack from Mars, but with more jokes.
- Red & Ted's Road Show is Fun House with TWO talking heads!
- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a borderline example, since both this game and the Terminator 2 pinball share the same licensee and the same creator, but are released by different companies. Whether this makes them direct sequels or not depends on how one defines "successor".
- Whirlwind is Earthshaker! WITH A FAN AND DIFFERENT GAMEPLAY!
- Designer Jon Norris admits his games Bad Girls and Golden Cue were attempts to modernize his favorite game, Bally's Eight Ball Deluxe.
- Safe Cracker's board game concept would later be used in the Monopoly pinball (both by Pat Lawlor).
- Paragon is unofficially a sequel to Bally's earlier Lost World; Paul Faris did the artwork for both games, and they feature the same winged Barbarian Hero, Damsel in Distress, and Heroic Fantasy setting.
- Epic Pinball is an unofficial sequel to Silverball, both of which were developed by James Schmalz of Digital Extremes. The Mission-Pack Sequel Silverball Plus 2 even recycles two Epic tables with minor changes.
- The Party Zone is this for Dennis Nordman's earlier "Party" games (Party Animal, Elvira and the Party Monsters, and Dr. Dude), using a Crossover to bring them together.
- Most players consider The Sopranos to be a refined version of Monster Bash
- Last Gladiators is the unstated sequel to KAZe's earlier Super Pinball games.
- Stern Pinball's Mustang is this to Corvette, with George Gomez involved in the development of both games.
- In addition to being an obvious successor to Star Trek: The Next Generation, many players feel that Stern Pinball's Star Trek (also by Steve Ritchie) is a Spiritual Successor to his 2007 Spider-Man.
- Rollergames is a spiritual sequel to 1986's High Speed due to how the layout between both games are similar.
- Krull is an updated version of Haunted House.
- Magic Girl is mostly a follow-up to both Theatre of Magic and Tales of the Arabian Nights, with a little bit of Cirqus Voltaire thrown in.
- The Pro edition of Game of Thrones is seen by many as a modern update to F-14 Tomcat and No Fear: Dangerous Sports. The Premium and Limited editions, on the other hand, invoke comparisons with Black Knight 2000.
- TRON: Legacy shares most of its layout with Fun House, with the Rudy shot and the middle shot switched. The rules are entirely different though.
- Black Knight 2000 is not only a sequel to Black Knight, it's also a spiritual sequel to Flash, as they share the same lightning motif, Black Knight 2000's layout is nearly similar to Flash, and programmer Ed Boon released pictures of the whitewood, which showed that "B-L-A-C-K" was "F-L-A-S-H" at one point.
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