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Video Game / Sega Flipper

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Sega Flipper is one of the earliest Digital Pinball games (as early as 1983) that was developed and published by Sega for the SG-1000. It's as simple as a pinball game can get, with two sets of flippers, four bumpers, three gates, seven drop targets, and a kicker hole for bonus points.

This game provides examples of:

  • 1-Up: Hitting all seven drop targets grants an extra ball.
  • Covers Always Lie: The cover art shows multiple balls, but the game lacks a multiball mechanic.
  • Letting the Air out of the Band: When you run out of balls, the game plays the sound effect for the gates faster and faster, until it plays it slowly one last time and stops.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: No plot present anywhere in the game or elsewhere.
  • Score Multiplier: Passing through all three 300 gates adds to the multiplier rate for points earned from the kicker hole.