The most memorable quote from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” In fact, most people in the know concerning pinball aren’t aware that the popular movie from 1986 received a pinball treatment. It’s an easy mistake to make as it never appeared in arcades and pinball halls. Instead,
the one-of-a-kind machine sits comfortably inside Robert Mooney’s home.
OSG: What a great theme for a pin! Where did the idea for a custom Ferris Bueller’s Day Off machine build come about?
RM: Thank you! FBDO was on a short list of themes that I wanted to do. It has universal appeal, a ton of memorable lines that are perfect for callouts, great characters, and lots of visual appeal. It’s a perfect pinball theme. The clincher was that FBDO was also on Brian Soares’ short list. He owns Gameroom Pinball and is a master engineer. I had worked with him to retheme an EM years ago and have been wanting to work with him on a modern DMD game for a couple years.
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