While nothing will ever replace the feel of a real pinball machine, digital pinball machines have been improving and now do quite a nice job of simulating the silver ball experience. There have been many options over the years, including the pricey and deluxe set-ups by Virtua Pin and VPcabs. Recently, more budget-friendly options have been introduced
by Arcade1Up and AtGames, among others.
Most allow access to licensed pinball programs such as Magic Pixel’s Zaccaria Pinball, Farsight’s The Pinball Arcade, and Zen Studios’ Pinball FX. There are also hobbyist creations such as Visual Pinball and Future Pinball.
Unique to the AtGames Legends Arcade Pinball platform is the growing line of new and unique pinball tables based on classic arcade games by Taito. Three packs have been released so far, and they are fabulous!
Michael Thomasson is one of the most widely respected videogame historians in the field today. He currently teaches college level videogame history, design, and graphics courses. For television, Michael conducted research for MTV's videogame related program Video MODS. In print, he authored Downright Bizarre Games, and has contributed to nearly a dozen gaming texts. Michael’s historical columns have been distributed in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has written business plans for several vendors and managed a dozen game-related retail stores spanning three decades. Michael consults for multiple video game and computer museums and has worked on nearly a hundred game titles on Atari, Coleco, Sega and other console platforms. In 2014, The Guinness Book of World Records declared that Thomasson had “The Largest Videogame Collection” in the world. His businesses sponsor gaming tradeshows and expos across the US and Canada. Visit www.GoodDealGames.com.