Monday, April 07, 2014

Pinball Wizards

    Geez but this brings back old memories.  We used to play this machine for hours upon end at a local place called Tempe Bowl.  This was back in the late 60's and very early 70's.

    It didn't cost us all that much money.  We were all Pinball Wizards after all.  But I'm sure it cost me GPA points, as we would camp on this machine for whole evenings, from 7:00 PM or so until the bowling alley closed.  Not a lot of time left for studying after that.

    Anyhoo, I post these pics because there's a giant pinball/arcade game convention here in Phoenix this coming weekend.  Something called Zapcon.  $25 gets you an all-day pass for either Saturday or Sunday.

    There will be about 4 dozen pinball machines, and maybe 2x as many arcade games.  You can google "Zapcon" for details.  Most of the pinball machines are from the 80's and 90's, well beyond my "active playing" years.  But this one....  The King of Diamonds is special.

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