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Pinball-locator Thread

Posted by sweetasssassafrass 
Pinball-locator Thread
February 29, 2008 10:44AM
As you may or may not know, I am is a huge pinball lover. I often find myself in some craptacular dive bar in a very questionable area just because they have a BlackKnight 2000 or Addam's Family pinball machines. In fact, dive bars have basically been the only ones who are keeping pinball alive and now they are selling out to the evils of Golden Tee. Anyway, the purpose of this post is to help folks find the pinball machines in the greater Cleveland area. If you find yourself somewhere ( a bar, bowling alley, etc.) that has a pinball machine please take notice of the machine title, the condition of the machine, and the place's location and post it in this thread. I will more than likely try to visit all of the places that have machines and get my silver ball freak on.
I will start:
McKenna's on Lorain rd in Cleveland has Roller Coaster Tycoon pinball a new machine in excellent repair.
Becky's on E 18th in Cleveland has a newly refurbished Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and it plays very nice.
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
February 29, 2008 01:38PM
The Shitfire has a South Park one that's quite popular with the regular rowdies. (W.117th & Franklin at Cleveland/Lakewood border for the "vigins")
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
February 29, 2008 04:39PM
Do they ever turn on that pinball machine in the bar at the Beachland Ballroom? I've played it a few times. It's quite old, and you really have to mash the buttons to work the flippers.
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
March 05, 2008 09:09AM
I totally love the Southpark game at the Shitfire. Sweet Ass, I'm delighted to know that there's another pinball hound in the house. There's a "new" bar on the west side called Quiet Bob's that has a table called Funhouse. The problem with it, though, is that it's poorly lit, so it makes playing a successful round difficult. We should meet for a duel sometime, Sassy! BTW.... did you know thatDave and Buster's has NO pinball!? I recently was very disappointed by my assumptions that a huge "arcade" would, duh, have pinball! What is happening to the world? Fuck Golden Tee!
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
March 12, 2008 11:12AM
I have, for years, been on the lookout for Guns N' Roses pinball. I first played this @ Hard Rock Cafe-SkyDome about 13 years ago. Although technologically dated now, it would still be awesome. Even still, the datedness isn't too much. Plus, it plays various GNR songs. I think the only time I have seen this since was @ Pinball Pete's in Ann Arbor about 4-6 years ago. This machine cracks me up.

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Re: Pinball-locator Thread
March 31, 2008 01:06AM
my family has a six million dollar man machine at their house. not as cool as the elton john "captain fantastic" one we had when i was a kid, however.

if you want, i will totally give you my parents address and not tell them you are coming.
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
March 31, 2008 09:55AM
Bad news pinball fans. The South Park pinball machine is no more at the Shitfire. However, there is now a Ms. Pacman/Galaga machine.
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
March 31, 2008 11:01AM
Ms. Pacman and Galaga?

Fuck that! I can play that stuff on my Playstation at home!
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
March 31, 2008 05:03PM
I am off to check out Becky's now. I would be up for a challenge or an adventure aroung Cleveland to find some Pins. I am an East Sider but could venture to the West side one ina while if someone has a good spot to play.

Re: Pinball-locator Thread
April 02, 2008 04:27PM
Not that it counts as a "regular" spot, but as a new transplant to the area I was happy to see many pins at Cedar Point...including the legendary "Hercules", with the jumbo-sized ball (like, billiards-sized)! I love all machines, new and old, and though I moved from Philly and really, really miss The Pinball Parlour (link below), I'm hoping to find a similar gem in these here parts...I know its somewhere! And if you are near Philly, go here:

Re: Pinball-locator Thread
April 02, 2008 09:50PM
Thanks for sharing that link, Whan an awesome place. There is a place in Phoenix I visited last month that was similar and I had a blast.

I wish we had such a place here in Cleveland.

Does anyone on this list have any pins? I am curious as to what folks have in their collection winking smiley

Have a great Spring!

Re: Pinball-locator Thread
April 02, 2008 09:57PM
I have a Sinbad (Gottlieb, late '70s) in my parent's basement back home. Needs some work that I never got around to doing...but someday, someday.

Also, folks should do well and check out the Internet Pinball Database (like the one for movies, but for pinball, duh):


If you want to buy/sell, go here:


I *heart* pinball.
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
April 03, 2008 12:09PM
Good resources so thank you for sharing. Now that you are missing Pinball so much, it's a great time to go and get your Sinbad and start the work to bring it back to life.

Anyone else reading this list. Come on Cleveland, what games do you have and where are all the pinball machine hiding around town ;0

Re: Pinball-locator Thread
April 07, 2008 10:05PM
Anyone...Anyone.....Come on Cleveland, let's talk pinball!

There must be folks in town tha have storys to share, places to go to play and machines in their collection we can ask questions about.

Anyone know where to play the Simpsons Pinball Party? I bet I woudl ike that game as I love the simpsons...How about Family guy>

Re: Pinball-locator Thread
April 08, 2008 05:23PM
Simpson's Pinball Party was at the Grog Shop on Conventry about a month ago when I was there. It was in good repair and I won a few free games. Here is a post I copied from a thread @ www.669.es that is also discussing pinball in Cleveland. It is very comprehensive but I think it might be a little outdated as I have been to a few of these locations and some of the games have flipped or have been replaced to the dreaded Golden Tee.
Here is the list:
Holiday Inn, Westlake, Ohio AFM, NBA Fast Break, Roller Games
Swinging Door, Fairview Park -Stern Simpsons
Diamond Indoor, Westside?- Teed off
Iceland, Strongsville- Monopoly
Splash Lagoon, Erie, PA-Simpsons, Monopoly
Barons Arena, Brooklyn?- Demolition Man
Indoor Soccer Complex, North Olmsted- Striker Extreme, World Cup
94, Junkyard
Coffee Perk (Kamms Corner--Fairview Park) Junkyard, No Fear
Fuzzy's (North Olmsted) Demolition Man
Ohio Turnpike Pins (AFM, WCS94, Theatre of Magic, Monopoly, Rbion,
Harley Davidson)
Swing Inn (State & Pleasant) High Speed 2
All American Golf Range (Avon) Roller Coaster Tycoon, Striker Extreme
Swings & Things (Olmsted Township) Flintstones, Capcom Airborne, T2,
Champion Pub
Strongsville Rec Center, No Fear, South Park
Chuck E Cheese (North Olmsted) Simpsons Pinball Party
Panini's (North Olmsted) Who Dunnit
Winking Lizard (Lakewood) Harley-Davidson
Panini's Mayfield - NASCAR
BW3's Lyndhurst - South Park
Anchor Bar West Bank Flats - T3
Brutus' Sports Bar /Keys golf course, (Sandusky) - Whirlwind
Comfort Inn / Baci Club Rt.250 & Rt.2 (Sandusky) - Hurricane, Junkyard
Riverview Lanes (Huron) - Lost in Space
Winking Lizard,(Rockside Road), Lord of the Rings
Punderson State Park (Newbury, Ohio) (Sled Chalet part) Terminator 2
Jimmy's Pizza (Fairview Park) Elvira and the Party Monsters
Maria's Restaurant (RT 94 Wadsworth, Ohio) Pirates of the Caribbean
Ghoulardis (Elyria) Earthshaker
Quaker Steak & Lube (Sheffield)
Bally Harley Davidson
Panini's (Coventry) The Simpsons Pinball Party
Ohio Turnpike (1st exit east of Toledo) Family Guy
Comfort Inn (11020 Milan Rd. in Milan/Sandusky) - Whirlwind
Comfort Suites (6011 Milan Rd. Sandusky) - TZ, POTO
Holiday Inn (Sandusky) WCS 94
Pilot Service Station (North Lima, Ohio) Dale Earnhardt Jr.
BW-3 (Avon, Ohio) Junkyard
Bay Bowling Alley (Bay Village) NBA Fastbreak
PJs Arcade (Geneva on the lake) TSPP
Arcade (Geneva on the lake) TAF, RC, TSPP, SP, RCT
Sport Center Arcade (Geneva on the lake): Corvette
Brady's Leap Rest Stop, Mile Marker 197 Eastbound Ohio Turnpike: WCS
Elm Inn (Stark County) South Park
Bradnan's Bowling Alley (Middleburg Hts) LOTR.
Holiday Inn (Hudson) No Good Gophers, Nascar
The Auto-Rama drive-in (?)Independence Day
Cedar Point Amusement Park (Sandusky) Numerous unkept EM's, Hercules
(2), NBA fastbreak, South Park
Breakers Hotel (on cedar point property) Monsterbash (with a golf
ball sized scoop hole)

Peppi's Pizza (Cleveland-I90 & W117th St) Twilight Zone
Awesome Inflat. (Fairview Park) The Shadow
Fairview Rec Center (Fairview Park) Ripleys
Buckeye Bowling Lanes (Fairview Park) Monopoly, Sopranos
Pepper Joes (North Olmsted) Monopoly
Slam Jams, North Olmsted- Sopranos
Pacaks Bar & Grill (Canfield) Meteor, Nine-Ball, Nugent
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
April 13, 2008 10:21AM
Awesome. Thanks!

Anyone want to meet up for a challenge, drop me a line.

Re: Pinball-locator Thread
April 17, 2008 09:28PM
I went to the Pinball Hall of Fame Museum in Las Vegas with my girlfriend last month. They had around 100 or so machines from the 50's to the present, plus some of the first video parlor games (Space Invader, Centipede, etc.) Wasn't interested in those at all. I was shocked how hard the pinball machines from the 50s and 60s were! I was lucky to score 500 points with 5 balls! It was totally fun though. They had a very unPC shooting gallery game with the targets looking alot like Viet Cong. I know a lot of people go to Las Vegas for gambling (blah), so maybe some of you can check this place out:

Re: Pinball-locator Thread
April 19, 2008 06:44PM
I am actually suppose to go this weekend to the PHoF

Pinball-locator Maui, Hawaii
April 23, 2008 12:43PM
Can someone please let me know where to play pinball in Hawaii. Perhasp someone w/ access to bigger pinball newsgroups could ask for me and reply. My email is bfob@aol.com and I will be heading to Hawaii soon and thought I would ask you guys for some help winking smiley

Re: Pinball-locator Thread
May 26, 2008 04:45PM
Does anyone in Cleveland have the new Indiana Jones IJ4 Pinball that just came out this month?

Re: Pinball-locator Thread
June 02, 2008 02:41AM
I hope it's better then the movie. I saw it this past weekend. I now owe George Lucas a kick in the balls.

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Re: Pinball-locator Thread
June 02, 2008 04:58PM
Really, IJ4 movie was bad? I was going to go see it Sunday but decided I owudl wait and hear the reviews. What was wrong w/ it?
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
June 02, 2008 07:45PM
It's not that bad. What do you expect?
I'd rank it below the Raiders of the Lost Ark, but above the other two.

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Re: Pinball-locator Thread
June 04, 2008 09:33PM
The one at the beachland is gone. Last couple a times I was there there more space in that corner. yeah man, it's gone.

Have y'all been to Cedar Point? The old arcade there has a lot of machines. There's the Hercules, it's giant, like, 3X as big as a regular game.
It's like 35.00 dollars to get in.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/04/2008 09:37PM by kristinsgarage.
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
July 22, 2008 09:49PM
Andone have any leads on the dark knight in Cleveland?>

Re: Pinball-locator Thread
July 23, 2008 10:54AM
I was told the IJ4 pinball machine is located at the Strongsville movie theater.
Dark Knight is a great theme for a pinball machine, I hope to play it sometime.
It looks pretty cool. Check out the design [arcadeheroes.com]
I also have an outake from Dark Knight film on my website, check it out my featured video @ [www.669radio.com]
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
July 28, 2008 08:32PM
Very Nice, I will send it to Adam West winking smiley

I will keep my eyes open for TDK

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October 17, 2008 02:29PM

Re: Pinball-locator Thread
January 21, 2009 03:57PM
I found the SouthPark pinball machine again...Chagrin Valley Roller Rink. Awesome mom & pop joint. It sits right between the Pacman and Galaga machines.
Re: Pinball-locator Thread
February 11, 2009 02:01PM
Roc Bar has Monopoly.
Lil' Kings has the new Harley Davidson.
Becky's has Terminator 3 in excellent repair and it is a very challenging game.
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