Remote Controlled Pinball both novel and behind the times

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It’s testament to how static pinball technology has been that I can look at this upright pinball machine with attractively pod-headed robot and a fancy remote control and go, “Wow! Pinball while laying supine and flatulent upon the couch? The future is here.” And then, without a trace of irony, pull out my DS to play a quick round of Metroid Prime Pinball.Except Metroid Prime Pinball costs $20, not $120.

Remote Controlled Upright Pinball Game [Hammacher via Geek Alerts.

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6 Responses to Remote Controlled Pinball both novel and behind the times

  1. Not a Doktor says:

    http://www.pinballmuseum.org/

    Also I recommend this place as a stop for anyone. Keep an eye out for the bizarre Q*Bert figure-8 table.

  2. royaltrux says:

    For the Wii I highly recommend Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection. It’s really, really good and happens to be really cheap, also, $20.

  3. steve blair says:

    it also looks like the lamest pinball i’ve ever seen. there’s 2 weird shaped paddles and 3 or so bumpers – unless those yellow circles do something. geeze, the super mario mini-pinball machine i had when i was a kid was way better than this thing

  4. Not a Doktor says:

    I still have eye-burn in scars from playing galactic pinball on the Virtual Boy

  5. A New Challenger says:

    I second RoyalTrux’s recommendation. If the game had high score sharing it would be almost perfect.

    Metroid Prime Pinball was my prime goto timekiller game for months and months. I’ve semi-retired from it ever since I finally cleared all the tables on Expert mode. That took a while. The included Rumble Pak really adds a lot to that game.

  6. RedShirt77 says:

    I love the extending antenna, like they they built this thing out of a 1980′s cordless phone.

    In fact this thing looks like it was pieced together from a pile of abandoned technology.

    I am sure their is a tiger video game in there somewhere.

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