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Pinball Action Pinball Action - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Pinball Action - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Video pinball. Play just like any pinball machine.

Pinball Action was produced by Tehkan in 1985.

Tehkan released 15 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1981. Tehkan was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Tehkan during the time period Pinball Action was produced include: Bomb Jack, Star Force, Guzzler, Senjyo, Space Tank, Gridiron Fight, Lovely Poker, Pontoon, Tehkan World Cup, and All American Football


Name Pinball Action
Developer Tehkan (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9017
Class Wide Release
Genre Video Pinball
Conversion Class Tehkan
Game Specific Pinball Action Pinout
# Maximum Players 2
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: 1 - Left Flipper
  • Buttons: 1 - Right Flipper
  • Pinball Plunger - Launch Ball
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Pinball Action Control Panel Image

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Pinball Action KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.60 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 3.00

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Pinball Action Census

There are 14,948 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,545 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,379 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 21 known instances of this machine owned by Pinball Action collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 17 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Pinball Action machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Pinball Action.

This game ranks a 9 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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