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Video Pinball Video Pinball - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Video Pinball - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A video version of a classic pinball game. The playfield is mounted to the top of a cabinet and its image is reflected off of a mirror. A video pinball is then displayed onto the image of the playfield.

Video Pinball was produced by Atari in 1978.

Atari released 137 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Video Pinball was produced include: Airborne Avenger, Catch, Destroyer, Boxing, Dominos, Orbit, Fire Truck, Sky Raider, Avalanche, and Skydiver


Name Video Pinball
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1978
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10313
Class Wide Release
Genre Video Pinball
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Video Pinball Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: 2 - Left FlipperRight Flipper
  • Pinball Plunger
  • Other - Pushing down on the control panel simulates a nudge effect on screen
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

The game is played exactly like a 70's pinball game.

Video Pinball KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.51 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.60

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.33
Collector Desire 4.67

Technical Rating: 3.29

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.75
Sound/Music 2.33

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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Cabinet Information

The cabinet is about four inches narrower than a stardard Atari cabinet and slightly longer. The marquee is combined with the monitor glass into one piece and player tips are included in the art. Mounted inside the cabinet is a 3-D playfield with bumpers, L.E.D.'s and fully decorated with a city nightline, neon stars and disco dancers! The control panel extends outward, decorated with a 40's-esque hand indicating where to press the start button. The flipper controls are on the left and right sides of the control panel and the panel itself has a spring that allows the player to push down on it for a nudge effect. A plunger is located at the front of the panel. The side art consists of a metal ball bursting across the cabinet along with lined borders, similar to artwork on other 70's Atari cabinets.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Video Pinball Census

There are 14,908 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,161 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 61 known instances of this machine owned by Video Pinball collectors who are active members. Of these, 58 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 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 Video Pinball machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 7 active VAPS members currently looking for Video Pinball.

This game ranks a 17 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 10 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 77; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 77; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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