Friday Flyers: Twilight Zone Pinball

First of all, a big thanks as always to The Arcade Flyer Archive for the incredible Flyer scans you see below. And as huge a fan as I am of Rod Serling’s television masterpiece it is a shame that I’ve only been able to play this pinball table one time in my life. During my first visit to the San Diego Comic-Con. It was an enjoyable two minutes of game time though.
Twilight Zone 1

Twilight Zone 2

Twilight Zone 3

I’m pretty sure anyone that has had the chance to play this table will agree that Bally/Midway knocked it out of the park!


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4 thoughts on “Friday Flyers: Twilight Zone Pinball

  1. Ugly American says:

    As a kid I remember thinking how cool it would be to own an arcade.

    There used to be a big gap between arcade quality games and home consoles.

    Of course, the style of game and the environment was very different too.

    Good times.

  2. lovewithoutyourheartbeat says:

    They have the Twilight Zone machine, Addams Family, Jurassic Park, Lethal Weapon, and Big Fish(?) all in working order at a pub about 25 minutes away from my house. And it’s…..

  3. OffisaPups says:

    @lovewithoutyourheartbeat I think the one you call big fish is called Fish Tales. Is the ball launcher shaped like a fishing reel and does the top of the backboard have a animatronic fish (look like a Pike)? If so, that’s Fish Tales. I love this era of Pinball games, it’s when pinball has a little bit of a resurgance do to the dot matrix scoreboards. That and it was the time of the last grand ho-rah or the arcades with the fighting game boom of the early and mid 90’s.

  4. @lovewithoutyourheartbeat Friend, I envy you the gift of being so close to so many very nice tables so close to you. :)

    @OffisaPups Hm, I need to look this one up, sir. Sounds worthy of a Friday Flyers post!

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