Wildfire Handheld Pinball by Parker Brothers


My friend had a Wildfire Pinball game and here is what I remember about it. The thing made quite a racket. They claimed it sounded like “real” pinball, which it didn’t, but it did make a lot of noise like a good pinball machine does. It ate batteries. We took a trip down the shore one summer, his parents were driving with us in the backseat and with traffic we were probably in the car for about an hour. We made it all the way there playing, but about halfway through the trip home it died and his Mom had to fish through her bag for the SIX extra penlight batteries she had packed.

Wildfire was a lot of fun, but the battery cost made it tremendously inconvenient and well out of my electronic gaming budget at the time.


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2 thoughts on “Wildfire Handheld Pinball by Parker Brothers

  1. MaximumRD says:

    Had this way back in the day, absolutely loved it! A great portable Pinball handheld.

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