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Favorite Pinball Decade

1800's to 1930's 0%
1940's 0%
1950's 6%
1960's 6%
1970's 23%
1980's 30%
1990's 29%
2000's 3%
The Current Leader in this poll is : 1980's
: Total Number of Votes : 91
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Current Poll - How much did your 1st pinball game cost?

5 cents 111111 9 Votes
10 cents 232323 18 Votes
25 cents 484848 37 Votes
50 cents 333 3 Votes
$1.00 222 2 Votes
1 pound 111 1 Vote
10 francs 111 1 Vote
15 lira 111 1 Vote
50 kopecs 000 0 Votes
25 marks 000 0 Votes
Nothing, I used a slug 222 2 Votes
1 Euro 111 1 Vote
Nothing, there were credits left 222 2 Votes


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davidsss posted: Nov 02, 2005 - 07:34 PM
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20c isn't there - that was the price for years in Australia.


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Greywolf posted: Nov 20, 2005 - 04:30 PM
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There also isn't a place for "someone spotted me a game".

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Petri posted: Nov 23, 2005 - 01:06 PM
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My first pinball game costed

2 FIM (Finnish marks).I was 13 years

and it took place in the bowling alley of Kerava.

The machine was Gottlieb/Mylstar Ready....Aim....Fire!

tiltjlp posted: Dec 03, 2005 - 04:30 AM
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Sorry about not having every currency listed, since I'm not a student of high finance. Most probably the amounts I did list aren't accurate, other than the US coins. Wolf, I'm sure if I had included "someone spotted me a game" as a choice you would have come up with something else to fuss about. :)

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popotte posted: Dec 04, 2005 - 03:16 PM
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Well: 0,20 FF (French Franc). It was the cost for one game in France untill about 1965 (after, the cost rises and rises and rises...).

0,20 FF = (about) 4-5 cents.

I puted my first coin in a pinball when I was (about) 9, so it was in 1964.

Les cons ça ose tout. C’est même à ça qu’on les reconnaît.
WhenLit posted: Feb 05, 2006 - 01:35 PM
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highrise posted: Mar 09, 2006 - 07:52 PM
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My first game was in 1982. Haunted House by Gottlieb. An all time classic, the music, the triple playfield, the eight flippers, the upside down basement. I loved it. And all for just 10p, which I guess was about 25 cents.

Phoenixx posted: Mar 13, 2006 - 11:35 AM
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WOW,...25Marks for ONE play,... icon_eek icon_biggrin

Now that would be a bit hefty,...the pricing when i discovered pinball (mid/late 70's) was [1DM - 2 Credits] [2DM - 5 Credits] [5DM - 14 Credits] which means 25DM would have been 70 Credits minimum (without a multiplier set like for the other coins) which again was almost twice as much than a Bally machine from that time would have displayed because of the max.credits-restriction of 40 Credits,...

Older games like Magnotron for instance (EM) still had a 50Pfennig slot even (50pf=half a DM) which gave 2 Plays for that, so either 50pf or 1DM per play was definitely a lot more appropriate than 25DM,... icon_wink icon_biggrin

And as for the question: I fear i dont remember that anymore, but i think my very first pinball game was when someone of my family was letting me play a few balls,... icon_smile

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Armin posted: Aug 05, 2006 - 04:16 AM
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QuotePlays for that, so either 50pf or 1DM per play was definitely a lot more appropriate than 25DM,

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For that reason I voted 25 cents. In the mid 70s it was the worth of about DM 0,50 (or 50 Pfennig). Pricing was just raised to DM 0,50 for one 5-ball-game. But there were still some tables around were you got 2 games for 50 Pf and even a few older for 20 Pf a game.


TAB posted: Feb 26, 2009 - 12:07 PM
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It was 50 Pfennig. When i was gone there was much Freeplays on it. 10 was max ;) It was 1978 - the good old times ;)