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How much did your 1st pinball game cost?
Since we are all of differing ages and countries, it might be interesting to find out what our 1st games cost to play.
5 cents 11%
10 cents 23%
25 cents 48%
50 cents 3%
$1.00 2%
1 pound 1%
10 francs 1%
15 lira 1%
50 kopecs 0%
25 marks 0%
Nothing, I used a slug 2%
1 Euro 1%
Nothing, there were credits left 2%
The Current Leader in this poll is : 25 cents
: Total Number of Votes : 77
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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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Location: Melbourne, Australia

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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Location: Kerava,Finland (about 20 km north from Helsinki)

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 ;)