Reconditioned Pinball Machines For Sale
Midwest Pinball is proud to offer reconditioned and vintage used pinball machines for sale around Chicago, Illinois. We have restored these beauties to their original factory condition and have them available for sale. Why not take one home today!
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Home-Use Only, Limited-Edition Spider-Man Pinball
In 2007, Stern produced a limited-edition Spider-Man pinball machine featuring Spider-Man in the black costume. The Spider-Man Black Edition was limited to 500 units. This limited-edition game features a small plaque mounted below the backglass indicating the limited production. This version of the game includes special cabinet artwork, a silk-screened glass backglass with silver highlights, and a shaker motor.
Spider-Man is one of the highest rated Stern games with great ball flow, a nice mix of shots, and challenging modes to be completed. Within the game, Spider-Man has three modes (challenges) for each of the four villains – Sandman, Doc Ock, Green Goblin, and Venom. Each of the villains has his own area of the playfield and special lighting with colored LED bulbs.
Game play includes several multi-ball modes and good animation on the dot matrix display. Doc Ock’s Fusion Malfunction uses a magnet in the playfield to hold the ball and release it or challenge the player to knock the ball loose for a two-ball multi-ball. Sandman hides behind a motorized bank of three targets that need to be hit to lower the bank and allow access to targets and the Sandman himself.
Unlike the backglass in most modern games, which are plastic, this edition of Spider-Man features a silk-screened glass with silver highlights that enhance the black Spider-Man suit.
This is a home-use-only (HUO) game being sold by the original owner. It is in excellent shape with no fade on the cabinet nor any scratches or dings. In addition, several additional modifications (mods) have been added to this game. The first is a brushed aluminum topper that can be flipped down if needed. Also, a model cityscape and elevated train (from Back Alley Creations) have been added along the sides above the ramps and wireforms. These are backlit to provide more depth, while not affecting game play. The game has also been updated with LED bulbs throughout for better color and less maintenance.
Spider-Man is a four-player game suitable for all ages. The game has been configured for free play and can also be switched from English to Spanish instructions. We offer local delivery and installation services or we can arrange shipping within the US. Please contact us with any questions or for more photos.
Welcome to Chicago, the Magic Town
Williams’ Magic Town is a classic 1960’s pinball machine. It features four pop bumpers and five stand-up targets. This is an add-a-ball game, which means that the player has opportunities to earn extra balls during play.
As with many games from the early to mid 1960’s it features the nice, clean artwork of George Moletin. The backglass depicts a huge fountain in a city’s main square surrounded by skyscrapers. Pedestrians crowd the park and cars crowd the surrounding streets. Magic Town is an add-a-ball game. (Magic City is the replay version of this game.) Each game starts with five balls, and the player earns replays by advancing the bonus through the Special.
Magic Town is a one-player game suitable for all ages and has been configured for free play. Please call or e-mail with any questions or for more photos.
Hosted by Argentina, the 1978 FIFA World Cup ended with an extra time win by Argentina over the Netherlands. The game encapsulates the game of soccer with long sweeping shots to the top of the playfield to spell S-T-A-R and mid-field shots for goals on the saucers.
World Cup features two flippers, two pop bumpers, one spinner and two saucers that score goals when lit. Six rollover buttons in the middle playfield lead to the saucers and advance the ball around the goal. Slingshot kickers on the left and right above the flippers launch the ball towards the spinner.
World Cup is a fun game with colorful artwork and the classic Williams artwork by Christian Marche, who created artwork for Williams, Bally and Chicago Coin throughout the 70’s.
The game allows up to four players and it set on free play so that quarters are not required. Please call or e-mail us for more pictures or with any questions.
Pinball Wizards Wanted
Bally’s 1980 Silverball Mania is a fun game with lots of specials and a carryover feature. This solid state electroinc game uses its two flippers, three pop bumpers, horseshoe lane, two rolloever spots, and a kicker to challenge players into reaching for specials.
Silverball’s Center Hoop feature contains 2 rollovers and a target. Going over the rollovers spots will light one or two letters in “Silverball Mania” depending upon the setting, increasing the bonus up to 5X. The center target completes the “N” in “Mania” and awards an extra ball when lit.
Each three times “Silverball Mania” is completed during a game, or when the kicker special is activated, one letter of “Silverball” lights on the lower left backglass. This Carryover feature is operator adjustable. The letter will remain lit from game to game, enticing players to try for its completion and an operator option award!
Silverball Mania grants players an extra chance to play with its Kicker feature. Beneath the flipper is a kicker that sends the ball back into play. The top center lane or the center hoop raise the kicker to activate the feature. A special is awarded if Kicker Special light is lit.
Each Silverball Mania letter, when lit, is worth 1,000 points. Up to 44,000 bonus points, times the multiplier, may be collected by these letters. Completing the sequence the first time lights the Wizard Bonus, worth 15,000 points. The Supreme Wizard Bonus, worth 30,000 points, lights with the second, and the third completion awards a special and lights a letter in the backglass carryover feature.
Designed by Jim Patla and boasting the unique-for-its-time artwork of Kevin O’Connor, Silverball Mania has a great Feature Programmed Sound System and has been configured for free play. Call or email for more information.
Free the Hostages and Escape
Bally’s 1987 Special Force pinball features two flippers, three pop bumpers, three in-line drop targets, two solo targets, three ramps and a 3-ball multiball.
Sound by Neil Falconer adds excitement to this solid state game. Rockets and bombs explode with bursts of light and sound and a helicopter funnel ramp which simulates the circular action of helicopter blades is accompanied by the real sounds of a helicopter.
The covert operations of a special force is featured as the ball can be taken hostage, skill shots free hostages and a large, 2,000,000 point bonus is awarded for escape.
Designed by Dennis Nordman with art by Tony Ramunni, Special Force is a 4-player game that has been configured for free play. Only 2,750 units were produced. Please call or email for more details.
How’s Your Aim?
Williams Bonanza is a fun 1970’s rifle game featuring electronic, realistic reverberating sound for several effects including: pounding hooves, gun shots and a mine shaft explosion. This is the only Williams gun game to use a tape player for background sound of galloping and whinnying horses with an occasional gunshot/ricochet. There is also a bell for hitting the slow horse. The rifle has a spring that creates a realistc twang and flashing bulbs to give a muzzle-flash effect, as if there are hidden desperados shooting back at the player.
Williams Bonanza gameplay is based on 25 shots per game (35 after a certain point level). The game features targets in depth at various levels. There is a fast horse that goes across the top back of the scenery, a slow horse that moves across the middle of the scenery, bobbing desperados that pop up across the bottom of the scenery, fixed targets and an exploding mine shaft.
When lit, the treasure mine is worth 300 points. Hitting the mine creates a red flash mine explosion. Extra shots are awarded if the player gets to a set point level.
This game has been fully restored and repainted. Please call or email for more details.
Protect the Earth!
Stern’s 1979 Meteor pinball game was produced in conjunction with the movie Meteor by American International Pictures. The game came out as a promo for the movie which starred Sean Connery and Natalie Wood.
This game features three flippers, one pop bumper, two passive bumpers, two slingshots, three star rollovers, three 3-banks of drop targets, one spinning target and one standup target. Meteor also features one 6-bank of memory drop targets. These special drop targets are held in memory and restored prior to each player’s next ball. The bank then increases the bonus multiplier and activates other features.
The spinner is a variable value spinner: scoring increments increase and decline with Meteor target bank positions. Rocket bonus alignment is the key to wows and specials. The outhole scores rockets times the bonus multiple and the maximum bonus rewards player with total board visual display.
Like the movie which was Oscar-nominated in 1980 for best sound, Stern’s Meteor features a new-for-the-time audio system: the SB-300 sound board. Matching the growing tension of a gigantic meteor approaching Earth, the game’s background buildup sound leads players into the excitement.
This game was designed by Steve Kirk. Artists Leslie Kaip and Jorge Obregon drew their inspiration for the backglass and flyer from one of the movie’s advertising posters.
This 4-player game has been configured for free play. Please call or email for more details.
The Circus is in Town!
Clowns, trapeze artists, jugglers and elephants bring a happy feel to Gottlieb’s Flipper Fair. This circus-themed pinball features two flippers, four pop bumpers, two passive bumpers, two slingshots, three standup targets and one rollunder. The backbox features an animation in which a ball is kicked from side to side or “juggled” from one hand of a clown to the other.
Flipper Fair is a classic, 1960’s Gottlieb add-a-ball pinball machine. Like the other Gottlieb Flipper games, this one was designed by Wayne Neyens and features the fabulous artwork of Roy Parker. Only 1,150 units were produced. Gameplay is fast and fun, and, with skill, players can add a ball by hitting the center target.
This 1-player game has been configured for free play. Please call or email for more details.
Visit Old Chicago’s Dangerous Side
Bally’s Old Chicago is a historically-themed pinball machine reminiscent of Chicago’s 1920’s and 1930’s era gangsters. John Dillinger, Anna Sage and the Chicago’s Biograph Theater are pictured on the backglass. This game features two flippers, five pop bumpers, three standup targets, two kick-out holes, one 5-bank of drop targets and one spinning taget.
Gameplay is enhanced by several features and specials. A multiple chance bonus allows for a ball shot in centerfield kickout hole to collects the bonus accumulated, but does not reset the bonus. The player can continue to advance and collect additional bonus with each ball in play.
1,000 bonus points are built up for each letter of O-L-D C-H-I-C-A-G-O lit on the playfield. The letters light in spell-name sequence when ball contacts any bonus-advance skill objective.
There are two ways to score a special in Old Chicago. First, a Special is scored when all 5 drop-targets are dropped while the centerfield Special signal is lit. Secondly, a Special is scored when ball exits via left out-lane with the adjacent Special signal lit. Also, when the centerfield Special signal lights, either the left out-lane Special signal or the right out-lane Extra Ball signal lights. These lights alternate until the ball enters an out-hole.
When a ball enters an out-hole it collects a bonus and resets the bonus. If the Double Bonus signal is lit, then the out-hole bonus is doubled.
Bally’s Old Chicago is designed by Greg Kmiec and features art co-produced by Dave Christensen and John Youssi. This 4-player game has been configured for free play. Please call or email for more information and photos.
A Clean Subway?
Cross Town is a classic 1960’s pinball machine. It features four pop bumpers, two dead bumpers, targets, and a stand-up target in the center of the playfield. The center target awards big points if both the red and yellow columns are both at the same level.
As with most of the Gottlieb games from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s it features crisp, family-friendly artwork. The artist for this game is Art Stenholm. The lower playfield has scenes of people reading on the subway and sitting in the subway cars. The center of the playfield shows people riding the escalator to the subway with skyscrapers above.
Cross Town is a replay game with an animated backbox – the subway car doors open and close. (Subway is the add-a-ball version.) The game can be set to start with three or five balls. It is the last Gottlieb production game to have a manual ball-lift.
Cross Town is a one-player game suitable for all ages. The game has been configured for free play. Please call or e-mail with any questions.
Classic Western-themed Pinball
Flipper Cowboy is a classic 1960’s pinball machine. It features pop bumpers, targets, and a spinning roto-target that changes numbers every time it is hit. As with most of the Gottlieb games from the early to mid 1960’s it features the great, clean artwork of Roy Parker. The animated backbox contains a cowboy with a pistol shooting at a target. The target spins when shot and the bell rings. Characters in western-style dress decorate the glass and playfield.
Flipper Cowboy is an add-a-ball game. Each game starts with five balls, but the players have an opportunity to earn extra balls throughout the game. The back glass illuminates the number of balls to play – up to 10. The object of the game is to collect as many numbers in a row as possible. Four in a row provides one extra ball and one extra ball for every additional number.
During the restoration process we cleaned and polished the playfield and plastics. We added new lights and new rubber rings as well as new bumper caps and new numbered-decals on the roto-target. In addition, we polished the coin door and strike plate. The playfield and back glass are in great shape.
Flipper Cowboy is a one-player game suitable for all ages. The game has been configured for free play. Please call or e-mail with any questions.
A Family-Themed Pinball
Flipper Clown is a classic 1960’s pinball machine. It features three pop bumpers, numerous targets, and a bumper at the top of the playfield that spins the roto-targets. The game features two roto-targets.
As with most of the Gottlieb games from the early to mid 1960’s it features the great, clean artwork of Roy Parker. The back glass depicts a carnival with a clown playing a strongman game that has a ball behind the glass that pops up. Flipper Clown is an add-a-ball game. Each game starts with five balls, but the players have an opportunity to earn extra balls throughout the game. The back glass illuminates the number of balls to play – up to 10.
Flipper Clown is a one-player game suitable for all ages. The game has been configured for free play. Please call or e-mail with any questions.
A Family-Themed Pinball
Rack-a-Ball is a classic 1960’s pinball machine. It features 4 pop bumpers, 2 slingshots, 3 standup targets, 5 ball play, 2 bells and a knocker for sound and five lanes at the top of the playfield. The game also features nice animation in the backbox – pool balls rack up in a window as the player completes the numbered targets on the playfield.
As with most of the Gottlieb games from the early to mid 1960’s it features the great, clean artwork of Roy Parker. As the game is played, the lighting behind the glass highlights different characters. The back glass depicts characters playing a game of pool.
Rack-a-Ball is replay game. Each game starts with five balls, but the players have an opportunity to earn free games throughout the game.
Rack-a-Ball is a one-player game suitable for all ages. The game has been configured for free play. Please call or e-mail with any questions.
Roller Derby Is Back
Williams Rollergames, designed in 1990, features three flippers, three pop bumpers, a bank of three drop targets, and several wire-form ramps. The game also features a vertical up-kicker that launches the ball into position for the magnet feature.
The colorful artwork depicts a roller derby stadium with two teams racing around the track. The game is named after a short-lived TV show. Various sponsors, including Pepsi and Thermos, are assigned to the six roller derby teams, representing different modes to be completed. The game has great background music with different tracks for different modes of the game, such as multi-ball mode and jackpot mode.
Rollergames has a cool magnet feature that catches the ball as it drops from the wireform, holds it in place to line up the shot, then tells the player when to flip – releasing the ball from the magnet at the same time. With the right shot, the player can launch the ball straight up the ramp. During regular play, the game will release any captive balls into a wire-form race track that loads them back into the ball lock, making it look like the balls are eager for action.
Rollergames is a four-player game with full speech and music, an alpha-numeric display used for scores and animation, and multi-ball modes. The game is in excellent condition and has been completely restored. It is setup for free play. Please e-mail us for pictures and more details.
The Classic Pinball from the 70’s
Inspired by the 1975 movie Tommy, Bally’s 1976 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy is a classic electro-mechanical pinball machine with score wheels and chimes. The backglass depicts Elton John’s Pinball Wizard character from the movie. Dave Christensen, the artist, includes dozens of detailed characters in the background cheering him on. Although the original artwork features characters that were later censored by Bally, the glass for this game has the censored artwork, often referred to as the “stars-version.” Additional silver stars were added to cover up some of the character’s actions.
Captain Fantastic features four flippers, three pop bumpers, eight roll over buttons, one bank of five drop targets, and a ball save gate in the right out lane. Scoring the top center rollover when lit opens the gate for the player. The game uses a buzzer to indicate when a player rolls the score wheels over to hit 100,000 points. A light behind the backglass illuminates to show which players have exceeded one hundred thousand points.
This is the full-sized arcade version of the game. (Bally produced a home-model with few features that is scaled down for kids to play.) The game allows up to four players and is set to free play so that quarters are not required. Please call or e-mail us for more information or with any questions.
Sylvester Stallone vs Wesley Snipes
Williams Demolition Man is an action-packed pinball machine based on the Warner Bros. sci-fi action movie Demolition Man starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock. The machine uses unique upright gun handles with triggers and buttons that allow the player to control the flippers, change options, and launch the ball. A player-controlled magnetic claw picks up the ball and drops it into one of five ramps or wire-forms to start a game mode.
Demolition Man is one of Williams SuperPin series, which also includes Indiana Jones, Judge Dredd, and Twilight Zone. These wide body games have an extra wide playfield that allows for more features and toys. Demolition Man has three flippers, three ramps, two Matchbox cars, a custom captive ball, and four multi-ball modes. The multi-ball modes include: Fortress, Museum, Wasteland, and Cryo-Prison.
Demolition Man is a four-player pinball machine with digital sound and music and a dot-matrix display. Please call or e-mail us for more pictures or with questions.
A Family-Themed Pinball
Flipper Parade is a classic 1960’s pinball machine. It features five pop bumpers, numerous targets, and five lanes at the top of the playfield. The game also features two gobble holes, which offer points, but the player loses the ball in play.
As with most of the Gottlieb games from the early to mid 1960’s it features the great, clean artwork of Roy Parker. The backglass depicts a marching band led by majorettes and toy soldiers with a castle in the background. Flipper Parade is an add-a-ball game. Each game starts with five balls, but the players have an opportunity to earn extra balls throughout the game. The back glass illuminates the number of balls to play – up to 10.
Flipper Parade is a one-player game suitable for all ages. The game has been configured for free play. Please call or e-mail with any questions.
A Basketball-Themed Pinball
Gottlieb’s 1995 Shaq Attaq features four flippers, three multiballs, one ramp, two cannons, two captive balls, five drop-targets and a vari-target. The players get a real feel for basketball by sending the ball, through the air, toward a moving basket. With this ramp jump challenge, players must shoot a ramp with proper timing to launch their pinballs and sink point-scoring baskets.
The player plays as Shaquille in qualifying Events and the Finals. Events include: the Tip-Off, HORSE, the Alley-Oop, the Shot Clock, and Shatter the Backboard. The Shaq Attaq Multiball allows players to rack up baskets, and spelling S-H-A-Q-U-I-L-L-E enables Slammin’ Jammin’ which builds up bonuses.
Shaq Attack is a fun game of pinball, complete with multiball and shooting baskets. Players can enjoy the challenges of the game’s harder goals and Hidden Features. The game has five “Hidden Features”, each of which is awarded after performing a certain feat in the game. An end-of-game bonus is given for the number of Hidden Features found; getting all five awards an extra one billion points.
This solid state game was designed by Jon Norris and features art by Constantino Mitchell and Jeanine Mitchell. The game has been configured for free play. Please call or email for further details.