The following is Pat Lawlor after he had kindly taken the time to sign my Earthshaker!
This was my first look at the new company's first offering. I was blown away by what I saw! I still remember Ed Schmitt giving his sales pitch by doing things like shorting a coil to a lamp! I was so impressed with their games that I decided that I would like make all of them part of my collection, much to the chagrin of my wife. Someday, like many other collectors, I also hope to add the two prototype games to complete my Capcom collection.
This is my Saturn coupe, that I used to get my Pinball Magic home.
I'm very careful about protecting my games, and wouldn't have attempted it if I thought I might've damaged the cabinet. So I tested the fit with a junky old cabinet first, and used lots of packing blankets. Don't laugh too much, I get almost 40 MPG with it. I've had a truck and van but never got better than 20 MPG, you do the math. It also helps to keep me from dragging home every "deal" I find. I drove from Minneapolis Minnesota to Holdrege Nebraska and back to get it, that might deserve a laugh though.
I'm going to cross a couple of lines now for one picture.
The following was on a shelf high up and off to the side in the Data East pinball plant. It was next to a bunch of discarded, dusty, and possibly test pinball playfields. I do know Data East made some redemption games but I don't think this one was produced. I thought it looked kind of cool at least from a distance and it does have a pinball shooter.
take you to my wedding reception pictures that involved Pinball.
The above link sounds far too scary and personal so I want to go back to the main page!