Info

For Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast

Detailing EM and Bingo pinball features, gameplay, and repair techniques.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
2019
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: Page 1
Nov 27, 2015

In 1951, Chicago Coin created a game around a hit record 'The Thing'.  Roy Parker created a fantastic art package with great integration of the theme.

Every aspect of the song is found in the artwork and gameplay.  The backglass tells the entire story from the song, while the playfield tasks you with collecting the 'thing' by shooting a box in the center of the playfield.

One of the best ideas is the special noise that the pops make as the score motor rotates at intervals - Boom... Boom Boom.

 

Thanks to Bruce Zamost for permission to use portions of his writeup and his photos - photos to be found on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

 

One version of the song on which this game is based can be found on Youtube.

 

Happy 'Thing'sgiving!