Mike Remembers: I was barely 10 years old when I first played the Captain and it was the game that pushed my love of pinball over the top. My grandparents had a winter place in Florida we would visit with an arcade on the grounds, and I spent countless hours pumping dimes into the most amazing pinball machine I could have imagined. Before even knowing the story of Tommy the pinball Wizard, I was captivated by its theme and the incredible artwork by Dave Christensen.
Even after I ran out of coins, I would sit and stare at the detailed artwork, entranced by its beauty and incredible detail. It was as if I knew every character on the backglass and to this day this is still the machine I cherish the most. In the early 1990s, I would play it at the Imperial Arcade at Bank and Gilmore beside Barrymore’s where it brought back memories of my childhood even then. I am thrilled to share this game here at the arcade where it sits in prominence as the shining jewel of the electro mechanical collection.
Never ever thought I'd see this machine again! Simply amazing and beautiful! Will be there today to see all these incredible Pinball machines!!
1st time I saw and played this machine was the bowling alley in newmarket.I spent alot of time and quarters on this machine,to my recollection it was the 1st double flipper machine I had seen.The art work on this and all machines is absolutely stunning.this machine is hands down 1 of my favorites,had an incredible time playing it again.Huge thanks Mike,it was great chatting with you about my fave machines from my teen years.
MY FAVOURITE GAME OF ALL TIME. Major part of my childhood. Put so much $$ in this machine, I should own one by now..😂😂 Would like to own one someday.