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Capt. Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy – 1975 Bally


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.

Category ⇒ Pinball Games

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3 Responses to : Capt. Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy – 1975 Bally

  1. Joe said:
    Never ever thought I'd see this machine again! Simply amazing and beautiful! Will be there today to see all these incredible Pinball machines!!
  2. Rick Taggart said:
    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.
  3. Derrick said:
    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.

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