Mike Remembers: One of my all time favorite games, which I first became acquainted with at the Hampton Park Bowling Alley. This game really had it all and was the perfect combination of sound, light and game play. As a fan of drop targets in general, this game was a tour de force with a seven bank and two sets of inline drop targets. With more ways than any other game I can remember to achieve special many hours were spent playing this game over and over obeying its command to “Quit Talking and Start Chalking”.
Cosmetically, a few liberties were taken, including replacing the pop bumper assemblies with modern Williams/Bally style in blue, Blue Superbands and acorn nuts, and a few strategically placed blue LED’s. Besides all new drop targets, rebuilt pop bumpers and slingshots, and a head full of new connectors, this is a Pinball Medics Custom Shop “Blues Deluxe” Black Label Pinball Machine! This includes a complete LED conversion with custom lamp drivers colour matched to the inserts, LED displays, rebuilt and upgraded processors and power supplies, and much more. And the reason it has black rubbers like newer dot matrix games? We put in our signature flipper upgrade system with matched parallel wound 11630 coils, and the old white rubbers don’t last more than a couple of days with these fire breathing monsters!
Don’t take our word for it, come experience the ultimate Eight Ball Deluxe for yourself, and find out why the Ottawa Pinball Arcade is renowned for having the best playing Classic Pins in the known Universe. In this era or that from which they were forged!
I am a massive pinball fan! I have played so many different machines over my 49 years I can't remember half of them but I DO remember playing this one! Maybe it was at the arcade below Barrymore's,maybe it was at the Billings Bridge arcade or perhaps Alta Vista but I know it was a great machine to play on! Oh to play and hear those lovely "knocks" again!!