A Beautiful Creature

Shop Notes 5 May 2016 | Comments Off on A Beautiful Creature

We just finished a full shop job on this Creature From the Black Lagoon pinball machine. This machine is always popular, and why shouldn’t it be? It has a great theme, a fun layout, and sweet game play. We made this machine even better with some custom touches.
Check it out!


Bally came out with Creature From the Black Lagoon in 1992, and produced around 7,850 machines. (IPDB)


The game has been popular from the start, and always commands attention. According to Bally, that’s what happens when you combine the excitement of a classic monster flick with the fun of a drive-in-movie date.


Custom touches don’t hurt either! That’s especially true when they include neon powder-coated legs, rails, hinges, lockdown bar, and shooter housing. The original cabinet art still looks great on this machine, too!


We gave this game a full shop job, tearing everything off the playfield to be washed, polished, tumbled, buffed, or otherwise cleaned.


We also installed full LEDs throughout the machine: insert, GI, and flashers.


Check out these metallic flipper bats, and transparent Super Bands!


Bally boasted of the 16 different play modes on the game, including trying to kiss your date, punching out a Peeping Tom, ordering from the snack bar, getting revenge on a view-blocking van, and racking up Big Millions. Oh yeah, and there’s a holographic creature in the center, too.


We spent some extra time play-testing this one!


Enjoy the game, Kent!

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