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!

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

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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.

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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!

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

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

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

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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.

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We spent some extra time play-testing this one!

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Enjoy the game, Kent!

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