Space Invaders Pinball Machine by Bally
Bally’s Space Invader pinball machine became the first pinball machine to be based off a video game. Bally’s video game division, Midway, had licensed Space Invaders from Taito in Japan, and decided to capitalize on the machine’s incredible success by using it as a theme for a pinball machine. However, few elements from the original game, except for the sounds and front case artwork, were included in the pinball game. The artwork instead resembled the xenomorphs from the 1979 film “Alien”. Bally was sued over the game’s artwork resemblance to designs by H. R. Giger. In fact, they ended up stopping production of the game early due to pending lawsuits, although 11,400 machines were still produced. A settlement was reached with Fox studios where royalties were paid to the studio for each pinball machine sold and Fox was also given approximately 3 machines to use for the promotion of the sequel to Alien, named “Aliens”. The Space Invaders pinball machine was one of only five “widebodies” released for production by Bally.
4 flippers, 3 pop bumpers, 4 passive bumpers, 2 slingshots, 6 standup targets, 3-bank drop target, Solitary drop target, 1 spinning target, 1 captive ball, 1 horseshoe lane. Animated infinity lights are behind a specially mirrored backglass. 3 or 5 ball play.
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