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History of Pinball - 1970s: Solid-state Electronics and Digital Displays Introduced
... The introduction of microprocessors brought pinball into the realm of electronic gaming ... The video game boom of the 1980s signaled the end of the boom for pinball ... Arcades replaced rows of pinball machines with video games like 1978's Space Invaders, 1979's Asteroids, 1980's Pac-Man, and 1981's Galaga ...
Ground Kontrol - Arcade and Pinball Games - Pinball Machines
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Pat Lawlor - Decline of Pinball
... first year since 1991 that a new Pat Lawlor-designed pinball machine did not appear ... The decline of the pinball industry had intensified by this point, and even though several well-received pinball machines came out during this period, including Steve ... In 1996, Lawlor designed a new take on pinball, an innovative game called Safecracker, which featured a much smaller playfield than standard pinball machines of the time, operated on a timer rather than ...
WMS Industries - Arcade Videogaming and Solid-state Pinball
... At the same time, Williams entered the solid-state electronic pinball market and would come to dominate the pinball industry ... Williams' first solid-state machines produced in 1976 were prototype runs based on electromechanical games Aztec (1976) and Grand Prix ... Williams continued to release new electromechanical pinball machines through October 1977, when they released their last, Wild Card ...

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