The Haunted House Pinball Machine by Gottlieb-I Must Own One, I Must!
I have always wanted to own a Haunted House pinball machine. That is, at least since its release date in June of 1982. I fell in love with it when I first saw it sitting on an arcade floor all those years ago. If ever there was a Halloween themed pinball machine, this is the one!
Just watch this baby in action (click on full screen for the best view):
This game is all that and a bag of chips! I have been a pinball fanatic all my life, but there are few that I really go gaga over. This is one of them.
This pinball machine was produced by Gottlieb. It is the first pinball to feature three levels. It has excellent sound effects, along with your typical haunted house organ music.
A look at the stunning back glass:
The back glass is truly stunning in every sense of the word. From the haunted house on the hill, to the ghost emerging from the doorway, this one is a true delight! The old, leafless trees, the raven on the old wrought iron fence, the headless ghost standing in the window holding a candle, the bats flying around the tree tops, and a tombstone in the foreground. Can it get anymore Halloween than this? Heck, I haven’t even got to the playing field-or should I say “fields” yet. After all, this is triple level play for crying out loud! Please watch the top video to see this amazing playing field. It is truly stunning. in every sense of the word!
This game has fascinated me to no end since its release over 30 years ago. One of these days, when I make my first million, I’m going to get me one of these. I know I will have hours and hours of fun playing the Haunted House pinball machine!
See additional images of the Haunted House pinball machine: Images
Learn more about the Haunted House Pinball Machine here:
The International Arcade Museum
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These are great fun, Cindi – I love pinball machines, such a shame you rarely see them these days. Memories, eh? I’d just love to have a go on that one!
Great to see you here, Sue!
I love Pinball as well. I have always wanted the “Haunted House”. I have a friend that is a retired pinball tech, and he used to ask me, “What do you want that one for? It’s a nightmare to repair that one!” Due to the 3 levels, I can see his point. I still want one though. They are not getting any cheaper as time goes by. I would first have to clear a corner in my house-lol!
I remember going to the arcade in the mid-1980’s, and taking my then 6 year old son along to watch me play Pinbot. That was the one I excelled at. I totally fell in love with the original Bally Fireball, back in 1972 when I was 16. I will probably do a write up on that one on my retro site. I would love to have that one too! You can tell this subject excites me-I could go on all day!
I always loved this pinball. I am sure you would find it a joy to play as well, Sue.
I have got to say this is one of THE most rad pinballs from the 80’s! Loved playing it when I was a teen ager.
It is for sure my favorite from that era, Riley.