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Tron Legacy makes the list

Tron Legacy Pinball Machine
The Tron Legacy pinball machine, made by Stern in 2011, has already climbed into the top ten list of the all-time highest rated pinball machines at the Internet Pinball Database website. That’s pretty darn impressive for a brand new pinball machine. Overall, it appears the sweet spot for the most popular games was the era of the early to mid 90’s. You can head over to and read the ratings and reviews about Tron Legacy, or any other pinball machine you want to research. It’s interesting to compare today’s top ten list to the list from a few years ago. Twilight Zone is still ruling the top spot, with Midievil Madness and Circus Voltaire climbing up the list.  Star Trek Next generation has been demoted, and Centaur has fallen all the way down to #43  on the list. Here’s the current top twenty best pinball machines, rated by IPDB users. Do you agree or disagree with this list? Is your all time favorite game in the top 20? Feel free to comment with your thoughts and reactions. What’s your all time favorite pinball machine?

  1. Twilight Zone (Bally, 1993)
  2. Medieval Madness (Williams, 1997)
  3. Tales of the Arabian Nights (Williams, 1996)
  4. The Addams Family (Bally, 1992)
  5. Cirqus Voltaire (Bally, 1997)
  6. Star Trek: The Next Generation (Williams, 1993)
  7. Theatre of Magic (Bally, 1995)
  8. Creature from the Black Lagoon (Bally, 1992)
  9. TRON: Legacy (Stern, 2011)
  10. Monster Bash (Williams, 1998)
  11. White Water (Williams, 1993)
  12. The Lord of the Rings (Stern, 2003)
  13. Jurassic Park (Data East, 1993)
  14. Funhouse (Williams, 1990)
  15. Scared Stiff (Bally, 1996)
  16. Attack from Mars (Bally, 1995)
  17. The Simpsons Pinball Party (Stern, 2003)
  18. The Getaway: High Speed II (Williams, 1992)
  19. Spider-Man (Stern, 2007)
  20. Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure (Williams, 1993)

Top ten best pinball games

Here is a current list of the top ten, best rated, pinball games from the pinball database website. The list contains some great machines, but may be missing some of the more popular pinball games from the 90’s. Star Trek, Midevil Madness, and Adams Family certainly belong on the list, but what about Champion Pub and The Shadow? What do you think? Reply with your list of all-time top 10 pinball games. Which games do you think are missing that should be included? Here’s the list of the highest rated pinball games from IPDB. Do you agree? Submit your vote below.

  1. Twilight Zone
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation
  3. Medieval Madness
  4. Centaur
  5. The Addams Family
  6. The Champion Pub
  7. Cirqus Voltaire
  8. Creature from the Black Lagoon
  9. Theatre of Magic
  10. The Shadow

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Ground Kontrol in Portland OR – pinball players paradise

ground-kontrol-pinball-location.jpgIf you are looking for an incredible place to play pinball, take a trip to Portland (Oregon) and visit Ground Kontrol. The place is amazing, a true pinball players paradise. It’s probably one of the best pinball locations we’ve seen on the map at the Pinball Spot.

The current list of pinball games include: Adams Family, Batman Forever, Black Knight 2000, Dr. Who, Demolition Man, Fish Tales, Haunted House, High Speed, Independence Day, King Pin, Lord of the Rings, No Fear, Pirates of the Carribean, Radical, Road Show, Revenge from Mars, Roller Coaster Tycoon, The Shadow, South Park, Star Trek, Star Trek Next Generation, Stargate, Terminator 2, Theatre of Magic, and White Water.

If this isn’t impressive enough, Ground Kontrol also has a huge selection of classic and new arcade games. You can tell these guys do their homework and hand-pick the best games for pinball junkies and gamers. The place is huge, 2 floors, and they are a full bar and restaurant as well. Open from noon until 2am, they do require I.D. for ages 21 and over for entry after 7pm. What’s not to love? Every pinball enthusiast and arcade game buff should include Ground Kontrol in their list of places to visit in Portland. For more information visit

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