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Paul Faris – Xenon

Oct 30th, 2008 | Categories: Coin Op / Pinball | Illustration | Retro | Sci-Fi

Xenon - Pinball Flyer

A Disco-esque Sci-fi flyer produced for the 1980 Bally Midway Pinball Machine “Xenon”.  See The Internet Pinball Database for more info and a full gallery of this machine in all it’s glitzy glory.

Artwork Sourced from The Internet Pinball Database, excellent resource for Data mining absolutely anything related to all things Pinball. http://www.ipdb.org/

Addendum: July 2009

See how Suzanne Ciani designed the games audio – an Omni Special via Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC8O5HPvfsg
many thanks for the link there Karl.

Comments 6

  1. SerKevin says:

    My god does this bring back memories… if you had any ideas how many quarters I poured into one of these machines in the 80′s, LOL!

    It was the first machine that I remember having a digitized sexy female voice that would say “Enter Xenon” and “Xenon Lives!” based on what was happening in the game. I loved the lights and graphics on this game too.

    Where do you find all this stuff? Oh and please keep it coming!

  2. admin says:

    Hey, haha you played this? wicked but then isn’t anything with a digitized female voice? Actually the graphics on the machine itself look even cooler! – I found this trawling though http://www.ipdb.org/

  3. SerKevin says:

    OK, I *had* to go check out the machine on that link… great stuff!

    It reminded me of another few firsts with this machine (well at least for me):

    1) The tube that took the ball from one side of the game to another
    2) The capture and multi-ball play. it was a blast having three balls in play at once.

    I could roll this machine over, win free games and play for hours on a single quarter. :)

  4. admin says:

    Yeah it looks great – I wonder how much you can pick one up for these days? – though I suppose the main problem with owning a pinball table is where do you actually put the thing…

  5. Smiley Face says:

    We have one of the pinball machines with Xenon on it and I just HAD to look it up!!
    The face was so creepy that’s when I was little it scared me away!!!

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