Dreamy Custom Pinball Tables


After the Australian 2015 Timezone Supanova Pinball Championship Victorian State Final and Cramer’s Pinball Tournament, we have gone a bit pinball mad! Although we love the traditional tables, we are in awe of these amazing custom machines.

They call this table ‘The Goonies’

Mike Johnson from Orlando, FL has built a beautiful custom The Goonies pinball table for the film’s 30th anniversary (yes, 30th anniversary!). It’s really hard to believe no one has made one before.


Video source: Cinereelists on YouTube
Source: Kotaku UK

Order that pinball table a red cap and a speedo

Wes Anderson has designed a new cafe in Milan, called Bar Luce and it’s gorgeous (no surprise!). Most beautiful of all are the custom pinball machines based on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and short film Castello Cavalcanti.

wes andersonImage source: sissirossi on Instagram

The pinball machine that really ties the room together, or ‘f**k it, let’s play pinball’

The Big Lebowski custom pinball table is not only fantastic (it will feature original movie clips and movie quotes in the game), but is soon to be available to buy from manufacturer Dutch Pinball!

Backbox Translite artwork
4Image source: The Big Lebowski Pinball

Video source: Dutch Pinball on YouTube

Wow, so pinball, such flippers

See our previous post about how an old Baby Doll table was saved from the scrap heap and converted into Internet Meme Ball.

Meme_Ball_table2Image source: Liberty Games

Bite my shiny metal balls

This one-off Futurama: Space 3000 table was made in a mere 6 months by Evan K. from Seattle using the shell of an old Superman machine and a Futurama Space Pilot movie poster – wow! Check out how he did it.


FuturImage source: Special When Lit

Don’t cross the flippers!

Brian Stahl, or ‘Betelgeuse’ as he’s known on forums, built this amazing custom Ghostbusters table in 14 months from a worn out Flash Gordon machine. The soundboard contains over 40 quotes and music from the movie. Why has this not been made before?!

Video source: superiorcrown on YouTube
Source: Gameroom Junkies Poscast

Everything about this pinball table is awesome!

An awesome life-size LEGO pinball machine with a fully automatic reloading system made by ElectryDragonite.


Video source: ElectryDragonite

By now you should be thoroughly inspired, our dream table would be Pulp Fiction (just imagine the quotes and music alone!) – what would yours be? Let us know on Twitter using #dreampinball.

pulp fictionImage source: Miramax


msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

Follow Ms. ausretrogamer on Twitter



Pinball Action At Supanova Pop Culture Expo

When we arrived at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds, we thought we had died and gone to geek heaven. We found cosplayers, artists, cosplayers, comics, cosplayers, actors, cosplayers, and most importantly – pinball! Specifically, the Victorian leg of the Australian Timezone Supanova Pinball Championships.

While some people qualified for Sunday’s Victorian Final by getting the highest score on certain machines in Timezones around Melbourne during the lead up to Supanova (like I attempted at Chadstone a few weeks ago). Others took their chances at Supanova today by trying to get the highest score on one of the onsite tables during each of the four time slots (10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, 12-1 pm and 1-2 pm).

The flipper action was fast and furious. The pinball wizards were racking up high scores aplenty and wowing the crowd with their pinball wizardry. While Norbert Snicer, Director of the Australian Pinball League, worked hard to keep the tournament fun, professional, and running like clockwork.

In addition to qualifying for Sunday’s Victorian Final, the top scorer on each machine for each time slot (in all ages and under 18 categories) was eligible to compete in the Pinball vs. Supanova Final at 3 pm (prize: iPad Mini!) (see the under 18 and all ages winners).

We can’t wait to see the high scores and awesome flipper skills of Victoria’s top pinball players in tomorrow’s final!

Play some pinball and win some prizes!
sat tournament flyer

Play and donate at the Australian Timezone Supanova Pinball Champs

The tournament machines!

The State Finalist winner’s trophy!

Runners-up medals! No one walks away empty handed

APL director, Norbert Snicer, prepares the tournament machines

Flipping action begins!

Ms ausretrogamer enjoys the pinball action

Shane is in the zone on Legends of Wrestlemania

Pinball qualifying action – Skott racks up the points

A true Pinball Wizard!

Beat this score – The Walking Dead

Beat this score – Legends Of Wrestlemania

Beat this score – Wrestlemania

Smooth lines

The hardest working pinball wizard in Australia, Norbert Snicer

The next generation enjoying pinball!

ausretrogamer.com boss, Alex Boz, wishes he could take this table home