Rip Steve Kordek, the guy gave us more cooler ways in playing the game. Now back in the day, well by me at l least, when Pac-Man and Space Invaders were all the rage, the arcade by me believe it or not (Aladdin’s Castle to all you local Chicagoans for that HIP reference) only had a few and it was mostly pinball. Sure your video arcade game had your flashy ass graphics, but there was also something about pinball as well.
The designs got more complex, but the game was still the same. And there was something almost zen like, with a combination of adrenaline, to the overall simplicity of behind the game. Get the ball into one of those little holes to score some points and pray to God your flippers keep that little metal bastard from falling into that pit at the bottom!
- Inventor of the Modern Pinball Machine Dies At 100 (games.slashdot.org)