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Bally Supersport

May 9, 2014

Mike Mahaffey posted what could possibly be the greatest pinball backglass the world has ever known.

BEHOLD!

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Now that you’ve seen this, your life is forever changed.  No, don’t fight it.  Embrace it.  Let it wash over you. Let’s break it down.

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This backglass pretty much covers about 99% of the 1980s.  If the artist formerly known as Prince ever plays this game, a rip in the fabric of time and space will assuredly be the result.

Don't risk it.

Don’t risk it.

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If this game is ever in a tournament and you show up wearing a Swatch, you should win automatically.

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Tournament over. You win.

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Flashdance was such a hit that blonds took a backseat to brunettes for a bit.

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Strapping a computer to exercise equipment was a big deal.  In fact, they tried to stick a computer in everything.  Even digital watches, which are already computers, needed more computer, so they did that too.

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The artist of this glass is Mychael Gerstenberger of Berlin, and I think it’s pretty obvious this man is a genius.  The glass came about because operators complained that Hardbody’s glass was too sexual, so he created this subversive 80s time-capsule of distilled awesome.  Thank you, sir.  The world is better for your efforts.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. ELK permalink
    May 10, 2014 4:07 am

    Great back glass! And great break down Jon!

    I am surprised though – and a little hurt – about your comment on ‘Scrawny 80’s dork’. We have feelings too.

    1 love.

    Mads

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