... when i was 12 our neighborhood burger stand had a 5c machine where you'd get paid out like that, nickel credits. the machine had four cards on the facade that you could rotate to line up your balls you'd hit so far, kinda like a bingo card. the older men would come in there in the a/m before work and feed the machine until they got all the fields lit they needed to get higher scores before they actually played a ball. sometimes they'd be feeding a few rolls of nickels just to get the bonus lights they wanted ...
i liked those machines, they were a real challenge
when i had my home i built, i had an arcade size Missile Command that i'd play for hours on end. i was able to get it past 800,000 so it'd roll-over, and then give you a pile of free cities to burn thru
i saw the guy on tv who holds the world record for Missile Command, and i know i've beaten his score because i've rolled it over and played until it started over ... what a trip those guys are too that hold the world records, their egos are beyond saving
Originally Posted by StarnetGypsy
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