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Black Hole (pinball game)

Black Hole is a pinball game released in 1981 by Gottlieb. It is notable for having two playfields: one on top with a conventional slope, and one mounted underneath, sloping away from the player.


Black Hole was the first machine to feature a lower playfield viewed through a window in the upper playfield. It was touted as the highest-grossing pinball game of all time shortly after its release, partly due to (or despite) the fact that it was the first pinball game which cost 50 cents to play.

It features as one of the playable pinball machines in the video game Gottlieb Pinball Classics, released for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Wii.


2 Playfields
6 Flippers
6 Pop Bumpers
3 Drop Target Banks
1 Spinner
Rotating disc animated backglass
Infinity Backglass Lighting


Black Hole's robotic speech is generated by a Votrax SC-01.

Appearances in pop culture

Black Hole can be seen in the background of the 1983 movie Les Compères
Black Hole can be seen in the background of the 1983 movie Strange Brew
Black Hole can be seen in the background of the 1989 movie Next Of Kin''
The Phrase "Do You Dare To Enter The Black Hole?" which the machine says durring attract mode was etched in the vinyl runout grooves on LP versions of the band Hovercraft's 1997 album, Akathisia.


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See also

Arcade game
List of pinball machines
Haunted House (pinball)

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