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What are the best classic pinball games?

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The Addams Family, The Twilight Zone and Eight Ball Deluxe are three of the best classic pinball games of all time, according to Inc.com. While the growing popularity of such gaming platforms as XBox Live and PlayStation keeps many kids out of arcades, pinball is still a classic hobby.

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When it comes to the design elements that represent classic pinball, The Addams Family has artwork on both the top panel and the play area as well as a consistent theme throughout. The flow of the game garners rave reviews as well. This is one of the most widely manufactured pinball games of all time, which means it's still pretty easy to find at pinball shows and other locations. The designer, Pat Lawlor, also conceived the other classic pinball games Earthshaker, Funhouse and Whirlwind.

Lawlor also designed The Twilight Zone, one of the most complex pinball games. Because of the different layers of the game structure, this is a game that more advanced players tend to enjoy. The only other designer who came up with games as complex is Keith Johnson. One of the earliest complex games was Eight Ball Deluxe, which was one of the first to make superior use of drop targets and speech in play.

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