Pinball Action (ピンボールアクション)

Released in 1985

Developer: Tehkan
Manufacturer: Tehkan
Distributor: Tehkan

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Pinball Action marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

A video pinball game from Tehkan (later Tecmo).

Hardware Info

Controls: Buttons
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
224 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 256 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 4 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 3 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 1 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 1 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 1 Mhz

Mame ROMs

pbaction, Pinball Action (set 1)
pbactio2, Pinball Action (set 2)

Game Details

There are four different boards in "Pinball Action": When you first start the game, there is a picture of a beautiful woman in the center. There are also different-colored tabs (red, green, and blue). Knock down all the tags of one color to open a portal that leads you to another board. Each of the three gameboards are described as follows:

RED BOARD: This gameboard has a fire motif. In the center of the board there is a slot machine. Run over one of the two spinners to set the machine in motion. If you get three of any one symbol, the SHOOT AGAIN light, represent by an "E", will be lit.

GREEN BOARD: Bowling motif. There are ten rollover lights set up in the form of pins. When your ball rolls over a light, it lights up. When all ten pins are lit up, you get a strike. Get three strikes and the SHOOT AGAIN tab will be lit.

BLUE BOARD: Las Vegas motif. There are a total of nine tabs on the board, consisting of 1 Ace, 2 Kings, 2 Queens, 2 Jacks, and 1 Ten. Your job is to make better hands for bigger points, starting with a pair of jacks for 1,000 points, all the way up to a straight for 100,000 points and the SHOOT AGAIN light.

Extra lives can also be earned for 70,000 and 200,000 points.



Pinball Action control panel
control panel


Pinball Action title screen
title screen
Pinball Action gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Pinball Action promotional flyer
promotional flyer

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

***** by karanisgr8. Comment: "This game is the best pinball game. I want to download this game on my computer but i am not able to... Please help me...." 2004-02-13 01:48:17Z

***** by david31. Comment: "Fantastic game even if the ball forever went down the side all the time!! I have a copy if anybody wants it!!!" 2004-08-31 11:49:56Z

***** by sousa. Comment: "Komo é k posso sacar este jogo" 2005-03-16 19:58:23Z

**** by jose12_07. Comment: "very good game" 2005-05-10 06:38:15Z

***** by zahid. 2005-06-09 11:36:51Z

**** by pipoca. Comment: "excelente game anyone knows how i can get?" 2005-10-05 16:50:11Z

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