ATE Arcade: Future Pinball

Image of Bally Xenon pinball machine in the virtual game room of Future Pinball. Through lots of coughing and a nasty bug, I've had time to set up a couple of pages on Accessible Pinball. Future Pinball is a superb construction tool that allows you to play some fantastic games of pinball. More than that, it allows you to adapt existing tables to improve their accessibility and even build your own from scratch.

Bill Donegan of Special Effect has done just that with the Roadshow Challenge prototype table. I've been tinkering with a couple of other tables to make one-switch accessible. All are available to download with more to come.

ATE Arcade pages:
Future Pinball Emulator and Accessible Games.

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4 Responses to 'ATE Arcade: Future Pinball'

  1. # Blogger Gavin

    That's great! Some of these may have to find their way into the collection for our upcoming event.

    I'm actually getting together some supplies to meet with some technicians and switch adapt some actual pinball tables for the event as well. I'll let you know how it goes.  

  2. # Blogger

    That sounds superb! Really looking forward to seeing some pics and hearing how it goes.

    What kind of pinball tables are you looking at adapting? The upright ones - or full sized?  

  3. # Blogger Gavin

    The owner of a place that rents and sells all sorts of pinball machines and arcade equipment has been kind enough to loan us whatever we want, and the help of his technicians. We hope to switch adapt at least one full-sized pinball table, but I'm worried that positioning a kid in a wheelchair to be able to see the table might be harder than the switch adapting part. It's time to put our physical therapists to work!  

  4. # Blogger

    Cool. You could just take the legs off the pinball table and raise the back up on thin blocks of wood to adjust the slope. Namco tried a little ramp for wheelchair users on a car game as an alternative:  

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