Star Trek (Bally, TOS)

A photo of the backglass for Bally's Star Trek as described in the post.

Star Trek, Bally, 1978.

Y’all there are so many Star Trek pinball machines.

In this one, Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, and probably Chekov (in the background) are dressed in blue jumpsuits that, if they really were tight enough to show off every muscle group, would probably be cutting off everyone’s circulation.

Kirk has multiple rib lines / muffin tops across his right side.

Spock looks furious.

They are all running around on a yellow landscape with a yellow sky, so considering the year they could be in LA’s smog.

A planet and the ship both loom in the sky to the upper right, which I think indicates everything is about to be torn up by gravity… which does align with the pinball playing experience.

Solar Fire

A photo of the Solar Fire backglass as described in the post

Solar Fire, Williams, 1981. Yet another non-licensed property, the theme appears to be something space related. The background is a red and yellow sun, its surface whorling. Complex looking space ships of two types face odd in the foreground. The solar fire title is a mirrored surface.

It’s not a great game, to be honest, but there are certainly worse.


A photo of the Seawitch backglass as described in the post

Once again the universe tries to convince me being a witch is the way to go. Seawitch by Stern, 1980.

Two women in skimpy bikinis made of way too much gold ride barracuda-like sea monsters. One carries a bow and the other a pike. A giant human skull cave is in the top right. An assortment of mermaids and skulls adorn the left.