The playing surface
of a pinball machine
. Usually made of wood
that has been
ed and shellac
ked and wax
ed, though many modern machines use a diamondcoat
process to ensure a long-lasting
surface. Often has plastic
s through the surface. Everything else inside the playing area is mounted to
directly or indirectly.
Some games have a mini-playfield mounted above or, rarely, below the regular playfield
which may only be used for certain special modes, or may be a major part of the game.