A game played by using flippers and possibly some careful nudges to direct a steel ball (or multiple balls in multiball) around a pinball machine.

The glass on a pinball machine is tempered glass. It is practically invulnerable to hits against the face of the glass, and the chance of an airball breaking the glass is essentially nil. However, the edge that is hidden away beneath a metal frame when the machine is fully assembled is quite delicate, and amazingly subtle shocks to the edge can cause the whole thing to shatter into a zillion little pieces of glass confetti.

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