Twilight Zone is one of the last great pinball
games. It is unquestionably one of the most complex
pinball machines ever created, and arguably one of the best ever made.
Created in 1993 by Bally with the theme of the Twilight Zone television show, the game managed to squeeze references to most of the epsiodes on its playfield and bonus rounds. It used the song, Twilight Zone, by Golden Earring, as the background music.
Twilight Zone had many unique elements in its design. Among those were:
- Hard magnetic stops near the top of the playfield (Nearly all magnetic stops used before and since are located over one of the return lanes).
- Magnetic "flippers" on a small, elevated mini-playfield.
- One lighter, ceramic ball (which is naturally not affected by the magnets), along with 6 standard steel balls. All of them going at once makes for one seriously hectic multiball.
This is my favorite pinball machine of all time, bar none
, and I hope to someday own one. Unfortunately, due to its complexity
, it is growing increasingly difficult to find one in good shape.