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Pinball Collection of arkuz
20 pinball machines
last updated: 04/14/2017
Member: arkuz
From: Champaign,IL USA (find on the map)
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Member since: 07/08/2015
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arkuz owns these 20 pinballs:

pinball nameDBmanufacturerconditionis it for sale?notespictures
BLACKOUT Williams (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationMaybeFun, fast game with good flow.  
BON VOYAGE Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverDave Christensen appreciation, cool (for the time) asymmetrical playfield.  
CENTAUR Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverTruly awesome. Fantastic sound. Multiball kick out attract mode effect is the sh*t. Gameplay deceptively simple, but quite hard and a real player's game. Fantastic Paul Faris art. This specimen needs some work, and I will be updating it with a new PF.  
FIREBALL Bally (USA)In storage, workingNeverThis machine is a masterpiece of pinball innovation and pure gameplay pleasure. A true tour de force, both in game design and art design. Truly deserves the classic status it tends to have in the collector community, despite not ranking as high as it should on the various lists. Not sure why that is...  
FUN CRUISE  Bally (USA)In storage, workingMaybeNot a normal pinball machine, it has no flippers! Didn't realize that until after I bought it - not, just kidding. I like the Molentin art, and plan to tweak it enough to be a reasonably fun oddity for visitors. Pretty rare.  
FUNHOUSE Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverMy first pin, might get buried with me  
GHOSTBUSTERS LE  Stern (USA)Set up, plays!NeverGreat game. Naysayers are missing out on a lot of fun. Just needs some simple adjustments to sooth out some of the tendency to drain.  
GILLIGAN'S ISLAND Midway (USA)Set up, plays!Yes!
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Classic intro pin but fun to revisit  
GORGAR Williams (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationMaybeGood playfield and backglass, needs new electronics  
IRON MAN Stern (USA)Set up, plays!NeverFast, aggressive game with great music and sound FX  
JOHNNY MNEMONIC Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverFast action but not an ass kicker, some real fun here  
MINI-ZAG Bally (USA)In storage, workingNeverJerry Kelley and Ted Zale, funky fun  
ROCK 'N ROLL Williams (USA)In storage, workingMaybeMore fun than it looks, with nice and uncommon pop art styling  
ROCKMAKERS Bally (USA)Set up, plays!MaybeAnother Kelley/Zale encounter.  
ROYAL FLUSH Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!NeverOne of about 6 classic 70s Gottliebs every collections should have.  
SORCERER Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverArtwork and sound fave  
SPACE SHUTTLE Williams (USA)In storage, workingNeverGot into Space Station first, but this is the precursor and really has great gameplay, so was hard to resist adding to my collection.  
SPACE STATION Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverIt's a blast, god flow, fast, hard shots, great light show.  
THE SHADOW Bally (USA)Set up, plays!MaybeHard to resist the sanctum lock effect  
TRON: LEGACY Stern (USA)Set up, plays!NeverMy first Stern, surprisingly great! Love the movie and the soundtrack, so this was a no-brainer...  
 
 
Pinball machines that arkuz used to own in the past
(the following games are no longer part of arkuz's collection)
 
 
pinball nameDBmanufactureris it for sale?notespictures
A-GO-GO Williams (USA)Sold Loved the art (big fan of Kelley's), but never quite liked the double flipper layout with the roulette thing in the middle of them. Also had trouble keeping it working. This specimen was in good condition otherwise, sold it when regrettably clearing out my first collection 15 years ago.  
BARRACORA Williams (USA)Sold Bought it mainly for the backglass -- the coolest image in all pinball. Gameplay was kind of basic, but I might not have understood all the rules -- did not have it very long. This specimen was in very good condition, sold it when regrettably clearing out my first collection 15 years ago.  
BREAKSHOT Capcom (USA)Sold Solid game, very well built, but needed space for other machines.  
CENTAUR Bally (USA)Sold Truly awesome. Fantastic sound. Multiball kick out attract mode effect is the sh*t. Gameplay deceptively simple, but quite hard and a real player's game. Fantastic Paul Faris art. This specimen was in very good condition, sold it when regrettably clearing out my first collection 15 years ago. Replaced with a restoration project.  
CIRQUS VOLTAIRE Midway (USA)Sold Bought this brand new after seeing it get made in the factory tour. Love the art, unique for the industry. Game play was also decent. Got a bit tired of the sound though, a bit too hyperbolic. This specimen was in perfect condition, sold it when regrettably clearing out my first collection 15 years ago. Would be worth three times what I paid now, wish I could have anticipated that.  
DOOZIE Williams (USA)Sold Needs backglass restoration, or a new one, or repro.  
FIREPOWER Williams (USA)Sold Great flow, very fast, but once you mastered the shots it was too easy to beat. Still like to check in on it once in a while to see if I can nail the multiball sequence. Hate the art though, that was a real miss. Could have taken much better inspiration than random Jack Kirby monsteroids and space widgets. This specimen was in very good condition with a perfect and super fast nicely waxed playfield, sold it when regrettably clearing out my first collection 15 years ago.  
FLASH Williams (USA)Sold Fun, fast, good flow. Hard to find clean specimens without playfield wear, planking, or insert cupping. Backglasses are also rarely in good shape.  
JUNGLE LORD Williams (USA)Sold Acquired on a lark, learned to really like it, maybe better than Black Knight (similar two-tiered play field). Decent Constantino Mitchell art (who I like, but admit is not always good). This specimen was in good condition, sold it when regrettably clearing out my first collection 15 years ago.  
OLD CHICAGO Bally (USA)Sold Dave Christensen appreciation  
OXO Williams (USA)Sold Interesting EM for having sophisticated tic-tac-toe rules, but which also adds technical complexity with lots of additional relays and connections to service and making the game heavier than most. Nice example of pointy people art.  
STINGRAY Stern (USA)Sold Replaced all displays with refurbs, machine is clean and plays well. Pretty interested in selling though.  
TWILIGHT ZONE Midway (USA)Sold Typically mixed start/stop flow from Lawlor, but lot's of great toys and kind of mesmerizing for all the historic sound references. This specimen was in great condition, sold it when regrettably clearing out my first collection 15 years ago. Wish I still had it though.  
VECTOR Bally (USA)Sold Grows on you, lots of great sounds, unusual game play  
WHITE WATER Williams (USA)Sold Fairly unique gameplay and concept, distinctive music and sounds. A bit low key, which is nice when you need that style of playing rather than something overly pumped up. This specimen was in great condition, sold it when regrettably clearing out my first collection 15 years ago.  
WIZARD Bally (USA)Sold Dave Christensen appreciation  
XENON Bally (USA)Sold Nostalgic favorite, but not much in the way of gameplay. Fantastic Paul Faris art. This specimen was in medium to good condition, sold it when regrettably clearing out my first collection 15 years ago.  
DISCLAIMER: This page shows the pinball machine Collection of PinballOwners member arkuz from Champaign, IL, USA. The coin operated pinball machines listed above, including their images, were uploaded into our database by arkuz himself; arkuz is the sole responsible for the information contained in this page. The pinball machines shown above are not necessarily for sale! Please refer to the 4th column in the list to know whether a certain pinball is for sale or not. Most likely arkuz's pinball machines are second-hand (used) pinballs that were once installed in bars and other public places; their value as a collectible largely depends on appearance and functionality of every single machine.
 
 
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