Pinnovations

In 1962, Williams introduced the first drop target in VAGABOND.

In 1968, the first modern three inch flippers were introduced by Williams on HAYBURNERS II.

In 1975, the first solid-state, or electronic pinball machine, SPIRIT OF ‘76, was introduced by Mirco. It marked the beginning of the switch from electro-mechanical machines to electronics-based pinball games.

In 1976, the first widely available solid state pinball machine was introduced by Bally and was called FREEDOM. Also, THE ATARIANS was introduced by Atari. The long-time pinball machine manufacturer, Chicago Coin, made it’s last game. The company was taken over by Sam Stern and renamed "Stern Electronics". Gottlieb was sold to Columbia Pictures.