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Haunted House Pinball Machine

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Manufactured by Gottlieb in 1982, the Haunted House pinball machine made use of horror-themed images, lightning effects and haunting music to entice fans of scary stories. Haunted House is best known for its three-level playing field. Along with the main field, the game includes a raised "attic" area at the top of the game and a lower "basement" level set into a depression at the center of the field. These extra areas require the game to contain eight flippers total as well as a secret passage that allows entrance to the basement area. During the game, players are treated to a rendition of the famous Bach piece "Toccata and Fugue in D minor." Though highly praised by players for its unique playing field and excellent music and lightning, Haunted House is also criticized for its lack of speech effects, and some pinball aficionados claim the game does not possess a high re-play factor.

  • Manufacturer: D. Gottlieb & Co.
  • Material: wood | glass | plastic | paper
  • Origin: USA
  • Object ID: 112.5442
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