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The goal of this project was to improve the curb appeal of my Black Hole pinball machine.

My playfield was badly checked under the mylar and pulling the mylar only pulled off large areas of paint.  So I had to either completely redo the playfield graphics or get creative and come up with an alternative. 

I liked the backglass and the game play but the graphics on the upper playfield and the transparent blue window never appealed to me.   I wanted the playfield to feel like deep space, as if it isn’t there.  I wanted the infinite feel of outer space when looking at the playfield.  Rather than redo the original graphics I decided to get creative.

Using a see through mirror for the playfield, adding plasma pop bumpers, designing a different opening shot with a skill shot ramp, and drawing your attention to the upper left Black Hole entrance with an animated vortex draws you into the game.

These modifications probably fall into a like’em/hate’em category.  It is a matter of preference.  I can say that I now really like my Black Hole game, it is exactly what I wanted.

See a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etjzCDI3R2s

 

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                     BEFORE                                               AFTER

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HEAD DOWN FOR TRANSPORT

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