Lightning (1981)

If you like the old Stern pinball machines, you’ll love Lightning from 1981. Lock two balls, then hit 9 targets to release them for 3 ball multi-ball. It isn’t as easy as it sounds.

The locked balls stay locked until you release them and carry over to the next game. Even turning the machine on and off won’t release them.

This machine also has 6 drop targets, a horseshoe lane, ramps, a spinner, 4 flippers (two large and two small), and the awesome early voice synth – which sounds like a constipated robot. What’s NOT to love?