Arcade in the 30s

B  C  D  F  G  P  S

The 30s


single-plungerdly invents the pinball craze, while Bumper and Contact take the game two steps into the future. At the penny arcades, fortune telling machines like Mystic Pen and An Answer from Beyond promise
Depression-era patrons a rosier future, and pitch-and-bat baseball games like All-Star Baseball let li’l sluggers live out their big league dreams. Muscle men strut their stuff on Gottlieb’s Grip Scale Strength Tester, but for those looking for a little more finesse, Skee-Ball is still the only way to roll.

B
Baffle Ball
Baseball games
Basketball games (mechanical)
Bowling games
Bumper

C
Contact

D
Digger/Crane/Claw games

F
Foosball
Fortune Telling Machines

G
Grip Scale Strength Testers

P
Pachinko
Photo Booths

S
Skee-Ball

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