World’s greatest Sega Pinball Machines

Sega Pinball’s roots can be traced back to the establishment of the Illinois-based Chicago Dynamic Industries in 1931. Trading as Chicago Coin, they produced pinball tables for 45 years until financial troubles caused the division to be sold to Sam Stern in 1977. The newly formed Stern Electronics continued in its place until 1987, where it was acquired by Data East by and became Data East Pinball Inc.. Data East, itself engulfed in financial problems in the early 1990s, then sold the division to Sega, becoming Sega Pinball in 1994.

Sega, like Data East before it, would attempt to offset the costs by producing tables based on film and TV licenses to attract potential customers, however even with this boost, by the end of the decade it was rare to see more than a few thousand units sold per table.

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Sega Pinball’s roots can be traced back to the establishment of the Illinois-based Chicago Dynamic Industries in 1931. Trading as Chicago Coin, they produced pinball tables for 45 years until financial troubles caused the division to be sold to Sam Stern in 1977. The newly formed Stern Electronics continued in its place until 1987, where it was acquired by Data East by and became Data East Pinball Inc.. Data East, itself engulfed in financial problems in the early 1990s, then sold the division to Sega, becoming Sega Pinball in 1994.

Sega, like Data East before it, would attempt to offset the costs by producing tables based on film and TV licenses to attract potential customers, however even with this boost, by the end of the decade it was rare to see more than a few thousand units sold per table.

Some of the best pinball machines were produced by Sega, and we will explore their top ten monster selling machines that include Baywatch,  Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,  Batman Forever,  Apollo 13,  Starship Troopers,  Goldeneye, Independence Day,  Space Jam, Twister,  Star Wars Trilogy, The Lost World Jurassic Park and Godzilla.