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    Default Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    Considering that not only do both games come from the same ancestor bagatelle, but older Japanese-English dictionaries had a tendency to describe in the translation entry for the word pachinko as "vertical pinball", I'm wondering what other players here think? Since so many handheld toys deescribe themselves as pinball but have no flippers, just the plunger, wouldn't at least old style vintage maual operated pachinko count as pinball since the gameplay is based on how much pressure you put on the flipper lever control and knowing how exactly to hold and release the lever just much like how pinball uses the plunger? In addition an American who works in Japan told me he otypically tells Western tourist that pachino if Japanese style pinball so they can get an idea of the game in seconds and he can get them straight ot the point of convincing them to visit parlors and gambling dens. So wondering what you all think?

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    Default Re: Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    yes and no.. but if only one answer it's a no for me
    to have shared similarity's yes.. but the big diff for me is i am unaware that Pinball was never marketed or intended for gambling.. has it been used that that way probably..
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    Default Re: Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3oWycKFBX9w

    yes there were some payout pinball machines
    wood rail pins, bartenders would pay out

    I would say they are different now but any games of skill can always be bet on
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    Default Re: Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    Well, pachis have pins and balls, but I wouldn't consider them pinballs myself.. People have described them as "vertical pinball" for so long, but if someone was expecting a pinball machine and you gave them a pachinko I think they would be very disappointed and confused!!

    Similar origins and maybe worth mentioning in a history book on pinball, maybe in a section called other games with balls and pins!!

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    Default Re: Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    I would say in a very loose way somewhat. Almost yes, but not quite no.

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    Default Re: Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    Like adding a tulip, very cool
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    Default Re: Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    In mh opinion, unless you can launch the ball up the playfeild with flippers, its not pinball. (this makes most pachinko machines disqualified!

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    Default Re: Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    When I tell people about my Pachinko machine I say it's Japanese Pinball but it shoots over the top often pull up a video to show.

    So i would say its Pinball

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    Default Re: Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    Pachinko invented in Japan in the 1920's being short of space they made the play field upright but here on YouTube is a very good attempt to explain what's what.


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    Default Re: Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    Here's A more "nicer" explanation


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    Default Re: Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    And of course Wikipedia



    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinball
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    Default Re: Would you consider pachinko as a form of pinball

    i'd say pachinko is technically more pinball than pinball machines since they actually have pins.
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