Pinball is a type of arcade game, usually coin-operated, in which points are scored by a player manipulating one or more steel balls on a play field inside a glass-covered cabinet called a pinball machine.
The primary objective of the game is to score as many points as possible. Points are earned when the ball strikes different targets on the play field. A drain is situated at the bottom of the play field, protected by player-controlled plastic bats called flippers.
A game ends after all the balls fall into the drain. Secondary objectives are to maximize the time spent playing and to earn bonus games.
This game is indeed amazing, not for New York though, or at least from 1940 to 1970, where pinball was banned! Flippers weren’t created until 1947, years after pinball was outlawed-so players would bump or tilt the machines, which gave many the impression that the game was devoid of all skill and basically gambling.
Luckily the game became legal in 1976 when it was proved that the game required skill.