Rocky PinballPinball machines are generally representative of nostalgia: the old arcade in a small home town filled with the sounds of video games, coins clinking into slots and the metal of pinballs bouncing around inside its glass and metal maze. And Pinball machines are a great addition to any business, not just arcades. Pizza places, bars, and greasy spoons are all great places to find a strange and obscure pinball game that will keep you occupied well after your drunken friends have finished their meals and are ready to jet.

The number of differently themed pinball machines is ridiculously large. Pinball machines have been in production since the early 1900s and it's almost impossible to keep track of all the different types that have been created. But the Internet Pinball Machine Database sure tries -- it's a site that has archived over 35,000 pictures and descriptions of pinball machines over the years. The pictures often show the machines sheepishly stark naked before they're even put together and bright and pretty after all their lights are turned on and readied for action. Here are some of the weirdest, most creative, best pinball machines from IPBD.

Wheel of Fortune

Good Morning America



Jurassic Park

Judge Dredd

Heavy Metal


Flash Gordon

Batman Forever

Back to the Future

Tales From the Crypt

Monster Bash


Starship Troopers

Demolition Man

The X-Files

Lord of the Rings

The Sopranos

The Incredible Hulk



Bram Stoker's Dracula

Rocky and Bullwinkle



Indiana Jones

Attack From Mars