Pinball Enters the Video Age
Atari Video Pinball was the first simulation of pinball on a video screen. What a cool looking game. The Black and White monitor faces up while the playfield, complete with flashing red LEDs is super imposed on the screen via a half-silvered mirror.
But the game is not just pretty, its a blast to play as well. It might even pull some pinball purists over to the "dark side" for a game or two or three.
Atari went all out with a real plunger to get the ball in play and a spring-loaded pivoting control panel which allowed the player to physically "nudge" the ball.