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I plunked the quarter into the machine not
knowing what flavor was in store for me.
A little green ball fell into the line of fire. I
thought to myself how that could be lime,
mint or a yummy sour apple. Eh, what the
hell, either way it looks good to me I
mused as my hand pulled back the
There it was as it shot across the board
bouncing off of many things and racking
up points. As I passed my first thousand
points a ticket came out of the machine. I
could either keep playing and win tickets
to redeem for prizes or too late I just
missed the last shot as it went between
the two flippers.
Game Over flashed the machine as the
little green ball was deposited to a place
where I could pick it up.
As I picked it up I read the words, 'twist
off.' Upon twisting the ball its clear plastic
carapace came apart revealing the shiny
green gumball inside.
I guess I had forgotten how much I really
liked the flavor of lime gumballs.
||In Stores Now! Get Your Candy Pinball Machine Today!
||If you hit one of those store a ball / give back another ball somewhere else traps, you may be able to change flavors in mid-play!
||TILT! Loss of gumball (+)
||I'm all for anything that makes me feel better about losing.
||the tickets for those cheap prizes mount up if you
||you walk by the pinball machine, and you see a generous-sized man playing it. you say to yourself: "oh, he weights like... what? a ton? Seems like he ate lots of that candy. Yup, he must be a real looser."
||Or a winner, if the tickets are redeemed
for prizes which also happen to be
candy. I'd be flattered if someone
played that game enough to win an
actual big ticket item.
||Actually this is baked, not quite exactly as described
above but I've seen a gumball dispenser on a pinball-type
aparatus. But instead of a ticket you could get more
gumballs in the playing field.