Can't get no satisfaction? Then read on...
In 1979 the Bally Manufacturing Corporation set about designing a pinball table that would serve as a fitting tribute to one of the greatest Rock and roll bands of all time and this iconic machine, which was in production from 1980 to 1985, was the result.
The planned production run was 5700 units but it was rumoured that only around 700 were actually made, which would explain their EXTREME rarity today. Designed by Jim Patla and featuring artwork by the renowned Greg Freres, the table was noted for its fast gameplay, multiplying rollover shots, hard drop targets and an exceptionally challenging ‘Satisfaction Lane’! This machine should not be confused with the Rolling Stones table produced by rival manufacturer Stern Pinball Inc. in 1999, which featured more contemporary artwork. This too was a fine table but is nothing like as rare and exclusive as the earlier version offered here.
Following a painstaking restoration by the Games Room Company's engineers this machine is now in concourse condition, whilst the action packed playfield, the classic backglass featuring Jagger himself, and the Stones themed cabinet have all been expertly finished. Its prestige status and superb condition make this one of the most valuable machines in the UK today - a true collectors piece which is more than worthy of the band which inspired it. The special attention afforded to our individual pinball machines by our professionals often makes them more valuable than they were in their original, factory-produced condition.
Allow us to explain how and why we go to such extreme lengths when repairing and restoring vintage games.
Over the years we are fortunate enough to have gathered together a select few individuals whose enthusiasm for jukeboxes, pinball machines and vintage arcade games ensures that they are never less than 100% committed to the task in hand. They quite simply love breathing new life into old circuitry and want to see as many of these classic pieces preserved for future generations as possible.
Not for them the perfunctory checklists and proverbial ‘tyre kicking’ which pass for an inspection at other dealers but instead an unflinching determination to get to grips with the detail. This usually begins with a thorough strip down of the machine and a forensic examination of the internal workings. They’ll be aware of the particular quirks and foibles of any given piece and instead of just replacing failed parts they’ll always go the extra mile, swapping out components which are likely to fail in the near future.
An obvious comparison would be between a classic car which remains on show in a garage and one that you can actually enjoy driving.
Rare though many of these machines are, rarer still are the examples which have been properly restored or can truthfully be said to be in full working order. It goes without saying that when unrestored machines come up for sale online or at auction, they’ll often be priced rather lower than the machines sold by The Games Room Company, and the point we wish to get across above all others is that there’s a reason for this.
In this business The Games Room Company’s reputation is second to none, and as it’s been hard won over the years it’s something we never take for granted. Every machine that goes off to a customer, be they corporate or private, is a potential advertisement for the business and if we didn’t do our job properly then we wouldn’t have the high number of loyal, returning customers that we do.
We’re justly proud of our One Year Parts and Labour Warranty, which extends to on-site visits so if your machine does require some attention, you won’t necessarily have to endure the pain of separation.
We’ve always recognised that with specialised products such as these the after sales service is just as important as the initial sale. It takes a long time to build a reputation and over the years our commitment has won us not just the loyalty of our clients but also the trust of the last remaining American Jukebox manufacturer, Rockola, who in 2014 appointed us as their Exclusive British dealer.
The Games Room Company is one of the oldest pinball dealers in the country. Our founder, Reginald Waldersmith, played his first pinball game in 1960, and described it without irony as being “flipping excellent”. We’ve been selling pinball machines since 1962, so know a thing or two about our products! Our showroom will gladly assist you on any questions you may have before or after you purchase any Games Room Company equipment.