Acclaimed by most pinball fans as the best game Sega ever made, Batman Forever is certainly a 'blast'!
Released in 1995 and boasting audio clips from Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones, it's likely to get the better of you for the first few games. Stick with it though, because this is one machine that pays big dividends once you’re in the groove.
The playfield has won universal praise with 4 ramps, 2 outside freeways and multiple toys adding to the fun. If you use the kicker to get the ball into the bat cave you’ll be on your way to a 3 or 4 ball multiball and by loading it into the bat wing you can set up target shots using the gun provided.
The high resolution graphics are simply stunning and the wide body cabinet combined with the supersize DMD screen give the whole package a ‘larger than life’ feel.
Although not as established as Bally or Williams when it comes to pinball tables, Sega really pulled something out the black, pointy eared hat with this offering. It’s not often that the word ‘wow’ comes up amongst the hardbitten cynics who hang out in the pinball forums but this machine earns more than a few such plaudits and we have to agree.
Now, where I did I leave my bat purse…..
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.