The Tales of the Arabian Nights is a classic from the Golden Age of pinball with terrific art, great audio, an engaging storyline and excellent playability. It’s also great fun, thanks to the renowned designer John Popadiuk, who created something rather magical here.
Over the years we’ve been fortunate enough to have gathered together a select few engineers whose enthusiasm for pinball machines and vast experience ensures that The Games Room Company’s restorations are quite simply the best in the world. Our technicians love breathing new life into old circuitry and want to see as many of these classic pinballs preserved for future generations as possible.
Instead of the perfunctory checklists which pass for an inspection at other dealers we have 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. The engineers will be aware of the particular quirks and foibles of any given table 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.
This particular example has had the cabinet artwork completely renewed and the lighting upgraded to super bright LED’s as part of the extensive restoration process. Our aim is to ensure that our refurbished pinballs play just as well as the day they left the factory but when you take into account the cosmetic upgrades it can truthfully be claimed that a table refurbished to this standard is actually superior to the original machine.
This game is a real gem, and in fact the gameplay involves collecting jewels through various missions as you progress, all the while being entertained by encouraging advice from the talking harem girl. It has great flow combined with some really cool magnet effects, and the multi ball is something else.
Check out the smooth orbit shots and the ramp that can send the ball off on three alternative paths, and if that doesn’t release your inner genie then try the thrilling wizard mode, which is one of the best ever created. The lighting and DMD animations are superb too, and the spinning lamp is widely regarded by pinball aficionados as one of the greatest playfield targets of all time. Just spin the lamp and watch the bonus grow, culminating in a lightning crash when the blue lamps leading up to the lamp are lit.
The game is relatively easy to learn but remains challenging for more skilled players, and if you battle through the various modes to the final battle then you won’t be disappointed.
We’ll leave the last word to a pinball fan who posted the following comment on the International Pinball database: ‘This genie rocks!’
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.