We had a lot of fun talking about Arcade1Up’s digital Star Wars pinball table a few CES shows back. The company had a number of tables in the works, but it wasn’t turned on at the time. If I remember right, there were just some final licensing hurdles to get through that were preventing the company from turning it on for us to demo. Eventually, though, it came into existence. For around $900, you too could own one of these.
They aren’t the only name in the game though, as AtGames has also launched its pinball table and it comes packed with games to switch between while offering a better price (likely because the licensing behind everything isn’t as heavy as “Star Wars” or “Marvel”). This is the AtGames Legends Digital Pinball Table.
AtGames recently made the announcement that the table would be dropping at Sam’s Club, with the first orders shipping out in September (next week). It can already be purchased via Sam’s Club’s website, in case you want to be one of the first consumers to get your hands on one.
The table comes with 22 licensed arcade pinball games installed, along with the ability to add more. This is made possible by swapping your normal mechanical table out with a low-latency 60FPS LCD display. In other words, it’s a computer.
Everything takes place on a 32-inch high-definition display. There is a 15.6-inch backglass display as well for stats and headers/branding. You get stereo speakers built into the backbox, a spring-loaded plunger, two sets of flipper/nudge buttons, as well and tactile feedback, and accelerometers to make everything feel as authentic as possible.
You can add additional games via ArcadeNet, compete online, and connect HDMI, Bluetooth, or USB devices as well. There is no doubt that this will find a place in the hearts and homes of many pinball fans around the world.
If only we had one of these here at the office! Then again, nothing would ever get done. You, however, can buy into one right now (as mentioned) via the Sam’s Club website. The MSRP is $699 and orders will begin shipping on September 2nd (2021).