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SEGA obviously also famous for arcade machines for a brief period also manufactured some of the most technically advanced pinball machines on the planet.
Sega are of course one of the most popular video gaming companies of all time! They gave birth to the beloved Sonic the Hedgehog, released timeless classics and are still releasing fantastic games even to this day. They are responsible for the fond memories implanted into every child that grew up in the 90's and despite rivalry from the likes of Nintendo, they still managed to form a large army of fans.
Sega weren’t just legendary in the video game department though, they also ruled the age of pinball machines too! It all started in the 1970's when Sega began manufacturing some of the finest pinball machines around. The division known as Sega Pinball officially came into action in 1994 when Sega bought out Data East’s pinball division and began selling movie based machines like hot cakes!
Some of the most notable Sega Pinball releases were Baywatch in 1995, GoldenEye in 1996, The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997 and of course the South Park machine in 1999. Despite not producing pinball machines anymore, Sega’s pinball machines are still quite popular and still attract a considerable amount of attention. If anything the Sega pinball machines have risen in popularity since they stopped being produced.
Sega still remain in action to this day. Sure pinball machines are a thing of the past with Sega and they’re now concentrating solely on third party software developing, but Sega’s pinball machines will no doubt be treasured for many years to come.