about the theme:
This pinball machine
is created after the 1954 movie with the same title.
The credited cast for
Richard Carlson .... David Reed
Julie Adams .... Kay Lawrence (as Julia Adams)
Richard Denning .... Mark Williams
Antonio Moreno .... Carl Maia
Nestor Paiva .... Lucas
Whit Bissell .... Dr. Thompson
Bernie Gozier .... Zee
Henry A. Escalante .... Chico (as Henry Escalante).
Plot of the
A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover
a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture
the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap
the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has
fallen in love.
of the theme in the Pinball
Well this pinball machine is about two things, one of course the 3D film:
Creature from the Black Lagoon, and two about Drive-In movie
You have to achieve
some goals to rack up some good scores on this machine
You have to spell F-I-L-M to obtain multiball.
The F you can score by spelling K-I-S-S (you have to shoot the KISS-lane
For the I you have to shoot 4 blue targets situated around the "snackbar".
The L is lit when you light the four laneguides.
For the M you have to shoot "the slide", a lane on the right side of the
just one time.
Every time you obtain a goal (lightning the letters) a hologram of the creature
is showed briefly.
When you have shot all for FILM letters, two flashers starts....euhhhh.....
flashing ;-). There you can lock the ball. When you obtain this goal three
arrows light-up, indicating that the creature can be in one of those tunnels
the kidnapped girl. When you have rescued the girl you can shoot the
to grab the Jackpot. After this jackpot you can go for the
The theme is very
nicely adapted in this pin, you can see the main caracters in
the display animations, also the creature will reveal itself by a hologram
underneath the playfield, visabale through a "lagoon-window". One ramp only
opens up during multiball. When you shoot this ramp the ball slides a long
down in a 'pond' where it swirlls to multiply the jackpots. Also some other
objectives are rewarded with animations and goals representing the
To mention some:
"Move Your Car"
"Peeping Tom" (video mode)
This game is very
attractive because it has this "50-ish" feel all around.
Soundtracks from that era, the artwork resembles also that time-frame very
well (many pastel colors with figures on the plastics wearing petty-coats).
It is not a very hard pin to play so it's rewarding for new players and for
"die-hard-pin-heads" it is possible to rack up some pretty big