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Nike’s World Cup Pinball Game Goes Digital with LED Screen and Flippers


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Nike World Cup Pinball
Whenever we see a pinball machine in a bowling alley or movie theater lobby, we quickly drop in some quarters and play a round or two for nostalgia's sake. We say nostalgia, because, sadly, these classic machines aren't as prevalent as they once were. Nike, surprisingly enough, could give them a much needed population boost, though. According to Geekosystem, the shoe company recently unveiled a digital LED pinball machine at its Madrid store to promote the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Essentially, it's just a screen, built into a housing that's designed to look like a pinball machine. But, judging by the video (after the break), the experience looks pretty close to the real thing. Best of all, since it's digital, you can change the machine's theme with each round, too.

Check out the flipper action after the jump. This probably doesn't signal a pinball revival, but at least it keeps alive one of our favorite games -- even if it is a hybrid version. [From: Geekosystem]

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