It’s common to find coin-operated machines and for you to play your favorite game, you only need to identify a machine that has your favorite game, then put in a few coins and you will be able to enjoy minutes or even hours of entertainment.
Due to the lucrative nature of the business, many machines have come up. Some of the common ones are:
The first coin-operated pinball machine was invented in 1931. Although, the early machines didn’t resemble the current ones, they worked in the same principle as today’s.
Many pinball machines have a complex array of LCD lights and electronic scoring. To play a game you need to put a coin in the machine, get a ball, and start playing. You get points every time the ball bounces off an item in the game. When you get many points, you win prizes. For example, you can win a t-shirt or a scarf.
These are common in pizza restaurants, grocery stores, and family restaurants. To play you need to put in a designated amount of money to turn on the machine. Once the machine is on you need to move the joystick to make a claw on a wire move back and forth and side to side.
When you think that you have centered the claw on a price you should push a button in order to drop the claw. If you have centered the claw correctly, it will drop on the prize and grab it. To release the price you need to move the claw to the release slot and drop it.
The first slot machine appeared in San Francisco in the late 1880s where the machine featured card designs. Over time the machines have been upgraded and now the machines have a microprocessor and are computer controlled. It’s also common to find virtual slot machines in online casinos.
Although, they started from very humble beginnings where Atari created a coin operated video game with Pong, the idea fast grew and it’s now a multi-billion industry. Today’s games have great designs and colors to marvel at. They also come with the ability of allowing many people to play the same game at the same time.
These are some of the most common coin-operated game machines. If you are a game enthusiast, you should highly consider buying your own machine. When making the purchase always ensure that you buy your machine from a reputable store.