Monday, April 15, 2013

The Pinball Wizards Google Map

Portland Pinball Map has become the Pinball Map and now shows the locations of pinball tables throughout North America.

The site consists of a number of regional maps, each curated by a local administrator, often with the support of a local league. The maps depend on user contributions and users can help keep the maps up-to-date by adding and removing machines from locations, and by submitting new pinball locations.

Users can also comment on a machine’s condition, upload photos of locations, add high scores and find upcoming pinball related events.

Pinball tables are fast becoming an endangered species. Even in France, where in the twentieth century it would have been harder to find a cafe without a table than a cafe with one, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find somewhere to realise your pinball wizard dreams.

Geoflipper can at least help you find one of the dwindling number of cafes and bars in France that hosts a pinball table. If you click on any of the map markers you can get the address of the venue, the name of the pinball tables on site and even get driving directions.

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