Cliffy's Official Page For
"The Complete Pinball Book"
by Marco Rossignoli
I have been given the honorable task of creating and maintaining
the official web page for Marco Rossignoli's awesome pinball book. It is
intended to be a small sampler of the book which was released in the 1st
quarter of 2000. Many people have helped in the creation of this book including
members of rec.games.pinball,
arguably the BEST newsgroup on usenet!
"The pinball machine is a wonderful invention. It has managed to combine
the unpredictability of a rolling, bouncing silver ball, as unpredictable
as the flip of a coin, with the most up to date technological advancements
in electronics, mechanics and now even computers, in order to amuse and
test the skill of mankind. What other modern amusement machine can boast
a longevity lasting over 60 years, having withstood the test of time and
ever-changing technology, while maintaining its instantly recognizable
form? The answer is simpleónone.
In the field of collectibles, the pinball machine is finally being
recognized in its own right, due in part to the exponential increase in
the number of serious collectors and enthusiasts. The Complete Pinball
Book is a book that will be a welcomed addition to the libraries of all
those collectors and enthusiasts, and for the novice an informative guide.
The Complete Pinball Book is the complete historical study of the silverball,
covering the gameís events from the 1930s to the 1990s. This along with
a listing of over 3000 games built to date, statistical information and
over 800 original photographs including a large selection of close ups,
images of rare prototypes and games never before seen in print, makes this
one of the most complete pinball books in a long time" -Vanessa
About the book:
ISBN number :- 0-7643-1003-8
The book is 320 pages. It contains approximately 850 color images
(backglasses, playfields and a lot of close-ups) of
around 270 different machines. About 70,000 words in text and 25,000 words
directly from the publisher and get FREE SHIPPING on all Internet orders
in the United States, either by UPS or US Mail!
here or see link below!
Magazine is offering 10% off! Subscription to Gameroom Magazine not required
(but encouraged ;-)
here to order!
and Noble is offering discounts on Marco's book!
All images copyright and courtesy Schiffer Publishing
Ltd and Marco Rossignoli
Click on the thumbnails for larger preview pics!
These pictures are also available as photo
posters (see link below)
This page is a labor of love.. the love of all things PINBALL! I have
not been nor will be compensated in any way for the creation or maintenance
of this web page. It is my very small contribution to this wonderful hobby
and it's people. I apologize if the page itself is not up to the expectations
of others but hey, I'm a pinball enthusiast not a web page designer! Comments
and suggestions on how to improve the site with the tools I have are greatly