|History pinball begins with the reign of King Louis XIV. In 1777, at a palace party, held in the estate of the Chateau de Bagatelle, guests are invited to sample the new entertainment - the game is a smaller pool table to stumble into one end with pins. On the other hand, the player shoots the cue ball, which bounced off the obstacles and hit the pockets having different values. All were satisfied, and the brother of the king immediately had called the game in honor of his estate.|
In 1869 a British inventor named Montague Redgrave (Montague Redgrave) has created a manufactory to produce tables for bagatelle in Cincinnati, Ohio. There is documentary evidence that in 1871, Redgrave has received U.S. patent # 115.357 "Improvements in Bagatelle" ("Improvements in Bagatelle"): the hole in which to get replaced by springs (bumpers, bumpers), a cue at the end of the table has been replaced with a spring.
Table dimensions are smaller, and on top of the installed meter points. Innovations Redgrave recognized as the official birth of pinball. The playing field is first mechanical pinball player did not offer frills in the form of bonuses, sounds and colored lights. Everything was extremely conservative. Played a small metal (or marble) the ball, which was entered into the game by shooting it from a special spring mechanism. Force controlled ball flight player. Table for the game was made oblique, and on its surface, lined up a maze of jigs, catching, fought, and redirect the ball.
For contacting the ball with disabilities (or hit the ball in the pocket) a player receives points for the sum of which followed a mechanical counter. Pinball had to endure persecution, related to negative attitudes towards gaming machines in general. People fought for their closure did discount the fact that the game of pinball was exceptional entertainment. In some countries, players do not understand how you can play "just for fun." The devices, supplied from America era crackdown on gambling, do not include any payments to winning players, except in the form of extra balls. A lot of these machines were broken by angry customers who are aware of this fact even after they have run out of money in their pockets. To rescue equipment operators are screwed to the vending machines so sign reading: "Just for fun!" Modern pinball machines are crammed with electronics, all kind visual and sound effects.