So, we come to the end of my celebration of Back to the Future Part III’s 20th anniversary this week. On Wednesday I looked back at the Back to the Future Fan Club which debuted late in 1989 and lasted throughout 1990. Now, let’s take a look at the video games that were spawned by these movies.
The first game we are looking at was released in 1990, the same year as Part III. It was The Back to the Future Pinball Game by Data East. Here is a 1990 trade magazine ad for the Back to the Future Pinball Game.
The graphics and images on this machine are awesome, but completely counterbalancing that awesome is the absolutely ridiculous looking models they used for Doc and Marty. W. T. F?! They look like Abbot and Costello (or Costello and Costello…because they are both “fat”). Is Doc wearing black, white and blue leggings?! I don’t remember Marty ever wearing a ball cap…oh, except in 2010 when he was disguised as his son, but that hat was rainbow colored. My eyes are watering just staring at this thing. Horribly awesome. That’s what this is.
Here are some pics of the actual, live machine without the ridiculous looking models.
(pics via Pinball Rebel)
There are more pictures over at Pinball Rebel. Go check them out.