Oh, man, this floods back the memories. When I was deployed overseas with Uncle Sam's Canoe Club, there were often pin-ball machines in the BOQ (Bachelor Officers Quarters - where we stayed). In the Azores, where we often deployed, there was a particular game that was a favorite among us squadron-mates, called The Black Knight,and there was considerable competition to set the table's high score over the month we were there (1983?). It was new-gen machine, with target-actuated voice-overs ("I am the Black Knight. You cannot defeat me"), multi-ball capabilities, magnet catches, rollovers, the whole nine yards. I was obsessed with it. I bet I spent at least 2 hours a day on it. Several of us got really good on it, and the high-score record went really high. After about three weeks, none of us had to pay more than a quarter to play it, because we always earned free games. Anyway, on the last day we could play it, a buddy and I each broke the record. I can't remember which of us did it last, but it was definitely good times. I actually looked around when we got home, to see if I could buy a used one, but as I recall, the coast was prohibitively high.