How to choose

Gottlieb vs Williams or should I buy a Bally??? In our opinion choosing the right game is very important.

Over the past four years we have found that most people are either Gottlieb or Bally. few go for both brands. Rarely do people mix and Williams tend to sell less than the other two bigger brands. However, in fairness to Williams their games were possibly the best engineered pinballs ever made as they were owned by Seeburg (juke-box) from the early 60′s.

The right game is subjective. Which is the right game for you? Well, only you can decide that. Please click on “Bally Vs Gottlieb Vs Williams” page for a more in-depth description of the difference between these major manufacturers.

We have focussed on games from the 60’s and 70’s mainly because we feel that this was the golden era of pinball. The artwork on the games of this period is truly astounding. That is why it is imperative that the games we sell are restored to the best of our ability. That is why we lovingly clean the playfield and get rid of 70 – 90% of all ball swirls. That is why we replace back glasses where needed or restore the cabinet. The combination of a perfectly restored pinball, an exciting game, and beautiful artwork is fundamental.

Good games are now getting RARE!

In our opinion choosing the right game is imperative, however, we offer a completely unique service should you wish to change your game: PINBALL BUY BACK. We guarantee that we will buy back your game at up to 50% of the original purchase price. As long as the game you originally bought was not damaged, mis-treated, tampered with, or modified whilst in your care, plus it MUST have been serviced only by Pinball Creative during your possession. After a thorough inspection, and as long as we are satisfied, we will give you up to 50% of the original purchase price. This can happen at any time, 6 months, a year, two years after the first sale. Should you get bored with your game you can change it.

Viewing and playing the right game

Our games are not just on the internet. We normally have a stock of around 7 to 10 games set up to play in our workshop near East Croydon in the suburbs of south London. This can vary as games sell all the time. These can be viewed by appointment only. You can simply make an appointment, chat, view, play then go away and think about it. If there is a particular game that you have in mind just e-mail or call us and we’ll ensure it’s set up for you when you come to view it. At Pinball Creative we love our pinballs and want you to enjoy them as much as we do. This type of business can only be run by people who are passionate about pinball and at Pinball Creative we are very passionate about the game!