Earlier this year we ran a story about a UK company that developed a way to charge Bitcoins on coin-op arcade machines. Now Liberty Games is back with a pinball project that is self-explanatory by the name alone, a culmination of one of the ‘purposes’ of the internet in modern times – Internet Meme Pinball.
As opposed to going the route of building a new pinball game from scratch (which would cost a pretty penny), they re-purposed an old Baby Doll EM pinball machine for their intended purposes.
As such this lacks a lot of the bells and whistles like ramps, mini-playfields, spinners and interactive toys that players now have come to expect but they did push the machine beyond its original configuration using a Raspberry Pi board, a small LCD screen and a 3D printer to create some static backlit toys, bringing some of the most popular figures of memes into 3D.
Overall your aim is to get enough points to activate the various memes for the LCD to show. That includes a bonafide Rick Roll for when you lose. Here is a video of it all in action.
Much like the Duck Hunt Pinball, this is more of a fun personal project so they are not being mass produced but it is certainly a clever way to make use of a theme.