Games at the 2018 show

Just a few weeks to go to this years show, so it’s about time we reveal the first set of games we’re expecting to see! There is still a chance that some of these games may change between now and the day of the show, and highly likely that more will be added, so we’ll try to keep the list updated as news comes in.

The smaller venue this year means we’re more restricted in numbers, but we think we’ve got a phenomenal range of games for you to enjoy. Everything from some early electro-mechanical games, through the classics of the 80s right up to some of the very latest from Stern and Jersey Jack Pinball. There are some very rare and custom built titles in the mix too for the aficionados!

A huge thanks from us to the very generous pinball community around the UK and beyond for contributing these games

GameManufacturerYear
AC/DCStern2012
Aerobatics (EM)Zaccaria1977
AerosmithStern2017
AvatarStern2010
Batman '66Stern2016
Batman Dark KnightStern2008
Black Knight 2000Williams1989
Black RoseBally1992
CircusZaccaria1977
Creature from the Black LagoonWilliams1992
Deadly WeaponGottlieb1990
Dialed InJJP2017
ElvisStern2004
F14 TomcatWilliams1987
Family GuyStern2007
FreefallStern1981
GenesisGottlieb1986
Getaway High Speed 2Williams1992
Gilligan's IslandWilliams1991
Indiana JonesWilliams1993
Iron ManStern2010
JackbotWilliams1995
JunkyardWilliams1996
Kick-OffWilliams1958
Medieval Madness (Remake)Chicago Gaming2015
MetallicaStern2013
Mr 'n' Mrs Pac ManBally1982
NautilusZaccaria1977
NBA FastbreakWilliams1997
NBA FastbreakWilliams1997
NBA FastbreakWilliams1997
ParagonBally1979
Queens Castle (EM)Zaccaria1978
RobocopData East1989
Silver SluggerGottlieb1990
Ski JumpZaccaria1978
South ParkSega1999
Space JamSega1996
Space ShipWilliams1961
SpectrumBally1982
SpidermanStern2007
Star TrekData East1991
Star Wars (Data East)Data East1992
Star Wars (Data East)Data East1992
Tales of the Arabian NightsWilliams1996
Terminator 2Williams1991
The Addams FamilyWilliams1992
The Addams Family (Custom Electric Chair)Moose & Friends2016
The FlintstonesWilliams1994
The HobbitJJP2016
Theatre of MagicWilliams1995
TronStern2011
Who DunnitWilliams1995
WizardBally1975
Wizard of OzJJP2013
World Poker TourStern2006
X FilesSega1997

Fundraising for Donna’s Dream House

Our main show this year will be supporting Donna’s Dream House, a local charity in Blackpool that supports children with serious illnesses and their families.

Once again we’ll be asking for your support in raising money for this great cause. The UK and European pinball community has been enormously generous, bringing their pinball machines to support our events, and of course we’re eternally grateful – our shows couldn’t happen without your support and the time and effort you commit to these events. Various companies worldwide have been equally generous, donating pinball related items which we auction or raffle to raise funds. We’ll publicise the list of donors this year closer to the event.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

2018 Show Announcement

The Northern Lights crew are delighted to announce that for the 2018 show we’re returning to where it all began – the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool!

The show will be held as part of Play Blackpool over the weekend of the 27th and 28th October 2018.

Many people have said how much they enjoyed the show when it was held in Blackpool so here, for one year only, is your chance to relive those days!

Although it will be a smaller show than last year’s in Manchester, we’re still expecting to have over 50 pinball machines available alongside 120 classic arcade cabinets and over 200 retro gaming systems. This will be the largest amount of retro gaming ever seen in the Norbreck venue and we hope many of you will continue to support us, both by coming along and by loaning games.

The slightly smaller scale of the show will allow the return of the UK Pinfest in August to take centre stage as the largest gathering of pinballs in the UK this year. It will also give the NLP crew the chance to take a bit of a breather after organising 10 consecutive shows!

More information, including news on our discounted ticket sales, to come in due course. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for further news!