Magic Girl Pinball Revealed!

Magic Girl Pinball

Magic Girl Pinball by John Popadiuk. www.pinballinventor.org

The curtain has been lifted for Magic Girl,  the long-awaited project by famed pinball designer John Popadiuk. This years-in-the-works project was previously only privy to buyers of the game who signed a non-disclosure agreement before purchasing. Now, ringmaster Popadiuk shares with the world how Magic Girl has progressed from an idea to concept sketches to final works of art with the public unveiling of the design and development blog for the game.  After a quick perusal of the site, items of note include the detailed art concepts for the backglass, a peek into the manufacturing facility for the game, and some innovative new features.

Popadiuk is no stranger to innovation in pinball thanks to some of his past hits which include Cirqus Voltaire, Tales of the Arabian Nights, World Cup Soccer, and more. In addition to Magic Girl, the pinball inventor has been busy creating the Radioactive Zombie Adventureland pinball machine. With the limited number of games in production having been purchased years ago, this peek inside the process could be the closest many of us are able to get to a Magic Girl pinball for many years.


Preston Burt

The co-host of the Gameroom Junkies Podcast, Preston is a writer and designer living outside Atlanta, GA. He has an affinity for VHS tapes, and an obsession with arcade games and pinball machines. He is a contributing writer for GeekDad, Paste and RETRO Magazines, and a founder of the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo.

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