The No Good Gofers Pinball Machine comes with Free Delivery and Installation (worth £150), has been fully restored and is in stunning condition.
(This video shows a previously stocked machine)
“If balls were meant to fly, they’d have wings!”
The No Good Gofers Pinball Machine is manufactured by Williams, makers of some of the greatest pinball machines in history.
This fantastic machine will make a great addition to any pinball arcade or collection. Designed by Pat Lawlor in 1997 (Addams Family, Twilight Zone, etc.), No Good Gofers is based on a golfing theme where you are trying to complete an entire round, scoring as many holes as possible. Along the way, two gophers named Buzz and Bud pop up out of the playfield, hell bent on ruining your game.
No Good Gofers is renowned as having the best and most innovative single shot in all of pinball – the hole in one shot, where a ramp comes down on to the playfield and you have to launch the ball into the air and into a hole at the back of the playfield! This is a rare and sought-after machine in the UK.
- Two Pop-Up Gophers – The game’s two antagonists – Buzz and Bud hide beneath the playfield, popping up to taunt the player and try to block your shots. Hit them directly to pay them back.
- Slam Ramp – This one-of-a-kind ramp shot slams to the playfield allowing you to take your shots airbourne, and onto a special elevated playfield for hard-to-reach shots.
- Hole In One – Often called the most satisfying shot in pinball history. A well aimed shot up the slam ramp will sink the ball into the hole-in-one, leading to enormous point rewards.
- Golf Ball Spinning Disc – Claim several different rewards from this spinning golf ball on the playfield, that also changes your ball’s course as it rolls over.
- 3 Flippers, 3 Pop Bumpers, 3 Ramps, 2 Slingshots, 2 Spinning Targets
On Display in Our Showroom:
If you’d like to try out a classic pinball machine, we have a vast collection of over 15 different classic titles from various big pinball manufacturers like Bally, Williams and Data East on display in the showroom. All of these games are set up and set to free play for you to try for yourself. Even if we don’t have the exact machine you’re looking for, we can recommend other games that may play similarly.
We recommend phoning our showrooms ahead of your visit so we can give you a rundown of every machine we currently have on display to try.
We are keen pinball enthusiasts and have experience of owning and playing a wide variety of pinball games. If you are looking for high quality impartial advice it is definitely worth paying us a visit. There’s nothing like playing a few games to get a real appreciation of how good a game really is.
For more details see our Showroom page. For directions see our How to Find Us page.
This pinball machine has been fully restored to a stunning condition and has been through a thorough inspection to ensure that it plays perfectly with no errors. The paint on both of the gophers has been worn away a little, as is standard on machines such as this.
Where necessary new balls, new rubbers, new decals and other parts have been fitted along with any cosmetic repairs, if needed. This is a vintage machine and can therefore carry small cosmetic imperfections due to its age.
Some machines we sell are fully restored, where we will fit new decals, new playfields, new parts such as ramps, and even upgrade certain items, such as the sound components. Where this type of reconditioning process has been undertaken we will make it absolutely clear that this is the case and the price will reflect the amount of time taken and costs incurred in this process.
Reconditioning and Servicing – 26 Point Checklist:
Buying a pinball can be a lot like buying a car: there can be problems underneath the bonnet that you wouldn’t even know about, until they interrupt your fun!
It’s worth noting that pinball machines are complicated in their workings. There are pitfalls to buying a second hand pinball machine elsewhere, and if you don’t know what to look for, you can have an incomplete machine running at less than its potential. Furthermore, you could purchase a machine that is 20-30 years old and has a serious electrical fault.
However, every machine that comes through our doors undergoes an extensive 26-point check with our trained engineer. This service is exclusive to every pinball we sell at Home Leisure Direct. All machines undergo a full PAT test by a fully qualified engineer to eliminate any risk. We also check everything including the lighting, coils, flippers, full mechanics, electronics and everything else in between. These checks ensure that all components are rigorously tested and working.
This even includes cosmetic touch ups and a full wax clean. We complete this 26-point check to ensure your new pinball machine is in tip-top working order and ready to spend a new life with its new owner.
Pinball Table Measurements:
Please ensure you fully check that a pinball of this size will fit into your intended location.
We sell our restored, reconditioned and used products to home users; as a result, a functioning coin mechanism is not included, because the machine will be set to freeplay. However, we do offer the option to install a coin mechanism, in case you wish to set your newly purchased pinball up for that traditional feel where you can insert coins, or even charge your friends to play.
For an extra fee we will recondition the coin mechanism in your chosen pinball and test it thoroughly, leaving it in full working order. Please select from the drop-down options at the side of the screen.
This pinball machine comes with a 1 year parts warranty. All parts that are faulty will be replaced. Often we can solve any problems over the phone and supply any necessary components for the customer to fit. If necessary our specialist repairer can visit your home to inspect and repair your machine on-site, but this would be chargeable. Please call us for a call-out quotation. If parts are required which are not carried at the time these will need to be ordered for you, and will sometimes need to be imported from the States – therefore, there can be a wait for the part to arrive.
After our 1 year warranty has expired we will continue to offer you complete support for any problems you have, either over the phone or by email, and can provide a chargeable engineer call out should it be required. Whatever happens, we will be able to look after you and your pinball machine.
Pinball machines are complicated items, which don’t like being moved about, nor do they like the cold or humidity. Therefore, if you chose to move the pinball machine from where we originally installed it, or it is stored in a cold or damp location, our warranty will become null and void. We won’t be able to supply any parts for your machine free of charge if it has been accidentally damaged or you have tampered with it in any way.
We don’t offer any warranty for used pinball machines used in a commercial environment, however we can provide an engineer to perform any repairs necessary on a chargeable basis.