The sub menus, as well as the links below indicate what some of the the content of the first issue of Pinball Magazine is like.


Contents of Pinball Magazine No.1, 112 full color pages on quality paper:


  • The most complete interview with Roger Sharpe ever, including:
  • how he got into pinball
  • the story of his testimonial which resulted in the legalization of pinball in New York City
  • his books, including ‘Pinball!’
  • his pinball designs, including SharpeshooterGlobal Warfare (prototype only), Barracora and more
  • the story behind The Muppets Haunted House Adventure, his pinball styled redemption design from 2000
  • how he re-introduced licensing to pinball and several licensing related anecdotes
  • how pinball enthusiast like yourself can help to bring back pinball into street-locations
  • how pinball operators can improve earnings on their pinball machines
  • how to do PR for pinball and/or pinball events
  • pinball leagues
  • memories of Roger on working with the late Steve Kordek
  • comments on the pinball industry, the Pinball 2000 project, Stern Pinball, Jersey Jack and his Wizard of Oz game
  • some surprising plans and anonymous projects from the past
  • and much more
  • Others about Roger
  • including contributions by Steve Epstein, Larry DeMar, Greg Freres, Dennis Nordman, Mark Ritchie, and others
  • International Flipper Pinball Accosiation 2.0
  • Josh and Zach Sharpe, sons of Roger, talk about the success the new IFPA has become
  • A look on the inside of
  • An interview with Robin and Martijn van Mourik, two Dutch brothers who’s Pinside hobby project became the largest online pinball community
  • Exploring the Pacific Pinball Museum
  • Founder Michael Schiess takes us on a guided tour through the rooms of the museum and talks about Pacific Pinball as well
  • Specialty collectors
  • Jeremy Fleitz talks about collecting full size Game Plan pinball machines
  • and more


Links to fragments of articles:

Coverstory: Interview with Roger Sharpe

Others about Roger: Larry DeMar

Video section for issue No. 1

Typos in the first edition of issue No.1


Links to related articles:

Roger Sharpe interview

Pinball machines are moving into family rooms and dens Ping! by Roger Sharpe, published in the New York Times, December 28th 1975.

COUNCIL APPROVES PINBALL MEASURE; Vote Would End Ban … New york Times article on Roger Sharpe’s testimony that legalized pinball.

Flipside Magazine Archives Digital archive of The Flipside magazies, which Roger Sharpe silently (using various names) edited. article

Visit Robin’s profile page: Profile page of Robin van Mourik, founder of

Visit Martijn’s profile page: Profile page of Martijn van Mourik, co-founder of

Interview with Robin van Mourik on


Pacific Pinball Museum article

Link to the website of the Pacific Pinball Museum


IFPA article

Link to the website of the IFPA