Phantom of the Opera


The Phantom of the Opera is a pinball machine released by Data East in 1990. The game is based on the 1910 French novel The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, but not based on the 1986 musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber or movie of the same name, although released around the same time. The game was designed by Joe Kaminkow and Ed Cebula.

The game does not have very deep rules. Game rules are similar to other 1980s pinball machines. There are no modes to complete, the goal of the game is to try to score as much as possible.

Gameplay features include the Catwalk Ramp, a Magic Mirror, a Trap Door and an Organ that opens for Multi-Ball. The Phantom can be unmasked to reveal his true face on the backglass.



Phantom of the Opera:

Playfield has been repainted, professionally clear coated, and waxed.

Organ decal was replaced, along with extra copies made.

All playfield parts/mechanisms/subways have been disassembled, cleaned, polished.

Standup targets were replaced with targets that match the inserts in front of them. (grasshoppers and scorpions, taking my cues from a certain Pinside POTO restoration thread)

Backbox speaker panels were painted red.

Many playfield parts that are known to fail were replaced out of precaution. VUKs were replaced, along with flashers converted to LEDs (preventing the typical burned inserts which you would find on this game)

Full flipper rebuild with new DE flipper bats.

Color matching Titan rubber rings were installed.

Comet 2SMD warm white LEDs were installed in the entire machine.

New ninja pinballs from Ball Baron.

Backglass is original and in great shape.