ABOUT PINBALL LAND

Rockford Michigan’s Family Friendly Arcade

Located in beautiful downtown Rockford, Pinball Land is a retro arcade featuring a collection of awesome pinball machines and some of the best video arcade games of all time.

The best part – no quarters required!  No appointments!  Just come in, pay admission and all of the games inside are free to play.

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You can play for just an hour, or get an all-day pass so you can come and go as much as you like.  The all day pass allows you to take breaks for food and drink at any of the terrific bars and restaurants in Rockford to really make a day of it.

Pinball Machines

Pinball Land features pinball games from all eras and styles, showcasing a wide range of what pinball is all about. We have games from all of the major pinball manufacturers: Gottlieb, Bally, Williams and Stern, all well-maintained to our high standards.

Pinball machine row at Pinball Land arcade, Rockford, MI

Video Arcade Games

It’s not just pinball at Pinball Land!  We also have a great selection of classic video arcade games, including sit-down driving games where you can race head-to-head!  We have Ms. Pac Man, Centipede, Asteroids, Gauntlet, Galaga, Mortal Kombat 2, Crazy Taxi, Area 51, Mr. Do, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Donkey Kong and many more!  Between all of our dedicated cabinets as well as our “multicade” machines, we have over 100 video arcade games to choose from!

Video arcade games at Pinball Land in Rockford, MI

Food and Drink

Pinball Land is surrounded by great food and drink, all within walking distance!  The Corner Bar, Uccello’s, The Pump House, Marinade’s Pizza Bistro, Cinco De Mayo, Underground Cookie Club, Grill One Eleven, Dam Dogs, Rocky’s Ice Cream and more are all just a stone’s throw away.

There’s even a public parking lot directly behind us, street parking out front, and another lot behind Cinco De Mayo – all free!

Private Parties and Special Events

Pinball Land is a great place for a private party, whether you’re hosting a small birthday party, holding a team-building event with your company, or just having a fun night out with your group of friends.

You can rent the entire arcade for a 2-hour block either before we open to the public or after we close.  You can even bring in your own food and drinks!  Contact us to get your private party set up.

Play a real game, with your real friends, in real life

You don’t need an appointment or a reservation – just come on down and have some fun with games!  We’re open 6 days a week (closed Mondays).

We’re in this because we love pinball and the arcade experience and want to share the love with you and your family!  Have fun, make memories, and maybe even set some high scores.

Looking forward to seeing you at Pinball Land!

Warhammer 40,000 now available at Pinball Land

Now Featuring Warhammer Games and Accessories!

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Pinball Land is excited to announce its latest gaming experience – and it’s not an arcade game!  Thanks to a partnership with Games Workshop, the world’s leading producer and manufacturer of miniatures and strategy games, we are able to offer models, books and supplies for Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar, the world’s most…

Throw a Private Arcade Party

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Celebrate with us! Are you looking for a fun, clean, family-friendly venue for a special event?  Pinball Land arcade has you covered with our Private Party reservations! Our arcade is a great place for a birthday party, a team-building event, a youth group outing or just a fun time with your group of friends.  We…

Dragon's Lair

Dragon’s Lair – Now at Pinball Land

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DRAGON’S LAIR! The fantasy adventure where you become a valiant knight on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon. You control the actions of a daring adventurer, finding his way through the castle of a dark wizard, who has enchanted it with treacherous monsters and obstacles. In the…

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Black Knight Sword of Rage: Beginner’s Guide

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The Black Knight has been intimidating pinball players since 1980, and he is more brutal than ever in his latest game.  Our players step up to challenge him over and over again but few are able to put the trash-talking knight in his place.  This article will help players get the edge on Black Knight:…

Crazy Taxi Characters

Let’s Go Make Some Crazy Money! Crazy Taxi Tips and Tricks

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Crazy Taxi is an awesome arcade game, truly in the same league as the great classics with its addictive easy to learn, yet hard to master gameplay.  Here are some quick tips to get you up to an S-Class license!   Characters The different cars and drivers in Crazy Taxi aren’t just for looks –…

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Check Out Our Front Page Feature in The Rockford Squire!

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Hot off the presses! The Rockford Squire has written a lovely article about Pinball Land in the Thursday, July 22, 2021 issue, and they even put it right on the front page. Read the entire article here!

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Deadpool Pinball: Beginner’s Guide

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Deadpool pinball is, without a doubt, the hottest pinball machine at Pinball Land.  It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s great for beginners and experts alike.  It’s also one of those games where the more you know, the better your scores will be!  This article will show you some quick tips to help you break through to…

Bang!

What Was That Loud Sound?!

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While playing pinball, or while hanging out at an arcade where pinball machines are present, it’s common to hear a loud BANG! It’s a sound so loud and so sudden it can make people jump out of their shoes and look over their shoulder as if they broke something! I want to assure you, that…

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A Krash Kourse in Mortal Kombat

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The fighters in Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 have their famous, unique special moves, like Sub Zero’s ice blast and Scorpion’s “get over here” spear, but there are three easy-to-do moves that are kommon to every character.  Knowing these will give you a huge advantage in kombat no matter which fighter you choose to use.…

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Honoring Arcade Legends Nolan Bushnell and Eugene Jarvis

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Not only does Pinball Land offer classic arcade games to play, we also have created an atmosphere and aesthetic born out of pure love for these games.  But these games didn’t just flash into existence on their own – they were all designed and engineered by wild and crazy pioneers whose personalities and resumes are…

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Atari’s Asteroids Now Available!

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Today we welcome one of the most iconic arcade games of all time to Pinball Land: Atari’s ASTEROIDS! This is truly a game that must be seen in person to be appreciated. Photos do NOT do it justice! As a bonus, we have the “Deluxe” version of Asteroids featuring a stunning blacklight-lit backdrop. They sure…

Led Zeppelin Pinball at Pinball Land

Led Zeppelin’s Band Member Symbols – What Do They Do?

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The band member symbols in the middle of LED ZEPPELIN’S playfield are the key to higher scores! Now, this is kind of a lot, but listen to me ramble on for a minute here to get a much better appreciation of how to play this awesome game!

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Sega’s Out Run Has Arrived at Pinball Land!

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Sega’s smash hit OUT RUN is now at Pinball Land! Fire up your Ferarri, pick your music, and push the pedal to the metal as you choose your own path to the finish line. Our OUT RUN cabinet is the upright version, complete with steering wheel, gear shift, and an awesome force-feedback motor.  As is…

How to Start a Pinball Machine

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Pinball machines are huge, bright, loud and sometimes intimidating devices to someone who is new to playing them. Everyone starts with the first game, but figuring out how to start that game can be less than obvious. This guide will show you how to start a game on a variety of different styles of pinball…

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Cup Holders Now On All Pinball Machines

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That’s right – we now have cup holders!  Now you can enjoy an ice cold soda pop while you play! Just place your beverage of choice in the convenient cup holder, located under the plungers on the right-side of each machine, and satisfy your pinball and sweet beverage cravings at the same time! We have…

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Grand Opening!

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Saturday, February 1, come down to Pinball Land and celebrate the official opening of Rockford Michigan’s new arcade! On opening day, we will have 13 awesome pinball machines such as Attack from Mars, Monster Bash, Theatre of Magic, Iron Maiden, Paragon, X-Men and more. There’s also tons of classic video arcade games for you to…