ABOUT PINBALL LAND

Rockford Michigan’s Family Friendly Arcade

Located in beautiful downtown Rockford, Pinball Land is a retro arcade featuring 6 rooms 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.

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 many 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. Play ’em all, find your favorite, then ask the friendly Arcade Guardian on duty for tips and tricks!

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!

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

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.

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).

Looking forward to seeing you at Pinball Land!

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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Led Zeppelin Pinball is Here!

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Get ready to rock with one of the fastest, smoothest, and most immersive pinball experiences ever designed – Led Zeppelin!  Pinball Land is proud to feature this sensational game in our lineup. Ramble on and take a look at what makes this game so special.

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Opening Weekend was a Super Jackpot!

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The dust has settled after an incredibly fun opening weekend at Pinball Land. Lots of guests, lots of games being played, and most importantly, lots of smiles! The surprise favorite game of the weekend was none other than Gottlieb’s “hidden gem” Big Hurt! It’s a game I personally love, but I did not expect the…

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Retro Pinball Fun Amps Up around Grand Rapids

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Hey Grand Rapids just wrote a terrific article about Pinball Land and the popularity of pinball in West Michigan. They cover what Pinball Land is all about as well as diving into the downtown Grand Rapids scene with Stella’s and The Pyramid Scheme, and they even did a nice write-up on Rodney Minch. It’s a…

New Pinball Room at Pinball Land Arcade Rockford MI

Phase 3 Complete! New Pinball Room Now Open

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To celebrate Pinball Land’s 2nd Anniversary we have opened a whole new wing of the arcade to accommodate 8 more awesome pinball machines! Take a look at this beautiful new space: For those of you who are longtime Pinball Land fans you may be asking yourself, “Where did they put this?!”  “Phase 3” as we’re…

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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…

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Timing is Everything in Williams’ Scorpion Pinball

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Experience the action of Williams’ Scorpion pinball, now at Pinball Land!  You, captain of the attack ship Scorpion 3, are the last line of defense against the vicious hydra! Can you earn multi-ball to save the day?

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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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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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Play Choice Arcade is a Nintendo Lover’s Dream

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Back in the 1980’s, if you wanted to try a video game before buying it, your main option was to rent the game from your local video rental store.  Nintendo thought of another concept: playing games for their Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) on a Play Choice arcade cabinet. Originally, the Nintendo Play Choice arcade games…

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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The Fast and the Furious Super Bikes are Here!

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I know how much you love the racing games at Pinball Land, so when the guys over at 616 Amusements offered me a set of Fast and the Furious Super Bikes, I just had to take them up on it. This game is awesome and humongous, featuring two full-size motorcycles you get to ride on…

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The Benefits of a Free Play Arcade

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Everyday somebody comes into Pinball Land confused that, “they don’t take quarters,” failing to understand the incredible value of the Free Play Arcade format. The article will explain why playing your favorite arcade games at an establishment with a Free Play model is not only a better bang for your buck, it’s more fun, too.

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…

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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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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…