ABOUT PINBALL LAND

Rockford Michigan’s Family Friendly Arcade

Located in beautiful downtown Rockford, Pinball Land is a retro arcade featuring 7 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.

Thanks to Rockford’s RORA (Rockford Outdoor Refreshment Area) program, you can also bring in beverages from any participating vendor!  And we even have cup holders on all the pinball machines for your drinking-and-playing convenience.

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!

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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:…

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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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Say “Hello” to RuleBot!

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Pinball Land has a new employee! Please give a warm welcome to RuleBot, the friendly referee robot now stationed at Pinball Land 24/7! RuleBot earns the distinctive honor of being our first permanent Arcade Guardian! He is programmed to not only guide guests towards the exciting back rooms packed with awesome games, but also 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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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…

Joust: The Classic Arcade Game Still Flies High at Pinball Land

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If you’re looking for an arcade near you that offers classic games, Pinball Land has you covered with our new Joust machine! This medieval-themed game, first released in 1982, is one of the most iconic and beloved arcade games of all time. Its unique gameplay, memorable characters, and timeless appeal have made it a favorite…

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WOOD TV 8 Names Pinball Land “Today’s Top Pick”

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Today local television station WOOD TV 8 named Pinball Land arcade in Rockford, MI “Today’s Top Pick!” Not only did they give us the title, but they even put out a really nice video.  Take a look! We are honored by the title and really appreciate them giving us a shout out and a link…

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Q*Bert: A Player’s Guide

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This article was written by William Brohaugh and originally published in Creative Computing Video & Arcade Games magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2 in 1983. Not only does it contain some excellent tips and tricks for playing Q*Bert, it’s a great read, truly bringing you back to that magical era when the excitement of arcade games…

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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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Space Station Pinball is Now in Orbit

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The latest classic William’s pinball machine to land at Pinball Land, Space Station pinball, is totally out of this world! With its unique in-lane arrangement and stunning multi-ball sequence, you might find yourself climbing aboard again and again. Read on to learn more about the ultimate “pinball rendezvous!”

Godzilla Pinball is Attacking Pinball Land!

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Don’t look now but Stern’s incredible Godzilla pinball machine is now available for play at Pinball Land! This tremendous layout has some seriously fast, flowing shots that makes for a fun game for both beginning and advanced pinball players. Go, go Godzilla!

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Star Wars Pinball High Score Contest Results

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We have a winner!  See who the Pinball Jedi Master of the weekend was!

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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…

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…

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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 –…