How a Pinball Machine works in Slow Motion - The Slow Mo Guys
Gav whips out the Phantom and proves that some strange things happening on a pinball machine when viewed in Slow Mo! The first 1000 people to use this link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership:
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How a Pinball Machine works in Slow Motion - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Michael McLaughlin
    Michael McLaughlin

    Awesome video, thank you, my brother-in-law just bought a new “guardian of the galaxies pinball machine, the mechanisms in this machine are unbelievable and the levels that you can achieve in the game are so enticing you can’t stop playing the game thanks,, again for the info…!!!

  • Amine BEO
    Amine BEO


  • mazen mansor
    mazen mansor

    Full tilt pinball : space cadet Memories*

  • marchinoviola

    Where is the other guy?

  • GiantsFan1734

    I still play 3D space invaders pinball, absolutely love that game

  • ZAngerMiM

    I loved to play that pinball game in computer..😃😃

  • Karma Chameleon
    Karma Chameleon

    Such simple electronics but the thing costs 12000 dollars!

  • Beepbeepoutoftheway

    wow, almost the same same amount of likes and dislikes

  • ClonaClox9999 / Celery (Clona)
    ClonaClox9999 / Celery (Clona)

    Let's take a moment to appreciate the artificial sound design for the slow mo

  • Beau Remington
    Beau Remington

    Dispense my BOLLZ!

  • Mom Cramer
    Mom Cramer

    This was so awesome love the way you filmed it

  • Kidonk

    Absolutely choice insert shots! The editing prowess over your dubbing is staggering :D

  • Basic

    Not your usual fare but fascinating nevertheless. And yes... I also sank far too much time into 3D Pinball Space Cadet...

  • Robbie Clements
    Robbie Clements

    Super cool

  • The Kewn
    The Kewn

    9:31 Subtitles need a typo fix. It's "Forty Wonka Bars." Not 41 cubas.

  • 3rdaxis

    Nice drop catch;) 8:18

  • RB

    I love pinball. I can no longer find a place where the pinball machines are maintained properly.

  • Anthony Neary
    Anthony Neary

    Pretty cool, thanks

  • Every Day Kronicler
    Every Day Kronicler

    thank you

  • Nii Amart
    Nii Amart



    BRUH when that pinball space cadet game popped up it brought back so many memories 😂 I haven't thought about that game in years! Good old Windows 2000 and XP!!

  • Eugene Layton
    Eugene Layton

    How about the Baseball machines?

  • 17659817265781465781

    This was so freaking FASCINATING

  • Numan Karaaslan
    Numan Karaaslan

    My childhood is complete now :)

  • johndoh1000

    This one video must have taken you sooooooo long to make

  • Bhanu Vardhan Ch
    Bhanu Vardhan Ch

    11:00 💯💯

  • Lithium

    Physics lesson in 2060!✨

  • Mark Fischer
    Mark Fischer

    Please! Don’t grow up! It’s a trap.

  • spartan1010101

    This was so aesthetically pleasing and also made me so interesting in playing pinball again lol

  • Zack Martini
    Zack Martini

    This was incredible

  • Sparky Mac
    Sparky Mac

    Thank you

  • Karel “Waterman” Hoogendoorn
    Karel “Waterman” Hoogendoorn

    Funny how life presents itself... yesterday I found The Goonies on Amazon Prime which took me back to my youth and today I find this clip here. Both The Goonies and playing pinball are connected to my best friend from childhood and it brought up some forgotten memories. So thnx for that! And this slow mo clip is just fantastic. Great filming and amazing to watch!

  • [Red Death]
    [Red Death]

    SLO-MO guy

  • Olli

    Why i cant give 100 thumbs up? One ove the best slomo vids!!

  • Stoned Savage!
    Stoned Savage!

    Yeah as a big time pinball player you want it to be as predictable as possible so avoid the bumpers they give little score and make it hard to predict where the ball is gonna end up.

  • Doug Raney
    Doug Raney

    Great one!!! (maybe visit a race track? Indy 500 right by a long straight run where they are reaching top speed in a pack...)

  • Katja Dietrich
    Katja Dietrich

    I learned so much thanks.

  • Matthew Bergeron
    Matthew Bergeron

    12:00 That whats gonna happen when they finally see each other after years apart

  • Xavier Franco
    Xavier Franco

    Huge pinball fan here. That was amazing. Thank you.

  • thepinballroom

    LOVE THIS VIDEO!! Sooo cool! thank you for doing this! I love pinball and am attempting to build my own from scratch rn! I just started posting videos of my project, trying to make it approachable for everyone not just super techies. Would love feedback and comments on what folks would like to see as I document the journey.

  • Hello,World!

    For almost the entire video, I was wishing that you knew what a live catch was. And then you showed it in slow-mo! I was not disappointed.

  • El Hopper
    El Hopper

    I used to spend hours playing the windows pinball game. The nostalgia from seeing that video was intense

  • LamersTom

    Many thanks for this video

  • Nico

    Every time I go to a pier or something I always look for the pinball machines, so this is 100% MY VIDEO

  • Alternative Srooty
    Alternative Srooty

    Can we all agree that pinball machines are so beautiful in a “miniature pov”

  • Øyvind Svanevik
    Øyvind Svanevik

    A pinball machine looks simple, but is a lot more advanced than what it looks like.

  • James Mikele
    James Mikele

    Slow Mo Guys videos aren't quite the same without Dan in them.

  • Chimborgne

    Amazing shots Gav, thank you

  • Wigadama

    I wish everyone who clicked on this video the most love, peace and abundance. You’re so much closer than you realize.

  • gbilo24

    What? There's a fan in the lamp?

  • BESTYOfficial

    if you just Posted this video of just youy playing, and no slow mo, id Still watch this

  • Check Marc
    Check Marc

    He's a pinball wizard!

  • tjwright

    This really illustrates the violence involved in the parts, and why they break down so often.

  • The Bobcat
    The Bobcat

    The cinematography of this is video is beautiful.

  • Lou JustLou
    Lou JustLou

    By far, my favorite Slo Mo video.

  • Renville80

    Awesome video, Gav. You seriously need to make a follow up video using an old Gottlieb or Williams electromechanical pinball. Think of all the relays, mechanical reels, and the master ‘score motor’.

  • Gamers latest news
    Gamers latest news

    0:42 what game is this

  • Byron Wellburn
    Byron Wellburn

    I know nothing about this game - goes on for half hour about all the different zones and hits 🤣😂

  • Js1savo

    Where is his freind?

  • No Name
    No Name

    He just did this to show his amazing score on pinball lol

  • David Thomas
    David Thomas

    You should see a old mechanic pinball

  • Dr. Hannibal Lester
    Dr. Hannibal Lester

    Where's Dan been?

    • Bolt

      Due to Covid he's been unable to fly to the US for filming.

  • Laser Shark Runescape
    Laser Shark Runescape

    The fact that the slow mo sounds are fake make me sad

  • Mr bbgum
    Mr bbgum

    I Live in Canada have an uncle named Ed who has a pinball machine lmao that coincidence made me play it back twice

  • Anthony Torres
    Anthony Torres

    This is 100% the most interesting video I will and have ever seen in my life..

  • Eric Emery
    Eric Emery

    This is who you need to record!

  • chillerinstinct1

    01:17 does your Flash flood light have a cooler? 😅

  • StingingCashew

    Now I want a pinball machine

  • Emmanuel James
    Emmanuel James

    Tom Green?? 😂😂😂😂


    This video deserves way more views than it has

  • Little Vampire
    Little Vampire

    i really hoped you would do this on a williams machine

  • The 25th Psychonaut
    The 25th Psychonaut

    The strangest part of some of this footage to me is seeing the ball travel upwards with the kind of momentum you'd expect at a "normal speed," but you're seeing it go so much slower, so your brain kind of expects it not to carry that kind of momentum and stop much earlier. But it just keeps going, really throwing off my intuition.

  • Jose Alanis
    Jose Alanis

    When I was a kid, my parents would take me to this pizza place, and I would always play the addam's family pinball game. Thanks for the nostalgia and the interesting views into the mechanics

  • assbrass

    wow... jaw drop..

  • Notyet Skeletal
    Notyet Skeletal

    Facinating. Love those machines. The best one I've played was Lord of the Rings. I'm not into the movies but that was a really user friendly machine. Kinda like how Space Cadet was.

  • SerPurple

    Gavin's camera skills are so satisfying. He gets perfect footage!

  • Tasker Smith
    Tasker Smith

    Measured speed of pinball: I heard Gav mention he counted the pinball bounce between pop bumpers 8x in a half second, but didn't hear a reference to the actual speed. Did you measure the top speed of the pinball in motion - and can you share that?

  • Spacelicious

    As a kid I visited a classmate her dad had an old pinball machine, and you could look inside thru the money door thing. So cool to see all those devices. I really was so amazed how much stuff was inside.

  • Ginny “Ginnyjollykidd” Jolly
    Ginny “Ginnyjollykidd” Jolly

    Gosh! Having been a prolific player of this kind of mechanical pinball machine, I thought you were going to show an older one that looks more like a pachinko game but only with pins, no wheels or levers.

  • PinBox 3000
    PinBox 3000

    Its incredible how much everything moves and shifts in slow mo. No wonder pinball machines are difficult to maintain. Awesome video!

  • Ricardo Aguilar Munoz
    Ricardo Aguilar Munoz

    Now I want a pinball machine!!!

  • Saransh Gupta Bhagetra
    Saransh Gupta Bhagetra

    I think the things being said had to be written thoroughly... Very eloquent

  • spwndlove

    I swear to god seeing that machine made me subconsciously smell arcade pizza

  • damandbass

    One two three four five, six seven eight nine ten, eleven tweeeeeeeelve!

  • Fishy Beats
    Fishy Beats

    Keep making videos. You guys are amazing

  • Im Almost Batman
    Im Almost Batman

    Well this is easily one of my all time favorite videos.

  • moha who
    moha who

    finding out that this is real and not just a windows xp video game gave me a life purpose to get one

  • blackdaan

    crazyyyy !! great topic

  • Fizan Muhammed
    Fizan Muhammed

    10:21 you can see Gav using the camera

  • RamSLade

    Pinball machines are one of the most interesting stuff in slow-mo, hands down.

  • Dark Stranger
    Dark Stranger

    Nice pinball machine, tho still not as complex as the old school machines, this one looks a little Chinsey by the way it constructed.

  • Dennis M
    Dennis M

    The music that plays on slow motion parts is very relaxing what's it called and is it playing slow mo too

  • Chad

    So cool to see how it works


    my RTX 2080 melted trying to watch in 8k! now i can only watch 144p

  • Mr Bally
    Mr Bally

    Gottlieb did this in the '60's & '70's to design more robust mechanisms and Target assemblies.

  • dudepersonvids

    What I most appreciate about this one is how the sequence of different shots flows together. It's clear how much time and effort went into capturing all the mechanics and angles in different shots, which combine together to create a seamless sequence that very clearly illustrates how everything is working.

  • Valderice Costa
    Valderice Costa

    isn't that the same flashlight markiplier bought for his video?

  • Tossphate

    Fair play for filming a live catch. You know your onions 👍

  • Dredge

    it's gotten to the point where in the intro Gav says "I am Gav" i pause the video and myself say "And i am Dan" and then resume.

  • demofilmpuntnl

    what a great machine