“Card Castle” from Nordamatic is an EM pinball machine from the 70s designed with an electronic “score to beat” feature. A score level was choosen randomly at the beginning of the game and displayed by means of a circle of LEDs in a window of the backglass. The game played the “biri-biri” sound when the player’s score exceeded that score level. We have found a card inside the backbox that explains this feature in a rather surreal way. It reads:
According to Dr. Prof. Albert Kuhlmann from Bonn, eminent psychologist of world-wide reputation
PINBALL NEVER DIES
we’re working for you
you think about it, and we’ve already done it
Now.. who is Prof. Albert Kuhlmann anyway?