Steve Kordek, American pinball machine designer died he was 100
Steve Kordek was an American businessman of Polish descent who was best known for the design of the pinball machines.
(December 26, 1911 – February 19, 2012)
Kordek is credited with designing over 100 pinball machines. The last game Kordek helped design was 2003’s Vacation America, based on the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies. Among the companies that Kordek designed for are Genco, Williams and Bally.
Kordek was credited with many innovations to pinball machines. He revised the pin game
machines of the 1930s by putting two inward-facing flippers at the
bottom of the playing field that were controlled by two buttons on the
side of the machine. Other innovations still used today are drop targets and multi-ball mode.
Kordek died on February 19, 2012, at age 100.
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