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This article was published on June 3, 2011

Skatepark becomes a real-life giant pinball game [Video]

Skatepark becomes a real-life giant pinball game [Video]
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To launch three new flavours of its popular soft-drink, Mountain Dew decided it would build the world’s first pinball skatepark in Henderson, New Zealand, outfitting the park with flashing lights, rails, tunnels, graphics, sound effects and a live scoreboard.

Riders entering the arena will be propelled around the 600 square metre area, tackling obstacles, trip sensors and hit ramps and they try to amass the highest total possible.

I’m sure most people taking to the course won’t wipe out like the presenter does at the end.