Hail, oh Hercules the Greatest!

We were unpacking the newest item of our exhibition called Hercules, from hundreds of pounds of wrapping, showing rightful respect to the mythological hero. 

The giant has left the United States weeks ago to cross the ocean and find a resting place in our collection as a treausured piece of art. The extra wrapping was well-founded since the machine is 93 inches long, 39 inches wide, and 83 inches high. The legend was born in May 1979. The engineers of Atari conceived Hercules which then embodied in this grandiose goliath of metal, glass and circuits.

Although our whole pinball collection is interactive, Hercules the half god will be an exception and saved for eternity as an exhibition item... Hercules is expected to be available at the Pinball Museum as of this Saturday.

(Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene. In classical mythology, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his numerous far-ranging adventures, among others, cleaning the Augean stables in a single day or slaying the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra, etc)