Can a digital pinball machine capture the charm of the classic game? Nike's machine, which uses a giant LCD screen as the playfield, a soccer ball-style pinball and virtual Nike shoes as flippers, comes pretty darn close.

Nike's digital pinball machine, located in Spain, is part of their 'Write the Future' campaign for the World Cup (that's why you see Nike's branding slathered all over the machine). For playing pinball, the gameplay actually looks pretty smooth. It obviously doesn't match the authenticity of a traditional pinball machine but it comes a little closer than Space Cadet 3D.

Funnily, in this digital pinball machine, you control the flippers with real buttons. [every-ware.fr]