A look at Seattle’s exciting pinball present and sketchy past

Chole Crumbliss, with the Castle Crashers, plays during the Monday Night Pinball league at Jupiter Bar. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
Chole Crumbliss, with the Castle Crashers, plays during the Monday Night Pinball league at Jupiter Bar. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

An explosion in Seattle pinball over the past 10 years has brought a game many thought was dead — pummeled long ago by gangsterism and racketeering scandals, then drowned in the wake of video games — back to vibrant, flashing, noisy life.