Not so long ago, pinball machines were as much a fixture in French cafés as coffee and Calvados.
Perhaps it will be up to the Americans to save the pinball machines of Paris in the few bars and cafés where they still exist.
Asteroids, at the moment I am writing, is the most popular coin-operated game—video, pinball, or other—in the United States.
To move about erratically: Robin Williams' comedy routines pinball from one manic impression to another
[1980s+; fr the game of pinball, found by 1911, in which a spring-propelled ball bounces about among obstacles]