pinball x is the front end (menu system) used to select from 3 different emulators that will allow you to play hundreds of classic and fan made pinball tables. you cycle through the selections with the flippers and launch the game with the shooter button. You can add a real plunger for an additional $50. This is pc based with speakers on the inside of the cabinet. The side are is a custom collage made from real side art and backglass images taken at a local pinball arcade by a professional photographer. The playfield is a 24 inch monitor and the backglass is a 19 inch monitor. There is a power switch on the real to start the machine, and can be shut down through the menu system or by pressing the power button.