FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE CRITICISM.

Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers Multiball
Feb28

Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers Multiball

Programmer Keith Johnson took the time to share a detailed comment on what is happening during The Two Towers Multiball. He posted it on the PAPA commentary video I did semi-recently. I wondered what kind of formula was involved when determined how players progressed through this Multiball. Well, wonder no more.

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John’s Arcade reviews AC/DC Premium by STERN
Feb27

John’s Arcade reviews AC/DC Premium by STERN

A review of STERN’s AC/DC premium edition, nearly fresh out of the box.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Spider-man Shimmy
Feb26

New Pinball Dictionary: Spider-man Shimmy

The action of rapidly shaking the machine when the ball is on it’s way down the right inlane so that the ball can be caught and held on the right flipper, especially while playing the game Spider-man by STERN.

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Event Watch: Silverball Winter Gala
Feb25

Event Watch: Silverball Winter Gala

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park, NJ from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Free play on over 200 machines, silent auction, prizes including a pinball machine.

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Rose City Showdown: Day 2
Feb24

Rose City Showdown: Day 2

Long story short: I chopped enough wood to qualify for both the Open and Classics division finals. A big reason why I prefer competing in Herb-Style tournaments is because you need just one great game on each pin at some point during the qualifying round to make it to the finals.

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Rose City Showdown: Day 1
Feb23

Rose City Showdown: Day 1

The PAPA Circuit continues with the Rose City Showdown yesterday in Portland, Oregon. Check out the standings at SoftPlunge.org to see the quality of competition that had arrived by the end of Friday.

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Brackelope Tournament App
Feb22

Brackelope Tournament App

Geek Gamer Network interviews the developer of Brackelope, the tournament software that the cool tournament directors use. Why aren’t more pinball tournament software options like this available online?

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New Pinball Dictionary: Spinnage
Feb21

New Pinball Dictionary: Spinnage

The amount of spinner rotations on a well-placed shot. A shot has more or less spinnage based on how much or how little the spinner spins after the player makes a clean shot through it.

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National Pinball Museum to close March 3, 2013 (relocate?)
Feb20

National Pinball Museum to close March 3, 2013 (relocate?)

The museum will close March 3, 2013. I hope it will end up being just another relocation. Read their Public Closing Notice here.

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Ben Heck reveals “Ghost Squad” new game info
Feb19

Ben Heck reveals “Ghost Squad” new game info

Over on the Pinside forums, Ben Heck has posted updates on his new game including limited information on the story and rules.

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