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New Pinball Dictionary: Placebo Power / Phantom Power
Nov23

New Pinball Dictionary: Placebo Power / Phantom Power

When “The Power” magnet has been disabled on The Addams Family, but you could SWEAR it’s still on.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Butterflippers
Nov09

New Pinball Dictionary: Butterflippers

A term used to describe various kinds of flipper errors, especially on occasions where the player would usually be able to control the ball, but somehow does not.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Brain Drain
Nov07

New Pinball Dictionary: Brain Drain

The brain goes too far ahead of itself while considering which shots, strategies, conditions, points you need, hits remaining and other tasks to do in the game …

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New Pinball Dictionary: Ball Psyched
Jun04

New Pinball Dictionary: Ball Psyched

Occurs when the ball save light is on or flashing at the player and the ball drains, but no ball comes back.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Elwin Pose
Jun03

New Pinball Dictionary: Elwin Pose

During Multiball, the player is able to control the balls such that two balls are on one flipper and one ball is on the other flipper.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Post Catch
Jun02

New Pinball Dictionary: Post Catch

As the ball is travelling down the inlane, the player flips and holds the flipper just as the ball reaches the joint between the flipper and the bottom of the inlane guide.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Slap Save
Jun01

New Pinball Dictionary: Slap Save

An aggressively defensive move used to prevent the ball from travelling straight down the middle.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Over-Under
May31

New Pinball Dictionary: Over-Under

This is an advanced form of the Cradle Separation.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Tip Pass
May30

New Pinball Dictionary: Tip Pass

A flipper move that is used to pass the ball across the gap from one flipper to the other. This move is used when the ball is moving too quickly to be controlled on the original flipper, but not quite fast enough to reach the other flipper without assistance.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Back Flip
Nov24

New Pinball Dictionary: Back Flip

The player quickly flips the ball so that it rolls up the inlane just enough that they can backhand a shot using the same flipper.

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