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Flipper Physics 3.0
May30

Flipper Physics 3.0

The Pinball Arcade have announced improvements to their flipper physics system. Now players can do some flipper tricks with more consistency.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Tap Pass
Feb20

New Pinball Dictionary: Tap Pass

A flipper trick accomplished by quickly and lightly hitting the flipper button so the ball hops from one side to the other.

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Let’s Play: Gator
Mar31

Let’s Play: Gator

I think I may be prejudiced against mini flippers. Yes, even zipper mini flippers.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Inlane Pass / Return Lane Transfer
Jan20

New Pinball Dictionary: Inlane Pass / Return Lane Transfer

As the ball is headed down the inlane, it may be moving fast enough such that the player can simply hold the flipper up to allow the ball to carry over to the opposite flipper.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Loop Pass
Jan18

New Pinball Dictionary: Loop Pass

This is a skillful way to bring speedy orbit shots back under control. As the ball is heading back towards the flipper from an orbit, the player drops the flipper just as the ball hits it.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Post Pass
Jan07

New Pinball Dictionary: Post Pass

Sometimes when a player has a ball trapped on a flipper, they really want it to be on the opposite flipper to attempt a particular shot. One way to accomplish this is to flip quickly so that the ball bounces off of the bottom of the slingshot and over to the other flipper.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Live Catch
Jan04

New Pinball Dictionary: Live Catch

A live catch occurs when a player successfully stops the ball on an upraised flipper as the ball is heading towards it.

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Loop Passes with Superbands
Oct30

Loop Passes with Superbands

Because controversy needs fuel and the spice MUST flow, presenting, “Loop Passes with Superbands.”

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Black Lightning 3: Return of the Darkness
Aug15

Black Lightning 3: Return of the Darkness

Even more high-intensity black lightning flipper action, this time on Lord of the Rings with hard settings.

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Pic of the day: That’s Pinball – Attack from Mars
Jul08

Pic of the day: That’s Pinball – Attack from Mars

Yes, this happened. AFM was the only game not working that day. A rare day when Beatmania was silent, and I might actually hear the audio goodness of the pinball games.

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