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Throwback: Best Pinball Machines for Beginners?
Jul09

Throwback: Best Pinball Machines for Beginners?

… they included some of the most back-breaking machines in the hobby.

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Monster Bash. Unused. On eBay.
Sep21

Monster Bash. Unused. On eBay.

The next item up for bid on The Price is Right is an almost new Monster Bash. Yes, somehow there is an unplayed Monster Bash available on eBay.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Driver vs. Drunk Driver
Dec29

New Pinball Dictionary: Driver vs. Drunk Driver

A driver who chooses games based seemingly more on luck to counteract the perceived difference in skill between him and his opponents.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Heartbreaker / Maxwell Smart
Dec20

New Pinball Dictionary: Heartbreaker / Maxwell Smart

Occurs when a player tries to make a comeback on the last ball and fails to pass the opponent’s score by less than 1%.

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New Pinball Dictionary – Bubble Boy
Dec06

New Pinball Dictionary – Bubble Boy

The player who is currently the highest ranked player below the cut line in a pinball competition (for example: 17th place out of 16 qualifiers).

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New Pinball Dictionary – Gatekeeper (player)
Dec05

New Pinball Dictionary – Gatekeeper (player)

The person who is currently in the last qualifying position at a pinball tournament (for example: 16th place out of 16 qualifiers). The Gatekeeper must be sure to rigorously defend the position or work quickly to move higher in the standings.

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New Pinball Dictionary – Gatekeeper (concept)
Dec03

New Pinball Dictionary – Gatekeeper (concept)

In games with a wizard mode, it is the one requirement that is much harder than all the others. It is usually the one you complete last before achieving the Wizard Mode, making the other requirements not as relevant.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Pete Townshend
Nov11

New Pinball Dictionary: Pete Townshend

When a player shoots a spinner so well and so cleanly that they exaggerate their excellent shot by playing air guitar on the game. More spins of the spinner mean more air strumming by the player.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Gunching
Oct21

New Pinball Dictionary: Gunching

The use of body language while playing a pinball machine.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Death Save
Oct19

New Pinball Dictionary: Death Save

A move used when the ball has traveled down the right outlane. As the ball approaches the center, the player jostles the machine sharply. If done well …

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