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Pinball Profile: The Sanctum 2019 recap

Jeff Teolis interviews a bunch of crazy people. These people who decided to pay for the opportunity to play 24 hours of pinball in a row. Match play all day, literally, and all night … and then all morning again.

Prize Pool Boosters!

A Munsters Premium and a Stern Pro Pinball machine have been added to the winners prize packages!

PAPAtv: Come with me if you want to flip.

The PAPA team plays two pinball games inspired by good terminator movies that are not currently bombing in the theatres — Terminator 3, and Terminator 2 Judgement Day.

Head 115 Head Pinball: A Special Dragon

Mrs. and Dr. Pin guest host with Martin on this edition of the Head to Head Pinball Podcast.

Marco TV: Brandi Foster – Southern Belles and Chimes

“A woman of many trades and passions, Brandi Foster took the big leap and started the Southern Belles & Chimes chapter for the Atlanta area!”

Jacks to Open with music for some reason.

If “sardonicism” were a pinball video, this would be it. Dennis Kriesel of Eclectic Gamers decided to strap some background music behind Jacks to Open.

George Gomez: Pinball Design

While the rest of us were about to frolic along at Pinball Expo 2019, Dead Flip was with George Gomez as he gave a presentation about pinball design at Chicago Ideas Week.

amNewYork discovers a certain Laundromat

amNewYork takes about Sunshine Laundromat in Brooklyn, NY. Featuring New York State Champion, Alberto Santana.

Mid-America Pinball Tour

Find out more about these series of events and tournaments on the Mid-America Pinball Tour Facebook Page.

INDISC Challenges!

If you complete any of the INDISC Challenges detailed on the official list (link below) you will receive a Limited Edition commemorative Challenge Coin to signify your success.

Horrorhouse Fest Pinball Tournament

Welcome to the official Pinball Expo 2019, Horrorhouse Fest Pinball Tournament Video!

Pic of the Day: Dolly becomes Flash/Arrow

A possible entry to the Re-theme Hall of Fame, a Dolly Parton is converted into Flash / Arrow.

Pinball Profile: Dwight Sullivan

Pictured: The Scoleri Brothers.
Looking at this picture, I can visualize that ball being launched in the air, over everything and out.

MarcoTV: Waison Cheng

Imoto Arcade interviews Waison Cheng of Stern Pinball.

Thunderbirds are GO!

I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L R-E-S-C-U-E

PAPAtv: This Week in Baseball

The PAPA team plays Frank Thomas’ Big Hurt by Gottlieb, Bally’s Grand Slam and finish it off with a spirited game of Slugfest. Will anyone hit the Heckler?!

Revenge Of The Pinball Nightmare

8 challenges, 8 horror-themed pinball machines. Who will survive the spoopiness at Netherworld Arcade?

Travel back to 4 Million BC

This is not Jurassic Park. We would need to travel back at least 141 million more years in the past to get there. Oh well, here we are in 4 Million BC, where dinosaurs have travelled at least 61 million years in the future to get here?

Rare Games at Expo 2019

Ron Hallett of Slam Tilt Podcast takes a look at some rare games that were located off the beaten path in one of the side room at Pinball Expo 2019.

Eclectic Expo 2019

Eclectic Gamers reviews more of whatever the heck happened at Pinball Expo 2019.

PAPAtv: Come with me if you want to flip.

The PAPA team plays two pinball games inspired by good terminator movies that are not currently bombing in the theatres — Terminator 3, and Terminator 2 Judgement Day.

Marco TV: Brandi Foster – Southern Belles and Chimes

“A woman of many trades and passions, Brandi Foster took the big leap and started the Southern Belles & Chimes chapter for the Atlanta area!”

Jacks to Open with music for some reason.

If “sardonicism” were a pinball video, this would be it. Dennis Kriesel of Eclectic Gamers decided to strap some background music behind Jacks to Open.

George Gomez: Pinball Design

While the rest of us were about to frolic along at Pinball Expo 2019, Dead Flip was with George Gomez as he gave a presentation about pinball design at Chicago Ideas Week.

Horrorhouse Fest Pinball Tournament

Welcome to the official Pinball Expo 2019, Horrorhouse Fest Pinball Tournament Video!

MarcoTV: Waison Cheng

Imoto Arcade interviews Waison Cheng of Stern Pinball.

Thunderbirds are GO!

I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L R-E-S-C-U-E

PAPAtv: This Week in Baseball

The PAPA team plays Frank Thomas’ Big Hurt by Gottlieb, Bally’s Grand Slam and finish it off with a spirited game of Slugfest. Will anyone hit the Heckler?!

Revenge Of The Pinball Nightmare

8 challenges, 8 horror-themed pinball machines. Who will survive the spoopiness at Netherworld Arcade?

Travel back to 4 Million BC

This is not Jurassic Park. We would need to travel back at least 141 million more years in the past to get there. Oh well, here we are in 4 Million BC, where dinosaurs have travelled at least 61 million years in the future to get here?

Rare Games at Expo 2019

Ron Hallett of Slam Tilt Podcast takes a look at some rare games that were located off the beaten path in one of the side room at Pinball Expo 2019.

Bro, do you even wear tartan?

-Celts Revealed-Wonka CE Revealed-MMR-R – Topper, screen, lighting kits-BKSOR Topper-Krull-Spooky fang club

Clip of the Day: Ball control with Aleksander Kaczmarczyk

A few seconds of ball control brilliance with Aleksander Kaczmarczyk.

TNT Amusements at Pinball Expo 2019

Fun With Bonus got a mention and shout-out at about the 8:30 mark with me and KikaSaurus Rex sitting at the Meet the Media area. Thank you to Ken Cromwell from Special When Lit Podcast and thank you to TNT Amusements!

KRULL at Pinball Expo

It was a fun run-through session and I appreciate the opportunity to play such a rare game. I wonder if the game sold for a crazy amount of money yet.

Jurassic Beats at Pinball Expo 2019

The Jurassic Beats were so powerful that I needed earplugs and sound cancelling headphones to dance along while filming this clip. Bare ears didn’t even stand a chance.

Know when to roll them and sold them [LIONMAN]

Kevin Manne rolls Swords of Fury… one last time.

Celts Gameplay Livestream

The creator of Celts by Haggis Pinball plays it and goes through some of its modes and features. Livestreamed at Flipout 2019.

Jack Danger on ABC7 News Chicago

Jack promotes Pinball Expo 2019 on the morning news.

Cary Hardy vs. Toledo [EM]

“SDTM Cary Hardy concludes his series on a Toledo EM Pinball Machine. He troubleshoots relay and startup issues, and showcases a finished, clean machine that is older than himself. Let’s be honest, it looks better than Cary as well.”

George Gomez: Pinball Design

While the rest of us were about to frolic along at Pinball Expo 2019, Dead Flip was with George Gomez as he gave a presentation about pinball design at Chicago Ideas Week.

KRULL at Pinball Expo

It was a fun run-through session and I appreciate the opportunity to play such a rare game. I wonder if the game sold for a crazy amount of money yet.

Modding a Lifting Cart for Pinball Machines

Cary Hardy needs a lift … for his pinball machines. He has a hydraulic lift, and the tools …

In this corner …

Welcome to Champion Pub, Kid. Flip kid, FLIP!

American Girl Doll Pinball Machine

When the presenter said “flappers”, I couldn’t help but think of what Lori Voornas from thw Q Morning Show (Q97.9 FM – Portland, Maine) would think of this.

The Little Flippers

“Pinball is amazing and you should try it, cause you might like it … and you never know”

Play KRULL at Pinball Expo 2019!

The ultra-rare game KRULL will be available for play at this year’s Pinball Expo 2019 (unless it gets sold by then for “very stupid money”).

Frog Bonus [Indiana Jones]

Find Michigan J. Frog in the mine shaft! Maybe you can get him to dance and make millions! (20 Million to be exact)

Pic of the day: Dispatch, this is 504 … We got him.

They got him. They actually got him. We gotta post bail for Steve Ritchie!

The making of … The Black Knight

A behind-the-scenes, behind-the-music, behind-the-habitrails look at Black Knight Sword of Rage.

Arcade Attack: Silverball Heroes vs. Video Invaders

Throwback to … I don’t remember from where or when or who I got a link to this video.

The Top Ten Most Expensive Pinball Machines in the WORLD (under glass)!

If you are a Pinside Price Police Person or at least mildly aware of pinball market prices, do not view this video while drinking or eating something, because you WILL do at least one spit take.

Seven Years! [Thank you!] [Dank Meme Celebration!]

Today is July 1st, 2019. Today marks seven years since I decided to dedicate at least one post every day about pinball on the Fun With Bonus web site…

Rulesets: Comically presented

Ryan Richards, writing as “Elvira Canaveral”, “Pinball Illuminati” presents a different way to look at pinball rulesets for Attack from Mars and The Addams Family. 

SLAM TILT!!! A short film about voice actors

A new game called “Cave Dude Pinball” is in development, and Murray has been called in to provide his talent.

But, is he OK?

Player 3.

This is an announcement about an important event. I don’t want to say what that event is because this is a very special video. ^_^

Spooky Show and Tell

This was a goal for me when I used to be a teacher in a former life.

LEGO pinball machine

Get that center spinner and make it through the loop! Don’t brick it! Well … actually … yes, brick it!

“What happens when you mix soccer and pinball?”

You get awesomeness! And a possible workout routine? I want to do this now!

2020 Supra Pinball Super Bowl Commercial

+1 CinemaSin for using THE song.

Special When Lit: Pinball Expo and the Aftermath

Special When Lit recaps Pinball Expo 2019 with correspondents, call-ins, call-outs, call-backs, interviews, shoutouts and more!

TNT Amusements at Pinball Expo 2019

Fun With Bonus got a mention and shout-out at about the 8:30 mark with me and KikaSaurus Rex sitting at the Meet the Media area. Thank you to Ken Cromwell from Special When Lit Podcast and thank you to TNT Amusements!

KRULL at Pinball Expo

It was a fun run-through session and I appreciate the opportunity to play such a rare game. I wonder if the game sold for a crazy amount of money yet.

Jurassic Beats at Pinball Expo 2019

The Jurassic Beats were so powerful that I needed earplugs and sound cancelling headphones to dance along while filming this clip. Bare ears didn’t even stand a chance.

Celts Gameplay Livestream

The creator of Celts by Haggis Pinball plays it and goes through some of its modes and features. Livestreamed at Flipout 2019.

Propeller Brewing Arcade Sunday 10/27 at 7 PM

Come on down to the Propeller Brewing Arcade in Halifax, Nova Scotia and beat Terry in pinball and maybe win a prize or shotgun a beer or something.

Meltdown Pinball Podcast – Ep. 13: Post Pinburgh Decompression (Part Two)

Episode 13 of The Meltdown Pinball Podcast is a continuation of the last episode, right where we left off. This is part two of our collaboration as the Post Pinburgh Decompression continues.

Event: HEXPO 2019 – Always Be Ca$hing!

Pinball meets Halloween as Ed Zeltmann produces the pinball tournament where the goal is to … Always Be Ca$hing!

The Open – INDISC 2020

The 5th Major of Pinball Competition is the first one of the new year. This event is most likely going to be the third largest event of the competition schedule (behind Pinburgh and The Intergalactic).

Pinball Expo 2019 announcements – Pinball Mayhem

Pinball Mayhem will be showing the Ghost in the Shell game and will be part of the Meet the Media schedule at Pinball Expo 2019.

Play KRULL at Pinball Expo 2019!

The ultra-rare game KRULL will be available for play at this year’s Pinball Expo 2019 (unless it gets sold by then for “very stupid money”).

UK Pinfest 2019 walkthrough

“The second UKPinfest national pinball show took place at the Mercure Daventry Court hotel in the English midlands on 23rd-25th August, and Pinball News was there to report live.”

Pinball Profile: CLEPIN

“Hello Cleveland! On Ep. 219, ClePin participants from the Stern Pro Circuit event and show in Independence, Ohio.”

Meltdown Pinball Podcast – Ep. 12: Post Pinburgh Decompression (Part One)

Join Duncan McFarlane, Luke Cervi, Jack Danger, Kikasaurus Rex and me as we break down Pinburgh and many other pinball things …

Pinball Profile World Tour

It’s the Pinball Profile World Tour. Scott from Pin Stadium Lights joins @JeffTeolis to talk about these 10 IFPA sanctioned events in 10 cities across 4 countries.

Jurassic Park pinball premiere feature video

See the positive things players had to say about the game right after they took it for a test drive.

Blizzard Mountain 24-Hour Pinball Marathon

On September 28th – 29th 2019, there will be a 24-Hour pinball tournament. But, it’s not all match play. Check out the details of this multi-format marathon tournament

These are the games you’re looking for.

“Join host Jack Danger on the floor of the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con International!”

Chris Granner seminar

Pintastic New England released a video recording of Chris Granner’s seminar at the show where he told stories and answered questions about his various audio creations.

Mrs Pin 74 – Competition, tension, angst

All of the commenatary on Pinburgh, including Pinburgh Finals pressure! Guest starring many fellow Pinburgh pinball campers.

New Pinball Dictionary: Final Destination

When you pull off an amazing save, only to experience a swift and irretrievable death with the ball’s next action.

New Pinball Dictionary: Disco-Balling

When a pinball has worn symmetrical flattened areas around its surface, especially when …

New Pinball Dictionary: Palette Swap

A machine that is physically identical to another, previously released machine of a different name, but has different artwork, and where applicable, different audio. It might also have different rules.

New Pinball Dictionary: Play It Forward

To start a session on a game that someone has left a credit for you to play, and perform well enough to leave a credit for someone else, without paying any money yourself.

New Pinball Dictionary: Moonwalk

A frustrating drain that results when the ball lands in the inlane from a ramp shot …

New Pinball Dictionary: Airball / Air Ball

A ball hitting an object, more often a target that causes it to launch off of the playfield and into the air.

New Pinball Dictionary: John Plunge

This is the ghost player that gets plunged out when only players 1/3 are played (most often in early SS games for the IFPA WC).

New Pinball Dictionary: Last Man Plunging

“In a 4-player Pin-golf group, when 3 people have passed the target score and are no longer playing, the last player …”

Meltdown Pinball Podcast – Episode One

Welcome to the show! It’s Episode One where Nikki DeLasagna (@kikasaurusrex) and myself talk about The Allentown Pinfest Pinball Show and surrounding events.

New Pinball Dictionary: After Hours Beat Down

It takes many people to help run an event successfully. Some of those people are scorekeepers who have volunteered some of their time to help out …

New Pinball Dictionary: Scorekeepers Hour

As a reward for the volunteers who perform scorekeeping duties during the competition …

New Pinball Dictionary: van Pelt Kickback

Named after Lucille “Lucy” van Pelt, a fictional character in the syndicated comic strip Peanuts …

New Pinball Dictionary: Victory Plunge

Occurs when the last player of the last ball of the game already has a higher score than the other players before starting. As a result, they can just plunge, walk away and allow the last ball to drain.

New Pinball Dictionary: Dr. J.

It’s a “beautiful” drain.

New Pinball Dictionary: Hi-Five / High-Five

When the same player currently holds all 5 spots on a game’s high score board.

New Pinball Dictionary: Tech. Pass

When a ball is shot from one flipper, the ball gets stuck and is moved to the other flipper or the shooter lane …

New Pinball Dictionary: Paragone

The inevitable, no-flip house ball on Paragon.

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.

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.

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 …

Star Wars Pinball for the Switch – Review

” … Having 19 different tables at your fingertips can be pretty overwhelming, especially if you consider how many different kinds of missions there are within each one… “

Pinball Wizard (the mobile game)

There is a new pinball mobile game on the Apple Arcade platform called  Pinball Wizard. It’s about a wizard who bounces around like a pinball.

So Random: Creature in the Well

The Gaming Watch plays the “moving pinball flapper” game.

The Escapist Reviews ‘Creature in the Well’

Gaming journalist Lauryn Bell reviews Creature in the Well, by Flight School Studio. It’s a new genre, the “pinbrawler”.

Indie Gamer Chick reviews Virtual Star Wars pinball games

Indie Gamer Chick of IndieGamerChick.com played and reviewed all of the Pinball FX Star Wars tables. All of them. 19 of them.

Dead Flip vs. Creature in the Well

Jack Danger has a code to the new hotness in a genre that has been called a Pinbrawler.

pinballwiz45b vs. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

With these SPOILERS being released, analyzed, and dissected concerning the upcoming new Star Wars IX film (it is 9, right?), here is gameplay of a pinball game based on a film we already know was good, The Empire Strikes Back.

Creature in the Well – September 6th – Steam

“Creature in the Well is a top down pinball-inspired hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature.”

The Master of Time [timeshock!]

Virtual pinball master, and recent Pinburgh A-division qualifier pinballwiz45b provides a speedrun to this difficult goal.

pinballwiz45b vs WH2O (Tournament Mode)

A livestream run on Whitewater to take down the Vacation Jackpot on Pinball FX3.

The Story Mode of Zaccaria

Kevin Manne vs the history of Zaccaria Pinball

pinballwiz45b vs. Avengers: Age of Ultron

One lap of Avengers: Age of Ultron by PinballFX3, conqured by pinballwiz45b.

PAPAtv: Thillrides!

The parks are full! Hopefully, you didn’t eat anything volatile before getting on the rides.

pinballwiz45b vs. Castlestorm

One lap of the game. Lots of Multiball.

pinballwiz45b vs The Force

pinballwiz45b takes on Pinball FX3 – Star Wars: Masters of the Force and works toward the wizard mode.

Metroid Pinball! by The Arrrrrcade

Twitch creator, The Arrrrrcade is working on a physical version of Metroid Pinball!

Flipper Mechanic: The Pinball Tech Simulator

Look at auctions, take the games home fix them and sell them for profit. Grow your flipper technician enterprise and build your own games.

Star Wars Pinball: Nintendo Switch

Here’s another reason for me to buy the Nintendo Switch and then buy those controllers that allow you to play the system in tate mode.

Eclectic Gamers 85: Zaccaria’s Sword

Let’s talk about the TWiPY results as well as Black Knight Sword of Rage and the latest on zak-are-REEEE-AH!

Williams Pinball FX3 Session

CaptNRetro plays through the three tables of the new Williams Pinball FX 3 set: Theatre of Magic, Safecracker, and The Champion Pub.

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