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Demo Man: Two for One?

CaptNRetro bought Demolition Man machines hoping to combine the working parts into one valid machine.

Pinball Profile World Tour: Free Gold Watch

The Pinball Profile World Tour’s first stop was at Free Gold Watch in San Francisco!

Robert Gagno: Avatar Final Battle

Robert obtains the Unobtainium and challenges the Wizard Mode on Avatar.

Belles and Chimes: Twin Cities

“On a rainy Wednesday night, action goes full tilt at Tilt Pinball Bar in South Minneapolis. But, in the midst of all the bells and whistles are a few Belles and Chimes.”

Dirty Pool! I like it! [Jack*Bot]

Jack Danger converts on a Dirty Pool on Jack*Bot for 1.9 Billion points.

PAPAtv: Dialed into Mars

Charge up your cell phones for Dialed In and Mars Trek.

For the record: EPC 2019 Final

Congratulations to the New EPC 2019 Champion who won on the strength of an incredible game of Attack from Mars.

Score does matter?

In regards to the question posed in the episode… it depends in what context I’m playing the game…

Bro, do you even bust through an update?

The Bros work through the update that the pinball community has been asking for … Ghostbusters!

Marco TV: Imoto Arcade and Josh Kugler

“We talk about how Josh joined up with American Pinball, his involvement in their games, and what’s next in their line-up!”

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.

Marco TV: Imoto Arcade and Lyndon Carter

“Lyndon Carter travels all the way from Australia once a year with his group of friends to volunteer at our pinball shows as technicians!”

Pinball Cribs: Ep 2 – Jason Fowler

Yo dawg! They’re back with Jason Fowler from Slap Save Podcast.

Pinball Profile: The New IFPA

I welcome our new overlord as he takes over his new role. Remember, with great power, something something.

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).

The Little Flippers

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

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.

Pinball Cribs: Ep 1

Yo’ dawg they heard you like pinball … so they did this.

Demo Man: Two for One?

CaptNRetro bought Demolition Man machines hoping to combine the working parts into one valid machine.

Pinball Profile World Tour: Free Gold Watch

The Pinball Profile World Tour’s first stop was at Free Gold Watch in San Francisco!

Robert Gagno: Avatar Final Battle

Robert obtains the Unobtainium and challenges the Wizard Mode on Avatar.

Dirty Pool! I like it! [Jack*Bot]

Jack Danger converts on a Dirty Pool on Jack*Bot for 1.9 Billion points.

PAPAtv: Dialed into Mars

Charge up your cell phones for Dialed In and Mars Trek.

For the record: EPC 2019 Final

Congratulations to the New EPC 2019 Champion who won on the strength of an incredible game of Attack from Mars.

Bro, do you even bust through an update?

The Bros work through the update that the pinball community has been asking for … Ghostbusters!

Marco TV: Imoto Arcade and Josh Kugler

“We talk about how Josh joined up with American Pinball, his involvement in their games, and what’s next in their line-up!”

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.

Marco TV: Imoto Arcade and Lyndon Carter

“Lyndon Carter travels all the way from Australia once a year with his group of friends to volunteer at our pinball shows as technicians!”

Pinball Cribs: Ep 2 – Jason Fowler

Yo dawg! They’re back with Jason Fowler from Slap Save Podcast.

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.

Pinball Cribs: Ep 1

Yo’ dawg they heard you like pinball … so they did this.

Marco TV: Imoto Arcade and Charlie Emery

“In this interview Imoto chats with Charlie about the latest games on the Spooky line-up with a few fun hints at what’s to come from this amazing company.”

Automatic Bang Back!

Dead Flip introduces an innovative feature. A post that helps a player bounce the ball back from a left outlane drain!

Arcade Matt and Deadpool

Matt got himself a brand new Deadpool pinball machine! He must have been able to cash ing all those Arcade winnings.

Jurassic Park review by SDTM

We know Jurassic Park gets the job done. How much of the job does it get done? Straight Down The middle will tell you.

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.

SONY Bravia 4K Pinball Demo video

I want this machine. I want to dream in this machine. If it were a real game, it would cost ALL OF THE MONEY.

National Pinball Day Petition

There is a petition to have the United States Senate recognize National Pinball Day on Roger Sharpe’s Birthday.

If it bleeds, we can flip it.

CaptNRetro analyzes the impact, or lack thereof, of Predator pinball on the pinball industry.

pinballwiz45b vs. I don’t know

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Are we alive? Are we real? Am I just a brain in a bag? Am I a figment of someone’s imagination?

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.

Replay FX Walkthrough by OWL

Owlnonymous takes us on a journey of 3+ acres of gaming in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Gordon Hasse and the Gottlieb Era

“Gordon talks about how about how pinball is evolving, for better or for worse!”

Dory Hill returns! September 6 – 8, 2019

H/T: Kevin Ryan and the Little Kings Pinball Podcast, it’s the Dory Hill Pinball Campout X. For more information, listen the the episode of the podcast posted here.

For the record: Pinburgh 2019 Finals

Coverage of the Top 16 Finalists at the Pinburgh 2019 Final Rounds.

Marco TV: Pinball Party Bus

Imoto Arcade interviews the owners and operators of the Pinball Party Bus.

Eric Meunier seminar

Among other things, Eric Meunier talks about how he designs his games to make maintenance easier on the operator and the consumer.

Steve Ritchie and Black Knight SoR

“Steve Ritchie with Tim Sexton … talk about his career and making Black Knight: Sword of Rage.”

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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