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Sonic Spinball: Bonus Slots

My thirst continues as the real Sonic Spinball pinball game gets the bonus slots stage.

Pin Monk Quiet Fan Upgrade

Straight Down the Middle installs a silencer.

Pinball Expo 2019 Flip Out Tournament Playoffs – Semifinals

The Black Knight is here, and he has brought along his upper playfield with him. We are going to be spending a lot of time with the upper playfield. I’m in this, doing commentary.

TPN streaming clips of July 2020

The Pinball Network’s top 10 streaming highlights. Stage at your own risk …

Staying level-headed

Are your machines level? Are you sure? You’re not sure, are you? Now, I’m not sure.

JayRupe does a thing! Pinball stances

My favorite is “The Thinker”. That stance is seen most often at tournaments during intense competitions, especially after a player has found themselves in a puzzling position.

The Super Awesome Pinball Game Show!

I was on this! We played a game show. I teamed with Laura Fraley and John Borg teamed with Joe Fox. Who will win the big prize?!

Return to the Carnival

What the Flip throws back to that time they visited a Cosmic Carnival.

“Do you like penicillin on your pizza?”

Cary Hardy unboxes his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pinball game.

Lego Triple Decker Pinball

“Shooter score system added. 9 x spring loaded shooters + 2 x six stud shooters = max 21 score points (for targets to be hit). Lego Friends theme. Flipper mechanism optimized.”

Pinball Profile: Thank you, Silverball Saloon!

“You’ve given so much joy to many of us all over the world.”

Pinball Expo 2019 Flip Out Tournament Playoffs – Quarterfinals

“The battle commences between Aleksander Kaczmarczyk and Jared August at the 2019 Flip Out Tournament Playoffs during Pinball Expo 2019. Loser takes 4th place, winner advances to Semifinals.”

Slam Tilt: Slow Time

COVID Conversation – Tournament Pinball – Ronnie Road Trip – Epic Battle

Pinball Expo 2019: Colin Urban and Escher Lefkoff

In this Winner’s Bracket Final match, the winner advances to the Grand Final and is guaranteed second place.

Jessy Jay’s Pinball Adventures Ep 3: Addams Family Lite

Wednesday is a Power Magnet expert. She has come to verify that it has been deactivated for the tournament for the purposes of faster gameplay and to promote less holding of the ball by the competitors.

Sonic Spinball: Bonus Slots

My thirst continues as the real Sonic Spinball pinball game gets the bonus slots stage.

Pin Monk Quiet Fan Upgrade

Straight Down the Middle installs a silencer.

Pinball Expo 2019 Flip Out Tournament Playoffs – Semifinals

The Black Knight is here, and he has brought along his upper playfield with him. We are going to be spending a lot of time with the upper playfield. I’m in this, doing commentary.

TPN streaming clips of July 2020

The Pinball Network’s top 10 streaming highlights. Stage at your own risk …

Staying level-headed

Are your machines level? Are you sure? You’re not sure, are you? Now, I’m not sure.

JayRupe does a thing! Pinball stances

My favorite is “The Thinker”. That stance is seen most often at tournaments during intense competitions, especially after a player has found themselves in a puzzling position.

Return to the Carnival

What the Flip throws back to that time they visited a Cosmic Carnival.

“Do you like penicillin on your pizza?”

Cary Hardy unboxes his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pinball game.

Lego Triple Decker Pinball

“Shooter score system added. 9 x spring loaded shooters + 2 x six stud shooters = max 21 score points (for targets to be hit). Lego Friends theme. Flipper mechanism optimized.”

Pinball Expo 2019 Flip Out Tournament Playoffs – Quarterfinals

“The battle commences between Aleksander Kaczmarczyk and Jared August at the 2019 Flip Out Tournament Playoffs during Pinball Expo 2019. Loser takes 4th place, winner advances to Semifinals.”

Pinball Expo 2019: Colin Urban and Escher Lefkoff

In this Winner’s Bracket Final match, the winner advances to the Grand Final and is guaranteed second place.

Pinball Expo 2019: Jared August vs. Brian O’Neill

Best 2 out of 3: The loser of the match is out of the tournament.

Elvira HOH: VUK fix by Hurry-Up Pinball

“This updated tutorial will show you how to fix issues related to the VUK on Elvira’s House of Horrors”

Pinball Expo 2019 Women’s Finals

“Watch the top 16 women battle it out in head-to-head matches for Women’s Tournament title from Pinball Expo 2019!”

Virtual Pinball Back in the Day

Look at those Intellivision numbers! That’s how it was back in the day, and we liked it! Uphill, both ways, with strange little signal boxes that had wires with prongs at the end and maybe a toggle that chose from channels 3 and 4. And we were thankful to get it!

Pic of the day: Roger Sharpe Birthday Re-creation

For Roger Sharpe’s Birthday and National Pinball Day, we have this inspired re-creation of Roger Sharpe proving to the court that pinball is a game of skill.

Jay Rupe does a thing.

She tried on all of her pinball T-Shirts.

Gets your pins here (lapel pins)

Literal pins, not pinball games. Pins based on pinball games like Galaxy, Meteor, Stars, The Machine, WWF Royal Rumble, and more. Lapel pins.

Dog Tournament Mode

On “The Flip Side”, Cat Mode becomes Dog Mode.

Super Stars! [Stars 2020]

What’s better than STARS? Well, nothing much really. EXCEPT … what if STARS had stages and a wizard mode? Well … now this exists. And the market value of STARS just went up.

Coin-Op Carnival wins Graphic Novel S.P.A.C.E. prize!

Ryan Claytor and Nick Baldridge, co-authors of the 64-page Coin-Op Carnival #1 have just received top prize, 1st place in the Graphic Novel category in the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (S.P.A.C.E.) annual awards.

TomCat mode

And now … another type of TOMMY mode. A merging of TOMMY mode with Cat Mode to become (dun, dun, dun) TomCat Mode!

TWiP Pinball Promoters Database!

Here is a convenient place to see many of the people and places that are promoting pinball.

Pics of the Day: Total Nuclear Birthday Cake!

When the world is in dire straits, and you need to destroy the future, you are going to need a proper amount of sugary carbohydrates to complete your mission.

Rolling Ball Contraption by Steve Ritschdorff

“Steve Ritschdorff, retired from the pinball industry, spends his days making magical contraptions all from spare pinball parts.”

Speed inking with Brian Allen

From Brian Allen: “I wanted to share this video I posted of creating the line work for my Attack From Mars alternate Translite with my Wacom Cintiq tablet.”

Gaming Pinball cabinet Projects

Two videos from separate builders. One with a mini cabinet and one with a full size cabinet.

Cat Mode: Tap Pass

Pay attention to the first lesson on how to play Harlem Globetrotters from an internationally ranked pinball cat.

Cat Mode: Cat vs. Dinosaur

Only the playfield glass separates these ferocious creatures!

Pic of the day: The comfort of pinball

One for the meme folder. Pinball is there for you.

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.

“How I built a pinball machine”

It’s Jack Danger’s California Extreme 2020 seminar on his custom machine.

Pinball Alps 2020

Coverage of the Pinball Alps event and tournament. | Day 1 with Daniele Acciari & Jeff Teolis | Day 2 Tournament Final Rounds

Pinball Pros(e) v0.9.6 | Top Ten Things I love about Pinburgh by Matt Wall

Matt Wall presents a list of the reasons why we pinball competitors will miss going to Pinburgh this year. I trust I will see many of you next year when the pinball family reunion returns.

Jurassic Park International Invitational

Jurassic Park goes International. We will never escape.

Pinball Profile 257: Doug Polka, Pinburgh & PAPA news

Keep finding those silver linings, as silver as the silverball.

Deadpool battle royal

Is this the future of tournaments? Maybe not in “THE” future timeline but it could be a part of “A” future timeline when we re-emerge from the attack of the beverage bug.

Steamboat Willie

With Disney borrowing so much money, billions and billions, let’s go back to a time when Disney didn’t have the cache to be able to borrow billions of dollars and assume it might be paid back.

Silverball Showdown Event postponed

From Shawn Lee, Tournament Director:

Throwback Thursday: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Are we still doing Throwback Thursdays or Flashback Fridays or Slapback Saturdays … (Slingshot Sundays?)

TWiPY Awards LIVE!

TWiPY awards LIVE!

Remember to watch the TWiPY Awards! Saturday 3/28 7:30 PM Central

… with Imoto Harney and Cary Hardy, on the Cary Hardy YouTube channel.

Appointment Streaming tonight… Bros and Devils

Tonight at 7 PM eastern: Remote Bro | Tonight at 8 PM Eastern: Rage Tilt faces the Devil

Women’s International Pinball Tournament (WIPT) registration postponed

The registration period for the Women’s International Pinball Tournament (WIPT) that was scheduled to start on March 21st at 12:00 PM Eastern Time has been postponed to a later date to be determined.

NYCPC Statement from Never Beef Productions

Statement From Never Beef Productions Regarding the NYC Pinball Championships 2020

Pinball Profile: New York City Pinball Championships canceled

“Levi Nayman talks about the difficult decision to cancel this year’s pinball events in light of recent coronavirus precautions. He explains what the next steps will be and looks into the future.”

Support the Texas Pinball Festival (GoFundMe)

“We are starting a GoFundMe me to assist Ed, Kim and the TPF crew to help assist with the expenses they incurred and are not able to recoup due to the unforeseen circumstances of this events cancellation. “

New Pinball Dictionary: Bricklayer / Bricklaying / Brickhouse

A series of unsuccessful shots occurring over an extended period of playtime. This can result in extreme frustration, colorful language or skyrocketing levels of near insanity as play continues.

New Pinball Dictionary: Warden

An advanced flipper technique which involves slightly moving a cradled ball to leave enough room to also capture another ball that is incoming, so that both balls are on the same flipper.

New Pinball Dictionary: Tilt Karma

Occurs when the player makes a miraculous save of the ball that uses up all of their tilt warnings …

New Pinball Dictionary: Straitjacket

The invisible force that can be felt by a player when pinball games are staged as close as possible. Especially when games are right next to each other, with active players on each side, and/or behind them.

New Pinball Dictionary: Pocket Entry / One in the Pocket

Keeping a tournament qualifying entry either unfinished or purposefully not starting one you’ve purchased as the qualifying time moves onward throughout the day.

New Pinball Dictionary: Unicorn

An entry submitted during a ticket-based format that contains a number-one ranked score on every game played within that ticket.

New Pinball Dictionary: Threading

Barely flipping a very fast moving ball that is heading for a drain down the middle, such that it goes off of the center post, under the opposite flipper, up the outlane and back into play.

New Pinball Dictionary: Bathroom Stall / Restroom Stall

A “strategy” that can be used during the Final Rounds of a tournament where there is a stipulation that the player choosing a game to play MUST choose a game not currently being played by someone else.
(AKA “no waiting for games”)

New Pinball Dictionary: Icarus Round

The Pinburgh round where a player gets owned after previously performing well above their own perceived level of competition.

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).

Virtual Pinball Back in the Day

Look at those Intellivision numbers! That’s how it was back in the day, and we liked it! Uphill, both ways, with strange little signal boxes that had wires with prongs at the end and maybe a toggle that chose from channels 3 and 4. And we were thankful to get it!

pinballwiz45b vs. The Avengers Survival Challenge

The goal of The Survival Challenge is to push the envelope and your score as far and as quickly as possible, all the while being pressured by an ever-present timer.

The SwitchPin for the Nintendo Switch

Sometimes you need the buttons to be in the proper place. Pinball especially works better when the buttons are in the right place. The SwitchPin helps get those Nintendo Switch buttons to be in pinball position.

Nintendo Entertainment System Pinball Games

Pin*Bot, where the game took an approximation of the physical Pin*Bot game and put a green monster, missile shooting planes, ball robbing planes, and outlane snakes

The Pinball Chick reviews The Pinball Arcade. All of it.

This is it, digital pinball fans! The Pinball Chick presents the most comprehensive review of The Pinball Arcade. Ever.

DEMON’S TILT!

The spiritual successor to Alien Crush and Devil’s Crush, Demon’s Tilt is here and ready for you to challenge the occult.

Zero to Fleet Admiral (Space Cadet)

pinballwiz45b advances ranks from Space Cadet to the highest rank in the game, Fleet Admiral. But, can he conquer the Maelstrom?

Game Apologist – Sonic Spinball

Advanced additional apologies for the incoming ear damage.

Animal Crossing 90 Degree Slide Save Cancel!

Tom Nook: “I’m giving you a yellow card for that.”

Gotta go FAST Pinball! (Sonic Spinball)

Sonic Spinball update 7 has many new editions including an attract mode and more things that can be considered “best practices” when making pinball games. Soon, this will be a real game!

Virtually every little thing …

pinballwiz45b challenges Road Show from Pinball FX3.

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (code update 6)

The new Sonic Movie is fun. See it. This game looks like it will also be fun when it is finished. Check out what’s new in this update:

pinballwiz45b vs. Wild West Rampage (Pinball FX3)

It’s time to go to the Wild West … and own it! Well, pinballwiz45b owns it. This is one lap of the game, so SPOILER warning.

Austin Mackert vs. Attack from Mars – The Pinball Arcade

Since Austin is a master at this game both in the real and virtual worlds, things are looking grim for those Martians.

pinballwiz45b vs. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Since this is a pinballwiz45b game ownage video, this is your SPOILER warning. This is one lap of the game.

New Pinball Site: The Pinball Chick

From the creator and admin of IndieGamerChick.com, The Pinball Chick is a site dedicated to digital pinball gaming. She produces detailed reviews, ratings and analyses of many, many virtual pinball games …