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Pinball Profile: The Presidents

… and now, a word from The President that is not about the beer bug.

Name that tune double shot

I can name that tune in 5 notes …

Pinball Mafia unboxes Jurassic Park Premium

What will you find when you buy a copy of the TWiPY game of the year?

Pinball Profile 250: Cayle George

“On #250, Cayle George gives his thoughts on recent games, formats, coding, rom’s, and of course, exploits.”

Robert Gagno vs. Attack From Mars

How to Rule the Universe in 20 minutes.

Slam Tilt 142: Quarantine

Striving to not fail through the stay-at-home orders.

TWiPY Awards LIVE!

TWiPY awards LIVE!

Rick and Morty vs 4-year-old

Morty look! It’s a Super Jackpot Morty! This 4-year old has more control than you Morty. MORTY?!

Wash your hands, Morty.

Choose your House! Choose wisely. (Game of Thrones)

Because the true House will bring you victories … and the false House will take them from you.

The Plumb 3: Bumper to Bumper returns

On the third episode of Krystle’s show, she is not alone. It’s another edition of Bumper to Bumper as she takes a trip from Louisville Arcade Expo.

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

Quarterworld rents games for home use

Quarterworld shows smartness by adjusting to the potential coronavirus quarantine. Renting games to its customers allows them to still obtain income and keep workers employed. Could this be the burgeoning of a new arcade market? (Spoiler: Yes.)

Super Special Secret *Sonic Spinball* Search & Smash Squad Stream!

Witness Ryan McQuaid as he works on his new project, Sonic Spinball to turn it from a virtual to a physical game.

Rick and Morty at Louisville Arcade Expo

Hey, Morty! Way back when we used to gather to play pinball together Morty … Do you remember that Morty? MORTY! Wash your hands, Morty!

Bro, do you even go Ultraviolet?

The Bro Team takes on a Stranger Things LE with the UV kit installed. How is the upside down now?

Macho vs COVID

The grudge match to decide it all! Macho is ready to take on the challenge right now! No time for sponsors … it’s time for battle!

Backbox 39: The Soft Plunge Fashion Show

It is the Backbox pinball Podcast Spring Fashion show with Jessica DeNardo, owner of Soft Plunge Apparel.

Nicholas Baldridge vs. Heist!

It’s a livestream of a session on Multimorphic’s newest offering, Heist! (Bonus session on Nick’s Quest for Glory alpha)

The Getaway Restoration Part 10

The goal was to get this ready for the Texas Pinball Festival. Though TPF has been canceled, the restoration goes on.

Name that tune double shot

I can name that tune in 5 notes …

Robert Gagno vs. Attack From Mars

How to Rule the Universe in 20 minutes.

TWiPY Awards LIVE!

TWiPY awards LIVE!

Rick and Morty vs 4-year-old

Morty look! It’s a Super Jackpot Morty! This 4-year old has more control than you Morty. MORTY?!

Wash your hands, Morty.

Choose your House! Choose wisely. (Game of Thrones)

Because the true House will bring you victories … and the false House will take them from you.

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.

Quarterworld rents games for home use

Quarterworld shows smartness by adjusting to the potential coronavirus quarantine. Renting games to its customers allows them to still obtain income and keep workers employed. Could this be the burgeoning of a new arcade market? (Spoiler: Yes.)

Super Special Secret *Sonic Spinball* Search & Smash Squad Stream!

Witness Ryan McQuaid as he works on his new project, Sonic Spinball to turn it from a virtual to a physical game.

Rick and Morty at Louisville Arcade Expo

Hey, Morty! Way back when we used to gather to play pinball together Morty … Do you remember that Morty? MORTY! Wash your hands, Morty!

Bro, do you even go Ultraviolet?

The Bro Team takes on a Stranger Things LE with the UV kit installed. How is the upside down now?

Nicholas Baldridge vs. Heist!

It’s a livestream of a session on Multimorphic’s newest offering, Heist! (Bonus session on Nick’s Quest for Glory alpha)

The Getaway Restoration Part 10

The goal was to get this ready for the Texas Pinball Festival. Though TPF has been canceled, the restoration goes on.

SDTM: This or That

“Greg and Zach are back and better than ever as they answer viewer submissions for This Or That.”

Haggis General Update 5

What are Haggis going to do in reaction to the canceled Texas Pinball Festival and Midwest Gaming Classic events?

The ghost switch in the machine [VIDEO]

An educational video about troubleshooting ghost switches. Including the mystery of the Cirqus slam tilt. H/T: Søren Worre

I AM THE LAW!

The Judge is sometimes lenient, but it is dangerous to confuse leniency for complacency. THE LAW is relentless.

Heist! from Multimorphic P3

A teaser trailer of Multimorphic’s newest flagship title, Heist!. Take on Mr. Big and his empire! There’s no word on whether Jack Spade or John Slade will be available to assist you.

Slingshot Basics

What makes a slingshot sling. If the slingshot doesn’t sling, what do?

Name the Tune

No chickens were harmed in the making of this video … I think.

JJP: Test Report

Look at all the pretty colors on that screen. The same hieroglyphics over and over … what do they mean?

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.

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?

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. “

Support the Texas Pinball Festival (Online Store)

The Texas Pinball Festival Store is open! You can help defray some of the costs of the cancellation and acquire some potentially collectable items. The TPF Swag Pack includes some valuable hand sanitizer…

A Statement from Texas Pinball Festival

TPF releases a statement regarding the future of the Texas Pinball Festival.

Stern Pro Circuit Championship Postponed

Stern Pinball have released an update that the Stern Pro Circuit Championship that was scheduled for Saturday, March 21st 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

Texas Pinball Festival 2020 has been canceled.

Update: Texas Pinball Festival 2020 has been canceled.

TWiPY Teaser Trailer

It’s ON! Who’s gonna get served (with a TWiPY award)?

Stern Pro Championship Teaser promo video

Twenty will enter, one will emerge victorious from the ladder. Step by step … inch by inch … slowly, I turned to play my next game.

Texas Pinball Festival Promotional Video

In a world, in a city, near a stadium at a long sold-out hotel, with other premium priced hotels around it … it’s The Texas Pinball Festival! #InceptionNoise

Pinball Profile 244: Hello from INDISC

Jeff Teolis talked to a lot of pinball people at INDISC.

Stern Pro Circuit – 2019 Pinball Expo Flip-Out Tournament Recap

Super Producer, Karl DeAngelo prepares the camera rig to display the next game to be broadcasted on the livestream.

Texas Pinball Festival Promo Pack review

What will people get if they bring a game to Texas Pinball Festival?

10 days of constant Australian WPPRization [BPAC2020]

July 31st – August 9th, 2020. WPPR point enthusiasts, get ready to book the vacations!

Stern Pro Circuit Championship [#SPCC2020] details!

It’s that time of year again for the annual Stern Pro Circuit Championship Final where the top 20 players in the 2019-2020 circuit compete for the title of “The Stern Pro Circuit Player of the Year”!

TWiPY voting ends TONIGHT!

Have you cast your votes for the This Week in Pinball Yearly awards yet?

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).

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 …

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 …

pinballwiz45b vs. Malzbie’s Pinball Collection – Time Flight

Battle airborne fighters through time in this Steam game.

Sonic Spinball (update 4)

The display screen is back and Sonic is tearing through points as The Player makes shots.

Sonic Spinball VPX Demo

… Notice how the music changes as The Player passes each checkpoint in the game which forms each Act of the Sonic game. After the first two checkpoints, there is a major enemy represented by the center target bank …

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball [progress]

Gotta go fast! Gotta flip fast!! Gotta go faster faster faster! Sonic Spinball! Going fast is always better and helps you complete modes … wait for it … FASTER!

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.

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