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For the record: Texas State Pinball Championship – the final game

Robert Byers vs. Phil Grimaldi play the last game (Game 7) of the Finals of the Texas State Pinball Championship on Stern KISS.

Macho Pinball 10: Macho is tired

Macho sounds like he is about to “blow up” … WHAT?! Macho cannot get tired … this is impossible … Macho also thinks the pinball nation is being a bit harsh on The Pinball Network.

Macho Pinball 9: The Pinball Network

The Macho Pinball King sees a new challenger to his throne.

FIRST TAKES! Stranger Things Premium

FIRST TAKES on Stranger Things Premium presented by This Week in Pinball. This is not a review, it’s a conglomerate of “first impressions”.

Rochester Institute of Technology / Strong Museum

As part of an interactive games and media course, 12 RIT students made cardboard and digital pinball machines designed around themes of their own choosing …

The Pinball Network (Teaser Trailer and Staff Roll)

Well, the suspense didn’t last long. The collaborators are named officially. Now we wait for February 10th.

Macho Pinball 8: Competition

Macho’s competition bites the dust as he pays his respects to them. But what will become of his former challengers? Will they return in some form of Voltron, Robotech, Evangelion, Devastator-like form?

Stranger Things, stranger projections

Sometimes you gotta turn the heat up and cook things. Why is there a kid tied up? Are we supposed to be turning the heat up more? Are we the hero or the villain in this scenario?

Space Hunt homebrew pinball gameplay update

The hunt for more space continues… What? That’s not what a space hunt is? Why not? We could all use more space.

Pinball Players Talk Smack – IT’S THE SNOWDOWN THROWDOWN!

The Q Morning Show talks about pinball competitors cutting wrestling promos. Snow and playing pinball outdoors in poor conditions may be involved.

Pinball Media Exits …

… after careful consideration … my tinfoil hat is securely fastened … as I wait for further intriguing developments.

MACHO PINBALL: Spooky, deeproot, stranger things

The Macho Pinball King has some words about the Spooky Rick and Morty topper, deeproot pinball and Stranger Things.

PAPAtv: Big Money! Big Prizes!

Who will solve the puzzle and win the Showcase Bonanza?!

Escape from the Lost World gameplay

HELP! That dinosaur has a PLANE! Wait-a-minute, where ARE we? Wait, it’s that even a dinosaur?!

Cary Hardy’s Last Action Hero restoration continues…

“If God were a villain – he’d be me.”

Haggis Pinball 55 – It’s Alive!

Holy crap! It works and stuff!

PAPAtv : Card Whiz and Twilight Zone

I had not idea how Twilight Zone and Card Whiz were related until the video description told me.

Scott Danesi DJ Set at Houston Pinball and Arcade Expo

This is the live recording from the Houston Arcade Expo 2019. During this recording there was gaming and lightsabers and who knows what else. Also, a drummer appeared with a drum set to play along with the music.

New Pinball Dictionary: Tilt Karma

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

For the record: Texas State Pinball Championship – the final game

Robert Byers vs. Phil Grimaldi play the last game (Game 7) of the Finals of the Texas State Pinball Championship on Stern KISS.

Macho Pinball 9: The Pinball Network

The Macho Pinball King sees a new challenger to his throne.

The Pinball Network (Teaser Trailer and Staff Roll)

Well, the suspense didn’t last long. The collaborators are named officially. Now we wait for February 10th.

Stranger Things, stranger projections

Sometimes you gotta turn the heat up and cook things. Why is there a kid tied up? Are we supposed to be turning the heat up more? Are we the hero or the villain in this scenario?

Space Hunt homebrew pinball gameplay update

The hunt for more space continues… What? That’s not what a space hunt is? Why not? We could all use more space.

PAPAtv: Big Money! Big Prizes!

Who will solve the puzzle and win the Showcase Bonanza?!

Escape from the Lost World gameplay

HELP! That dinosaur has a PLANE! Wait-a-minute, where ARE we? Wait, it’s that even a dinosaur?!

Cary Hardy’s Last Action Hero restoration continues…

“If God were a villain – he’d be me.”

Haggis Pinball 55 – It’s Alive!

Holy crap! It works and stuff!

PAPAtv : Card Whiz and Twilight Zone

I had not idea how Twilight Zone and Card Whiz were related until the video description told me.

Metroid Pinball: January 2020 gameplay check-in

Projected as approximately 25% complete.

For the record: INDISC/The Open Championship Finals

Includes coverage of The Grand Final Round and the High Stakes Final Rounds. For additional coverage, visit and subscribe to IEPinball on Twitch.

Haggis Pinball: Subwoofers

For when you gotta have great sound from your game.

Macho Pinball Podcast Vlog Show

The Macho Man is a Pinball Wizard. He’s the cream that’s rising to the top of the International World Class Championship Pinball Federation.

Haggis Pinball: Boxes!

Headboxes, speakerboxes, subwoofer boxes, more boxes.

The Pinball Mafia Collection

It’s not a software game release pack. It’s a group of their recent videos I’ve posted at once to catch up.

Straight Down the Middle: The Year in Review

What in the world happened in 2019? What in the world is going to happen in the year 2020?

SDTM: A TWiPY promotional video

Straight Down the Middle is going for the TWiPY for Favorite Pinball YouTube Channel

Pintastic New England 2020 Trailer

The Pintastic Pinball & Game Room Expo released a hype trailer for this year’s event.

pinballwiz45b vs. Malzbie’s Pinball Collection – Time Flight

Battle airborne fighters through time in this Steam game.

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?

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. ^_^

Scott Danesi DJ Set at Houston Pinball and Arcade Expo

This is the live recording from the Houston Arcade Expo 2019. During this recording there was gaming and lightsabers and who knows what else. Also, a drummer appeared with a drum set to play along with the music.

Pintastic New England 2020 Trailer

The Pintastic Pinball & Game Room Expo released a hype trailer for this year’s event.

NYC Pinball Championship 2020 Press Release

“Never Beef Productions announced today that the New York City Pinball Championships returns in 2020, with added attractions and more hot pinball action.”

TWiPY award nominees overview

Jack Danger has a look at the 2019 TWiPY awards landscape. He goes through every entrant and does the homework for you if you are trying to decide who to give your vote.

TWiPY Awards 2019 voting is open!

The voting period for This Week in Pinball Yearly Awards 2019 has arrived! Vote for your favorites in the pinball world NOW through the end of January.

24-Hour Stream-A-Thon for Project Pinball Charity Today at 6 PM Central!

“Join us Friday, December 20th at 6pm – Saturday, December 21st at 6pm (central time) for our 24 hour Stream-A-Thon Charity Fundraiser benefiting Project Pinball Charity!”

Marco TV: Imoto interviews Zach Meny

“When he’s not bringing us hours and hours of pure pinball entertainment, he’s wheelin’ and dealin’ pinball machines too!”

Pins and Pirates Pinball Rally

Michael Palero tours the Pins and Pirates Pinball Rally at Captain’s Arcade Showroom

Free Play Florida review by Tampa Jay

YouTube user Tampa Jay went to Free Play Florida. Here are his thoughts about what happened including interviews of other YouTube users in attendance.

For the record: Dutch Pinball Open Expo 2019

Pinball News takes a tour of  the tournament and surrounding events.

Free Play Florida Walkthrough

Owlnonymous provides a walkthrough of the convention area of the Caribe Royale Orlando resort hotel.

The Pin Lounge by Marco Specialties

Marco Specialties builds the Pin Lounge at Pinball Expo 2019.

Pinball Expo – The Cary Hardy Experience Part 3

This was Cary’s first time at Chicago Expo. He details his interactions and experiences at the event. This is the third part of a multi-part feature.

Pinball Interactive Exhibit

TNT Amusements takes a tour of the Fun With Pinball interactive exhibit at Chicago Pinball Expo.

Pinball Expo – The Cary Hardy Experience Part 2

This was Cary’s first time at Chicago Expo. He details his interactions and experiences at the event. This is the second part of a multi-part feature.

Pinball Expo – The Cary Hardy Experience

This was Cary’s first time at Chicago Expo. He details his interactions and experiences at the event. This is the beginning of a multi-part feature.

Marco TV at Pinball Expo 2019

Imoto Harney and Marco Specialties presents Pinball Expo 2019. Interviews, spoopy stuff, parties, Cassandra Peterson and more.

TNT Amusements takes on Pinball Expo (Part 2)

“Part Two of the Chicago PINBALL EXPO October 18th 2019! We cover the Stern Pinball Factory Tour–couldn’t show very much, but we had fun!”

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!

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 …

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 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.

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.

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