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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.

Backbox Pinball Podcast 24: Ashley Ludwig

“It’s the Houston recap ya’ll! We chat with the ladies tourney 1st place winner, Ashley Ludwig. When she’s not throwing down at a tournament, you can find her restoring pinball machines! We hear more about the expo, her work, how I am on the road to becoming a pinball cat lady and more!”

Black Knight: SoR – From Zero to 200 (million) in less than 3 minutes

Includes a Triple Multiple Super Feature cash-in during Retro mode for over 100 million points.

Pinball Profile: Lauren Gray, Backbox Pinball Podcast

“Hi y’all! On #235, Lauren Gray from Backbox Pinball Podcast talks about her love of pinball and the women who make her (and me) smile.”

Star Wars: The Maiden Voyage

“When you wish you had Iron Maiden pinball but you are stuck with Star Wars”

A New Beginning for Rock Fantasy

“Join host Pete Pardo as he talks with Steve Keeler, owner of Rock Fantasy in Middletown, NY”

Pinball Profile: Ryan Wanger

On #234, Ryan Wanger is having a great 2019 as a player and with Comet Pinball. Time to find out why …

Willy Wonka pinball review by a 4-year-old

With one of Kotaku’s prolific writers leaving recently, maybe it’s time for a pinball reviewer? I think this enterprising reviewer might do well there.

PAPAtv: Sweet Jumps and rail grinding

During this session a very interesting thing happens to the ball that was sweeter than any sweet jump possible. Somehow, the ball still remained in play

Eclectic Gamers 102: Gaming Thanks

Tony and Dennis in the first, pinball-focused half of the show talk about the newly released and long-anticipated Super Awesome Pinball Show, as well as the Star Wars R2-D2 topper.

Haggis Pinball: Fusion 3D

Featuring the Fusion 3D modeler

For the record: Dutch Pinball Open Expo 2019

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

Seattle Times: Want to get better?

Quick tips on how to play better.

Haggis Pinball: Power

Scotty from Star Trek … was not available for comment.

Free Play Florida Walkthrough

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

“Are toppers worth the money?”

With the Star Wars topper released and other toppers such as Black Knight and Medieval that look super detailed, are you looking to get one of these accoutrements?

Rick and Morty teaser drops from Spooky Pinball

750 games will be made. That means no matter what it looks like, I am confident that 750 games will be sold — no problem.

Haggis Pinball: Brackets, Mounts and Scoops

Scoops on a Sunday. (Yes, the proper pun is Sundae because scoops … and this was a video recorded on a Sunday … so yeah.)

Head 119 Head Pinball: The Final Pinball Tier

The Star Wars topper is here… and it is not Baby Yoda.

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.

Black Knight: SoR – From Zero to 200 (million) in less than 3 minutes

Includes a Triple Multiple Super Feature cash-in during Retro mode for over 100 million points.

Star Wars: The Maiden Voyage

“When you wish you had Iron Maiden pinball but you are stuck with Star Wars”

A New Beginning for Rock Fantasy

“Join host Pete Pardo as he talks with Steve Keeler, owner of Rock Fantasy in Middletown, NY”

Willy Wonka pinball review by a 4-year-old

With one of Kotaku’s prolific writers leaving recently, maybe it’s time for a pinball reviewer? I think this enterprising reviewer might do well there.

PAPAtv: Sweet Jumps and rail grinding

During this session a very interesting thing happens to the ball that was sweeter than any sweet jump possible. Somehow, the ball still remained in play

Haggis Pinball: Fusion 3D

Featuring the Fusion 3D modeler

For the record: Dutch Pinball Open Expo 2019

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

Haggis Pinball: Power

Scotty from Star Trek … was not available for comment.

Free Play Florida Walkthrough

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

“Are toppers worth the money?”

With the Star Wars topper released and other toppers such as Black Knight and Medieval that look super detailed, are you looking to get one of these accoutrements?

Rick and Morty teaser drops from Spooky Pinball

750 games will be made. That means no matter what it looks like, I am confident that 750 games will be sold — no problem.

Haggis Pinball: Brackets, Mounts and Scoops

Scoops on a Sunday. (Yes, the proper pun is Sundae because scoops … and this was a video recorded on a Sunday … so yeah.)

Rock Fantasy: The Last Tour (at the old location)

By the time this is posted, Rock Fantasy will be on the move to its new, upgraded location in Middletown, New York.

Alice Cooper: What the Flip

Gameplay of Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle including Co-Op mode. Will they get to Billion Dollar Babies?

Haggis Pinball: More headbox, more mech.

Third headbox, GO! Completion of mech design, GO!

2.7 Billion worth of Amber! [Jurassic Park]

Well, not all 2.7 Billion, but much of it. That amber is worth a lot.

Haggis Pinball: Painting that space

It’s time to paint the space, take a delivery for the printer and put together a backbox.

PAPAtv: WRONG HAT!

Hey, Rocky … watch me pull a right cross out of these gloves!

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. ^_^

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!

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!

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).

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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