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Pinball Crusade: Portal to Pinburgh Tickets?

Will Bill Winterberg win a ticket to Pinburgh 2020 at Portal Arcade?

Macho Pinball: This world needs an enema

Macho continues the hunt for trolls.

Arcade Crusade Restorations

Arcade Crusade starts the restoration processes on the menagerie of the Twilight Zone and the maze-filled ramp trap known as Whitewater.

Pinball Mastery: Billion Dollar Babies completed!

Karl DeAngelo completes Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle and the Billion Dollar Babies wizard mode.

Pinball Profile: The Søren ROM

Jeff Teolis talks with the person who helps reach into the past and make it better for the future.

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

Star Wars Pro strategy

Multiplier is good. Multiplier is what you need. Multiplier is all important. Live or die by the multiplier. Sacrifice yourself to retain the multiplier. Your life is less important than the life of the multiplier.

Mustang … in color.

Bro do you even colorize? The Bro Team plays Mustang with a Color DMD.

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.”

Pinball Profile 244: Hello from INDISC

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

The Getaway Restoration 4

The parts are here. What needs to be updated and corrected?

The Plumb: Episode One

Krystle Gemnich’s new podcast has started! Find out how she got here, what the goals of her podcast are and what she plans to do in future episodes.

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:

Owlnonymous vs Stranger Things Limited Edition v0.85

It’s time for a run-through of the latest code of this game. Projector included.

Macho Pinball 21 – Troll Huntin’

The Macho King is about to go on a rampage for some trolls. Don’t be in the way when the Patented Flying Elbow comes through.

PAPAtv: Every little thing …

PAPAtv goes on a road trip to Cactus Jack’s and then cleans up after their road trip with some equipment and explosives from Road Show.

Backbox 34: Aviana Smith – Idaho State Champion

“In episode 34 we talk with Idaho State champion, Aviana Smith.”

PAPAtv: Go fast, turn left.

The PAPA team plays NASCAR and Mario Andretti.

Heavy … Metal … Meltdown?

Cary Hardy would like to show you his Weiner … dog.
In other news, Stern has been contracted to build some Heavy Metal games.

Pinball Crusade: Portal to Pinburgh Tickets?

Will Bill Winterberg win a ticket to Pinburgh 2020 at Portal Arcade?

Arcade Crusade Restorations

Arcade Crusade starts the restoration processes on the menagerie of the Twilight Zone and the maze-filled ramp trap known as Whitewater.

Pinball Mastery: Billion Dollar Babies completed!

Karl DeAngelo completes Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle and the Billion Dollar Babies wizard mode.

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

Star Wars Pro strategy

Multiplier is good. Multiplier is what you need. Multiplier is all important. Live or die by the multiplier. Sacrifice yourself to retain the multiplier. Your life is less important than the life of the multiplier.

Mustang … in color.

Bro do you even colorize? The Bro Team plays Mustang with a Color DMD.

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.”

The Getaway Restoration 4

The parts are here. What needs to be updated and corrected?

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:

Owlnonymous vs Stranger Things Limited Edition v0.85

It’s time for a run-through of the latest code of this game. Projector included.

PAPAtv: Every little thing …

PAPAtv goes on a road trip to Cactus Jack’s and then cleans up after their road trip with some equipment and explosives from Road Show.

PAPAtv: Go fast, turn left.

The PAPA team plays NASCAR and Mario Andretti.

Heavy … Metal … Meltdown?

Cary Hardy would like to show you his Weiner … dog.
In other news, Stern has been contracted to build some Heavy Metal games.

Mezel Mods: Shooter lane protecting with Deborah Tahlman

Deborah Tahlman knows about protecting your shooter lane. She also knows how to address your shooter lane’s sensitivity.

Hurry Up Pinball – Mylar on the Drain

Hurry Up Pinball produces quick tutorials on how to fix your pinball games. Here’s one now on installing Mylar on the drain area and shooter lane.

Rick and Morty Gameplay!

Hey, Morty! It’s over 2 hours of Rick and Morty gameplay, Morty! And it’s on location, Morty! You gotta watch it Morty! I can’t stop saying ‘Morty’, Morty.

Pimp my Getaway: The restoration continues

The game is getting closer to being ready for primetime at Texas Pinball Factory. I want to play this and put up at least half a billion on it.

Stern Pinball at the Consumer Electronics Show

Stern introduces Stranger Things to more of the non-pinball public.

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.

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?

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?

Wreck’n Ball (Banzai Run Prototype)

Watch Pat lawlor and Larry DeMar give a demonstration of Wreck’n Ball, the prototype version of what would become the innvoative Banzai Run.

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.

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 …

New Pinball Dictionary: van Pelt Kickback

Named after Lucille “Lucy” van Pelt, a fictional character in the syndicated comic strip Peanuts …

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.

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

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