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Meltdown Pinball Podcast – Ep. 12: Post Pinburgh Decompression (Part One)

Join Duncan McFarlane, Luke Cervi, Jack Danger, Kikasaurus Rex and me as we break down Pinburgh and many other pinball things …

Batman 66: Isolated Dominance

What you see is not a bug or even a feature. It is the way to get outlandish scores on the game.

MechaRandom is happy?! About Elvira!

There will be no riding crop for this one. You don’t know what I mean? Become a subscriber to her channel, and you’ll find out.

Elvira House of Horrors – Analysis by Cary Hardy

Maybe these videos are still up by this time … maybe not. We’ll all get to play it at Chicago Pinball Expo anyway. Cary Hardy talks about the things we did see.

Ghostbusters! There’s The Code!

Jack Danger, Dwight Sullivan and the “Top Men” of Stern’s staff go through the improvements to Ghostbusters.

Mrs. Pin 75 – Diamond Edition

Mrs. Pin returns after a short hiatus after getting a new job!

Black Knight: Behind the RAGE!

This is the behind the curtain, behind the music, behind the RAGE edition of the making of Black Knight: Sword of Rage!

Marco TV – Mica Critchfield

“Mica Critchfield is one of the fearless leaders of the Southern Fried Gaming Expo troops.”

Cobra Kai, NEVER DIE!

Watch as @pinballfamily attempts to save a ball that is perched precariously on the inlane/outlane divider.

For the record: CLEPIN A Finals

SPOILER of the winner of the event is below! (in the video thumbnail)

Pinball Profile: Rage Tilt Pinball

“Beck & Matt from RageTiltPinball.com show off their creativity, plus their love pinball, knitting, Billy Joel…and Satan.”

For the record: 2019 Northwest Pinball Championships – Sunday

Also starring the Classics and High Stakes Finals.

For the record: CLEPIN Classics

Live from the Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show, the semi and final rounds of the Classic Division.

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.

For the record: 2019 Northwest Pinball Championships – Saturday Qualifying

Also starring the Women’s Finals and possibly an electrical storm.

Pinball Profile World Tour

It’s the Pinball Profile World Tour. Scott from Pin Stadium Lights joins @JeffTeolis to talk about these 10 IFPA sanctioned events in 10 cities across 4 countries.

SAMS Students Score Through Pinball Course

“Engineering A Pinball Machine,” taught by Garth Zeglin, a roboticist, and Lumi Barron, a rising senior in the College of Fine Arts.

For the record: 2019 Northwest Pinball Championships – Friday Qualifying

Guest starring Escher Lefkoff and his 63 Billion point game of Batman 66.

TWiP with Krystle Gemnich

Krystle, the host of RipTide Pinball Podcast and Marco Specialties representative, guests on the show to talk about stuff and things. Zachary makes sure to say her name correctly.

MarcoTV: Imoto Arcade interviews Andy and Indigo Martinez

They are working on a custom game called Killer Clowns from Outer Space (Raven Re-theme)

Batman 66: Isolated Dominance

What you see is not a bug or even a feature. It is the way to get outlandish scores on the game.

MechaRandom is happy?! About Elvira!

There will be no riding crop for this one. You don’t know what I mean? Become a subscriber to her channel, and you’ll find out.

Elvira House of Horrors – Analysis by Cary Hardy

Maybe these videos are still up by this time … maybe not. We’ll all get to play it at Chicago Pinball Expo anyway. Cary Hardy talks about the things we did see.

Ghostbusters! There’s The Code!

Jack Danger, Dwight Sullivan and the “Top Men” of Stern’s staff go through the improvements to Ghostbusters.

Black Knight: Behind the RAGE!

This is the behind the curtain, behind the music, behind the RAGE edition of the making of Black Knight: Sword of Rage!

Marco TV – Mica Critchfield

“Mica Critchfield is one of the fearless leaders of the Southern Fried Gaming Expo troops.”

Cobra Kai, NEVER DIE!

Watch as @pinballfamily attempts to save a ball that is perched precariously on the inlane/outlane divider.

For the record: CLEPIN A Finals

SPOILER of the winner of the event is below! (in the video thumbnail)

For the record: 2019 Northwest Pinball Championships – Sunday

Also starring the Classics and High Stakes Finals.

For the record: CLEPIN Classics

Live from the Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show, the semi and final rounds of the Classic Division.

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.

For the record: 2019 Northwest Pinball Championships – Saturday Qualifying

Also starring the Women’s Finals and possibly an electrical storm.

For the record: 2019 Northwest Pinball Championships – Friday Qualifying

Guest starring Escher Lefkoff and his 63 Billion point game of Batman 66.

MarcoTV: Imoto Arcade interviews Andy and Indigo Martinez

They are working on a custom game called Killer Clowns from Outer Space (Raven Re-theme)

USE YOUR FOOTWORK! #DoubleFlipper!

YOU CAN DO IT ROCK! USE YOUR FOOTWORK! STAY STABLE!
Use your strength and stability…

Throwback Gameplay Thursday: Gott lieb?

It’s time to play Gottlieb’s Jacks to Open. All of the targets up the middle are there to drain you. Good luck.

Throwback Gameplay Thursday: Libations for everybody!

Owlnonymous plays Stern’s TRON: Legacy before he decided later to trade it toward a new Jurassic Park.

Throwback Gameplay Thursday: What the Groot?

What the Flip plays Stern’s Guardians of the Galaxy and takes on the challenge of getting one billion points on the game.

Jurassic Park – Data East – Grand Champion Score

Dennis goes park-ing but at the Data East edition of the facility. Pictured: A Super Jackpot in progress.

Emily and Doctor John: Stranger Things (Snow Queen)

Mad scientist Emily’s school project gets taken through it’s paces. It’s a Snow Queen that has been re-themed into Stranger Things.

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!

2020 Supra Pinball Super Bowl Commercial

+1 CinemaSin for using THE song.

SONY Bravia 4K Pinball Demo video

I want this machine. I want to dream in this machine. If it were a real game, it would cost ALL OF THE MONEY.

National Pinball Day Petition

There is a petition to have the United States Senate recognize National Pinball Day on Roger Sharpe’s Birthday.

If it bleeds, we can flip it.

CaptNRetro analyzes the impact, or lack thereof, of Predator pinball on the pinball industry.

pinballwiz45b vs. I don’t know

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Are we alive? Are we real? Am I just a brain in a bag? Am I a figment of someone’s imagination?

Top Dead Flips for December & January

Double Dutch Dead Flip shenanigans for December and January!

Koi Morris and The Addams Family

Koi Morris rules on The Addams Family.

Project Pinball INDISC Raffle

Join us in an undisclosed location somewhere in the Museum of Pinball, where we select our newest winner.

Meltdown Pinball Podcast – Ep. 12: Post Pinburgh Decompression (Part One)

Join Duncan McFarlane, Luke Cervi, Jack Danger, Kikasaurus Rex and me as we break down Pinburgh and many other pinball things …

Pinball Profile World Tour

It’s the Pinball Profile World Tour. Scott from Pin Stadium Lights joins @JeffTeolis to talk about these 10 IFPA sanctioned events in 10 cities across 4 countries.

Jurassic Park pinball premiere feature video

See the positive things players had to say about the game right after they took it for a test drive.

Blizzard Mountain 24-Hour Pinball Marathon

On September 28th – 29th 2019, there will be a 24-Hour pinball tournament. But, it’s not all match play. Check out the details of this multi-format marathon tournament

These are the games you’re looking for.

“Join host Jack Danger on the floor of the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con International!”

Chris Granner seminar

Pintastic New England released a video recording of Chris Granner’s seminar at the show where he told stories and answered questions about his various audio creations.

Mrs Pin 74 – Competition, tension, angst

All of the commenatary on Pinburgh, including Pinburgh Finals pressure! Guest starring many fellow Pinburgh pinball campers.

Replay FX Walkthrough by OWL

Owlnonymous takes us on a journey of 3+ acres of gaming in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Gordon Hasse and the Gottlieb Era

“Gordon talks about how about how pinball is evolving, for better or for worse!”

Dory Hill returns! September 6 – 8, 2019

H/T: Kevin Ryan and the Little Kings Pinball Podcast, it’s the Dory Hill Pinball Campout X. For more information, listen the the episode of the podcast posted here.

For the record: Pinburgh 2019 Finals

Coverage of the Top 16 Finalists at the Pinburgh 2019 Final Rounds.

Marco TV: Pinball Party Bus

Imoto Arcade interviews the owners and operators of the Pinball Party Bus.

Eric Meunier seminar

Among other things, Eric Meunier talks about how he designs his games to make maintenance easier on the operator and the consumer.

Steve Ritchie and Black Knight SoR

“Steve Ritchie with Tim Sexton … talk about his career and making Black Knight: Sword of Rage.”

Minburgh 2019

Pete Hendricks, Priyanka Kochhar, Evan Bookbinder, and Jon Replogle battle in a Pinburgh Style single round competition for Minburgh supremacy!

Imoto interviews Gerry Stellenberg

Recorded at the Texas Pinball Festival, Gerry talk about his P3 Multimorphic pinball platform.

NYC Pinball Championships review

Matthew Carlson provides a video documentary of what happened at the 2019 NYC Pinball Championships. “NYC finally gets the pinball tournament it deserves.”

Pintastic Podcasters Panel

The Fireball is at the front table as a group of podcasters do a panel about podcasting.

Pinball Profile: Pintastic New England

Jeff Teolis talks to just about everyone at Pintastic New England.

For the record: Pintastic New England Silverball Rumble

Coverage of the 2019 Pintastic New England Silverball Rumble Pinball Championships, a Pro CIrcuit Event at the Sturbridge Host Hotel, Massachusetts.

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 …

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.

Replay FX partnership with Pittsburgh Knights eSports Team

Replay FX has partnered with the Pittsburgh Knights, a professional eSports team to “bring the new era of esports to the biggest retro gaming event in America.”

Zaccaria Pinball Starter Pack

Zak-are-RYE-ah … za-KAR-ee-ah … Zak-are-REE-ah … za-KAR-RYE-ah … starter pack for those new to the Zaccaria platform.

pinballwiz45b vs. Fish Tales (SIM)

It’s time to cash in virtual Supers on “The Hardest Multiball in the Hobby”.

Super Panic Ball, Pac-Man Panic, Space Invaders Pinball Jam

Bandai Namco, … has two “battle” or “versus” pinball games on hand ….

pinballwiz45b vs. Wolverine Pinball FX3

This is a virtual pinball mastery video. One lap of Wolverine on the Pinball FX3 platform.

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