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Making pinball for $25

A how-to on how to DIY your own DIY pinball game for about $25 worth of materials.

Wonka’s Office

Dead Flip charges into Willy Wonka’s office to get the chocolate. Was there any chocolate to be found there?

What the Flip presents Cosmic Carnival

Introduced by Jon Weaver, the designer of the game and the owner of Suncoast Pinball.

Pinball Profile: MyBookie

“MyBookie.net & gambling on pinball. We hear from MyBookie.net on how this started, why it was created, and many other questions.”

Minburgh 2019

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

TBLs: They Live!

The Big Lebowski machines have re-arisen! Also, Guns N’ Roses musician Slash confirming a new GnR pinball machine under development…

Pinball Profile: Bowen Kerins (Pinburgh, Alice, Australia)

“Bowen Kerins discusses Pinburgh, WIPT & Women’s events, social media, Brisbane Masters, Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle and a whole lot more.”

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.”

Star Wars Home Edition premiere analysis with Cary Hardy

Stern Pinball is playing 4D Chess. At least 3.5D chess.

Pintastic Podcasters Panel

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

Special When Lit: Stern vs. The Field

Place your bets! I’ll put my money on whoever invented liquid soap.

It here! It damaged?! What do?

A Wonka game was damaged in shipment! What do we do now? We’ve got mods to install!

Mrs. Pin 72: Level Zero

“Tournaments, Streaming, Pincations – OH MY! Thoughts on our trips to Level Zero and Pintastic, new toppers and trophy projects, and an awesome new WOMP! Keep spreading the pinball LOVE!”

Making pinball for $25

A how-to on how to DIY your own DIY pinball game for about $25 worth of materials.

Wonka’s Office

Dead Flip charges into Willy Wonka’s office to get the chocolate. Was there any chocolate to be found there?

What the Flip presents Cosmic Carnival

Introduced by Jon Weaver, the designer of the game and the owner of Suncoast Pinball.

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.”

Star Wars Home Edition premiere analysis with Cary Hardy

Stern Pinball is playing 4D Chess. At least 3.5D chess.

Pintastic Podcasters Panel

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

It here! It damaged?! What do?

A Wonka game was damaged in shipment! What do we do now? We’ve got mods to install!

“Nerding Around” with Luke and Jess

Luke and Jess of the YouTube channel “Nerding Around” visit Pintastic New England.

Pintastic Tour

Pinball Supernova visits Pintastic New England. Includes gameplay of the custom Metroid Pinball machine and a look at the “ultimate pinball topper”

Marco TV: Mike Vinikour

“Mike Vinikour gives us some insight on what it was like working with Dwight Sullivan to create The Munsters Pinball amongst other details about being an Associate Game Developer for Stern Pinball.”

New Thrones Code! [Stream]

Although the ending of the show was disappointing for some, this code update is not disappointing at all. Prepare for many good changes and fixes.

If it breaks, we can fix it, then break it and fix it again.

The Scene: Galloping Ghost Pinball |
The Game: Alien by Heighway Pinball | Jack is also holding a beer, so it’s serious business. | It’s time for MASSIVE DAMAGE!

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!

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.

Fake it until you make it [UK Pinball Open]

The UK Pinball Club details how to survive and thrive at the UK Pinball Open 2019.

Imoto takes on SFGE – Part 2

Livestream at Southern Fried Gaming Expo!

Christopher Franchi – Q & A

He talks about some of his recent projects and gives reasons why he will not be a liaison between the pinball manufacturer and the community as he wanted to be.

Imoto at SFGE 2019 Pre-Show

Imoto Arcade shows what’s happening at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo as the show begins. The show has expanded to an new, more spacious area within the same facility.

Eric Stone seminar at Pintastic New England

“Top 10 world class champion Eric Stone shows us how to play pinball on Sterns “The Walking Dead” And Bally “Evel Knievel”.”

Reading Pinball Schematics 101 with John Robertson

“On the seminar stage, we had John Robertson show us how to read schematics in relation to repairing classic and modern pinball machines!”

Belles Weekend Takeover of Dead Flip!

It’s more than an NXT Takeover, it’s a B&C Takeover! Belles and Chimes is in charge of the Dead Flip channel for Saturday and Sunday.

Pintastic New England Walkthrough

A tour of the exhibits, vendors, games and other areas of the Pintastic event at the Sturbridge Host Hotel. This event will be in a different location next year.

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.

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.

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?

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