Andrew Heighway displays a prototype of the Full Throttle pinball game at the 2013 German Pinball Open.
The act of getting a pinball tournament recognized by the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) so that competitors in the event will receive World Pinball Player Ranking (WPPR) points.
A bobble-head figure fastened on top of the head of the game that serves as the game’s topper. When the player shakes and nudges the game, it causes the bobble-head to shake as well.
The first 20 seconds of this video is basically what the zombie apocalypse will look and sound like in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.
A feature that, when activated, stops any further stacking opportunities by deactivating other targets.
Black Nerd is angry that you can hardly play pinball anymore because arcades are gone. Even though they are not … OK, they sort of are…...
An unfortunate occurrence that can happen, when you attempt to control the ball on a flipper, while using the inlane to help you. After the ball rolls up the inlane, instead of rolling back down, the ball has enough speed and spin to pop out of the inlane, spin over and drop down the outlane.
“I have an idea for a pinball game that had awesome music back in the day. I’m talking about “Whirlwind” by Williams Pinball …”
Time for a check in with the current tournament standings. Kevin Smigel once again has taken the lead, but it is still early in the qualifying period. No one expects 14 to be the best qualifying score by the end of the season, especially after we have the PinGolf Saturday events.
To flip a ball as it is rolling down the flipper at the absolute last second. The goal is to get the ball to travel under the opposite slingshot and head toward the opposite inlane switch.