New Pinball Dictionary: Gunching



The use of body language while playing a pinball machine. Note that gunching doesn’t actually influence the path of the ball. It’s nudging that accomplishes that.

Gunching is the set of body actions that a player does while nudging. For example:

  • Leaning to one side
  • Balancing on one foot
  • Dropping to one knee
  • Taking both hands off the flippers and doing a little dance
  • Praying to the pinball gods

Gunching can be related to the actions a person does while playing a driving game. A player might lean sharply to one side, while taking a tight turn, even though it has no effect on the outcome.

Author: SSB

You will find me at a pinball tournament, and sometimes behind a microphone for some reason. Have more fun! Play more pinball! Support the hobby on twitter by using #pinball. Currently: Attacking Mars. BAO!

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