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New Pinball Dictionary – Gatekeeper (player)
Dec05

New Pinball Dictionary – Gatekeeper (player)

The person who is currently in the last qualifying position at a pinball tournament (for example: 16th place out of 16 qualifiers). The Gatekeeper must be sure to rigorously defend the position or work quickly to move higher in the standings.

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New Pinball Dictionary – Gatekeeper (concept)
Dec03

New Pinball Dictionary – Gatekeeper (concept)

In games with a wizard mode, it is the one requirement that is much harder than all the others. It is usually the one you complete last before achieving the Wizard Mode, making the other requirements not as relevant.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Pete Townshend
Nov11

New Pinball Dictionary: Pete Townshend

When a player shoots a spinner so well and so cleanly that they exaggerate their excellent shot by playing air guitar on the game. More spins of the spinner mean more air strumming by the player.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Gunching
Oct21

New Pinball Dictionary: Gunching

The use of body language while playing a pinball machine.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Death Save
Oct19

New Pinball Dictionary: Death Save

A move used when the ball has traveled down the right outlane. As the ball approaches the center, the player jostles the machine sharply. If done well …

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New Pinball Dictionary: Rollover vs. Roll over / Turn over
Oct13

New Pinball Dictionary: Rollover vs. Roll over / Turn over

In the video, Frank causes the score on Mars Trek to roll over by getting the pinball stuck on a rollover. In the video, Frank causes the score on Mars Trek to turn over.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Travelling
Oct10

New Pinball Dictionary: Travelling

An occurrence where one of the following things happen on a game that has two inlanes on at least one side of the playfield…

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New Pinball Dictionary: Drain Train / Lemmings / Outlane Drain Train
Oct05

New Pinball Dictionary: Drain Train / Lemmings / Outlane Drain Train

During Multiball, when two or more balls drain down the center or through the same outlane at or close to the same time.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Rock the Cradle
Oct03

New Pinball Dictionary: Rock the Cradle

Rocking the Cradle means to shake and nudge the machine so that the balls slide down to where both balls are resting on the flipper.

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New Pinball Dictionary: House Party
Oct01

New Pinball Dictionary: House Party

When every player, in a game with three or more players, has a house ball on the same ball.

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