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New Must Have Mod for your AC/DC Pinball

There are a lot of pinball machine mods out in the marketplace. Some are better than others. I think we can all agree that the best mods are those that feel as if they should have originally come with the game. This is a pretty high standard and most mods fail to meet this level. So it is cause for celebration when there is such a mod. We already sang the praises of the amazing AC/DC Premium pinball machine here recently. The machine is phenomenal out of the box, however there are a number of great mods to make...

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Pinball Review: Cyclone

Kind of like a theme park wrapped up inside a box Year of Production: 1988 Production Run: 9,400 Notable Features: A mini Ferris wheel that carries the ball. Spinning backglass animation. Collector Rating: B Fairly popular game and certainly the most popular of the trilogy (Comet came first, then Cyclone, and Hurricane was the last). Player Rating: B Decent ball speed when cleaned and waxed. Single ball only, so lack of multiball reduces the appeal somewhat. Ramps are smooth and fun to hit, easy to repeat (which is kind of the idea of the game). Slightly below average amount of depth for a System...

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Pinball Review: Fireball Classic

A 1970’s EM classic reborn with 80’s solid state technology Year of Production: 1985 Production Run: 2,000 Notable Features: Rotating disk in the middle of the playfield that changes the direction of the ball. Collector Rating: C Strangely unpopular game considering the original Fireball is still very highly sought after. Player Rating: B+  Obviously this is a simpler game, but do not think it is easy. With huge outlanes and the spinning disk to deal with — ball times on this game are extremely low. It is very challenging to keep all 3 balls in play for any length of time. Overview A modern remake...

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Dorothy vs Angus — A Pinball Showdown

The most talked about and touted pinball machine of 2012 was Stern’s AC/DC Premium (and Limited Edition) pinball machine. AC/DC was a giant hit for Stern and brought a classic music-themed pinball machine to fans that had been aching for something like that for years. 2013 saw the advent of a new player in the pinball game. Jersey Jack Pinball released their Wizard of Oz pinball machine. Wizard of Oz promised many new features and technologies never seen in a pinball machine and generated a lot of buzz. Both of these machines are still readily available to purchase new....

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New Slot Machine Book Delivers a Jackpot

Coin-op collectors are not like most people. Lugging around huge and heavy machines into our homes would not be considered grounds for excitement to most. Since we are in the minority, we do not have access products made especially for us on a constant basis. But when such items are released into the marketplace, it is cause for celebration. With that in mind I would like to celebrate a new book. It is More Automatic Pleasures – The Slot Machine Revolution by Nic Costa. This book is a giant slice of slot machine heaven. Nearly 200 pages of content about...

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