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Southern-Fried Pinball is Mighty Tasty

When I moved from the Washington D.C. area to the Georgia Coast (known as The Golden Isles) — there were no pinball shows in the entire surrounding region to speak of. There were none in D.C. either, but the Allentown show was not too bad of drive. Same with the White Rose Pinball Show. Down […]

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Cozy Coastal Town Now Home to Pinball Palace

Sometimes life surprises you in ways you could never imagine. We moved to the small beach town of Brunswick, Georgia almost 15 years ago. My wife and I were looking to escape the congestion and traffic of the Washington, DC area and move to a more family-friendly town. I never missed the DC area much, but […]

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2016: A Most Disappointing Year for Pinball

A post on a recent local pinball discussion forum read: “It seems like it’s a good time to be a pinhead. People are taking delivery of TBL, Stern has Batman 66 coming out soon, and I just read that both JJP and Spooky will be unveiling their third games before too long. There have also […]

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A Forgotten Monstrous Gem of a Pinball

Here is the situation I was in recently. I had the itch. You probably know about this yourself. It is that itch to get a new machine in your game room. It just hits you after awhile.

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2015 Pinball Machine of the Year

Doing a game of the year in past years seemed a bit silly as so few pinball machines were being made. But considering that there are now several companies working on producing pinball machines, it seems like the time has come. There were a number of really good pinball machines that were released in the past year.

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Pinball Review: The Getaway

Fast-paced sequel to the 1986 game High Speed. Steve Ritchie basically took High Speed and juiced it up a bit. Year of Production: 1992 Production Run: 13,259 Notable Features: Supercharger — a magnetic ball accelerator. Collector Rating: B Getaway is not very expensive compared to many other games of its era, but is a fairly desirable […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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