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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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The Best Gambling Themed Pinball Machines of All Time

Back in the olden days pinball was a gambling device — and thus pinball became illegal in many areas. Payouts were delivered in cash and not in free games or extra balls like today. But this is not a post about that… Maybe due to the heritage of pinball being played for gambling, the theme of […]

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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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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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Get Rich Playing Pinball

I don’t know about you…but when I visit Vegas I avoid slot machines. Being a pinball machine fan, this goes against my inclinations as I love the lights, sounds, and such that they offer. But what bugs me is that there is no real skill involved. It just feels like luck.

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5 Insane Slot Machines We Want In Our Games Room

We all love Las Vegas. Whether we’ve been or not, we’re transfixed by the city. The shows, the fights, the bright neon lights, and of course the gambling which sees millions flock to the city every year to have a pull on their favorite one arm bandits.

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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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What Truly are the Top Ten Modern Pinball Machines of All-Time?

Let’s scientifically figure out the best modern pinball machines of all time. First let’s look at the top 20 list from Pinside. Medieval Madness Twilight Zone Attack from Mars Monster Bash The Addams Family Lord of the Rings AC/DC (Premium/LE) Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure Theatre of Magic Tales of the Arabian Nights Spider-Man Star […]

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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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