Pinball Review: Cyclone
Mar11

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...

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Pinball Review: Fireball Classic
Mar11

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...

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Dorothy vs Angus — A Pinball Showdown
Mar11

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...

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New Slot Machine Book Delivers a Jackpot
Feb18

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 –...

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The New Metallica Pinball Machine is Very Heavy Indeed
Apr15

The New Metallica Pinball Machine is Very Heavy Indeed

Thoughts on the New Machine by Stern Pinball I have been one of Stern’s harshest critics, but I am happy to eat some crow on their upcoming new pinball machine. The pictures of the upcoming Metallica pinball machine are simply stunning. This is probably the best looking pinball machine that Stern has ever produced. Featuring smokin’ artwork by Dirty Donny, I am lusting after this game very heavily. That may not sound like...

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