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« on: November 23, 2009, 11:50 AM »

found this on boingboing.net
http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/sylmB4oVfys/sneaky-pinball-maker.html

its all fun and games.......
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 12:28 PM »

I have put many a quarter in many a machine.

Thanks for the article. I didn't know. And I own 6 of them.  Huh
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 12:32 PM »

Thanks for the article. I didn't know. And I own 6 of them.  Huh

Which machines do you have ?

I have Pat Lawlor designed "Funhouse" and "Twilight Zone".

-Frazer
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 12:39 PM »

Jungle queen here.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 01:44 PM »

Jungle queen here.
Many a quarter lost to the Black Knight  Roll Eyes

The damn whinneying horse just goaded you past self-restraint.  Angry

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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 02:43 AM »

I like the transparent table shown in the article - does anyone know what it is?
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009, 03:18 AM »

There you go Keith.
http://neptunebeachamusementmuseum.org/ppexpo/visiblePinball.php
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009, 06:47 AM »



Thanks for that - that looks superb, and it even has 'proper' score reels etc., just like the machines I used to play as a kid/teenager.
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2009, 08:36 AM »

Pinball games were also programmed with the 'midas touch' were you could increase the odds, and in some cases reduce them to 0, to match numbers to win a free game. Alot of time this was accomplished with pushing the start and/or flipper button at a specific time. 
I also thought the tours through the factories to be very interesting with lots of intersting stories to go along with the pins and the people. For example, Frazier's funhouse was originally suppose to have a mechincal clock built into the playfield but was changed to lights to cut cost. Also, Rudy's head in the game was tested to unbelievable lengths because all of the operators at the time were convinced it would break easily. One of the pins i regret selling.
I have had tons of pinballs over the years. Here is what i have left:
Black Knight 2000
Joker Poker
Barracora -its for sale
Centaur, the first 5 ball pin
Countdown
Pot' o Gold
Night Moves, cocktail pinball
Baby Pac-man, half pinball-half video -its for sale
Panterra -it's for sale
Also got some videos left,
2 ms pac, defender, missle command-its for sale

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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2009, 09:05 AM »

defender


 Huh

There are some memories.  I think my all-time favorite was Xevious  Roll Eyes



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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2009, 04:14 PM »

Barracora -its for sale
Centaur, the first 5 ball pin


Where are you ? Smiley
Centaur for sale too?  plz Undecided


got:
-Funhouse  (the best)
-Lord of the Rings
-Jungle Queen
awesome foursome:
-Jungle Lord (x2)
-Black Knight
-Solar Fire
-Pharaoh

- Grand Lizard
- Roadshow
- Medusa
- Altantis (gottlieb)

pics of the above + a little backglass gallery I maintain:
http://mrhide.pinnesota.org/mhgallery/main.php

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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2009, 04:25 PM »

Got a Williams Fishtales when I turned 21.  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2009, 05:05 PM »

cool collection of back glass pics! Tongue much easier to have the pics then the glasses, worked on many of those and played many more.   King Kong Tongue, one of five built iirc

Sell the centaur Huh, it's not the small headed one but the full size back box. I could use a new playfield for it though Embarrassed
I'm in ohio, drop me an email

also thought the fish on fishtail should have a singin fish instead Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2009, 07:41 AM »

The Adams Family is the best pin ball game I've ever played.
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2009, 09:18 AM »

Mine are all mechanical reel games:

Fireball
Trail Drive
Super-Flite
Flip-A-Card
Joust
River Boat

Although my plans for a game room are on back burner as we have 2 guest rooms for all the visitors. The games are on their ends, against a wall in one of the guest rooms, patiently waiting.  Cry
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