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Arcade Games are cool but whats cooler? PINBALL

The Cow KingThe Cow King a islandRegistered User regular
edited August 2016 in Social Entropy++
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You know the game with the flippers that makes a lot of noise and you spend a dollar to sewer your ball 3 timea in 40 seconds. ITS GREAT FUN

WHY SHOULD I PLAY? Mostly cause its awesome! Secondly you get high scores! Thirdly there are a crap ton of different tables each with different styles, goals, and possible wizard modes you can achieve and feel like a real boss.

WAIT WHAT IS A WIZARD MODE?

Glad your shouting pinball is something to get excited about! Wizard modes are like the secret final boss of a pinball table! Usually achieved by completeing a bunch of different stuff a game and not always worth the most points but reaching (and sometimes beating) is a lot of fun and very rewarding. Well if you like pinball it is.

Heres me getting my first one on Black Knight 2000 (and doing terrible, also This is The Pinball Arcade game) also the first machine to have one
https://youtu.be/Fmr0FsKne1U

Compared to the more modern LOTR which takes a bit more effort
https://youtu.be/a9PnCwcYPwY

HOW CAN I PLAY?

Well your in luck look at this https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play
I found a demolition man machine and a bowling alley yesterday and wasted a hour there it was GREAT. Also gotra plan a pinball trip to toronto!

The other option is virtual pinball! I know you've all played the windows space pinball and its pretty good. I've been playing The Pinball Arcade its technically a free game but you have to pay for the tables. However they are real tables that have been liscenced from pinball manufacturers. They are a ton of fun to play! I recommend Medieval Madness, Star Trek TNG, Fish Tales, and Twilight Zone are all amazing.

https://youtu.be/cR5mvi_edM4

Hope you dont mind the rambly random post that ive lost three times to express how much I love PINBALL and you should love it to!

Or you can tell me what the deal with skee ball is because I think that game is lame as heck

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
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    The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    If youve only heard the theme watch the 1st video of me being terrible at the Lings Ransom becausr all of the sound is amazing in Black Knight

    STAND UP AND FIGHT

    YOU ARE CHAMPION

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    Question for pinball enthusiasts out there. Do you ever find that the noises and flashing lights of the tables are distracting? Do you sometimes think you could be better if you couldn't see or hear them?

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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    I think my biggest score was like 4mil on tales of the Arabian nights. My favorite table.

    But I've only played pinball virtually. No good places for it in buttsville ohio.

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    STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Black Knight 2000 is great but my personal favorite table is The Getaway. I love the clunk of getting loops on the supercharger.

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    The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    Tales of the Arabian Nights is actually one of the free tables in Pinball Arcade and its on steam!
    Question for pinball enthusiasts out there. Do you ever find that the noises and flashing lights of the tables are distracting? Do you sometimes think you could be better if you couldn't see or hear them?

    personally no but I also use the lights and sounds to hide the fact im mouthing off to the machine and giving it the come at me bro stance when I sewer a ball

    it's also not really a JACKPOT if there isn't a loud ass noise and a bunch of lights, it's mostly part of the experience for me and a lot of tables have really good sounds and lights so you'd be missin out anyways!

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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Wait not four million.



    Had to login to farsight

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    El FantasticoEl Fantastico Toronto, ONRegistered User regular
    I had no idea Toronto was considered a mecca for pinball games. I wish more places near me in the city had stuff (I'm in the west part of town, I'd have to travel downtown to get to most of the locations that feature tables).

    I used to live across the street from a convenience store that always had a couple of arcade machines, and usually one or two pinball tables. For some reason the owner kept the volume on a med-high setting, and when you're playing games like Hook or Jurassic Park, which tend to have loud music and sound effects, let's just say I'm surprised no one had any complaints because the tables were there for years.

    Those two are among my favourite tables to play, with Addams Family maybe rounding out the top three that I fondly remember.

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    PsycohedPsycohed On a Fool's ErrandRegistered User regular
    Question for pinball enthusiasts out there. Do you ever find that the noises and flashing lights of the tables are distracting? Do you sometimes think you could be better if you couldn't see or hear them?

    Quite the opposite. I need blinking lights and grimy squeals to tell me ramps are active, modes are on, bonuses are accumulating, and shit like that. From a distance, it all absolutely looks like a soup of strobe lights, for sure. But spend enough time with a table and you get into some real "all I see is blonde, brunette, red head" shit.

    Plus, like, if I'm playing Doctor Who and I can't hear Daleks screaming at me, what even is the point.

    This is one of the things that always drives me crazy about the Zen Pinball tables. From a usability and UI standpoint, that game blows Pinball Arcade out of the god damn water, but their tables are just so... quiet. They always seem really lifeless to me.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I have Pinball Arcade on my phone and it's pretty great. I've picked up a few tables.

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    I'm a big fan of No Good Gophers on Pinball Arcade. I think my high is getting 5 holes in one in a single game. Plus I just love smacking the gophers with the ball while they're shit talking you, it's just so damn satisfying!

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    MrPsycohed wrote: »
    Question for pinball enthusiasts out there. Do you ever find that the noises and flashing lights of the tables are distracting? Do you sometimes think you could be better if you couldn't see or hear them?

    Quite the opposite. I need blinking lights and grimy squeals to tell me ramps are active, modes are on, bonuses are accumulating, and shit like that. From a distance, it all absolutely looks like a soup of strobe lights, for sure. But spend enough time with a table and you get into some real "all I see is blonde, brunette, red head" shit.

    Plus, like, if I'm playing Doctor Who and I can't hear Daleks screaming at me, what even is the point.

    This is one of the things that always drives me crazy about the Zen Pinball tables. From a usability and UI standpoint, that game blows Pinball Arcade out of the god damn water, but their tables are just so... quiet. They always seem really lifeless to me.

    Have you tried playing instead by... sense of smell?

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    The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    Just got 22 billion on attack from mars and waa a few shots away from destroying the saucer on mars

    That and not even close to the free 50billion yoi can get great table

    Ive ended up with season 1 and 3 so far and some tables I didnt mention are Attack from Mars, Dracula and Taxi which are all fantastic

    My patents have a old 1980s spiderman in the basement which is a lot slower to play but a lot of fun as well

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    I loved the Data East Star wars pinball machine
    A second in my heart is the Starship troopers one
    If I ever have the money I will get them. But one of the silly things I have found out is most of them are on the east coast and people selling them will not use couriers. or travel more than 80km to sell it

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    3 of the 4 pinball machines at my arcade are dead, the 4tth right bumper goes 5 times for every press.

    Thank god for Pinball FX humble bundles

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    The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    Also I now appreciate Ed Boon for programming Taxi more then I ever will mortal kombat

    So pinballs given me that

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    PwnanObrienPwnanObrien He's right, life sucks. Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    The arcade/go kart place near me when I grew up had a Royal Rumble pinball machine. It later got a Tales from the Crypt machine. Those things would shake the second floor platform they were up on when they started really going off.

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    MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    My dad worked at an arcade- type place for a while. When they closed down, he got one of the old pinball machines. It's down in the basement, and boy did I play quite a bit. It was an older, not so fancy machine, and I never really got good. But it was so great when I was growing up.

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    The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    Just pulled off a full madness in medieval madneas (minus trolls which I lit and clutched to continue multiball) for a awesomely long time

    Then was like YEAH I CAN DO ROYAL MADNESS

    Instant sewer pinball why WHY

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Medieval Maddness is great. I've got that and ST:TNG and Addams Family and Theater of Magic on the app, as well as whatever was bundled with those ones.

    BLM - ACAB
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    FCDFCD Registered User regular
    Classic Game Room has some great pinball table reviews, here a few of my personal favorites:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nic1q-IgHR0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XxR4AX7Ysk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXYTJ96hgVs

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