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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    building is located in a remote area from Newtown station The Warren View Hotel Only a few guests were there when we arrived Inside The Warren View Hotel bar It has three pinballs located in an independent game room beside the bar It also has also another entry from the street so those under 18 can still enter the game room Entry to the game room The pinballs at The Warren View Hotel were The Addams Family Bally 1991 The Champion Pub Bally 1998 Austin Powers Stern 2001 Austin Powers The Champion Pub and The Addams Family All of these three pinballs looked like new and were also maintained in excellent condition Austin Powers The Champion Pub The Addams Family This was my first time seeing black flippers Although they are quite special it is not good for players since it is difficult to aim where to shoot the ball Black flippers and the pricing card on The Addams Family In addition to pinballs there was also a pool table and two video shooting games Other games to play besides pinball Additional information about the bar at The Warren View Hotel is as follows Opening hours 10 00 00 00

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    located in the centre of the pub Pinballs at the Queen Victoria Hotel World Cup Soccer Attack from Mars Although the World Cup Soccer was not very well maintained some broken parts were not properly replaced it was still in an acceptable condition An improvised fix for World Cup Soccer We had our Thai dinner at the hotel s bar Surprisingly it was delicious and a reasonable price This is

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/sites/queenvictoriahotel/index.html (2016-04-27)
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    of two pinballs located near the main entrance Tron and X Men Tron Pro X Men Pro The two pinballs are in good condition but the ball ran quite fast from the top to bottom So I could not play either game for too long Cost to play is AUD2 0 US 1 50 1 40 1 00 per game or AUD5 0 for 3 games The price card on

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/sites/cityheroes/index.html (2016-04-27)
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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    first There was a total thirteen pinballs First eight were located in a room at the right hand side while another five were in an inner area of the pub I was able to try each pinball one by one in a quiet atmosphere and without any interruptions The first eight machines The next five The pinballs available were The Walking Dead Stern 2014 AC DC Pro with factory LEDs Stern 2014 Elvis Stern 2004 Metallica Premium Stern 2013 24 Stern 2009 Mustang Pro Stern 2014 Star Trek Pro Stern 2013 Getaway Williams 1992 Funhouse Williams 1990 Dirty Harry Williams 1995 Who Dunnit Bally 1995 The Addams Family Bally 1992 Doctor Who Bally 1992 This was my first time seeing the Metallica Premium Road Case model Metallica Premium Road Case It was very lucky and unbelievable that I could get the grand champion score on my first game of Who Dunnit o Grand Champion The cost per game is AUD2 0 and AUD5 0 for three games It is absolutely good value for money if you take into account the condition of the pinballs The pricing card on Metallica It seems Pinball H Q is the base of a pinball

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    Stern 2005 and Austin Powers Stern 2001 Grand Prix and Austin Powers The working condition of these two machines was acceptable However the balls of both machines ran very slowly from top to bottom so it was not difficult to play them for a long time Grand Prix Austin Powers In addition the cost of a game was only AUD1 0 We only used AUD2 0 to play the pinballs

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/sites/themenzies/index.html (2016-04-27)
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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    Frankie s Pizza The pub had six pinballs as follows AC DC BiB LE Stern 2012 Metallica MoP LE Stern 2012 Guns N Roses Data East 1994 The Rolling Stones Stern 2011 Playboy Stern 2002 Family Guy Stern 2007 Metallica AC DC Guns N Roses The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones Playboy and Family Guy This was the first time I had seen an AC DC Back In Black LE and a Playboy with such attractive backglasses AC DC with an alternative backglass Playboy has a different translite too It was very lucky that I could get the Playboy Champion of the Playboy game o Playboy Champion The cost to play is AUD2 0 US 1 50 1 40 1 00 per game or AUD5 0 for 3 games The pricing card on Metallica In fact I did not enjoy playing pinballs in this pub because The lighting was not enough so it was sometimes difficult to follow the ball It smelled unpleasant everywhere I felt uncomfortable for one hour after playing the games it was quite noisy with the rock and road music so it was difficult to concentrate on playing pinball Additional information about the Frankie s Pizza

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    why did they rename it from Contact Master to ScoreGasm Master SGM and wasn t that name going to alienate some potential buyers Andrew told us the name is intentionally risqué and reflects the modern nature of the game He said Yes the name is there to grab you This is of course intentional Actually the slang definition of the word scoregasm refers to player and fan reactions during a sporting event when they over react to a point score goal being made The SGM pin game has a classic feel and we made sure to keep some of the elements consistent with the original era Contact Master was released in However we also wanted it to be clear that SGM is a 21st century production Thus we added full playfield and cabinet art electronic sound and music and changed the name to something that is definitely not from the 30s Day One Pinball will build a total of thirty ScoreGasm Master games ten prototypes and twenty production units They say thirty is a manageable number given the timeframe the development space available and the demands on the team members given that they all had full time jobs as well It should also give them a good feel for the market for games of this type To test their concept they used the next three months to build their first prototype game The prototype playfield The prototype cabinet The completed prototype There is one additional team member not yet mentioned The original Contact Master relied on the aesthetic appeal of the natural wood to attract players but Terry and the team knew today s pin game buyer would expect the game to feature artwork to convey the game s theme They contacted famed pinball artist John Youssi who agreed to work on the project providing a playfield design as well as a logo for the cabinet and speaker panel John s ScoreGasm Master logo is used on the cabinet front and sides The speaker panel design The playfield design The values awarded by each hole are the same as the original Contact Master as is the arrangement of pins to guide the balls The pin holes are dimpled on the bare playfields but all the pins have to be inserted by hand Unpopulated playfields Pin hole dimples The game is played using ten balls nine blue balls which score the points indicated and one red ball which can be used in a number of ways but would typically award double points for the hole in which it lands To prevent undue nudging there is a visible tilt ball which sits on a pedestal If the game is shaken too much the metal ball topples off the pedestal and all scores are void Two different size balls are provided to give different tile sensitivities Otherwise the scores need to be manually totalled using the values printed on the playfield and the chosen rule for the red ball SGM cabinets An important

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    reliable at capturing the ball The gobble nature of the hole is referenced in the artwork on the plastic above the saucer The kickout saucer As you can see the rubber rings either side of the lane are almost completely perished This is the most extreme example but other rubber rings such as the Melon target above also showed signs of excessive wear after two days of being played almost constantly The shooter lane carries an epilepsy warning The game features two small flippers Interestingly the black text on these games seemed to be much thicker than any other artwork giving it a raised feel and look One area not given much prominence in the press release is the small LCD display on the bottom left of the apron which shows the replay score But it actually does far more than that and is in reality Stern s first use of an LCD screen to directly replace the LED dot matrix display The game s LCD screen showing the old Stern logo The regular in game diagnostics are all available in just the same way as they are in a conventional Stern model although they do appear in very small text and can t be seen if the playfield is raised The usual high voltage disabled warning message The game s lock bar is a single routed wooden piece with Stern s latches as used in their Pro models The lock bar Since the game uses Stern s now Spike system and the mechanical design is relatively simple anyway underneath the playfield everything is neat and tidy The underside of the playfield What is different is the need to latch the playfield down There are latch mechanisms on either side of the cabinet One of the two playfield latches The

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/games/whoanellie/index2.html (2016-04-27)
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