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    video games where my favourite ones are Operation Wolf 1987 and Police Officer 2 2 2001 The main hall is filled with video games The main hall The main hall The main hall Operation Wolf Keisatsukan Shinjuku 24ji Police Officer 2 The main hall Meanwhile the second hall is purely for the approximately 40 pinball machines Luckily my favourites Bally Playboy and Big Hit donated by Mr Takeda were still there The pinball hall The pinball hall The pinball hall The pinball hall The third change is the lowering of the average age of customers at the JGM On this visit I saw many kids coming in with their parents Kids playing the pinballs Kids playing bowling games Father and kids on Whitewater and Guns n Roses Future pinball champion The fourth change is the closure of the Music Cafe Instead it has been replaced by two coin operated machines dispensing cup noodles and soft drinks Soft drinks machine Cup noodles machine This time I knew two new pinball friends Mr ZZY the initials he uses on pinball high score tables and Kumazo They had both also visited the Silver Ball Planet the day before and so we recognized each other at the JGM Mr ZZY and Kumazo Day Two On this second day at the JGM I first met with Mr Nagoya Taking advantage of the opportunity we had a three man mini tournament on the Bally Playboy between Mr Nagoya Bruce Director of the JGM and me Bruce and Mr Nagoya Final scores on Playboy player two is my score As a VIP guest I had an opportunity to play the solid state pinball Mikoshi Sega 1977 which is a display item only for other guests According to Bruce this may be the one and only Mikoshi pinball

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/sites/japangamemuseum3/index.html (2016-04-27)
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    cabinet is a small piece of Vero board upon which three LEDs and a variable resistor are mounted The Tiny Pin illuminates in three ways Firstly a colour changing LED points downward to light the floor under the cabinet as we can see if we take a look at the bottom of the model The under cabinet colour changing LED Two slide switches are also located on the bottom of the cabinet One of these changes the way the playfield is illuminated The standard method is to use a warm white LED which provides a steady glow but this can be switched to a second colour changing LED instead The colour changing LED is enabled Both playfield lighting options only use a single LED device so the illumination is fairly centralised although the distance to the playfield and the opaque nature of the playfield bed s material help with the distribution of the light Playfield illumination There is a small amount of light leakage around the sides of the playfield which looks a little distracting We haven t tried it but we suspect a strip of black electrical tape run along the side of the playfield s bed and wrapped onto the top and bottom surface below the playfield image could well fix that Light leakage at the sides If USB power is not readily available the second switch on the bottom of the cabinet changes the power source from the USB s 5V to the 9V supplied by an optional MN1604 6LR61 commonly called a PP3 battery which can be plugged into the supplied connector and slotted into the front portion of the cabinet The connector for the battery To find the third light source we need to put the playfield back and head to the backbox The backbox The speaker panel and translite are a single printed image behind which sits a lone white LED A sheet of silver foil pasted on the back wall helps distribute the light but once again the illumination is biased towards the centre The card with the backbox image is glued at the base but unsupported at the top so it s quite easy to push it in if you re not careful The backbox also maintains a realistic feel thanks to these functional plastic hinges on the sides The backbox attaches to these hinges These allow the backbox to fold down and rest on the cabinet s side rails The backbox folded down This exposes the two wires which provide power for the backbox lighting so as with a real game you need to be careful not to pinch or damage the wiring when snapping the backbox back into its upright position The front of the cabinet is flat artwork without a functional coin door although the two flipper buttons on the side are nicely raised The front of the cabinet with the backbox folded When the Tiny Pin first arrived and was unboxed it was larger than we were expecting

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/learn/tinypin/index.html (2016-04-27)
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    smoothly and the players clearly appreciated it Great job Karl Game queueon the projector screen Jim did an interesting job mixing up the games this year with a few rarely used titles in the bank Tee d Off and High Roller Casino A B qualifying Tee d Off had undergone extensive modification to reduce the use of trap and repeat during multiball Both games turned out to be fun changes of pace from the usual fare Despite the crowd the lines were never that long in part due to the 5 of 9 open and 4 of 7 classics formats that kept things well spread out Robert Gagno and Julie Gray in Classics qualifying The new location was roomy enough to accommodate both the players and the PAPA TV crew although we re already discussing possible improvements for next year to make it easier for people to maneuver Overview of the tournament area Practice bank in the bowling alley s arcade Having a significant prize pool for the B division clearly helped attendance and the B players were duly rewarded for coming out with a top prize of just over 1 000 Qualifying had no byes this year in part to reduce the urge for players already in to keep playing to improve their seed to get a bye thus freeing up more chances for people below the cut to get in The PAPA TV team at work We ended up with pretty much the usual cast of suspects I ll note that Keith was 1 qualifier in Open and 3 in Classics with Robert Gagno qualifying 2 in both Matt Cohn and Sal Ayoob led the B qualifiers The B division playoffs began with a tiebreaker for the eighth and final seed between Carl Borgentun and Craig Sengstock taken by Craig That victory was short lived however as the four making the B finals were James Squires Kevin Nickel Andreas Petersen and Billy Brown the latter in a close tiebreaker over Sal In the finals Kevin won the first two games to clinch at worst a playoff for first and won when Andreas was unable to win game three Billy bested Andreas in a tiebreaker for second place in the B division In Classics the final four came down to Keith Adam Jim and Raymond Davidson Keith got off to an early advantage with a win on Paragon and second place to Jim on Laser Cue but Jim won game three on Joker Poker while Keith could only manage third place giving the title to Jim 8 points to 7 Adam got third Raymond fourth After some rather intense and time consuming playoffs The A division final came down to Keith Robert Zach and Andrei Keith and Zach in the A Division semi finals The finals got off to a thunderous start as Keith blew up Dirty Harry to the tune of 6 1B overshadowing a great game of 3 3B by Robert which was better than the highest

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/shows/indisc2014/index.html (2016-04-27)
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    them in a desperate financial condition Barry and Donna Oursler Barry is renowned for his classic pinball designs which include the Comet Cyclone and Hurricane trilogy Pinbot and Jackbot Dirty Harry Doctor Who and his last design Junkyard He also designed the game frequently considered to be the saviour of pinball in its battle against video games Space Shuttle Barry Oursler picture Barry s Facebook page He appealed for any

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/news/oursler.html (2016-04-27)
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    police pursuits Take down the SHIFT drop targets to shift your way up thru the gears into GEARS Multiball Shoot around the playfield to earn Ford Racing parts and customize modify and tune your Mustangs Advance thru the challenge ladder in order to race in the Silverball Stampede an all out coast to coast run against all of the wacky opponents in the game Features the voice of racing car driver and television host Tanner Foust Five decades of music to select from by artists like Motorhead Jan Dean The Romantics and more Artwork created by GT designer Camilo Pardo Special Features 4 Barrel action pop bumpers Twin Stacked Supercharger ramps Donut Time captive ball shot M U S T A N G logo spell out feature indicates game progress 1 24th scale decorative Mustang Mystery Ford feature allows players to enhance their car collection with iconic cars from throughout the history of the brand Since this information was subsequently removed it s possible not all of these features will appear or work as described in the final game The game debuted at the NADA automotive show at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center in New Orleans where Pinsider sepins from Tampa Florida took these pictures Mustang s playfield click to enlarge A short left side lane ending in a standup target is the first of seven major shots The second is the left orbit lane which appears to have two lift up ramps allowing the ball to be diverted to either the left or right return ramp Mustang s combined orbit and ramps shot Five G E A R S drop targets renamed from S H I F T in the promotional details on Ford s site we ll leave you to work out why that might be sit

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/games/mustang/index2.html (2016-04-27)
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    Pat did introduce his long time collaborator at Williams Ted Estes who has been working at JJP alongside Keith Johnson to develop the software and rules for The Wizard of Oz and announced Ted would be working with him on the new game Pat and Ted The announcement from Jersey Jack Pinball came in the form of an e mailed announcement which you can read below and this video message Here s the JJP announcement Jersey Jack Pinball Announces the Collaboration of their Next Machine with the Legendary Pinball Designer Pat Lawlor Lakewood New Jersey January 24 2014 Jersey Jack Pinball Inc the industry leading designer and manufacturer of premium no compromise pinball machines is very proud to announce the collaboration of their next machine with the legendary pinball designer Pat Lawlor Pat is returning to Pinball to build an EPIC machine with JJP Pat is well regarded by millions of pinball enthusiasts around the world for what he has been able to create over the years like the best selling pinball machine The Adams Family Pat will have the help and support of the JJP team along with his long time teammate Ted Estes It is our intention that Pat will be able to create a game that truly lets him explore the space of new technology available today in the JJP platform The game will be an original idea enabling Pat and his Team to imagine and to create If you are a true pinball enthusiast you are going to love this pinball machine said JJP Founder Jack Guarnieri About Jersey Jack Pinball Inc Jersey Jack Pinball Inc was founded in 2011 with a passion to build premium no compromise pinball machines Games built with passion and games that are fun to play which will become treasured for

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/news/jjplawlor.html (2016-04-27)
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    elements a few other exhibits caught our eye while wandering the aisles Sega were promoting their Transformers game They also brought their latest racing games this one on bikes and this one in cars For those who wanted a sit down immersive game this compact wrap around screen looked interesting The perfect combination a racing game multiple slot machines and meerkats Transmissive screens as seen covering the playfield of a Heighway Pinball model were being used in skill games Another transmissive screen game Elaut s The Wizard of Oz pusher was on display in 2 player and 6 player versions OK let s get to the pinball and while this year s show promised some exciting new developments from pinball manufacturers there was less to report than we had hoped Stern Pinball were represented on the Electrocoin stand which was smaller than their usual display Electrocoin s stand Gary Stern and Shelley Sax were at the show and were joined by three pinball machines two Star Trek Pro models and an AC DC Lucie model Stern machines on the Electrocoin stand Two Star Treks and an AC DC This was the first time the Lucie model had been seen in the UK and produced a lot of interest and positive comments Cabinet artwork for the AC DC Lucie model Backbox art Translite art There was a third Star Trek machine around the corner on the Wessex Coin stand Star Trek on the Wessex Coin stand Pinball Heaven were promoting Jersey Jack Pinball s The Wizard of Oz with two standard models and one 75th Anniversary machine The Pinball Heaven stand Two standard models and one 75th anniversary Phil Palmer of The Pinball Heaven The Pinball Heaven owner Phil Palmer was supposed to be joined on his stand by JJP s Jack Guarnieri but Jack cancelled his trip to London at the last minute Jack wasn t the only no show at EAG International Both Heighway Pinball and Marsaplay had booked stands and were on the show s floor plan but neither were present on the first day Heighway Pinball and Marsaplay were absent on Tuesday The stands where Heighway Pinball and Marsaplay were expected to be exhibiting their games So just Stern and JJP machines were being displayed at the show But if real pinball was limited in numbers miniature prize dispensing pinball machines were in abundance Here s a selection of them Street Pinball from Laiv in Spain Assorted machines from Fiam Automazione More mini pinball dispensers from Luca S r l in Italy Even more this time from Special Games We could go on but you get the idea There were basically lots of these As we re in London two things are pretty much inevitable Austin Powers is in town London Pride beer will be enjoyed On the first night of EAG International an after show party for exhibitors is traditionally held at a nearby pub and this year was no different The EAG after show party

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/shows/eag2014/index.html (2016-04-27)
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    in discussions to get them made by a manufacturer in the US However the playfields have now arrived from Mirco and today Antonio sent us pictures of them The playfields for Captain Nemo Dives Again One of the playfields Antonio says he can now start building sample games to make sure all the parts fit together correctly and make any necessary adjustments Meanwhile the cabinet decals will be applied and

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/games/captainnemo/index6.html (2016-04-27)
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