In Labour Day weekend, Calgary pinball wizards have met to put their flipper fingers to the test at the annual Silverball Rodeo pinball championship held for the first time. More than just being a venue for pinball enthusiasts, the event served a more meaningful purpose. During the Saturday prior to the Labour Day in Canada, [...]
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Pinball machines are enjoying a bit of resurgence in popularity. In recent years, the arcade favorite is popping up in various exhibits around the world and pinball tournaments are being held in different countries. Now that it’s making a comeback, it’s only rightful to remaster the skills you once prized in the early times. To [...]
Behind every popular pinball machine is a legendary pinball designer who made a significant contribution to the development of the arcade staple today. Every pinball machine is different. Each play field is completely unique, offering different playing experiences. Some tests your accuracy and reflexes while others are for pure fun and entertainment. Even if you [...]
At the height of the comeback of pinball machines in the arcade gaming scene, comes an upgraded pinball game made out of cardboard, the “PinBox 3000.” What’s unique and interesting about this pinball machine is that the game can be built in just an hour. All you need is a do-it-yourself (DIY) kit and your [...]
An exhibit in California recently proved that a classic pinball machine is more complex and scientific than how it looks from the outside. “The Art and Science of Pinball” at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland exposes the playful secrets of the game and it will leave you never looking at the arcade [...]
Back in the day, bands and musicians gauge their success status and influence by having a themed pinball designed after their craft. It is like having a film or a TV series dedicated to them. To this day, only legendary bands and singers have this kind of accolade under their belt. And rock bands are [...]
A 24-year old software engineer won the 14th Annual International Flipper Pinball Association's World Pinball Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark. Raymond Davidson, from Mukilteo, Washington beat 20 of the world’s greatest pinball wizard earlier this month to become the new world pinball champion. The players in the event were invited based on their points from world [...]
Pinball used to be a one-player game and the best you could get is a multi-ball machine in which you could play two or three balls at a time. But an artist upgraded pinball into a two-player game. Cristiana Felgueiras from Get Hands Dirty signed up for the Inventables challenges and made this awesome two-player [...]
While the 1970s era is often considered as the golden era of Pinball, with its notoriety reaching the zenith, there are a number of pinball machines before this decade that are noteworthy. The pre-70s pinballs are the machines that served as the guinea pigs for the many features that we now enjoy in our modern [...]
This year’s the 40th anniversary of the most successful sci-fi franchise in Hollywood, Star Wars. In celebration of their Ruby Anniversary, Stern Pinball has announced that it is developing a new Star Wars pinball machine. The new pinball machine franchises the Star Wars: New Hope, which follows the most recent franchise by Williams, the Star [...]