The Pinball Podcast – Featured Machines by Rank 2.0

Introducing the new and more accurate TPP Featured Machine Rankings. We had several requests to rank our games, and for a long time it was a shoehorn routine (I like this more than that, so it goes here.)  Now, Jeff and Don rated all the featured games on Pinside, then took the average of their Pinside ratings to determine the overall rank.  Pinside allows the rater to determine how important various traits are to them (ie. art, sound, overall fun, etc.), so the rankings should be fairly ‘true’, based only on the opinions of two people though.

ANYWAY, here they are.  A perfect game gets a score of 10.000, and then downwards from there.  I’ve included our combined scores.

  1. Twilight Zone – 9.282 – Episode 2
  2. Judge Dredd – 8.866 – Episode 1
  3. Lord of the Rings – 8.863 – Episode 42
  4. TRON Legacy – 8.648 – Episode 55
  5. The Addams Family – 8.518 – Episode 24
  6. Tales of the Arabian Nights – 8.38 – Episode 28
  7. Whirlwind – 8.2885 – Episode 23
  8. Elvira and the Party Monsters – 8.2775 – Episode 10
  9. Theatre of Magic – 8.228 – Episode 12
  10. Red and Ted’s Road Show – 8.158 – Episode 48
  11. Metallica – 8.112 – Episode 22
  12. Funhouse – 8.0995 – Episode 6
  13. Haunted House – 7.8925 – Episode 13
  14. Whitewater – 7.854 – Episode 18
  15. World Cup Soccer – 7.8105 – Episode 51
  16. Medusa – 7.804 – Episode 25
  17. Champion Pub – 7.763 – Episode 37
  18. Congo – 7.736 – Episode 20
  19. Creature from the Black Lagoon – 7.7025 – Episode 35
  20. Revenge from Mars – 7.7015 – Episode 16
  21. Jacks Open – 7.6915 – Episode 32
  22. Bride of Pinbot – 7.6615 – Episode 3
  23. Taxi – 7.6615 – Episode 15
  24. NBA Fastbreak – 7.766 – Episode 9
  25. Doctor Who – 7.6195 – Episode 21
  26. Johnny Mnemonic – 7.5595 – Episode 29
  27. Mata Hari – 7.555 – Episode 19
  28. The Shadow – 7.3255 – Episode 7
  29. Bram Stoker’s Dracula – 7.2655 – Episode 40
  30. Sky Jump – 7.2595 – Episode 44
  31. Baywatch – 7.1805 – Episode 53
  32. Scared Stiff – 7.1165 – Episode 10
  33. Iron Man – 6.9775 – Episode 30
  34. Lights…Camera…Action! – 6.765 – Episode 47
  35. Maverick – 6.539 – Episode 4
  36. Shrek – 6.46 – Episode 14
  37. Fish Tales – 5.9235 – Episode 11

Episode 55 – The Pinball Podcast with TRON and Jeff

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Episode 54 – PinWEENBall/WhirlWEEN/WEEN On Me/Spirit of ’54

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Pinball March Madness 2015 – Championship Round Voting

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We’ve reached the championship round. I wouldn’t have predicted that AC/DC was ready for the big time spotlight quite yet, but some favorable match ups and some strong support saw it through to face The Addams Family for 2015’s Modern bracket title. Over in Classics, Whirlwind just barely slipped by Elvira and the Party Monsters to face Taxi, which beat Fathom by only two votes! Voting is open now and the championship round will close Thursday night, ending at midnight. Our bracket winners will be announced on the next show.

Here are the match ups for easy voting. Remember, you can email your votes to pinballpodcast [at] gmail.com or PM them to jar155 on Pinside or KLOV.

Modern Bracket

AC/DC vs The Addams Family

Classics Bracket

Whirlwind vs Taxi

Pinball March Madness 2015 – Final Four Voting

pinballmarchmadnessWe’ve made it to the Final Four, the best of the best in our March Madness event for 2015. This round will determine our championship pairings. Voting will run until Sunday night, ending at midnight. Get your votes in by email via pinballpodcast [at] gmail.com or send a PM to jar155 on Pinside or KLOV.

Here are your Final Four match ups:

Modern Bracket

AC/DC vs Monster Bash
Cirqus Voltaire vs The Addams Family

Classics Bracket

Whirlwind vs Elvira and the Party Monsters
Fathom vs Taxi

 

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Pinball March Madness 2015 – Round of 8 Voting

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We’re down to the Elite 8 in 2015’s Pinball March Madness. Again we saw some surprising results coming out the last round, especially with Scared Stiff beating White Water in the modern bracket and Centaur knocking off Bride of Pinbot in the classics. Voting is now open on the Elite 8 round. Voting will remain open until Thursday night, ending at midnight. Email your entries to pinballpodcast [at] gmail.com or PM them to jar155 on Pinside or KLOV.

Modern Bracket

Wizard of Oz vs AC/DC
Monster Bash vs Indiana Jones (WMS)
Tron vs Cirqus Voltaire
The Addams Family vs Scared Stiff

Classics Bracket

Wirlwind vs Centaur
Elvira and the Party Monsters vs Fire
Funhouse vs Fathom
Pinbot vs Taxi

Pinball March Madness 2015 – Round of 16 Voting

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It’s the Sweet 16! Another upset or two in the past round give us some match ups that I don’t think we’ve ever seen in previous years. Voting is now open on this round and will run until Monday night, ending at midnight (Pacific time). You can email your picks to pinballpodcast [at] gmail.com or send a PM to jar155 through Pinside or KLOV.

Here are the match ups:

Modern Bracket

Theatre of Magic vs Wizard of Oz
Star Trek: The Next Generation vs AC/DC
Monster Bash vs Creature From the Black Lagoon
Metallica vs Indiana Jones (WMS)
Lord of the Rings vs Tron
Cirqus Voltaire vs Congo
The Addams Family vs The Simpsons Pinball Party
White Water vs Scared Stiff

Classics Bracket

Whirlwind vs Eight Ball Deluxe
Centaur vs Bride of Pinbot
Elvira and the Party Monsters vs Haunted House
Black Hole vs Fire
Funhouse vs High Speed
Fathom vs Black Knight 2000
Earthshaker vs Pinbot
Swords of Fury vs Taxi

Pinball March Madness 2015 – Round of 32 Voting

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Round 1 has come to a close and we enter the round of 32. A few upsets should make for a pretty interesting round 2. Voting is now open and will run until Thursday night and closes at midnight Pacific time. All votes must be sent to either pinballpodcast [at] gmail.com or sent via PM through Pinside or KLOV to jar155.

Here are the match ups for the round of 32.

Modern Bracket

  • Theatre of Magic vs The Champion Pub
  • Wizard of Oz vs Star Trek (Stern)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula vs Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Dr. Who vs AC/DC
  • Monster Bash vs Family Guy
  • Spider-Man (Stern) vs Creature From the Black Lagoon
  • Guns N Roses vs Metallica
  • World Cup Soccer ’94 vs Indiana Jones (WMS)
  • Lord of the Rings vs Cactus Canyon
  • Iron Man vs Tron
  • Revenge From Mars vs Cirqus Voltaire
  • Congo vs Tales of the Arabian Nights
  • The Addams Family vs Road Show
  • No Good Gofers vs The Simpsons Pinball Party
  • High Speed 2: The Getaway vs White Water
  • Indy 500 vs Scared Stiff

Classics Bracket

  • Whirlwind vs Phantom of the Opera
  • Xenon vs Eight Ball Deluxe
  • Mousin’ Around vs Centaur
  • Sorcerer vs Bride of Pinbot
  • Elvira and the Party Monsters vs Comet
  • Haunted House vs Meteor
  • Black Hole vs Diner
  • Skateball vs Fire
  • Funhouse vs Embryon
  • Space Station vs High Speed
  • Mata Hari vs Fathom
  • Space Shuttle vs Black Knight 2000
  • Earthshaker vs F-14 Tomcat
  • Vector vs Pinbot
  • Swords of Fury vs Fireball
  • Rollergames vs Taxi

Pinball March Madness 2015 – Round of 64 Voting

Voting is now open for the first round of Pinball March Madness. You can vote by emailing your picks to pinballpodcast [at] gmail.com or by sending a PM to jar155 on either Pinside.com or KLOV. You can still submit a bracket to compete in the contest up until round 1 voting closes on Sunday night at 11:59pm PST. After votes have been received for round 1, bracket submission will be closed. Brackets are available here: http://www.thepinballpodcast.com/2015/03/16/pinball-march-madness-2015-brackets/

Remember, you don’t need to have submitted a bracket to vote! Here are the Round of 64 match ups:

Modern Bracket

Theatre of Magic vs NBA Fastbreak
Judge Dredd vs The Champion Pub
The Shadow vs The Wizard of Oz
Star Trek (Stern) vs Corvette
Bram Stoker’s Dracula vs Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Star Trek: The Next Generation vs Kingpin (Capcom)
X-Men vs Dr. Who
AC/DC vs Safecracker
Monster Bash vs Stargate
Big Bang Bar vs Family Guy
Spider-Man (Stern) vs Terminator 2
Creature From the Black Lagoon vs Junkyard
Guns N Roses vs The Avengers
Metallica vs Black Rose
Fish Tales vs World Cup Soccer ’94
Indiana Jones (WMS) vs Star Wars (DE)
Lord of the Rings vs Who Dunnit?
Pirates of the Caribbean vs Cactus Canyon
Iron Man vs Tommy
Tron vs Johnny Mnemonic
Revenge From Mars vs Tales From the Crypt
Cirqus Voltaire vs America’s Most Haunted
Congo vs The Walking Dead
Tales of the Arabian Nights vs Batman Forever
The Addams Family vs Wrestlemania
Road Show vs Pinball Magic
No Good Gofers vs Maverick
The Simpsons Pinball Party vs Jurassic Park
High Speed 2: The Getaway vs Batman: The Dark Knight
White Water vs Mustang
Indy 500 vs Transformers
Scared Stiff vs Demolition Man

Classics Bracket

Whirlwind vs Pharaoh
Phantom of the Opera vs Magic Castle
Barracora vs Xenon
Mousin’ Around vs Flash Gordon
Centaur vs TX Sector
Sorcerer vs Gorgon
Bride of Pinbot vs Catacomb
Elvira and the Party Monsters vs Jokerz
Star Gazer vs Comet
Haunted House vs Flash
Cyclone vs Meteor
Black Hole vs Quicksilver
Diner vs Joker Poker
Skateball vs Grand Lizard
Black Knight vs Fire
Funhouse vs Harlem Globetrotters
Embryon vs Seawitch
Space Station vs Time Machine
High Speed vs Class of 1812
Mata Hari vs Flight 2000
Fathom vs Solar Fire
Space Shuttle vs Paragon
Black Knight 2000 vs Al’s Garage Band
Earthshaker vs Frontier
Medusa vs F-14 Tomcat
Blackout vs Vector
Pinbot vs Bad Cats
Swords of Fury vs Spirit
Banzai Run vs Fireball
Rollergames vs Firepower
Taxi vs Genie