The Pinball Podcast – Featured Machines by Rank 2.0

Featured

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. The Addams Family – 8.518 - Episode 24
  4. Tales of the Arabian Nights – 8.38 - Episode 28
  5. Whirlwind – 8.2885 - Episode 23
  6. Elvira and the Party Monsters – 8.2775 - Episode 10
  7. Theatre of Magic – 8.228 - Episode 12
  8. Metallica – 8.112 - Episode 22
  9. Funhouse – 8.0995 - Episode 6
  10. Haunted House – 7.8925 - Episode 13
  11. Whitewater – 7.854 - Episode 18
  12. Medusa – 7.804 - Episode 25
  13. Congo – 7.736 - Episode 20
  14. Creature from the Black Lagoon – 7.7025 – Episode 35
  15. Revenge from Mars – 7.7015 - Episode 16
  16. Jacks Open – 7.6915 – Episode 32
  17. Bride of Pinbot – 7.6615 - Episode 3
  18. Taxi – 7.6615 - Episode 15
  19. NBA Fastbreak – 7.766 - Episode 9
  20. Doctor Who – 7.6195 - Episode 21
  21. Johnny Mnemonic – 7.5595 - Episode 29
  22. Mata Hari – 7.555 - Episode 19
  23. The Shadow – 7.3255 - Episode 7
  24. Scared Stiff – 7.1165 - Episode 10
  25. Iron Man – 6.9775 - Episode 30
  26. Maverick – 6.539 - Episode 4
  27. Shrek – 6.46 - Episode 14
  28. Fish Tales – 5.9235 - Episode 11

The Pinball Podcast Episode 36 – P.I.N.B.A.L.L. Man vs. Shaolin

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The Big Lebowski Cabinet and Backglass Art Revealed!

The Big Lebowski Pinball

The Big Lebowski Pinball – Dutch Pinball

King of Pinball Gene X. Hwang talked to Dutch Pinball earlier this month, and has an interview incoming.  In the meantime though, TBL art!  Painted caricatures, just like the old days (ie. STTNG)!  Colors that actually fit a normal interior design scheme (not that its a priority in pinball, but that might help grease the wheels with the wife)!  Donny!  Maude!  Weird swirly bowling-ball-skull-brain-with-wings thingy!  Jeff Bridges arm pits! Color LCD!  Exclamation points!

A YouTube video reveal!

And the White Russian toy/light/thingy prototype!

Thanks Dutch Pinball and Gene X.  Can’t wait to see more!  This thing is going to be GOLD.

The Pinball Podcast Episode 35 – Bee Sicks

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The Pinball Podcast Episode 34 – FOOOOOOOOOUR!

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This week Jeff and Don are joined by the infamous Joe Zenkus and previous guest (technically), Cameron B.

The Pinball Podcast Episode 33 – M.U.S.C.L.E. Next From Stern?

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Don is hopped-up on painkillers while Jeff waxes philosophically about Fraggle Rock. It’s our worst episode yet (again)!

The Pinball Podcast Episode 32 – See? We Don’t Ignore EMs!

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The Pinball Podcast Episode 31 – Saint Python

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We also went out of our way to JAM…PACK…this episode with awkward pauses.  We give because we love.

I feel like we talked about a bunch of other stuff to link to in the show notes, but…That’s all I wrote down for now.

Pinball March Madness 2014 – Winner!

It’s over, and we have a champion for 2014′s Pinball March Madness. Without further delay, I’m happy to announce that the Brian Eddy classic, Attack From Mars has won the competition. A great game by any measure, Attack From Mars now joins previous winners Twilight Zone and Medieval Madness. Thanks for all who voted and submitted brackets. Winners will be announced on the next show!

Attack From Mars – 2014 Pinball March Madness Champion

 

The Pinball Podcast Live From The Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown

We were lucky enough to be asked by the show organizers of The Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown if we could do a live show on Saturday. Of course we agreed, and we had a fun conversation with attendees, including the legendary pinball artist, John Youssi! The audio might be a bit rough, but we just had a single mic to work with. Hopefully you all enjoy our live chat.

The Pinball Podcast Episode 30 – A Little Dirty Thirty

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WE TOTALLY FORGOT TO MENTION GENE.  Gene X. hooked us up with some interviews from the PinPin Women’s Only Tournament and we totally forgot to mention them!  Sorry, Gene!  They’re in this episode though, so check them out at the end of the show!