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  • Anyone for pinball?

    Are there any pinball players out there? I have a Johnny Mnemomic pinball machine and an Operation Thunder pinball machine. I have also won a remote boat and an I-Pad (yes an I-pad) in pinball tournaments and I am ranked 30 in Australia and 1483rd in the world.

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    I love pinball and wish I had a machine, but my house is toooooo small! My favorite games were Firepower (1980) and High Speed (1986). I've never been that good at the game (I have crappy hand-eye coordination, but I'll take pinball any day over video gaming (which I'm even worse at!). I just love the sense of control over the game, I suppose, and maybe if I had a machine at home I could get really good at playing it.

    Cool about your ranking. I had a friend - I think he has Asperger's - who was near the top in world rankings back in the 90s...or so he said. I doubt it, however, since I did find his name on the site but he has no ranking (and probably hasn't played years).

    Also, I found you on the list, John... ;) Congrats!


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      Once upon a time in high school I held the record on the most popular machine in town (or at least for my friends) which was called "Earthshaker". I haven't played in years but I do miss it. These days I play a lot of Civ V but I do miss pinball. That rank is actually pretty impressive.
      Last edited by Liquidshadows; 09-28-2014, 10:44 AM. Reason: spelling

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        Originally posted by Liquidshadows View Post
        Once upon a time in high school I held the record on the most popular machine in town (or at least for my friends) which was called "Earthshaker". I haven't played in years but I do miss it. These days I play a lot of Civ V but I do miss pinball. That rank is actually pretty impressive.

        You talking about my friend's ranking? I don't think he actually had one - I think he told a fish tale. He did participate in a tournament in NYC in 1993 or 94. He was very good at pinball (best I've ever personally seen), but I doubt he was tournament-winning good.

        He sort of had a unique style of play...he was super geeky and super odd (looked a bit like a young Mr. Burns from the Simpsons), but when he played he looked as if he was having...ya know...with the machine. It was hard to watch without getting a bit


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        • #5
          I always enjoyed pinball but never had enough access to get really good. I did, however, once see a documentary about a pinball virtuoso--a "wizard" they called him--name Tommy. At least, I think it was a documentary o.O

          (Sorry, it was begging to be said.)
          "In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro"
          --Thomas a Kempis

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