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For Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast

Detailing EM and Bingo pinball features, gameplay, and repair techniques.
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Aug 25, 2016

Getting ready for the York Show in just a few weeks!  I'm still working hard on the Multi-Bingo.  As of this recording, I have 24 games complete.  This year should be a lot of fun!

York is always fantastic - I did many episodes last year detailing some of the great games I've seen there in previous years, but just know that York is more than bingos, it's more than solid state, it's more than EM - it's a great blend of all pinball and other games and decor.

This year, the York show is on Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st.  Come out and meet me, play the multi, and learn how to play a bingo!

If you are able to make a four or five in a line (subject to availability), I will give you a free Bingo Row t-shirt illustrated by Ryan Claytor!  I'm really excited about this design, and seeing folks wearing this shirt around the show.

Last years' giveaway was very successful.  I'm looking forward to seeing friends old and new at York, and playing some new games.

See you there!

If you'd like to purchase a t-shirt (if you're not able to make it to York), check out the podcast website, http://foramusementonly.libsyn.com to buy your own today.

Aug 11, 2016

Bingo Row T-shirt!

 

What's that T-Shirt? Illustrated by amazing pinball artist, Ryan Claytor, these incredibly soft, ring-spun t-shirts are the same quality as my podcast t-shirts.

These shirts will be available in extremely limited quantities at the White Rose gameroom show in York, PA Sept 30th and Oct 1st as giveaways for anyone who can make a four or five in line on any of the glorious bingos in bingo row! Or, if you cannot attend, or just want to ensure you get one of your very own, you can buy below.

Domestic (U.S.) Orders

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International T-Shirts

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Aug 10, 2016

Steve Young is the owner of the Pinball Resource, and he is a wealth of knowledge.

We discuss his start in the hobby, some of his best-loved games, thoughts on specific games, the business of pinball, and much more!

Visit http://www.pbresource.com to see some of the parts that are available.  Steve is constantly working to bring us new parts, and you can see some of his work at http://pbresource.com/news.html.

 

Contact Steve for parts orders at 845-473-7114.

You can also email Jimmy at pbr@pbresource.com

 

Pinball Resource is a fantastic, well... resource!

 

Thank you, Steve!

Jul 28, 2016

The Multi-Bingo is working very well!  I am having a lot of fun losing on a variety of games in a single cabinet.

Right now I have (mostly) working:

Bright Lights (100%)

Broadway '51 (100%)

Coney Island

Spot-Lite

Palm Beach

Leader

Zingo

Circus

Stars

Atlantic City

Barrel 'O Fun

Barrel O' Fun 61

Fun Way

Lotta Fun

Stock Market

Ticker Tape

I have lots of bugfixing to do, and some cosmetic work to do before York.

Dan from Tiltcycle has a United Manhattan for sale near the Pittsburgh area.  A beautiful flipperless woodrail with fantastic artwork and challenging gameplay.  Increasing your bonus, earning the double bonus and collecting it looks very fun - contact Dan for more information!

 

I am working on artwork and portioning for additional games.  I'm excited to show it off in just a matter of a few weeks!

Jul 14, 2016

The Multi-Bingo is alive!!! I've been playtesting and enjoying the gameplay of Bright Lights and Broadway '51.

All 13 games currently implemented have changes that were required once the actual hardware was plugged in.

I'm working on a new game!

 

For tonight's featured game, I learned about 1952's Bally Miss California this week:

http://ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=4753

 

Miss California is a re-themed Atlantic City without the Extra Ball feature.  It was apparently produced for the West Coast.

Jun 29, 2016

The game is just about ready to test!  I have a switch issue, and a couple of computer issues that I have resolved, then I should be playing a ton of new bingos. :-D

 

There's a solid state magic screen game called Palm Beach Turbo for sale by the operator near Baltimore, MD.  Please contact me if you are interested in an inexpensive solid state bingo!

http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5495

 

Today's featured game is 1960's Bally Ball Park - the first and only game that Bally produced with a running man unit.  I really wonder why that might have happened.  A fairly straightforward two player pitch and bat, Bally Park has a moving red target that will score four runs when hit!

http://ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2890

Jun 16, 2016

The game's schematic is complete and now I am beginning to wire it up!

So exciting to see the game move from conceptual phases to physical reality.

 

Much, much more work left to do, but things are coming along nicely!

Today's game is 1967's Bally Boot-a-Ball.  This is a head-to-head EM soccer game.  Each player has three sets of flippers to attempt to get the ball into their opponent's goal.

 http://ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=356

Jun 1, 2016

The game is starting to become a physical reality now!

I went on a road trip over the weekend to pick up hardware from Dennis Dodel.  Had a great time, and Ava and I got to meet Dennis and his friend Jon.

Now, I'm working on the hardware and wiring, and I am more excited than ever!

Today's game is 1962's Williams 3 Coins.  3 Coins is the replay version of Jolly Jokers.  The layout is unique and interesting to play, as well as a lot of fun.

http://ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2535

May 19, 2016

My multi-bingo has come along well - up to 8 completed games, and another two in progress.  Many thanks to Dennis Dodel, Chris Dade and Bingo Butch and his son Mike!

 

Next episode I should have the first hardware episode.

 

This episode's game is 1965's Bally 50/50.  Bally has made an interesting, low-production 2 player game here - 1/2 of the playfield is essentially not useful for scoring or progression at any given time.

http://ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=842&picno=9964

May 5, 2016

Game progress: my game is coming along very well!  I have Coney Island, Bright Lights, Broadway '51, and United Zingo reasonably finished.

Now, I am working on United's Leader and Bally's Spot-Lite.

My code, to this point, has been released at https://github.com/bingopodcast/bingos

I'll be keeping this updated as I add each new game.

Today's game is 1964's Bally 2-in-1.  Very fun looking game where you have to get a hand to 21, then hold.  The trouble comes in that next ball, you will get a hit unless you hit a particular rebound switch off the skill shot.

 

View the machine at http://ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2698

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