The devil is in the details, and carry-over switches are one detail that you can't ignore.
Proper cleaning and adjustment allow for operation of the next higher score reel.
Discussion of hugely popular baseball-themed games from the 50s and 60s.
I'll leave discussion of 1930's and 40's games for another episode.
Big thanks to the support of two of my favorite pinball podcasts - The Pinball Podcast with Don and Jeff and The Spooky Pinball Podcast, specifically the EM Dungeon segment.
One ball horse racing games were made by Bally and were around for over a decade before the first bingo.
The exciting world of switch tab problems!
In this episode, Double-Up breaks. I give a quick lesson in reading schematics, adjusting switches, and consulting the manual.
I talk about the proper switch adjustment tool and how I'm a big scaredy cat when it comes to adjusting switches with the power on.
I also talk about the method to replace a switch.
What's the best part of games from the 60's? Challenge, fun, artwork, gameplay?
To me it's the variety.
What to look for in an EM
Tech: I talk about safety, steppers, coil sleeves, cabinet paint, and playfield lockdowns.
I'm still experimenting with my audio software, I typically strip the silence and umms from the recordings, but I think it sounds like I don't breathe. I've adjusted a bit and allowed for some blank space. Work in progress!
What are the star zones on a Mystic Line bingo for, anyway? How do you earn a red letter game?
How do you even open a bingo? There's so many locks!
Opening the discussion on Mystic Line 20 hole bingo games.
Tech segment discusses the difference in the cab between 20 hole bingos and magic screen and earlier bingos.
I talk to myself about the purple section - only present on Silver Sails and Golden Gate. Putting three balls in this section would start a Golden Game, which moves the screen all the way to the left, and exposes several different gold sections. If you put two or three balls (depending on what is highlighted on the backglass) in the golden sections, you win the golden replays (single odds shown in a separate area of the backglass from the normal odds).
I also discuss some more tech sections and begin moving to the more mundane - lamps, playfield parts, and pinballs.