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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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Feb 10, 2020

Had a follow-up call for the Williams Deluxe Official Baseball regarding the pitching motor.  I discuss some of the unique properties of that unit along with the repair for a sticking pitching unit and the gameplay for the game itself.

https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=5049

Jan 10, 2020

Listener (and good friend) Ryan Claytor wrote in with a correction to episode 462.

Next, there is a NIB Bally Tahiti on eBay... sort of: https://www.ebay.com/itm/BALLY-BINGO-PINBALL-MACHINE-TAHITI-1979-NEW-IN-BOX/274192522557?hash=item3fd725dd3d:g:E9AAAOSwfideFoIp

Today's featured game is Bally's 1937 Classic: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=529

Dec 27, 2019

Dan Ferguson, proprietor of the Lone Star Pinball Museum, passed away on December 14th, 2019.  I was privileged to meet Dan and spend a few hours speaking with him and playing games in August.  Rest in peace, Dan.

The new game I discuss has had some new developments, including art, music, and voice acting: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/p3-game-so-you-want-to-be-a-hero-quest-for-glory-pinball

Today's featured game is 1967's Chicago Coin Festival: https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=833

Dec 12, 2019

Another episode, another new game announcement - this one decidedly not EM, but interesting all the same.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/p3-game-so-you-want-to-be-a-hero-quest-for-glory-pinball

There is a potential new EM podcast coming - looking forward to it!  The more EM content, the better!

In other news, a Pinside user had an unobtainable part of the reset bank for Bally games 3D printed.  I hope we see much more of this in the future, and prevent more games from being scrapped. 

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-reset-bank-clutch-fix

Today's featured game is 1969's Seven Up by Williams.  A very interesting layout with two sequences, multiple ball saving posts, and specials galore.

https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2104

Nov 28, 2019

I went to the Houston Arcade Expo and talk a bit about what sets the show apart, along with the debut of the Acrylic Bingo project!

Shawn did an excellent job with fabricating a new cabinet and playfield for Golden Gate, one of the most complex and astounding bingo pinball machines, out of acrylic.  It was great to meet new folks and old friends and teach some how to play.

I worked on a Williams Deluxe Official Baseball, and talk a bit about the common fixes needed.

Lastly, listener Gene wrote in with his experience at Loof's Lite-A-Line, a pinball gambling parlor on Long Beach.  Gene's photos are available here: https://store.orangephotography.com/p1009785287

A very interesting place - thanks Gene for documenting it!

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

If you like video games, you might enjoy Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week at http://gamingonten.com

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

Nov 7, 2019

Things are really hectic right now, but hopefully they will get back on track soon.

I'll be at the Houston Arcade Expo next week for the unveiling of the Acrylic Bingo (Golden Gate in a see-through package)!

Today's featured game is 1964 Williams Riverboat.

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

If you like video games, you might enjoy Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week at http://gamingonten.com

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

Oct 27, 2019

Today's episode is all about the York show! Bingo Row, Woodrail Row, good friends, and fun!

I also discuss the end of the Coin-Op Carnival tour and the completion of Multi-Races, along with the first public showing for Multi-Races.

Thanks to everyone that makes the York show such a fantastic show - Rich and all the staff, everyone that brings games (especially for Bingo Row), good friends that share in the fun at Bingo Row, and the public that comes to play and learn about all of the amazing games from times past.

You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1

You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast).

The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com

If you like video games, you might enjoy Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week at http://gamingonten.com

Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

Oct 4, 2019

Tonight I am joined by Edward Trapunski, author of "Special When Lit: A visual and anecdotal history of Pinball".

We discuss the creation of the book, originally published in 1979, came out at a time of great change for pinball. The industry was moving from electro-mechanical games to solid state.  The book touches on a broad history of the game, a description of the appeal from social, art, and gameplay aspects, and even a peek into the future (circa 1979), which turned out to be quite prescient!

Special When Lit can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Special-When-Lit-Anecdotal-History/dp/B0038KRFRU

The other books mentioned - 

Pinball! by Roger Sharpe - http://www.crowriver.com/books/bk061.htm

Tilt! Pinball machines 1931-1958 - http://www.crowriver.com/books/bk188.htm

Pinball an Illustrated History by Michael Colmer - https://www.amazon.com/Pinball-Illustrated-History-Michael-Colmer/dp/0451799666

Pinball Portfolio by Harry McKoewn - https://www.amazon.com/PINBALL-PORTFOLIO-Harry-McKeown/dp/0450031454/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Many thanks to Edward for the interview and the great book about the game we all enjoy.

Sep 21, 2019

The York show is coming - October 11th and 12th, 2019!

This year, I will be giving away custom tokens for those that can win on Multi-Races.

I also note a common issue with new bingo owners/mechanics - the timer unit needs to be in proper working order or the game will not function properly.

Lastly, I took a look at a King of Diamonds that had some replay issues.  I found the problem for most of the replays, but the randomized replays based on the 0-9 unit position I could not resolve before I had to head home.  Hopefully the game will be at York for all to enjoy!

Sep 5, 2019

Ran into an issue with pyprocgame (or USB) that caused a crash every time I tried to enter a game in Multi-Races.  I detail the solution.

The York Show is coming very soon!  Come see Bingo Row and check out the Coin-Op Carnival booth - October 12th and 13th, 2019!

Today's featured game is Bally's Headliner from 1939.

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1144

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