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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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Apr 11, 2019

I've been digging myself out of my backlog on local service calls since my return from Texas.  I talk about one interesting EM call I had recently.

Coin-Op Carnival's reception has been fantastic!  Come see Ryan at the second tour stop for the book at the MSU Abram's Planetarium, Sunday, April 14th at 6PM.  This is a free event!  Following Ryan's presentation (a 360 degree video of Wayne Neyens demonstrating his "Spirit of '76" and his office with pinball memorabilia), there will be a book signing and an array of great games designed by Wayne Neyens or featured in Coin-Op Carnival #1.  More information available at www.coinopcarnival.com/appearances.

Sophie has been learning how to repair EMs by working on a Universal "5-Star", which is a very unique game.  She's looking forward to playing it soon.

Today's featured game is Gottlieb's "Coronation" from 1952.  https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=568&picno=23138

This is one of the iconic games of the woodrail era, notable for its fantastic art package as well as its gameplay.  

The plastics on this game have been recreated by Ryan Claytor and are for sale at the Pinball Resource: http://www.pbresource.com/plastic/pl070.jpg

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

You can listen to the show on iTunes, 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.

Mar 30, 2019

My experience at Texas Pinball Festival as part of Coin-Op Carnival.  An unforgettable weekend!

Some photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8hNHQvpxRTJqoFPM8

Ryan is doing a solo presentation for the next tour stop - the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University.  Aside from a 360-degree video of Wayne Neyens and his "Spirit of '76", there will be a selection of Neyens' games available on free play!

Be sure to follow the appearances page for a tour stop near you.

A listener writes in asking about the difference between wood rail and metal rail games.

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

You can listen to the show on iTunes, 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.

Mar 13, 2019

Ryan Claytor joins me to discuss our new joint venture - Coin-Op Carnival: Electrifying Tales of Mechanical Contraptions!

Coin-Op Carnival Issue #1 is a 64-page, fully illustrated, full color publication.

Coin-Op Carnival will release March 22nd at Texas Pinball Festival.  

Pinball historian Gordon Hasse will be joining Ryan and I onstage during the Coin-Op Carnival Seminar March 22nd at 8PM.

If you are not heading to TPF, you can find information and place your order at www.coinopcarnival.com beginning March 22nd.

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

You can listen to the show on iTunes, 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.

Feb 28, 2019

Multi-Races works!  I finished the wiring after last episode, fired it up, and can play games on it.  There are no graphics currently, but still a major victory.

Robo-Frenzy has also had a few victories over the past weekend - the score motor turns, score reels and reset function properly, and the short was found.

Today's game is 1942's Keeney Towers: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5095

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

You can listen to the show on iTunes, 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.

Feb 14, 2019

I'm just about ready to turn on Multi-Races for the first time. Exciting time for any project.  I talk about wiring the coils and motors in the game, and some of the challenges.

Today's game is 1959's Gottlieb Straight Shooter (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2394)

 

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

You can listen to the show on iTunes, 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.

Jan 31, 2019

Robo-Frenzy  has had a small advancement, but more time is needed to test everything.

Multi-Races, I am having some second thoughts about how I will construct parts of the game.  Discussion awaits!

Today's game is the 1959 Williams "Golden Bells" - https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1045

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

You can listen to the show on iTunes, 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.

Jan 16, 2019

The Multi-Bingo is getting a nice bit of polish ahead of the Texas Pinball Festival.  I look forward to meeting new people and seeing their reaction to the game!

Multi-Races progress continues - I've wired the playfield and placed it within the game.  Soon I'll be testing the games!

Today's featured game is 1958's Bally Skill Parade: https://ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2181

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

You can listen to the show on iTunes, 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.

Jan 2, 2019

I'm continuing to program Multi-Races, and am working backwards chronologically.  I've arrived at the first game Bally produced post-war, 1946's Victory Derby and Victory Special.  I speak a bit about the large changes in portioning that these earlier games have from the later (Don Hooker designed) games.

Robo-Frenzy has been tested, and I have found a flaw in the 30V line which will require a bit of rewiring (once I find the problem).

I will be at the Texas Pinball Festival, 2019 in Frisco, TX - with Multi-Bingo in tow!  Come say "Hi", and try to win a prize.

Today's game is 1957's Gottlieb "Ace High" - https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=7

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

You can listen to the show on iTunes, 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.

Dec 20, 2018

I've almost finished programming the first game for Multi-Races.  Bally's Turf King is one of the last one ball horserace games, and therefore one of the most complex.  Once I've finished it, I should have no trouble with other games.  I talk about the interesting parts of portioning, as well as some of the features of the game.

Robo-Frenzy is coming along quite nicely.  Two units remain to be wired into the game, and I have a plan on how to do it.

Today's featured game is Williams "Dreamy" from 1950. https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=733 

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

You can listen to the show on iTunes, 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.

Dec 7, 2018

Robo-Frenzy is about 70% wired!

Multi-Races now has a computer and I've begun thinking about laying out the new electronic and mechanical features.

A Chicago Coin Soundstage was unboxed recently.  The video (on Facebook) can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fkevin.mchugh%2Fvideos%2F10156964840488384%2F&show_text=0&width=560

Today's featured game is a really neat one - Gottlieb's 1948 Alice in Wonderland.

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

You can listen to the show on iTunes, 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.

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