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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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May 29, 2015

Early pinball machines from the 1930s, all the way through the 40s and into the 50s, used a method of keeping score that was unique to the era.  "Lighted scoring" was a way for the game to show you your score and to keep track of your current score for the purpose of awarding replays.  I describe how lighted scoring is controlled, and the similarity between it and its successor, the score reel.