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By Alan Norton
October 15, 2015
My First Pinball, OXO – Part 1 of 2
I played my first Williams OXO pinball machine while in high school in the mid 1970s. The Beechmont Mall was less than a mile away from home and across the street from school. It was only natural for a sixteen year old boy to find himself looking for the local arcade to discover the magical machines waiting inside. The Aladdin’s Castle I found there became my favorite place away from home. This was before the invasion of the video games, but there were other electromechanical arcade games in the front of the small arcade. For some reason, I » Read the full story...
"John Trudeau, designer behind Bride of Pinbot, was given the name "Doctor Flash" during its development by fellow co-worker Python Anghelo. When they were doing said game and Bugs Bunny's Birthday Ball, at the same time, they worked insanely fast doing both games in a short time. They were doing so much, so fast, that one day Python called John "Doctor Flash". It stuck from that point."