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In 2013, I embarked on a journey to make a home-grown version of WhizBang's brilliantly conceived Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons (WNBJM).  I let the reins go free on Nellie. Her gallop was sure and swift.  But, there were many steeplechases to hurdle. Here's what I learned during that ride.  For those unfamiliar with the genesis of   » Read the full story...

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Valhalla time has just begun

Valhalla time has just begun

How the story started This story starts on may 25th of 2013. Somebody placed a post on the Belgian flipperforum.be. The post was as follows: Hello   » more...

It Was Pinball Destiny

Before I ever owned a BSD pinball machine, I thought it was a decent game. I was really getting my but kicked when I   » more...

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Pinball news Headlines


Dennis Nordman and Greg Freres' Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons game is now available after being manufactured by Stern Pinball.   Read on...


Arcade game giant Namco unveils its entry into the barcade market with Level 257, an upscale bar and restaurant featuring classic video and pinball games, as Dan Marquardt reports.   Read on...


Stern Pinball announce two new appointments as they prepare for their move to their new premises. We've got the details.   Read on...


With just two months to go until this year's show, Michele Nanjo looks back at the fun had at Pin-a-Go-Go 2014 and explains why you need to head to Dixon, California this May.   Read on...


From the outside it looks like a gas station and convenience store but, as James Gray reports, step inside and you'll discover an Aladdin's cave packed with sixty of the top machines.   Read on...

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Got another pin already!

I was told that pins multiply like Gremlins. Geez, how right that was...because I already have my second pin - a   »

World Cup Soccer…Surprisingly Awesome Game!

World Cup Soccer…Surprisingly Awesome Game!

World Cup Soccer…Surprisingly Awesome Game! Until last weekend, I had not played World Cup Soccer. I saw one for sale on craigslist about   »

World Cup Soccer...Gooooaaaaal

World Cup Soccer...Gooooaaaaal

Awesome Game!  Lots of action, plenty of challenges. I love the goalie shot, magna-ball save and fast ramps.  If you haven't played this   »

One year in!

One year in!

It's officially been one year. I read that this was an addiction and now I know this to be true.   »

Criminally Fast!!

Criminally Fast!!

For its vintage, this game plays soooo fast sometimes its almost scary.  A real good game to add to the   »

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First Time With: Scared Stiff and AC/DC

Hello Pinside.   I'm fairly new to Pinside, and very new to the hobby. I've been creeping around the forums here for   »

great game

great game

about 12 years ago I found world cup in a small dive bar less than 10 min. walk from my   »

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Pinballs & the Lifecycle-12 months on...

..and the story continues. I just realised that I have been a Pinsider for just over 12 months-that coincides with   »

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Found my my back!

I have always loved the silverball - played a lot in the 80's while in high school and college.  Got   »

Cringin' Jack Flash, It's a Gasp, Gasp, Gasp....

Cringin' Jack Flash, It's a Gasp, Gasp, Gasp....

I've often thought about putting one of my personal pins on location for the local townspeople to enjoy. You know   »

In search of

In search of

Just thought you may get a laugh out of this. I live in California and in the south area it   »

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Pinball Great for Casual or Serious Play

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