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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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This is the place where the founders of the Pinside and (their friends) get their weekly portion of pinball! You are invited too!

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A weekly generated list of the best games out there, as rated by players and collectors worldwide!

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Pinball events

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Santa Ana, CA (United States) February 28, 2015

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Austin, TX (United States) March 1, 2015

Madison Pinball Spring Classic

Madison, WI (United States) March 1—31, 2015

Louisville Arcade Expo

Louisville, KY (United States) March 6—8, 2015

Welcome to Xenon

Emeryville, CA (United States) March 7, 2015

Monthly Pinball Tournament @Al's Wine & Whiskey

Syracuse, NY (United States) March 10—July 14, 2015


Carnegie, Pa (United States) March 11—15, 2015

TonTon Club XL

Amsterdam (Netherlands) March 13—15, 2015

Hella Heart Hi-Life Pinball: March

Oakland, CA (United States) March 17, 2015

Ohio Pinball Show

Niles, Oh (United States) March 19—21, 2015

Pinball news Headlines


Tournament Director Derek Thomson tells us how a chance encounter at PAPA led to the creation of a new pinball league in Edmonton and their first full tournament.   Read on...


Within two months Stern Pinball will have left their home of 16 years and set up in a new larger facility. We ask them about the move and show you inside the new factory.   Read on...


Modifications to the playfield art on Dutch Pinball's The Big Lebowski address the problems with the use of cannabis and gun imagery, and the Kahlua brand name. We show you the before and after pictures.   Read on...


PinballEd near Zurich is the host of the Swiss Open 2015 and the finals of the 2014 European Championship Series. We're there as the cream of Europe compete for the two titles.   Read on...


Heighway Pinball holds a launch party in London for their Full Throttle game featuring prize tournaments, a chance to explore inside the game, and the rock band Redline.   Read on...

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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

Pinball machines are so amazing because you can either play them casually if you only have a small amount of   »

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TriZone is the game I wanted for my first machine.  I was unable to find it, so I purchased Flash   »

Why T3 might be a good choice for your small business

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I wanted to write a story that comes from a different angle than the others, as there are already some great   »