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Barry Oursler battling COVID-19

By yancy

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    Steve Ritchie says on facebook:

    He checked into a hospital, not sure which one, and "will be there for awhile", as he said.

    Get well soon!

    UPDATE, PLEASE READ: I have been asked to share this - Please do NOT send Barry private messages or call him at this time as he needs rest and his phone is blowing up so much his wife is having trouble getting through.

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    #2 1 year ago

    I wouldn't be into pinball without Barry. Pin·Bot got me hooked. What's your favorite Oursler game? Mine is...
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    #3 1 year ago

    Probably true for me as well, in a roundabout way. NES Pinbot was probably my biggest driver aside from Bride of Pinbot in the arcade to get into pinball, and Space Shuttle was my first pin to own. :\

    #4 1 year ago

    Fire!

    #6 1 year ago

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    What's your favorite Oursler game? Mine is...

    DH!

    What a list to choose form though. And amazingly not all the same layout or 2...I didn't know that was possible!

    #8 1 year ago

    Hard to choose as he's responsible for a remarkable list of machines.

    If I had to pick one I would say Dr. Who as its a personal favorite that I play at home quite a bit.

    Wishing him well and a speedy recovery.
    Covid sucks.

    #9 1 year ago

    Get well Barry!

    #10 1 year ago

    Too many games to list. Dude is a legend.

    #11 1 year ago

    Fun story, after Barry played my Pinbot at a show (it was for sale) he contacted me sometime later wanting to buy it. I had just sold it the day before. Damn! Barry O. almost bought my Pinbot!

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    #12 1 year ago

    BSD is my favorite Oursler game. It was the first pin that I bought, almost 16 years go. Still here and being played regularly.

    I hope you have a speedy recovery, Barry!

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    #13 1 year ago

    Terrible news , well wishes for a quick recovery.

    #14 1 year ago

    Got the chance to work with him when he was at Highway Pinball. Picked him up from the airport and got some great stories from him. He goes to the cinema packing heat! He loves his guns.

    He's a tough guy and will kick covid's ass.

    #15 1 year ago

    Time for a game of Cyclone in his honor.

    Hang in there Barry!!!

    #16 1 year ago

    Bsd. Hope he gets better soon!

    #17 1 year ago

    Space Shuttle.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    #18 1 year ago

    This is terrible news. We love you Barry and enjoy your works of art. We're all pulling for you!
    -Chrissi

    #19 1 year ago

    Wishing him a speedy recovery. He designed some great pins.

    #20 1 year ago

    Barry, we look forward to seeing what you come up with next. Get well!
    -mof

    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    DH!
    What a list to choose form though. And amazingly not all the same layout or 2...I didn't know that was possible!

    Really liked that about Fire! No pop bumpers, and totally different kind of play.

    Fire! was the first machine I bought: I had fond memories playing that one back in the day. I still own it and also have a BSD.

    I was really looking forward to see what he comes up with at Deeproot, and if he still had that innovative / let's-do-something-different touch.

    Get well soon, Barry!

    #22 1 year ago

    Really liked BSD with the mist magnet gimmick and multiball stacking. Hope you get well soon, Barry!

    #23 1 year ago

    I hope he has a speedy recovery !

    LTG : )

    #24 1 year ago

    His ramps with diverters like DH and BSD are brilliant. Space Shuttle saved pinball. Get better Barry. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll bring to Deep Root.

    #26 1 year ago
    Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

    Got the chance to work with him when he was at Highway Pinball. Picked him up from the airport and got some great stories from him. He goes to the cinema packing heat! He loves his guns.
    He's a tough guy and will kick covid's ass.

    That's awesome! My respect for Barry just went up, even more.
    Thanks for sharing!

    #27 1 year ago

    Could have been Tornado.

    Maybe it can still be yet.

    #28 1 year ago

    I hope he recovers well.

    Of my 12 different games, 4 are designed by Oursler, so I guess I can say I'm a fan of his games: BSD, DrWho, DH en Pinbot. I rate them in that order.

    #29 1 year ago

    Don't forget #Space Station ... love the green mode!

    #30 1 year ago

    Absolutely legendary designer. The game would not be what it is today without Space Shuttle and Pinbot. Get well soon, Barry.

    #31 1 year ago

    Barry is a great guy. I met him at Pintastic a couple years back. Space Station is the one game where I’ve had sellers remorse. I still have my Who Dunnit and I know I may be in the minority, but I love it. Barry always produced designs that were different and unique. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Thank you so much for all you’ve given the community over the years!

    #32 1 year ago

    Get well soon Barry!

    Just played my Bad Cats to honor you

    Chris

    #33 1 year ago

    Best wishes Barry. Hope you are better soon.

    #34 1 year ago

    I've been working on a Barry Ourlser Podcast for Silverball Chronicles so he's at the top of my mind recently. Praying for you Barry!

    #35 1 year ago

    Awful news, but I hope he recovers soon. Barry has always been my favorite designer and was surprised at how humble he was in person. No ego, just great games. Cyclone was the first pinball machine I ever played as a kid, but PinBot is my favorite. I played Comet, Bad Cats, and Grand Lizard growing up as well.

    #36 1 year ago

    Oursler is epic in design and my favorite of all time.

    Pinbot is pinball to me. THE best machine made. Ever.

    Godspeed for a quick recovery.

    #37 1 year ago

    I sure do hope for nothing but a positive outcome for Barry! He's such a kind and gracious person, and obviously a brilliant designer.

    It seems like he always had the adjacent table to us at breakfast at the Embassy Suites last year at the TPF. I saw him there a lot but didn't really speak much.

    #39 1 year ago

    Gorgar was the first Barry game to hook me and pull me right into the pit! The menacing beast, throbbing heartbeat and echoing speech freaked me out as a kid, but it was just so immersive to me at that age. I loved it. Hard to name a favorite. Star Light, Cosmic Gunfight, Space Shuttle, DH, Cyclone, Grand Lizard, DW...its hard to even trim it down to a top 5 Oursler list. Beat this one down Barry, I want to see some more new titles from you.

    #40 1 year ago

    Gonna play some Solar Fire!

    Crossing my fingers and toes for Uncle Barry?

    #41 1 year ago

    PLEASE READ: I have been asked to share this - Please do NOT send Barry private messages or call him at this time as he needs rest and his phone is blowing up so much his wife is having trouble getting through.

    Thanks all.

    #42 1 year ago
    Quoted from n4297m:

    Barry is a great guy. I met him at Pintastic a couple years back. Space Station is the one game where I’ve had sellers remorse. I still have my Who Dunnit and I know I may be in the minority, but I love it. Barry always produced designs that were different and unique. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Thank you so much for all you’ve given the community over the years!

    WhoDunnit is such an under-rated game. A tad easy for the experienced player, but still my favorite on the list.

    #43 1 year ago

    Meet Barry at Michigan Pinball expo a few years ago. Sat with him and talked pinball for a while. Was a great humble guy. One thing that I remember most is of how much he liked the mist ball on bsd. that was one of his favorite things he designed. Pulling for you Barry!!! YOU CAN BEAT THIS!!!!

    #44 1 year ago

    Bsd. When i met him at expo, he said it was the only game of his he had at the time.

    #45 1 year ago

    PINBOT PINBOT PINBOT
    My wife and I had our first date over 30 years ago playing endless games of PINBOT.
    Get Well soon ! Pray for a quick recovery.

    #47 1 year ago

    so MANY of my favorites!

    He is possibly the most well rounded designer of all time!

    On the whole he is above avg for every single game and a few all time bests!!!

    Many designers toss out stinkers, but even Barry's less liked games are solid!

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    #48 1 year ago

    Wishing him the best and a speedy recovery. It’s too bad he bought into the COVID-19 denial. Now paying the price. Pleas take this seriously folks.

    #49 1 year ago

    I am a Huge fun of Barry’s designs, and I hope to thank him personally sometime soon. Get well, Barry!

    #50 1 year ago

    A photo for those who need a visual aid to know who they are wishing well. Speedy recovery Barry!

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