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Machine names that people get wrong


By stevevt

7 months ago



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#1 7 months ago

No Good Gofers [No Good Gophers is an understandable mistake]

Robo-War [Robo Wars is pretty common]

Bram Stoker's Dracula [who is Bram Stroker?]

Doctor Who [you see Dr. Who sometimes]

Attack from Mars [I still hear Mars Attacks sometimes, obviously from more casual players]

Other examples?

#2 7 months ago

People say Laser Wars instead of Laser War. Not that big a deal though. Basically the same as the Robo War one.

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#3 7 months ago

A lot of people mix up ‘Steaming Pile of Shit’ with Street Fighter II. Common mistake.

#4 7 months ago

Dr. Dude and his something something.

#5 7 months ago

O' you mean like "Gootlib", or "Bollie"...?

Or how about Batman Forever, when it's just Forever. No place that I've ever seen on it does it say Batman, even though we all know it is but just a pet peeve of mine....LOL.

Another one that I'm guilty of myself is saying Crypt Tales instead of Tales From the Crypt.

How about Big Bang Bar when all it says is Big Bang on the translight, not sure about the rest of the game. I always thought it looked wrong on the translight too......

Last one that comes to mind is Barracora, most people can't figure out how to say it so I just say it for them....LOL.

John

#6 7 months ago

I know the OP is talking about machine names, but

"inlines" instead of "inlanes"

"a code" instead of just "code" or "the code." It may seem nit picky, but when someone says, "this game has a good code," it will drive a programmer nuts.

#7 7 months ago

I’ve seen a lot of people spell Oktoberfest as Octoberfest or ocktoberfest

#8 7 months ago

Is it Pin Bot or Pinbot????

#9 7 months ago

A bit differnt but i have heard Hit the ball with the " paddles"

#10 7 months ago

Alien for Bally Space Invaders.

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#11 7 months ago

Calling any of them “tables”

#12 7 months ago

Doesn't Bugs Bunny's Birthday Ball often get incorrectly called Bugs Bunny's Birthday Bash?

#13 7 months ago

when browsing german for sale ads it can get quite creative my favourite that keeps popping up: The Gateway

#14 7 months ago

Several podcasters say Johnny "Noo"monic

#15 7 months ago
Quoted from floyd1977:

I know the OP is talking about machine names, but
"inlines" instead of "inlanes"
"a code" instead of just "code" or "the code." It may seem nit picky, but when someone says, "this game has a good code," it will drive a programmer nuts.

I’m amazed at the number of people on this forum that refer to bumpers as ‘bumbers’.

203 posts using bumber, but who’s counting

#16 7 months ago
Quoted from stooped:

Several podcasters say Johnny "Noo"monic

One of them says White Wooder. WTF is a Wooder? And white wooder has a ball trow.

#17 7 months ago

Can’t tell you the amount of times I have heard Airborne.... a Capcom pin referred to as Airborne Avenger... the Atari pin.

#18 7 months ago

Common mistake: through [sftroe] instead of trough [trof]

Pins: how many people say Creature of the black lagoon and also use CFTBL. (People, just TRY to understand the abbreviation).

#19 7 months ago

Special forces instead of special force

#20 7 months ago

Bugs Bunny's Birthday "Bash."

#21 7 months ago

The Slap-Save pinball podcast guys say "Pen-Ball". Probably a St. Louis accent, but it sounds funny.

Zaccaria: Before I was corrected, I (and many others) said Zach-a-Rye-a, when it should be Zach-a-re-a. Kinda like diarrhea with a Zac in front

Not pinball related: but people is Minnesota say Motorcicle; like ice cicle. Drives me nuts! It's a "Y", not "I"!!

#22 7 months ago

1966 Bally Caperville. Always read it as Casperville, never seeing a friendly ghost on the backglass, could not figure what the theme of the game.

#23 7 months ago

Adams Family

#24 7 months ago

Flash Gordon getting called Flash

#25 7 months ago

“Orbiter” instead of Orbitor (because Orbiter was already owned by another company so they just made it “or”

#26 7 months ago

Chicago Coin instead of Chicago Gaming.

#27 7 months ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

One of them says White Wooder. WTF is a Wooder? And white wooder has a ball trow.

Being from Philly, I approve of this pronunciation.

#28 7 months ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Chicago Coin instead of Chicago Gaming.

I’d like an elaboration on this? I know Chicago Coin did the old EMs and branded them as such in the 70’s did they change hands/names?

#29 7 months ago

How about bride of Pinbot
actual name is : The Machine........bride of Pinbot

#30 7 months ago

I've heard TOTAN referred to as Aladdin a couple times.

#31 7 months ago

Not just a game, but the whole manufacturer... friend of mine calls them Gottle-ibs.

First time I saw it, I was so drawn to the playfield, I never really did read the translite, ended up thinking I played "Orbitron" for a long time. Still like that name better, ha...

#32 7 months ago
Quoted from WolfManCat:

I've heard TOTAN referred to as Aladdin a couple times.

The genie isn’t on the cabinet front and center. Well, at least not “that” genie. Robin Williams would approve.

#33 7 months ago

how about Medieval Madness? or is it Ye Olde Medieval Madness?

#34 7 months ago

Well if you want to get technical
Champion Pub is really The Champion Pub.

#35 7 months ago

Speaking of that, why do people refer to The Champion Pub as Championship Pub? Where is that coming from? I've heard it a lot.

#36 7 months ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Is it Pin Bot or Pinbot????

Neither. It's actually Pin*Bot

#37 7 months ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

One of them says White Wooder. WTF is a Wooder? And white wooder has a ball trow.

It’s too “fustrating” to say it right.

#38 7 months ago

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#39 7 months ago
Quoted from ectobar:

Being from Philly, I approve of this pronunciation.

Right on!! And you know the NFL Eagles pin has to be "The Iggles"

#40 7 months ago
Quoted from stevevt:

No Good Gofers [No Good Gophers is an understandable mistake]

I think No Good Golfers is an even more understandable mistake considering that's whats written on the backglass.

Cool topic.

Theater of Magic

#41 7 months ago

“White Wooder” for the win!! If I were from New Hampshire... and I am, I would say "White Waddah" ... I like Wooder better

#42 7 months ago
Quoted from tjc02002:

that's whats written on the backglass.

Sort of.

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#43 7 months ago
Quoted from stevevt:

Sort of.[quoted image]

Im not saying I call it that!

#44 7 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

“Orbiter” instead of Orbitor...

"Oribter" or "Orbitor" instead of "Orbitor 1"

#45 7 months ago

Championship pub

#46 7 months ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Right on!! And you know the NFL Eagles pin has to be "The Iggles"

I say it more like "Eggles" It's also Warshington, not washington.
Chrissi

#47 7 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

"Oribter" or "Orbitor" instead of "Orbitor 1"

Oh we’re getting technical now :b call it by it’s colloquial name, The Bathtub

#48 7 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Oh we’re getting technical now...

It's literally the entire point of this thread. (Not that I've ever called it that)

#49 7 months ago
Quoted from brenna98:

Zaccaria: Before I was corrected, I (and many others) said Zach-a-Rye-a, when it should be Zach-a-re-a. Kinda like diarrhea with a Zac in front

Well that's not how it's pronounced during the attract mode of Devil Riders or Farfalla... "Give it your all with Zach-a-Rye-a pinball."

You would think that the creators of the games knew how to pronounce it.

#50 7 months ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

Well if you want to get technical
Champion Pub is really The Champion Pub.

I know a guy that routinely calls it Pub Champion.

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