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SoCal: Play Wizard Blocks, Kingpin, Krull, Loch Ness, King Kong on 3/22 *UPDATE*


By pinsane

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

Hey Pinsiders! If you've ever wanted to play some rarely seen games, please join us for the Play Your Heart Out Tournament to Benefit Python Anghelo in Orange County on 3/22.

Register at:
www.playyourheartout.org
or
www.iepinball.com/python

You'll be able to play some of the storied games that never made it past the prototype stage from Bally/Williams, Capcom, Gameplay, Gottleib and Data East.

See how Pat's last (unfinished) game at Williams has a much more "pinball style" layout that other P2K titles, and combines strategy in a unique way with shooting skills.

Listen to the awesome soundtrack of Krull, and play it's three levels including its apparently distant lower playfield.

Try your skill doing away with gangsters, with Kingpin's clever "power mode" flippers that reduce in power as you die.

Check out Joe Kamikow's Loch Ness monster, complete with doorbell and a rotating model of nessie hidden in the lake.

See if you can defeat the giant ape with a King Kong sized flipper.

Take a peek at the PG-13 rated games, which are not for those who are easily offended (or have any taste at all).

There's even a very early prototype of a Python game I can pretty much guarantee you've never played before!

OC pinball leaguers: a few of these games are being brought out for this event only; they haven't been seen at previous league meetings or parties and are unlikely to show up again in the future.

Hope to see you there!

steve SDTM

#2 5 years ago

Is the proto Python game Zingy Bingy by any chance?

#3 5 years ago

Wow, genuinely wish I was closer to play some of those, especially Loch Ness.
Very cool of the owner to share these, and all for a good cause.
Would be awesome if someone could get some good video gameplay of this event.

#4 5 years ago
Quoted from pinsane:

Hey Pinsiders! If you've ever wanted to play some rarely seen games, please join us for the Play Your Heart Out Tournament to Benefit Python Anghelo in Orange County on 3/22.
Register at:
http://www.playyourheartout.org
or
http://www.iepinball.com/python
You'll be able to play some of the storied games that never made it past the prototype stage from Bally/Williams, Capcom, Gameplay, Gottleib and Data East.
See how Pat's last (unfinished) game at Williams has a much more "pinball style" layout that other P2K titles, and combines strategy in a unique way with shooting skills.
Listen to the awesome soundtrack of Krull, and play it's three levels including its apparently distance lower playfield.
Try your skill doing away with gangsters, with Kingpin's clever "power mode" flippers that reduce in power as you die.
Check out Joe Kamikow's Loch Ness Monster, complete with doorbell and a rotating model of nessie hidden in the lake.
See if you can defeat the giant ape with a King Kong sized flipper.
Take a peek at the PG-13 rated games, which are not for those who are easily offended (or have any taste at all).
There's even a very early prototype of a Python game I can pretty much guarantee you've never played before!
OC pinball leaguers: a few of these games are being brought out for this event only; they haven't been seen at previous league meetings or parties and are unlikely to show up again in the future.
Hope to see you there!
steve SDTM

Steve: You are an incredible guy and creating an event like this shows where your heart is! Thank You so much for all you do to preserve the history of the game and all you've done for Python.

If anyone is in driving distance of this event, you REALLY need to attend it. You're going to experience things that most pinheads haven't and will be helping a true genius in both the world of art and pinball.

#5 5 years ago

Oh to be near there on that date.

What an awesome gesture !

LTG : )™

#6 5 years ago

I would definitely be flying in for this if I knew of it sooner. Very cool of you to do this and what a treat for anyone local.

#7 5 years ago

WOW What a list!

#8 5 years ago

Heh, now that's how you advertise. AMAZING GAMES YOU WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN (oh by the way charity).

Steve would be a great guy even if his only games were TMNT, SFII, and Vacation America, but you're crazy if you don't come out for this!

#9 5 years ago

If it weren't my wedding anniversary....

#10 5 years ago

Wow! That's just jaw-dropping to have so many rare games at one event. So glad Erin and I signed up for this. Steve, thanks to you and whomever else for putting this together! At Pinball Land Robert said that you had a nice collection but wow! Lots of love for Python

#11 5 years ago
Quoted from pinlawyer:

If it weren't my wedding anniversary....

Road trip = perfect anniversary!

#12 5 years ago
Quoted from pinlawyer:

If it weren't my wedding anniversary....

I think Steve can set you and the wife up with an "intimate" table for just the two of you. Bring her along. It will be an aniversary to remember (for at least one of you).

#13 5 years ago

Dang! King Kong, eh?? Wish you were closer

#14 5 years ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Is the proto Python game Zingy Bingy by any chance?

Hey, can't we have a little mystery in our lives? To quote Cardinal Ximinez, "Our chief weapon is surprise…"

Quoted from awarner:

...and creating an event like this shows where your heart is! Thank You so much for all you do to preserve the history of the game and all you've done for Python.

What I've done for Python pales in comparison to what you Atlanta guys have done. And frankly, it's great to see the spontaneous outpouring of support found in the benefit tournaments across the country as well as the gofundme effort.

Quoted from LTG:

Oh to be near there on that date.
LTG : )™

I wish you were near my friend, I wish you were near...

Quoted from Aurich:

Heh, now that's how you advertise.

Yeah, I prefer to use the underpromise/overdeliver marketing strategy, but the subtle approach probably wouldn't get enough notice and thus raise less money for Python.

Quoted from scollins918:

I would definitely be flying in for this if I knew of it sooner.

Sorry about the last minute nature of this. There were a lot of moving parts to coordinate, and unfortunately the only day that would work for me conflicted with the Las Vegas tourney and was only one week after Casey's Mancave event (which I recommend everyone go to!)

Quoted from notaflyingtoy:

So glad Erin and I signed up for this… At Pinball Land Robert said that you had a nice collection but wow! Lots of love for Python

Wow, that's high praise coming from Robert. Whenever I visit Robert's place I get to play multiple games I've never seen before. I feel lucky to call him a friend! Looking forward to meeting you and Erin!

Quoted from CactusJack:

Bring her along. It will be an aniversary to remember (for at least one of you).

An anniversary to remember??? Oh I suspect if he brings her, she'll never let him *forget* it. After all, nothing says I love you like "hey sweetie, let's go to a pinball tournament!"

That being said, we're trying to make this a couple friendly party (couples probably want to arrive at around 7:30 when the tourney ends). We'll have a band, but in my experience the pinball crowd isn't much for dancing…

Thanks for supporting Python everyone!

steve SDTM

#16 5 years ago
Quoted from pinsane:

Hey, can't we have a little mystery in our lives? To quote Cardinal Ximinez, "Our chief weapon is surprise…"

I suppose an event could be run well by ruthless efficiency, but now I'm a little worried about the fear part.

#17 5 years ago

Can I bring my 11 year old daughter? She is DYING to see Loch Ness Monster.

#18 5 years ago
Quoted from pinsane:

What I've done for Python pales in comparison to what you Atlanta guys have done. And frankly, it's great to see the spontaneous outpouring of support found in the benefit tournaments across the country as well as the gofundme effort.

We're not done yet.

#19 5 years ago
Quoted from pinsane:

An anniversary to remember??? Oh I suspect if he brings her, she'll never let him *forget* it. After all, nothing says I love you like "hey sweetie, let's go to a pinball tournament!"

LOL!!! Sounds like a Great anniversary trip to me!! We spent our 29th at an Oursler tourney back in Feb. we had a great time! Wish we were closer would LOVE to check out your collection!

Phoebe

#20 5 years ago
Quoted from unigroove:

Very cool party!

I know you would enjoy it Jonathan!

Quoted from Aurich:

I suppose an event could be run well by ruthless efficiency, but now I'm a little worried about the fear part.

It doesn't surprise me in the least that *you* "got" that reference

Quoted from Acampero:

Can I bring my 11 year old daughter? She is DYING to see Loch Ness Monster.

We always try to make our parties kid friendly. The only caveat is that at this particular party there will be some PG-13 games. When my daughters were young and saw these, they just rolled their eyes but sensitive individuals may be offended! I believe others are bringing kids, so your daughter wouldn't be alone.

Quoted from pkiefert:

We're not done yet.

Kudos to you, James, and Al!

Quoted from Butterflygirl24:

LOL!!! Sounds like a Great anniversary trip to me!! We spent our 29th at an Oursler tourney back in Feb. we had a great time! ...
Phoebe

Well Phoebe, you're a special case! And I mean that in the best possible way

Quoted from Butterflygirl24:

Wish we were closer would LOVE to check out your collection!
Phoebe

You know you both have an open invitation. Since you know Python as well as anyone, I know you would crack up when you saw this mystery prototype!

steve SDTM

#21 5 years ago
Quoted from pinsane:

It doesn't surprise me in the least that *you* "got" that reference

#22 5 years ago
Quoted from pinsane:

I know you would enjoy it Jonathan!

It doesn't surprise me in the least that *you* "got" that reference

We always try to make our parties kid friendly. The only caveat is that at this particular party there will be some PG-13 games. When my daughters were young and saw these, they just rolled their eyes but sensitive individuals may be offended! I believe others are bringing kids, so your daughter wouldn't be alone.

Kudos to you, James, and Al!

Well Phoebe, you're a special case! And I mean that in the best possible way

You know you both have an open invitation. Since you know Python as well as anyone, I know you would crack up when you saw this mystery prototype!
steve SDTM

Awesome,
My daughter holds the high score on our SST and her favorite game and show is Tales From the Crypt so I think we are safe.

#23 5 years ago

I'd give my right nut to be there, Steve, but sadly, I traded that one away long ago. Instead, I'll be sending our local Farmington rep, Pinghetto. Treat him nice. He's still young and impressionable.

#24 5 years ago

I wish i could join. Have fun and raise money for Python!

Hope to get there again some day.

All the best from Austria!

Norbert

#25 5 years ago

good god that's an unimaginable collection to get to play. If I were only closer, but seriously nice of you to raise money for python, thumbs up sir!

#26 5 years ago

Awesome gesture, Steve. I sooooooo wish I could attend this.

Here's one gigantic case of "I WISH I WAS CLOSER!"

Later,
EV

P.S. One big request.....as long as it's OK with the host, someone please, please, please take and post a ton of pictures!!!

#27 5 years ago

Gosh, sure wish I could go to this; sounds amazing! Ya'll should bring these machines on a tour of the US and hit Houston or New Orleans.

#28 5 years ago

I fly back from LA that morning. It costs way too much to change my ticket so guess I'm out.

#29 5 years ago

I wish I had known earlier about this event. I'm only 50 miles North of you AND I could've brought a Williams Rat Race and Thunderball.

That Saturday is my daughters Birthday party. We're having a pinball party for her.

Please keep me in mind for future events.

Steve Winslow

#30 5 years ago
Quoted from John_I:

I fly back from LA that morning. It costs way too much to change my ticket so guess I'm out.

There is a slight chance my business trip will get extended into the next week. If so I will be there donation in hand and ready to play!!

#31 5 years ago
Quoted from pinlawyer:

If it weren't my wedding anniversary....

Shhhhh... This will be the second year in a row that I talked my wife into going to CalEx on our anniversary.

#32 5 years ago

I'm still angling towards going. Just the chance to have played 2 of the 9 Kingpins ever made would be enough for me(I've played one at PAGG before, hopefully not the same one), let alone all those other rarer than rare pins!

#33 5 years ago

Got a chance to sneak peek at this place last night..... you all are in for a treat

Much Rarez, So wow

#34 5 years ago
Quoted from Miguel351:

I'm still angling towards going. Just the chance to have played 2 of the 9 Kingpins ever made would be enough for me(I've played one at PAGG before, hopefully not the same one), let alone all those other rarer than rare pins!

the one at Pagg & CAX are the same one. The one in this collection doesnt ever leave this collection

#35 5 years ago

Played King Kong last night
and this game should have been made

Its my Holy Grail in Pinball !!

#36 5 years ago
Quoted from rvdv:

Played King Kong last night
and this game should have been made
Its my Holy Grail in Pinball !!

Yes, that pin is amazing looking! Think of me if you find 2 Robert.

#37 5 years ago

More Game play on King Kong this Saturday
I might be rude getting you of this game so I can play it , ALL DAY LONG !!

#38 5 years ago

The tourney reservations and party RSVP deadline have been extended to Friday evening, March 21 at 8:00PM PST. Please consider joining us and playing pinball for Python on Saturday March 22!

To register/RSVP:
www.playyourheartout.org
www.iepinball.com/python

The tournament is IFPA sanctioned and will have partial WPPR points (sharing with the gracious folks at Casey's Mancave).

Thank you to Pinball Inc., Pinball Life, Planetary Pinball and Stern Pinball for their generous donation of prizes:
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We will have a very small cache of Python's limited edition artwork for sale. This artwork is signed and numbered. In addition to pinball artwork, we have some of Python's fine art pieces available for sale as well (giclee on canvas). All proceeds will go to Python.
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Kudos to Mark G for crafting trophies for the tournament. We're grateful that Jordan C is screening Play Your Heart Out T-shirts with a logo from a heretofore unseen Python pinball machine. Thanks to our intrepid tech team who repaired and tuned the games the other night: The machines have been repaired and tuned for your playing pleasure by Daniel B, Jordan C, Chris E, Kevin G, Nick K, Doug K, Brian M (from MN!), Nate O, Brent S, Laura S and Robert VdV.

We'll have handcrafted pizza and whatever goodies you all bring to share. The band will start playing around 8. Should be a fun time!

steve

#39 5 years ago

Should be a fun time indeed! Thanks to Steve, Karl, and everyone else involved for putting this together. Very much looking forward.

#40 5 years ago

For those of us just coming to play non-tournament style....if we come during the tournament will we be allowed to play anything?

#41 5 years ago

12 games will be setup for the tournament. Most of the rest should be open to play during the tournament apart from a potential few sitting between tournament games.

You should play the tournament though, even though you're tournament-adverse It's not setup like a regular tournament. PinGolf with goals for each game, such as...

Attack From Mars: Destroy 3 Saucers
Twilight Zone: Defeat the power
Phantom of the Opera: Start a 3-ball multiball

A full round -should- take no more than 45 minutes.

#42 5 years ago

Greg,

As Karl says, there will be games available to play if you're not in the tournament, but please consider playing. Even I'm going to play when I'm not in the pizza kitchen (and I never play in tournaments)!

steve SDTM

#43 5 years ago
Quoted from Troz:

You should play the tournament though, even though you're tournament-adverse It's not setup like a regular tournament. PinGolf with goals for each game, such as...

No thanks, I don't even understand the term "PinGolf"....I just want to donate to Python and play like a regular dummy

#44 5 years ago
Quoted from pinsane:

Greg,
As Karl says, there will be games available to play if you're not in the tournament, but please consider playing. Even I'm going to play when I'm not in the pizza kitchen (and I never play in tournaments)!
steve SDTM

Alrighty, we'll see...I'm visiting my gramma before I come over- we'll see if it works out timewise! Thanks!

#45 5 years ago

Greg if you play in a tournament and like it I'll still be your friend.

#46 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Greg if you play in a tournament and like it I'll still be your friend.

I only play well if I'm half paying attention and talking to people. If I actually concentrate I'll blow it lol

#47 5 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

I don't even understand the term "PinGolf".

You ever played Frisbee golf?

#48 5 years ago

What a great event!!! Dang it Steve, I've always wanted to visit your collection. If I was even remotely close, I would totally be there. Too bad I'm half way across the country. I guess I'll just have to be envious from afar. Have a great time there everyone (you lucky dogs) and raise lots of cash for Python!

Rob

#49 5 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

You ever played Frisbee golf?

Nope, just mini-golf.

#50 5 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Nope, just mini-golf.

I like mini-golf. See you at Camelot. Is Saturday good for you?

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