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"The Washington State Pinball Stronghold" goes LIVE!

By xTheBlackKnightx

3 years ago

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  • 3 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 2 years ago by xTheBlackKnightx
  • Topic is favorited by 9 Pinsiders


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#1 3 years ago

The Washington State Pinball Stronghold
"A Fortress Protecting the Silver Ball since 1990"

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Many games, people, and places, but never enough time.
Who knows what else I will bring out from my pinball history fortification?

"For every permanent game listed in a long time collector's possession, there is always another secret percentage of games hidden in storage awaiting restoration that are a mystery."

Episode 1 - Joust (Bally, 1969) Tutorial Review (History-Features-Gameplay)
(The first recorded review of this game in internet history)

1 week later
#2 3 years ago

Episode 2 - Fireball (Bally, 1972) Tutorial Review (History-Features-Gameplay)

3 weeks later
#3 3 years ago

Episode 3 - Eight Ball Deluxe (Bally-Midway, 1984) Tutorial Review

History-Features-Gameplay Tutorial of this undeniably outstanding and infamous Bally designed pinball machine. The final game production run, Eight Ball Deluxe 1984 'Classic' edition, is reviewed in great depth of detail.

"Quit talking, and start chalking!"

#4 3 years ago

Episode 3 BONUS - Eight Ball Deluxe (Bally-Midway, 1984)

The EXTENDED history review of Eight Ball Deluxe "Classic" Edition detailed from Episode 3.
Two parts, primary production differences between the 1984 "Classic" edition and the 1981 original game and my personal game comparison/history/details to factory production games.

#5 3 years ago

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Thanks for making these!

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#6 3 years ago

This topic has been on rise again with the emergence of new collectors.
Upcoming short pinball education ("pincation"?) reference video while I prepare for the next game review.
I will dispel some of the myths, indicators, and actual realities.
References will include examples and photos (from my private archives) from my own collection both purchased, NIB, HUO, full restored, restored, and routed.

Remember nothing is guaranteed...

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#7 3 years ago

Second of two upcoming simultaneously released videos.

Guide: "How to Properly Prepare a Pinball Backglass for Shipment"
Multiple methods discussed along with and the "do's and don'ts"

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2 months later
#8 3 years ago

Episode 4 - Nip-It (Bally, 1973) Tutorial Review
The latest Washington State Pinball Stronghold pinball tutorial review in HD has been published.
All sorts of good pinball history nuggets of information in this review, and no poor lighting or shaky camera phones!

Still playing catch up with other videos still in production, a bit of patience is required.

4 months later
#9 2 years ago

Episode 5 - Fundamentals of Pinball Tools
A detailed comprehensive breakdown of all basic pinball mechanical, soldering, and electronic tools used for pinball repair and restoration.

2 weeks later
#10 2 years ago

Episode 6 - Breakshot (Capcom, 1996) Tutorial Review
History-Features-Gameplay Tutorial for Capcom’s third released model game.

#11 2 years ago

Great video!

8 months later
#12 2 years ago

Episode 7 - Dixieland (Bally, 1968) Tutorial Review
History-Features-Gameplay for another of Ted Zale's "zipper flipper" series of games.

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