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We're back! Ava and I wish Wayne Neyens a Happy 103rd Birthday! Ryan Claytor's new watch design is called "Ricochet" and was available in a limited run from Mr. Jones Watches. If you would like a copy, add your name to the interested list Check out Silver Falls at - available now for the Heist playfield on the Multimorphic store. You can sign up fo…
 
Ava and I talk about a few different games, first up - Williams' Hi-Hand: As part of that conversation, we talk about Williams' Yukon: More work on QFG and some neat stuff ahead! Check out Ranger In The Ruins at: Thank you for listening, and for your support of indie pinball! You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos l…
 
Ranger In The Ruins has been released! My first commercial pinball game is $150, and available through the Multimorphic online store: Ava and I discuss a bit about the game, and some streams available (warning: spoilers!) Buffalo Pinball Reveal Stream - https://youtu.be/M8g07kfWMto Gammagoat -- I also note that the game is part of the Pinside datab…
 
Welcome back! - Ava new cohost - Cosmic Cart Racing 2.0 and Internet play - QFG development diary - last stream available at - Check out my other podcast Gamingonten for weekly updates of the process (and lots of video game talk). - A little about my next P3 game. - Robo-Frenzy artwork is in process. Ryan and I are working on it several times a wee…
 
Ava joins me to talk about the newest P3 game, Heist! This Week In Pinball had a writeup on the release day here: We are having a blast with the game, and we talk about the artwork, design, software, audio and how I can't get more than 5,000 points. ;-) For those interested, you can order from Multimorphic at Thanks to Ava for joining me and talkin…
 
Another episode, another new game announcement - this one decidedly not EM, but interesting all the same. There is a potential new EM podcast coming - looking forward to it! The more EM content, the better! In other news, a Pinside user had an unobtainable part of the reset bank for Bally games 3D printed. I hope we see much more of this in the fut…
 
I went to the Houston Arcade Expo and talk a bit about what sets the show apart, along with the debut of the Acrylic Bingo project! Shawn did an excellent job with fabricating a new cabinet and playfield for Golden Gate, one of the most complex and astounding bingo pinball machines, out of acrylic. It was great to meet new folks and old friends and…
 
Things are really hectic right now, but hopefully they will get back on track soon. I'll be at the Houston Arcade Expo next week for the unveiling of the Acrylic Bingo (Golden Gate in a see-through package)! Today's featured game is 1964 Williams Riverboat. You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1…
 
Today's episode is all about the York show! Bingo Row, Woodrail Row, good friends, and fun! I also discuss the end of the Coin-Op Carnival tour and the completion of Multi-Races, along with the first public showing for Multi-Races. Thanks to everyone that makes the York show such a fantastic show - Rich and all the staff, everyone that brings games…
 
Tonight I am joined by Edward Trapunski, author of "Special When Lit: A visual and anecdotal history of Pinball". We discuss the creation of the book, originally published in 1979, came out at a time of great change for pinball. The industry was moving from electro-mechanical games to solid state. The book touches on a broad history of the game, a …
 
The York show is coming - October 11th and 12th, 2019! This year, I will be giving away custom tokens for those that can win on Multi-Races. I also note a common issue with new bingo owners/mechanics - the timer unit needs to be in proper working order or the game will not function properly. Lastly, I took a look at a King of Diamonds that had some…
 
Ran into an issue with pyprocgame (or USB) that caused a crash every time I tried to enter a game in Multi-Races. I detail the solution. The York Show is coming very soon! Come see Bingo Row and check out the Coin-Op Carnival booth - October 12th and 13th, 2019! Today's featured game is Bally's Headliner from 1939.…
 
First, a call on the Bingo Line - Len calls with a question about the Selector Lock on Yacht Club. Next, Nate Shivers from Coast 2 Coast podcast has started releasing a new series - Roger Sharpe recorded interviews with numerous folks from the EM era for his book Pinball, and this series begins with an interview with Harry Williams. Check it out at…
 
Short episode - Our Houston tour stop for Coin-Op Carnival was changed from the original venue and from one stop to two. It was great to meet folks at Bedrock City Comics and the Game Preserve NASA! Thank you to everyone that came out. This weekend, August 11th, I will be giving a presentation and book signing at the Roanoke Pinball Museum in Roano…
 
Universal's 5 Star is back in action thanks to Sophie. 5 Star, the Multi-Bingo and Multi-Races will be at York this year as part of Bingo Row! Come out and play these neat games! It will be the public debut of Multi-Races. Junior and Caravan have moved to new homes. Junior will be part of the prewar booth at the Ottawa Pinball and Gameroom Show Sep…
 
I've been programming like a mad person, and there are now several games with full animation and gameplay support available in Multi-Races! I just received a Williams "Super Star" for an upcoming project. Coin-Op Carnival will be at San Diego Comic-Con, with Ryan hosting a presentation on Friday the 17th. Brent and Whitney of the Brokentoken Classi…
 
Gerry Stellenberg of Multimorphic () joins me to discuss his history with control systems, development of the revolutionary products the P-ROC, P3-ROC, and the P3, and custom pinball development on the P3. I use and enjoy many of the products produced by his company, and his boardset allowed me to complete the Multi-Bingo in a very short amount of …
 
Perambulate with FNB while he pontificates on the far flung ancestors of modern pinball! Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Google Play, and more. You can email the real Nick at Instagram and Twitter @bingopodcast Call the phone-a-saurus at 724-BINGOS-1 Purchase Coin-Op Carnival at Thanks very much for listening, and I'll... talk …
 
New game! Auto-Bell Super Circus arrived in the gameroom and Ava is going to help restore. Robo-Frenzy progress - one of the more difficult tasks has been completed. 5 Star progress - Sophie and I turned it on this week! Today's featured game is Genco's "Bang" from 1939. You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line a…
 
Ryan and I were interviewed by Michigan NPR about Coin-Op Carnival! (Scroll down for the interview) Sophie has continued work on the 5 Star - it's looking good now, next to polish the metal parts inside the game! An interesting service call on a Bally Circus Queen (I love that game) and a Bally Dude Ranch. Today's featured game is 1935's Bally 3 In…
 
Ryan's tour stop at Abrams Planetarium was excellent! Read the writeup at There are two tour stops happening this weekend! Pinball at the Zoo and the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (S.P.A.C.E.). See for more details. I worked on a Bally Circus this past week that needed more than a little help, and I've been wiring Robo-Frenzy - just a lit…
 
I've been digging myself out of my backlog on local service calls since my return from Texas. I talk about one interesting EM call I had recently. Coin-Op Carnival's reception has been fantastic! Come see Ryan at the second tour stop for the book at the MSU Abram's Planetarium, Sunday, April 14th at 6PM. This is a free event! Following Ryan's prese…
 
My experience at Texas Pinball Festival as part of Coin-Op Carnival. An unforgettable weekend! Some photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8hNHQvpxRTJqoFPM8 Ryan is doing a solo presentation for the next tour stop - the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University. Aside from a 360-degree video of Wayne Neyens and his "Spirit of '76", there will be a…
 
Ryan Claytor joins me to discuss our new joint venture - Coin-Op Carnival: Electrifying Tales of Mechanical Contraptions! Coin-Op Carnival Issue #1 is a 64-page, fully illustrated, full color publication. Coin-Op Carnival will release March 22nd at Texas Pinball Festival. Pinball historian Gordon Hasse will be joining Ryan and I onstage during the …
 
Multi-Races works! I finished the wiring after last episode, fired it up, and can play games on it. There are no graphics currently, but still a major victory. Robo-Frenzy has also had a few victories over the past weekend - the score motor turns, score reels and reset function properly, and the short was found. Today's game is 1942's Keeney Towers…
 
I'm just about ready to turn on Multi-Races for the first time. Exciting time for any project. I talk about wiring the coils and motors in the game, and some of the challenges. Today's game is 1959's Gottlieb Straight Shooter () You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1 You can listen to the show o…
 
Robo-Frenzy has had a small advancement, but more time is needed to test everything. Multi-Races, I am having some second thoughts about how I will construct parts of the game. Discussion awaits! Today's game is the 1959 Williams "Golden Bells" - https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1045 You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via t…
 
The Multi-Bingo is getting a nice bit of polish ahead of the Texas Pinball Festival. I look forward to meeting new people and seeing their reaction to the game! Multi-Races progress continues - I've wired the playfield and placed it within the game. Soon I'll be testing the games! Today's featured game is 1958's Bally Skill Parade: You can reach me…
 
I'm continuing to program Multi-Races, and am working backwards chronologically. I've arrived at the first game Bally produced post-war, 1946's Victory Derby and Victory Special. I speak a bit about the large changes in portioning that these earlier games have from the later (Don Hooker designed) games. Robo-Frenzy has been tested, and I have found…
 
I've almost finished programming the first game for Multi-Races. Bally's Turf King is one of the last one ball horserace games, and therefore one of the most complex. Once I've finished it, I should have no trouble with other games. I talk about the interesting parts of portioning, as well as some of the features of the game. Robo-Frenzy is coming …
 
Robo-Frenzy is about 70% wired! Multi-Races now has a computer and I've begun thinking about laying out the new electronic and mechanical features. A Chicago Coin Soundstage was unboxed recently. The video (on Facebook) can be viewed here: Today's featured game is a really neat one - Gottlieb's 1948 Alice in Wonderland. You can reach me at or via t…
 
A short episode today, wherein I discuss wiring Robo-Frenzy (approx 50% done), and a listener question about adding progressive jackpots to a bingo pinball machine. I put on my best tech hat and respond. Thank you, as always, for listening! You can reach me at or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1 You can listen to the show on iTunes, Pocket Casts…
 
Robo-Frenzy is taking shape, the wiring has begun in earnest. I talk a bit about how I am prototyping the light board, how the wiring is going and the basic functions that are wired. A reminder that I'm running a contest! Anyone that can send me evidence of a current/new 5 in a line on a game will receive a free Bingo Row print! The illustration by…
 
This year's White Rose Gameroom Show was incredible! I speak a bit about each game in Bingo Row, and do a recap of the happenings day-by-day. JeffC's amazing unboxing video is in this thread: Tons of pictures in that thread, and lots of information. I discuss the unknowns listed on the sign in front of the game individually and the answers to our b…
 
I'm headed to the York show - Friday Oct 12th and Saturday Oct 13th, 2018. Come see me, play all the bingos in Bingo Row, and compete for a chance to win a beautiful limited edition Bingo Row print! Today's main topic is a review of Pinball Magazine #5 - I strongly encourage all folks with any interest in EMs to pick up a copy and read about Wayne …
 
The York show (White Rose Gameroom Show) will be here before we know it! Come to the show and hang out with us in Bingo Row Beautiful new giveaways, a brand new bingo unboxing, extremely rare games on free play, and a lot of fun! The Multi-Bingo is complete! I've finished all the various programming bits and this is the final programming episode of…
 
The Multi-Bingo is about to make its yearly showing at the York show! That means I have the typical final tweaks and touches to complete. The Multi Manual is available here: I was also co-author on an article published on Pinball News about gambling pingames: https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2018/08/23/gambling-pingames-manufacturer-perspectives/ C…
 
This episode, I start off with a few technical details about how the animations function within the Multi for the mechanical backbox number movements. Today's game is the 1932 Northwest Coin Machine Company Fan-Tan. An interesting roulette game with a playing card theme. Thank you, as always, for listening! You can reach me at or via the bingos lin…
 
The York show is coming! October 12th and 13th, 2018, please join us in Bingo Row for several special spectacles. - A group of bingo pinball machines free to play all weekend - The Multi-Bingo, featuring all 142 domestically produced bingo pinball machines - A brand NEW Silver Sails, still sealed in the box, to be publicly unboxed on the show floor…
 
I am back from a very special vacation - Dennis Dodel was willing to open his gameroom to a few of us traveling to Wayne Neyens' 100th birthday celebration! I had an excellent time and discuss some of the games and what makes them special. Thank you Dennis! Next, I traveled to Wayne's home to help him ring in his 100th year and discuss some of what…
 
United's coin flash animations are in process - I discuss the mechanical differences between Bally and United games from the perspective of coin flash, then give some simple updates on Robo-Frenzy and Multi Races. Jones Plugs are fantastic for allowing simple connection/disconnection of the head of a game or a coin door from the cabinet body, but i…
 
The biggest news for today's episode: the announcement of the Multi Races project. Thanks to Dennis Dodel for the name! The plan is to make another Multi-type game that will allow you to play all 49 of the one-ball horse race games. Very excited to get started. I've made a thread here: The Multi-Bingo still needs some animations written for a handf…
 
Ryan Claytor () joins me for a discussion of all things vacation: Fixes for - 1) Williams "Penny Pitch" 2) Gottlieb "Paul Bunyan" () 3) Bally "Sheba" () 4) Chicago Coin "Fox Hunt" () 5) United "Thunderbird" Talk about 1) Williams "Rag Mop" () 2) Bally Ballerina () (After the show was recorded, I was able to go fix up Ballerina, and work through the…
 
A great story from Graham TerMarsch - three donated Bally Big Times were used to teach kids at his son's school about reverse engineering and they ended up restoring one of the games - congratulations everyone! This week I also wanted to highlight a couple of interesting notes on the Pinside forum regarding bingos: One person has trouble with their…
 
I just came across an announcement that the Canada Pincon is going to have a history of pinball booth with: 1932 Bally Goofy 1935 Bally Bumper 1932 Bally Ballyhoo 1939 Keeney Thriller and a 1954 Bally Surf Club! If you're in the area, check out the show at - and let me know how you enjoy the history of pinball games! Getting back to my roots a bit,…
 
Allentown Pinfest was last weekend and it was a lot of fun. Thank you to friends new and old that made it a huge success for the Multi and for me. The Multi played well at Allentown, despite a pretty bone-headed mistake I made in coding before the show... lots of compliments and lots of help forthcoming or received at the show. I did sneak away and…
 
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