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The guys at Farsight have teamed up with Stern and are having another kickstarter, this time for AC/DC pinball.  They're are also working on an entirely new engine to implement contemporary pinball machines post 2000.  If this turns out to be successful, who knows maybe we'll see the Guns N Roses table come to life.  Axle does seem to be in a better mind set these days.

I'm excited to see where this goes, and hopefully you guys are too.  If you're interested in donating some cash to see this thing through click the link below and show your support. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1067367405/stern-pinball-arcade-ac-dc/description
Help us bring the AC/DC® pinball table to mobile, consoles and virtual reality devices!
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Originally produced by Bally in 1993 and coming in at a whopping 7k strong manufactured our table of the month is Judge Dredd.  This game is unique in that it has two play modes from you to choose from.  In the coin op version for one quarter you could play regulation/standard play or you could play a Super game for an extra quarter.
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It is a surprisingly fun table to play. Having a game mode where every ball starts as multiball is a stroke of genius :-)
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Here's another trivia question for the Pro version of the Addams Family table. The winner will be determined by the first person to answer the trivia question correctly in the comments here.  You will receive a code for PS4 or Xbox One it's your choice! Good luck! (Only one answer accepted per person!!! If you've already won a code please give others a chance)  We now have prizes for all regions that I'm aware of.

Question:  What was the name of the pinball machine featured on Happy Days and who was the manufacturer?
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Correct!  Nip-It by Bally is widely considered the pinball machine that was "featured" on Happy Days.  I'll be in contact with you momentarily.

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In light of this being my favorite holiday I've decided to upload a video to go along with this table of the month.  Let me know if you like the idea and maybe I'll make one for every new table of the month then you all can see how terrible I really am. =)

Also, Mike over at Farsight has been kind enough to offer to possibly give us some giveaways now and then for the group!  Should we just hand them out at random or have some kind of game for it? 

~Frosty
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It's October again and that means we get another spooky table to celebrate the occasion.  Produced in 1995 by Sega/Data East and selling at around 3000 units this table has all the features we had come to expect from pinball tables coming out at this time. 

The 6-player display code was prototyped as a proof-in-concept on the Frankenstein display, but was first released in Baywatch. The Frankenstein multiball start display effect was repurposed in attract mode to promote this 6-player feature on the actual table.

As an extra added bonus it seems the new UI for TPA will be released some time early next week for those us that opt into the beta through Steam.  Finally!

~Frosty
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+Frosty Glitch awesome bro! I would buy that table for real if I could find one for $2k or less... we restore tables and put them in our "Palmetto pinball club". You can find us on fb, with that name ^ =) Have a good day friend, blessings! 
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How many of you noticed the new button on the home screen?  It looks like more sooner than later we're finally going to be getting a head to head feature.  Though with players being able to keep games going for over 6 hours I'm not sure how feasible this will be.  Regardless, I'm excited to see it and can't wait to test it out.

~Frosty
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Oh, I watched a video of you playing a lo-o-ong time. I think you're pretty good! And it's good of you to post those pinball machine backboards, too.
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Created by DataEast/Sega in 1993 and selling in at around 5500 tables our table of the month is Last Action hero which is quite fun.  It features a shaker motor and 3 magnets to help or hinder the action as it were depending the type of player that you are. 

Also, Farsight has recently released the WiiU version of Pinball Arcade.  Though I doubt anyone reading this here actually had any interested in that platform, it's still interesting that they made good on that promise.
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This months table was designed by Steve Ritchie and released in 1995 by Williams. No Fear did pretty well coming in at around 4500 games sold. This game is all about extreme sports which come in a variety of types such as racing, skydiving and skiing.

On a side note does anyone recall No Fear t-shirts being popular in the 90's?
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Happy Halloween all!!  Here's two more codes to whoever gets them activated first.  Please let me know in the comments when you've activated the code.  Thanks.

PS4 - Addams Family® Pro Pack (North & South America):
MFDN-MMN4-Q7HD

Xbox One - Addams Family® Pro Pack (All regions):
FHJGY-TMXPP-JGRTK-RRR49-762JZ
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Activated the Xbox One code.
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((This trivia question has been answered now))

Okay it's time to give out some codes for the Pro version of the Addams Family table. The winner will be determined by the first person to answer the trivia question correctly in the comments here.  You will receive a code for PS4 or Xbox One it's your choice! Good luck! (Only one answer accepted per person!!!)  PS4 prizes are for North & South America only, Xbox One is all regions.

Question:  Which Addams family member is technically not an Addams based on the TV lore? (not counting the butler, thing or grandmama)
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Uncle Fester! 
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Released in 1987 by Williams and designed by Steve Ritchie this months table F-14 Tomcat originally sold approximately 14,500 units.  While Steve wasn't perhaps quite as well known as his younger brother this game was destined for greatness.  You can look forward to fast game play and easy lane access leading to long game sessions for most. 

A little piece of trivia info - This was the first pinball machine with an Autosave feature that gave the ball back into game if the ball got drained right at the start.

~Frosty
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+wallace mcgee Surely you jest. ;) Mark Ritchie is Steve's younger brother. He only created 12 Williams tables and went on to create his own design studio. Come to think of it I guess Taxi, Indiana Jones and Diner aren't too well known. 😄 Wait no, that's only in the Twilight Zone. 
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Finally what many have been waiting this month's table is Safecracker!  Released in 1996 by Midway Games and designed by Pat Lawlor only about 1,150 units were sold.  This is likely because Safecracker differs from a standard pinball game in that the player is playing against the clock as opposed to having a certain number of balls available. If the player loses a ball, as long as there is time left on the clock they can continue playing.

Personally I'm finding this table extremely enjoyable.  Though I question the difficulty level a bit as I won a collectable coin on my first play through which from what I understand we're suppose to be incredibly difficult to attain.  Thoughts?

~Frosty
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It's an amaaaazing table, isn't it! Completely unique!
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