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Wow another month has passed and here we are with another new table called Lights Camera Action!.  Gottlieb released this table in 1989 and ended up selling around 1700 units.  Brian Johnson who was one of the artists that worked on this table refers to the style as "MAD magazineish". 

On a side note; I've noticed the Android version shows the backglass when doing the gun dual, where the PC version doesn't.  I'm not sure if this is a bug or intended though, I still need to find out.

~Frosty
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Oh yeah I forgot about that! Now if only they'd let everyone toggle looking at the back glass on the fly during gameplay I'd be happy. For me anyway being able to do this while I'm playing makes the tables feel more immersive. 
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WHO dunnit is now available on Pinball Arcade!  This is a Midway Games pinball machine with a 1940s style and murder mystery theme. The play field features up to five different murder mysteries by revealing clues by sending the ball to an elevator, phone, or slot machine. The actual machine accepts up to four players, and features 4-ball play. 

Selling just under 2,500 units in 1995 puts this table at only a fraction of units produced compared to the likes of popular tables like Twilight Zone and the Addams Family.  Which means our guys at Farsight must have been rather lucky to have found one for sale.  I'd be interested in finding out how much work they had to do to get this one ready for playing.

It's a shame I never had the pleasure of playing this at an arcade.  The rule set and theme is really entertaining in my opinion.  I imagine trying to fix the toys though was quite a chore.

What say you?!!


~Frosty
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I played this one back in the 90s when it was released. Great game.
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Black Rose was a pinball machine produced by Midway but released under the Bally name in 1992.  It came out around the same time as the Addams Family table but unfortunately didn't fare as well in the review category.  Just under 4 thousands were created making this a fairly rare table for us to enjoy. 

As usual I've changed the profile photo to match, happy gaming.

~Frosty
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It's time to Rock the Boat with Fish Tales!

I grew up with this table, and I think it was probably my gateway to pinball. This recreation is pretty faithful to the original. The Fast Cast shot is very hard to pull off at the moment though.

^JLM
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Spent many a fine hour playing this in the pub! The pub the Prince of Wales in Dawlish is no more.:-)
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Here's a few more pinball backglass wallpapers I've managed to upload in my free time.  Enjoy!

~Frosty
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The XFiles one is funny-- they look so young!
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Our table of the month; Junk Yard was manufactured by Williams in 1996 selling at just over 3k units around the Christmas season.  An interesting tidbit of information for you all is that supposedly the prototypes had a magnet right below the wrecking ball which never made it into the production models. 

~Frosty
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Magnet: The wrecking ball would hit the glass...alot. Guessing it might be related to magnet in prototype. 
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The long awaited and anticipated Black Knight 2000 has arrived this month.  Developed as a sequel to the original by Steve Ritchie, this one is a fan favorite.  On a side note; This table actually became a little more famous by showing up in episode 7 season 1 of the X-Files TV show. 

~Frosty
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The best way to test is to hit the lightning wheel, get a hurry up and immediately hit the lightning wheel again.
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It's pretty safe to say that you won't be seeing any of these mods in +ThePinballArcade version. ;)
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Two more backglass wallpapers before Christmas.  Happy holidays everyone, enjoy.

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just picked one up in FEB
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With season 2 coming to a close with Cue Ball Wizard, I'm left with wondering what season 3 will bring.  Also, one has to wonder with the added revenue coming in from the PC market, will we see some Sega tables?  Perhaps we'll be get a Christmas surprise or a spring extravaganza. 

Any predictions for next year?
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Oh yeah, and they should fix one thing: the alphanumeric display in Elvira and Dr. Dude, in one line on iOS.
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Have you noticed that on Android there is a small sound delay with mechanical sound effects (25 milliseconds +/-).

In a post curated by Jared Morgan, +Ryan Routon details what the current technical limitation are with the bespoke sound mixer in TPA and the underlying Android OS.
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Yup, I can hear/see a delay, but in my ideal world I think this was exactly how they wanted it to sound :-) win win my my books.
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