THIS WEEK IN PINBALL – 7/6/21: Spooky Reveals Halloween and Ultraman: Kaiju Rumble, Spooky Interviews, Gomez Hints at September Surprise, and Pinball Hall of Fame Opens

Spooky Pinball Reveals | Pinball HOF Grand Opening | Results: What is the most SUSPENSEFUL horror themed pinball machine? | Poll: What is your FAVORITE patriotic themed pinball machine? | George Gomez and Tanio Klyce Interview | Silver Falls Reveal | The Mandalorian Rules | Scorbit Update | Pinball Comics | Pinball Rug | Sugar Ray Album | Pinball on the Jumbotron | Upcoming Pinball Events
The Scoop

— QUICK HITS —

Spooky Pinball Reveals

In case you missed it, Spooky Pinball revealed two pinball machines yesterday, Halloween and Ultraman: Kaiju Rumble! The two machines share the same layout. Check out the TWIP Deep Dives for each game below for pictures and videos!

The Super Awesome Pinball Show interviewed Spooky Pinball’s Charlie Emery, Bug and artist Jason Edmiston!!

Check out the show here!!


Pinball Hall of Fame Grand Opening

Last week the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas celebrated its official Grand Opening!!

There were several media outlets that covered the grand opening – click here for an article from KTNV Las Vegas and click here for a video that was shared by Yahoo News.

Unfortunately, Vital Vegas is reporting that the survey company messed up:

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.


What is your FAVORITE patriotic themed pinball machine?

Last Week’s Poll Results



The Pinball Network: George Gomez and Tanio Klyce Interview

Last week, Just Another Pinball Podcast of The Pinball Network interviewed Stern Pinball’s George Gomez and Tanio Klyce! Here are just a few highlights:

On if there is correlation between fun and complexity:

Gomez: “…it is interesting because some people think that making great stuff means putting the kitchen sink in.  And it doesn’t.  There is no correlation between fun and complexity…it is not a requirement.  There are complex things that are fun, but…I’ve preached for a long time – I say to these guys, give me five great things.  Don’t give me 18.  Give me five great things…what are those things?”

On the effects of COVID:

Gomez: “The biggest hurdle in COVID [with working remotely] is that spontaneity of the hallway conversation…and Deadpool is a game that benefited from a lot of that.  Remember the SNNNKKT shot?  The SNNNKKT shot was one of those “wouldn’t it be cool if”…and in like 20 minutes I had it kind of cobbled together, and it wasn’t working great, but…a great player- I’m dragging guys in…great shooters…Zach [Sharpe], can you hit this? [Keith] Elwin, can you hit this?  Because if they can hit it, anyone can hit it.”

Challenge modes for Deadpool and big things may be coming in September:

Gomez: “You never know what is going to happen in the next few months.  I think that in September – in the vicinity of September – you may be some amazing super cool stuff for a bunch of your games…and Deadpool might be one of those games [laughs] …we are both collaborating right now, and we’re both collaborating on some amazing stuff that you’re going to see in September, stuff that is going to impact on a lot of games on the line.  That is what we’re working on right.”

They also discuss all things Deadpool – check out the full podcast here!!


Silver Falls Pinball Reveal

Last week we saw the reveal of Silver Falls Pinball from Nick Baldridge – check out some gameplay videos below:

Click here to learn more about Silver Falls!!


The Mandalorian Pinball Rules


Scorbit Version 1.1



Swag of the Week
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High Quality Pinball Apparel!

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— Cool and Crazy Stuff —

It’s Lit Pinball: Amazing Pinball Rug

My friend at It’s Lit Pinball sent me the best gift ever last week – a This Week in Pinball rug!! His buddy made it – check out more of his work here!!

Best. Gift. Ever!!! Thanks brother!!


San Antonio Proud: Local pinball community rallies around child with leukemia

What an amazing story – check it out!!


“Rollers of the Realm: Reunion” Announcement Teaser


Sugar Ray Album Artwork

Thank you to reader Grant for sharing this last week – check out this old Sugar Ray album!


Pinball on the Jumbotron


Other Quick Hits:


Upcoming Pinball Events

Nov 05

Midwest Gaming Classic

November 5 - November 7
Nov 18

Pintastic New England

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - November 21 @ 6:00 pm EST

  • The Mandalorian
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Star Wars Comic Edition Pin
  • Avengers Infinity Quest
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Jersey Jack Pinball
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Dialed In!
  • Hobbit
  • Wizard of Oz
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Chicago Gaming Company
  • Monster Bash Remake
  • Attack From Mars Remake
  • Medieval Madness Remake
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Spooky Pinball
  • Halloween
  • Ultraman
  • Rick and Morty
  • Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle
  • Total Nuclear Annihilation
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American Pinball
  • Hot Wheels
  • Oktoberfest
  • Houdini
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  • Silver Falls (uses Heist module)
  • Ranger in the Ruins (uses Cosmic Cart Racing module)
  • Heist (P3 Game Kit)
  • Cosmic Cart Racing (P3 Game Kit)
  • Lexy Lightspeed (P3 Game Kit)
  • Cannon Lagoon (P3 Game Kit)
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  • Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland
  • Fire & Brimstone
  • Food Truck
  • Merlin’s Arcade
  • The Who
  • Gladiator
  • Yukon Yeti
  • Machine Age
  • Barry Oursler Black Hole Revision

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Haggis Pinball
  • Fathom Revisted
  • Celts

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  • Alien

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Other Manufacturers

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Team Pinball: The Mafia

Circus Maximus: Kingpin, Python’s Pinball Circus

Homepin: Thunderbirds, Chinese Zombies

Suncoast Pinball: Cosmic Carnival

Great Lakes Pinball: Exposé

Dutch Pinball: Bride of Pinbot 2.0, Bride of Pinbot 3.0 (on hold), The Big Lebowski (production/legal issues)

Silver Castle Pinball: Timeshock

Phénix Pinball: Goblin Contest

Pinball Adventures: Punny Factory, Elements, Sushi-Mania, Ninja Mania, First Class, Canada Eh!

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