THIS WEEK IN PINBALL: April 8th, 2019

JJP New Reveal | Black Knight Sword of Rage Stream | Pinball Buzz Announces Lineup and Dates | deeproot Prototype Cabinet Leaks | Jurassic World Rumors

— This Week’s Top 5 Stories —

1. Jersey Jack Pinball: New Reveal This Friday

Anticipation is very high for the next creation from Jersey Jack Pinball, which we will see this Friday at the Midwest Gaming Classic! Straight Down The MiddleSpecial When Lit, and This Week In Pinball had the opportunity to see and play this game. Join us on Friday evening for interviews, videos, high res images, rules, pricing, production plans, features, and everything you would want to know about this newest pinball machine!

Make sure to tune in to the Buffalo Pinball Twitch Channel to view a live stream of the seminar, then game play!

Reveal week!! Get hyped!!

2. Black Knight Sword of Rage Stream and Reveal

What a week for pinball. Not only do we have the upcoming JJP reveal, but gameplay for Stern’s newest creation will be shown publicly for the first time this week as well!

Jack Danger of Dead Flip announced last week that he would be streaming gameplay of Black Knight Sword of Rage at the Stern Factory!

As part of the stream, he will also chat with the team that created the new Black Knight game. Tune in here tomorrow at 4:00PM Central!

Stern also plans to publicly reveal the game at the Midwest Gaming Classic this coming weekend, so stop by the Marco booth and play it for yourself!

Stern also shared some teasers last week of the animations on Instagram and Facebook! Check out the Instagram teaser here which shows a Lich Lords animation. And below check the teaser they shared on Facebook:

Finally, Tim Sexton joined our friends Ron and Bruce on the Slam Tilt Podcast to discuss Black Knight Sword of Rage.

Here are just a couple highlights:

On the animations:

Tim Sexton: It has the best music ever in the history of pinball…and it has the best animations ever in this history of pinball.  Although my co-workers might disagree and might say their games have good animations, but hey, this game has the best animations in the history of pinball too!  That is what people haven’t seen yet.

On the voicework:

Slam Tilt: Who is the voice of the Black Knight, just to confirm?

Tim Sexton: Steve Ritchie is the voice of the Black Knight.

Slam Tilt: Why did the IGN article say it was – who did they say it was?

Tim Sexton: They said it was Ed.

Slam Tilt: Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies.

Tim Sexton: Ed Robertson is the voice of Bernie, who is a skeleton that is part of the Black Knight’s Skeleton Army who wields a flamethrower.

Check out the full episode here!

3. Pinball Buzz Announces Lineup and Dates

Last week, Pinball Buzz shared the games they have planned for the next few years:

  • Punny Factory (2019)
  • Sushi Mania (2020)
  • Ninja Mania (2020)
  • First Class (2021)
  • Canada Eh! (2021)

They also included brief descriptions of each game, and discussed in depth their plan and process for creating and promoting these machines. Check out the full article here!

4. deeproot Prototype Cabinet Leaks

Last week on one of Dead Flip’s streams, someone apparently shared a link to a 58 page document showing a submitted patent from deeproot. You can view the document here. TWIP reached out to Robert Mueller of deeproot to inquire about the document. He shared that the cabinets shown in the document are prototype cabinet ideas that were mostly scrapped.

Interestingly, on the deeproot Pinside thread, this document started a multiple page discussion criticizing deeproot for doing swappable playfields, which is not mentioned or implied anywhere in the document.

5. Jurassic World and What is Brian Eddy Working On?

Photo from Texas Pinball Festival 2018

There are a lot of rumors saying Brian Eddy is working on Jurassic World, with people sharing it on podcasts and on forums as pretty much a foregone conclusion. Last week we heard a podcast share/imply that TWIP had reported Brian Eddy was working on Jurassic World, which we have not. While we do believe a Jurassic World themed pinball machine is coming from Stern, we have not heard from any credible sources that Brian Eddy is the designer. He may be the designer – you can see that at the Texas Pinball Festival in 2018, Stern expected Eddy’s game to be ready in 2019 – but just to clear things up, here at TWIP we have not heard that Eddy is the designer for Jurassic World.

Thoughts After Playing Jersey Jack’s Newest Creation

This week we share our thoughts about the new Jersey Jack Pinball game, which will be revealed this Friday. We had an opportunity to flip this machine last week!

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This Week’s Mod of the Week is the Pinball Cabinet Lighting Kit Bundle from Mezel Mods!

Light up your game with the Pinball cabinet lighting kit bundle for Spike! This clean design includes single color LEDs for your under cabinet and backbox mounted in high-quality aluminum channels that attach using heavy duty 3M™ VHB™ 5952 tape. Add an LED controller for cool effects! The bundle kit includes 150cm super bright LEDs mounted in three aluminum channels, a 3-way splitter, and a Spike 12v Power Adapter. For WWE and Kiss, select Spike. For all other Spike games, select Spike 2. Check your game compatibility to ensure you have the right version.

Check it out!

  • Black Knight Sword of Rage
  • The Munsters
  • Primus (contract game)
  • The Beatles (Ka-Pow)
  • Deadpool
  • Jurassic World
  • Elvira 3 (confirmed)
  • Stranger Things
  • James Bond
  • Superman ’78
  • Beetlejuice
  • Godzilla
Jersey Jack Pinball
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Dialed In!
  • Hobbit
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Willy Wonka
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Toy Story
Chicago Gaming Company
  • Monster Bash Remake
  • Attack From Mars Remake
  • Medieval Madness Remake
  • Cactus Canyon Remake
  • Theatre of Magic Remake
  • Big Bang Bar Remake
Spooky Pinball
  • Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle
  • Total Nuclear Annihilation
  • Jetsons (contract game)
  • Dominos (contract game)
  • Rob Zombie’s Spookshow International
  • Scott Danesi Second Game
  • Licensed Title
American Pinball
  • Oktoberfest
  • Houdini
  • Robin Hood
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Valkyries
  • Poker Run
P3 Multimorphic
  • Cosmic Cart Racing
  • Lexy Lightspeed
  • Nothing so far
deeproot pinball
  • Magic Girl
  • Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland
  • Fire and Brimstone
  • 2 Dennis Nordman Unlicensed games
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Nothing so far

Other Manufacturers


Team Pinball: The Mafia

Circus Maximus: Kingpin, Python’s Pinball Circus

Homepin: Thunderbirds

Suncoast Pinball: Cosmic Carnival

Great Lakes Pinball: Exposé

Haggis Pinball: Wraith, Celts

Pinball Brothers: Queen?, Barry Oursler’s Original Theme?, Playboy?

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, Sushi-Mania, Ninja Mania, First Class, Canada Eh!

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