Pinball: Dennis discusses his recent article with This Week in Pinball about early solid-state board sets. The guys then discuss American Pinball confirming Oktoberfest as their next game, and a brief discussion about two new pinball companies being announced (Suncoast Pinball and Great Lakes Pinball).
From there, Tony and Dennis talk about the new Orion’s Belt product and have a discussion about pop bumpers and their use in modern pinball machines. Finally, they play 20 Questions.
Video Games: Tony talks about playing Everspace and Super Mario Brothers. Dennis talks about Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia. Tony gives details from the most recent Nintendo Direct. The guys then talk a bit about the PlayStation Classic, and finally they close with covering the collapse of Telltale Games.
Episode 60 of Head2Head Pinball: http://www.head2headpinball.com/2018/09/17/episode-60-dennis-kriesel-is-a-cheap-bastard/
Dennis’ TWIP article on the first production board sets: https://thisweekinpinball.com/guest-post-the-dawn-of-the-solid-state-era/
Orion’s Belt by Pin Stadium video: https://youtu.be/hK3_o_ki6ng
Polygon article on the PlayStation Classic: https://www.polygon.com/2018/9/19/17877898/playstation-classic-release-date-price-ps1-games
Article on the Telltale layoffs: https://www.trueachievements.com/n34535/updated-telltale-games-hit-by-massive-layoffs-amid-speculation-of-closure
Jason Knapp, of the Knapp Arcade Facebook group, joins the show as a guest host!
Pinball: In the news, the guys talk about two pinball articles Dennis wrote, Spooky Pinball’s announcement of an approaching pause in Total Nuclear Annihilation production, and Deadflip’s gameplay reveal of Stern Pinball’s Deadpool Premium.
After the news, several pinball topics are tackled. There is a discussion of what makes for good location pinball, what are good pinball mods, and what goes into buying and selling pins. Finally, Jason is challenged to a game of 20 questions!
Video Games: In video games, the guys discuss Zen Studios acquiring the WMS licenses for digital pinball, Pinball Arcade’s release of Big Buck Hunter Pro and Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons, and thoughts on retro/mini consoles like the Neo Geo Mini.
Knapp Arcade on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KnappArcade/
Special When Lit Pinball Podcast: http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.libsyn.com/
This Week in Pinball Podcast-Episode 13: https://thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-13-with-dennis-kriesel/
Beginner’s guide to pinball designers:
Article on “middle-pop” pinball machines:
Deadflip’s Deadpool Premium footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZl-LimiBMI
Neo Geo Mini review: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/9/7/17830868/neo-geo-mini-review-arcade-imperfect