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Desktop Tables / Bank Shot - Gottlieb 1976
« Last post by pbecker1946 on Today at 10:13:47 PM »
Bank Shot - Gottlieb 1976;sa=view;down=577Bank Shot was released in March 1976 and was designed by Ed Krynski with art by Gordon Morison. Only 730 Bank Shot games were produced. I normally don't do Add-A-Ball games, as they are artifacts of the legal prohibition of replay games in various state at various times. However, this game is special, as it is the game on which "the shot that saved pinball" was made. In 1976 there were discussions about making all pinball illegal, and in New York, Roger Sharpe was testifying that they were really games of skill, not gambling machines the player had little influence over the outcome of.  As the story goes, Roger had practiced on the game El Dorado to demonstrate this to the authorities, but without letting him know, when he showed up for the demonstration they switched out the game to Bank Shot. He made the shot asked for, and they dropped the thought of outlawing pinball.  I've included a photo of Roger making that shot in the release file.
Desktop Tables / Peter Pan - Williams 1955
« Last post by pbecker1946 on Today at 10:06:30 PM »
Peter Pan - Williams 1955;sa=view;down=575Peter Pan was released in March 1955. Designed by Harry Williams with George Molentin artwork, It is not known how many games were produced but this game is rare today. Peter Pan and Wonderland (which was released a month after Peter Pan) comprise the "Williams fairy tale games". Since I did Wonderland three years ago, it seemed I should also do Peter Pan to compare impact of what look like minor playfield variations.  It turns out that these changes make game play quite different.  The Star Feature adds a pure gambling aspect to the game.
Desktop Tables / Sharpshooter - Gottlieb 1949
« Last post by pbecker1946 on Today at 10:00:16 PM »
Sharpshooter - Gottlieb 1949;sa=view;down=574Sharpshooter was released in May 1949 and was designed by Harry Mabs with art by Roy Parker. 1,840 Sharpshooter games were produced, but few remain today. I work on recreating early post-war games in VP to feel what it was like to play pinball back then, but these older games rely heavily on the physics of rubber rings and bands which VP does not recreate correctly.  This game has been largely completed for three years, but it never felt right to play.  I would revisit it from time to time and work on the physics until I got frustrated and put it on the shelf for a while.  This year, after trying several new things I've learned over those three years I finally hit on a combination that feels much better and I think the play now feels representative of the real game which is always my goal.
Pinball Expos / Re: chicago expo 2018
« Last post by Itchigo on October 18, 2018, 08:25:05 PM »
I'll be there on saturday! I'll be in my formal Rogue Pinball shirt. :Whistle:
Members Area / Re: hello from illinois
« Last post by Itchigo on October 18, 2018, 08:21:28 PM »
Awesome and welcome! I'm about an hour south of you (Lombard).
Pinball Expos / chicago expo 2018
« Last post by lowlifefalcon on October 17, 2018, 09:14:56 PM »
anyone going to the expo in wheeling oct 20th?
Members Area / hello from illinois
« Last post by lowlifefalcon on October 17, 2018, 09:12:29 PM »
i was turned on to this site from a friend that built his machine. i am in the process of building 2 right now myself. A mini for a friend and full size for me. was looking around a bit and really love the site layout. lots of informative stuff. looking forward to future postings
General Discussion / Post Time
« Last post by halen on September 21, 2018, 10:59:09 AM »
I have problem to play Post Time. When i start the game I get the error message about the temp file directory. Can help me?
Full Screen Tables / Re: Derby Day - Gottlieb 1956 FS Direct B2s
« Last post by dstott on September 19, 2018, 07:52:01 AM »
This is the era of tables that were around when I first started playing pinball.  that beautiful backglass really brings back memories.  Thanks!

Full Screen Tables / Re: Gold Star - Gottlieb 1954 FS Direct B2s
« Last post by dstott on September 19, 2018, 07:49:56 AM »
Great job!  This one is a real beauty.

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