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My Pinball Arcade Reviews Part 5

Tis the season for part 5 of my Pinball Arcade reviews. In this installment, i'll be reviewing Ghostbuster Pinball, Party Zone as well as White Water and Who Dunnit. Starting next month i'll be reviewing whatever tables are released next. Don't forget there's only three short months to go before The Addams Family is released. I can't wait. It's like a belated Christmas/early Birthday present.
Ghostbusters Now let me preface this by saying that Ghostbusters isn't part of Pinball Arcade but it's made by Farsight Studios. That being said it is just as awesome as any of the machines in Pinball Arcade. The only difference is that instead of being set to Free Play, you have to use tokens. You get so many free tokens to start with and can either purchase more or just wait for more. (You get one every 3 or 4 minutes.) The game is based on the 80s classic starrin Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd and that lady from the Alien movies. The playfield looks like someone took a …

My Pinball Arcade Reviews Part 5

Time for the fifth installment in the My Pinball Arcade Reviews Series. Part 6 will feature the last 2 tables plus a review of their newest entry Party Zone which is due out in November as well as Ghostbusters Pinball which is currently only available for Google Play and Iphone and Ipad users. Bummer because from what little I've played of it its awesome. Wouldn't mind seeing it on my PC or Kindle.
Space Shuttle This space themed classic from 1984 literally revitalized pinball sales which had slumped in previous years. In this classic you are Mission Control. You must launch the space shuttle, Lock balls for 2 and three ball Multiball and of course score astronomical amounts of points. There's even a toy space shuttle on the playfield. I have fond memories of playing this one at the local Circle K as a teenager. 5 stars and a satellite go to this classic space case.
Star Trek: The Next Generation This classic from 1993 is based on the hit television show. Players get to play…

My Pinball Arcade Reviews Part 4

OK true believers. It's time for part 4 of my Pinball Arcade reviews. BTW just a side note. I counted the number of tables on my Kindle version and there are 52. #Whoopsie. My bad folks.
High Speed This Williams classic from 1986 will forever hold a spot in my heart. It's the one game that kick started my obsession with the silver ball those many moons ago. High Speed also did a cameo in the movie Opportunity Knocks starring Dana Carvey. In this game you're the driver and your goal is to run red lights and outrun the fuzz. I give this pinball classic 5 stars and a vroom vroom. Pull over buddy.
Junk Yard If you read part two then you know I referenced this table from 1998 briefly. Apparently Crazy Bob retired from barroom brawling and opened up his own junk yard. Now you're stuck there and must assemble parts to escape while battling Spike the dog. There's also a time travel mode where you get to revisit such modes as The Mamushka from The Addams Family and the video …

My Pinball Arcade Reviews Part 3

Part 3 of my Pinball Arcade reviews has arrived. Now since my last post on the subject, the gang at Farsight Studios has added Phantom Of The opera by Data East to the line-up. This brings the total to 51 tables and they'll probably have added another to the line-up by the time I'm done publishing these posts. I'm hoping for either Earthshakers or Comet. They just successfully wrapped up their Kickstarter campaign to be able to pay the licencing fees for The Addams Family. That should be out in February. WOO HOO. I have fond memories of playing that table at a now defunct arcade just across the street from a Mcdonald's. Sitting in that dimly lit arcade with a Big Mac and fries on one side of the playfield and a large Coke on the other. Eating and drinking between balls. Good times. Good times.
Firepower This outer space based arcade classic from 1980 was the first to use player controlled lane change among other firsts in pinball. I like the robotic speech on this table…

My Pinball Arcade Reviews Part 2

It's time for part 2 of my Pinball Arcade reviews. Enjoy.
Central Park This classic table from 1966 features smaller than normal flippers and 7 outlanes. It only gets 3 stars because it's a pain in the rump to get a decent score on unless you're really good.
The Champion Pub This interesting table from 1998 is centered around a bar that doubles as a boxing ring and training facility. You even get to go a few with such interesting characters as Dan Under, Knuckles O'Brian, and Crazy Bob (Who unless I'm mistaken is featured in the table Junk Yard which i'll be reviewing later.) 4 1/2 stars for this bad boy.
Cirqus Voltaire Ever dream of running away and joining the circus? Well in Cirqus Voltaire, a table from 1997 you can do just that. several features including Video Mode where you must use the flipper buttons to make a frog jump over obstacles and a Defeat The Ringmaster mode in which you must hit the Ringmaster 5 times with your ball make this a show not to be m…

My Pinball Arcade Reviews Part 1

As a rabid pinball fanatic I love Farsight Studio's Pinball Arcade. This app allows you to play arcade quality reproductions of classic and rare pinball machines. Classics sic as Pin Bot and Whirlwind and rare finds such as Ripley 's Believe It Or Not and Central Park. Over the next few posts I will give short reviews of all 52 tables available for this awesome app in alphabetical order. Attack From Mars This pinball classic once thought to be linked to the movie Mars Attacks centers around alien invaders from Mars and how you Must defeat them. This game features include a video mode and a UFO that must be hit multiple times in order to complete certain missions. I played this several times at a local bowling alley. I love this game and give it five stars.
Big Shot This billiards themed table from the 60s is a classic. All you have to do is hit the targets for all 15 balls including the 8 ball. You can score extra balls and specials by doing so. You can also choose between 3 an…

Quotes: ''You only live once but if you do it right...''

*---- Quotes For The Week ----* Be thankful for everyone who comes into your life...even the difficult ones. You can learn something from every situation. --Zig Ziglar
No one seems to me more unhappy than the man whom no misfortune has ever befallen. --Seneca: On Providence
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. --Henry David Thoreau
**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---** You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough. See at the bottom for the answer.
*---- More Quotes for the Week ----* I do admit that at any moment we are prisoners caught in the framework of our theories; our expectations; our past experiences; our language. But we are prisoners in the Pickwickian sense: if we try, we can break out of our framework at any time. Admittedly, we shall find ourselves again in a framework, but it will be a better and a roomier one; and we can at any moment break out of it again. --Karl Popper
Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bi…

Jokes: 05/31/14 (Explicit Content)

How do you get your husband interested in oral sex?
Douche with beer.
What do you call a gay gentleman from the Deep South?
A homo-sex-y'all.
What's the most active muscle in a woman?
The penis.
How can you tell if a woman really likes oral sex?
She hikes up her skirt every time someone yawns.
How do you get a woman off during sex?
Push her.
Three guys are discussing women. "I like to watch a woman's tits best, " the first guy says. "I just love the way they bounce."
The second says "I like to look at a woman's ass. I love the way it jiggles."
He asks the third guy, "What about you?"
"Me? I prefer to see the top of her head."
[I know this is an old one, but this joke cracks me up...]
A murder has been committed. Police are called to an apartment and find a man holding a 5-iron in his hands, standing over the lifeless body of a woman on the ground.
The detective asks, "Sir, is that your wife?"

Trivia: 05/31/14

WHO SAID IT? QUOTE: "My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy the ice cream while it's on your plate."
HINT: (1897-1975), American writer of innovative plays and novels.
RANDOM TIDBITS Americans are the No. 1 consumers of ice cream worldwide, eating 48 pints of ice cream per person every year on average.
Immigrants at Ellis Island were served ice cream as part of the welcoming to America.
About nine percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream.
Vanilla is the most popular flavor, accounting for 20-29% of overall sales of ice cream with chocolate coming in a distant second.
The Library of Congress possesses a copy of a recipe for vanilla ice cream used by Thomas Jefferson written in Jefferson’s own hand. President George Washington allocated a total of $200 on ice cream purchases during the hot summer of 1790.
Charles E. Minches of St. Louis, Missouri is said to have invented the ice cream cone in 1904 at the …

Random Stuff: 05/30/14

Voting in Greece is mandatory for all Greek citizens, although there are rarely sanctions for citizens that do not vote. Currently, Greek men must serve from one year to 18 months in any branch of the armed forces. According to Greek mythology, Athena and Poseidon agreed that whoever gave the city the best gift would become guardian over the city. Though Poseidon gave the gift of water, Athena's gift of an olive tree was deemed by the other gods to be more valuable. The world's third leading producer of olives, the Greeks have cultivated olive trees since ancient times. Some olive trees planted in the thirteenth century are still producing olives.
The United States of America is divided into 12 Federal Reserve Districts (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco). Additionally, typically 12 people are appointed to sit on a jury for felony trials, twelve men have walked on the moon and A…

Quotes:05/30/14 ''It is not because things are difficult...''

*---- Quotes For The Week ----* It is not your opinion that will make or break you, but how you express your opinion.--Nassim Taleb
Simplicity is the key to brilliance.-- Bruce Lee
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.--Seneca
**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---** The belief in the possibility of a rule of law, of equal justice, of fundamental rights and a free society can easily survive the recognition that judges are not omniscient and may make mistakes about facts... But the belief in the possibility of a rule of law, of justice, and of freedom, can hardly survive the acceptance of an epistemology which teaches that there are no objective facts. See at the bottom for the answer
*---- More Quotes for the Week ----* At the end of the game, the king and the pawn all go back in the same box.--Italian Proverb [From Tom Cunniff]
Science is no inexorable march to truth, mediated by the collection of objective information and …

My Public Apology.

I hereby apologize for not publishing much in recent months. I've been very busy this past year and posting stuff here was pushed to the back burner. It really is nice getting back to the old routine. Will post more frequently from now on.
Yours Truly:

Trivia 05/30/14

Mind Scrambler No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I?
Scroll to the bottom to find out.
WHO SAID IT? QUOTE: "Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble."
HINT: Was one of the most prominent of Founders and early political figures and statesmen of the United States.
RANDOM TIDBITS The yeast extract left over from the manufacture of beer is considered a delicacy in Australia.
Tonya Harding was the first American ice skater to successfully land a triple axel in competition.
If you have a 'Sister Joseph's Nodule,' you have been diagnosed with belly-button cancer.
Hummingbirds live an average of 5 years. They are hatched from eggs that are so small that a penny would cover three of them. Hummingbirds are usually hatched in pairs in nests that average 1.5 inches in diameter.
The average age of a French oak tree harvested to make wine barrels is 170 years old. This is because the older oak tends to be denser. This is …