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THIS WEEK IN PINBALL – 5/8/23: Haggis Updates, Whirlwind 2.0, Pinball Vinyl, Pinball Mechs are Overrated, Foo Fighters Tutorials, & MORE

The Scoop

Haggis Pinball Updates

  • Haggis Pinball shares an update following their appearance at Texas Pinball Festival.

  • Haggis expects to complete production on Fathom remakes by the end of the year (Mermaid Edition and Classic Edition).

  • Customers who purchased a Classic Edition game will have a chance to purchase upgrades to their game to bring it in line with the additional features of the Mermaid Edition.

  • They plan to produce a run of Celts after Fathom.

  • Production on their next game (also a remake from the Fathom era) should start in 2024, with an announcement on what that title is around the middle of this year.

Pedretti Gaming Releases Whirlwind 2.0 Total Chaos

  • Pedretti Gaming officially announced the launch of their new Whirlwind upgrade kit, called Whirlwind 2.0 Total Chaos.

  • Follow-up to their upgrade kit for Funhouse, Funhouse 2.0 Rudy’s Nightmare.

  • Among other things, the kit includes new graphics and animations, modes, multiballs, and new LCD HD display.

  • See a full breakdown over on Pinball News, or check out Pedretti’s product page for more info.

More Foos Rules

Stern’s Raymond Davidson joins the Flip n’ Out Pinball live stream to talk Foo Fighters code and provided some live coaching to Joel Engelberth.

Related: Noah Crable provides a written Foo Fighters game tutorial over at Kineticist.

Pinball Profile Interviews Stern’s Keith Elwin

  • Talks to pinball designer Keith Elwin about the ongoing PinClash Godzilla streaming competition

  • Notes Godzilla code is “pretty much done”

  • Says loops are a viable point scoring strategy on Godzilla

  • Discusses the sweet spot to game design

  • Elwin discusses his involvement in the code for bonus modes that come with toppers

  • Tournament talk – IFPA 17 & IFPA 18

  • Elwin’s next Stern cornerstone is already done, and he’s working on the next one

Kineticist: Launching PinballJobs.com

Following positive responses to the Pinball Jobs Matchmaker, Kineticist launches Pinball Jobs, a place where like-minded pinball people can connect and do cool things together.

Go to PinballJobs.com to add yourself to the database and connect with others in the community.

Spooky Pinball Gives Surprise Factory Tour on Facebook Live

Responding to a challenge from Kaneda’s Pinball Podcast, Spooky Pinball gives a surprise factory tour on Facebook Live

Nudge Magazine: Are Pinball Mechs Overrated?

Jackpot Records Limited Edition Vinyl

  • Jackpot Records is now accepting orders for a limited edition, two-volume vinyl release of pinball themes from 80s and 90s Bally / Williams games.

  • 500 copies only, featuring sounds from Black Knight 2000, Attack from Mars, Medieval Madness, and more.

  • Order here

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