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IT’S TWIPY WEEK, The TWIPY Challenge, Alien Gameplay, Franchi Update, Topper Tease, Flipper Skills Tutorial, Avengers Tutorial, Pinball HOF Update – TWIP 3/22/21

The Scoop

— QUICK HITS —

It’s Time For The TWIPYs – Saturday, March 27th!!

We are so excited to celebrate the hobby with you with the TWIPY Pinball Awards THIS Saturday, March 27th at 8PM Eastern / 7PM Central!! Tune in to TWIPYs.com to watch!

Last week we revealed the TWIPY Awards Program to preview some of what to expect – this year we have a lot of surprise presenters!

We also released the first teaser for the TWIPYs which you can check out below – and keep an eye out for our second teaser TOMORROW which will have a sneak peek at one of the Special Presenters that will be joining us Saturday night during the show!

The TWIPY Challenge

We’re doing a fun challenge this year for the TWIPYs – name the TOP FIVE finishers for the Game of the Year IN ORDER and you will be entered in to win a TWIPYs prize pack!

All you have to do is post your picks with #twipys to either Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube – OR you can post your picks on this Pinside thread.

Like this, which shows last year’s top five:

The nominees for Game of the Year are:

  • Avengers: Infinity Quest

  • Guns N’ Roses

  • Heavy Metal

  • Heist

  • Hot Wheels

  • Rick and Morty

  • Stranger Things

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The correct order will be revealed in chat during the TWIPY Awards Show – enter now!!

The Super Awesome Pinball Show: Alien Gameplay

Last weekend Christian Line of The Super Awesome Pinball Show visited CoinTaker to check out the first production game of the new version of Alien Pinball – check it out!!

Christopher Franchi Updates

Speaking of The Super Awesome Pinball Show, Franchi released an update of what he’s working on, including a game for Chicago Gaming Company and American Pinball. He also shares that we will see Franchi pinball art this year!

Stern Teases Stranger Things Topper

Last week Stern Pinball sent out an email to Stern Insiders which included a teaser about “something sitting on Brian Eddy’s desk”. You can view the teaser picture on this Pinside post.

The message to Stern Insiders also referenced the “Upside Down” from Stranger Things, and a Pinsider pointed out that the image file was named stranger-topper-tease.png.

Stay tuned to check out the new topper soon!!

Tommy H. (Chester Rushing) from Stranger Things gif | Face claims, Stranger, Chester

New Pinball Skills Tutorials

Last week we saw some amazing new YouTube videos by Abe Flips showing specific flipper skills – check them out!

RayDay: Avengers Pinball Tutorial

Raymond Davidson released an Avengers: Infinity Quest tutorial last week on YouTube – check it out!!

New Code: Guns N’ Roses and Willy Wonka

Tilt Amusements New Hire

Last week Trent Augenstein of Tilt Amusements announced the hiring of a new Director of Sales and Marketing – Troy Smith! Check out the announcement below!

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— Cool and Crazy Stuff —

New TOTAN Code

Back in 2018 we covered a story about Pinsider noitbe1 who is working on additional code for Tales of the Arabian Nights. He recently provided an update on this project on Pinside, sharing:

“I haven’t posted a video for a long time so here is a testing phase video with the star trek mode and with the PIN2DMD screen.

The fluidity of the video and performance has nothing to compare with before: it’s great.

The rule are now harder with all the good old tales harder to acheived and no more easy advance tales in the make a wish (it still exists but it’s not always apears)”

You can follow along with his progress on this Pinside thread. And check out the video below!

Other Quick Hits:

  • Led Zeppelin

  • Star Wars Comic Edition Pin

  • Avengers Infinity Quest

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • Heavy Metal (contract game)

This content is only available for our TWIPerks members at the $5 level or higher on Patreon. Support the TWIP website and the pinball hobby by becoming a Patron today!! You can view this content and get all of the other great TWIPerks with a small monthly donation. If you already have a membership to TWIPerks from Patreon then login here.

Jersey Jack Pinball
  • Guns N’ Roses

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Dialed In!

  • Hobbit

  • Wizard of Oz

This content is only available for our TWIPerks members at the $5 level or higher on Patreon. Support the TWIP website and the pinball hobby by becoming a Patron today!! You can view this content and get all of the other great TWIPerks with a small monthly donation. If you already have a membership to TWIPerks from Patreon then login here.

Chicago Gaming Company
  • Monster Bash Remake

  • Attack From Mars Remake

  • Medieval Madness Remake

This content is only available for our TWIPerks members at the $5 level or higher on Patreon. Support the TWIP website and the pinball hobby by becoming a Patron today!! You can view this content and get all of the other great TWIPerks with a small monthly donation. If you already have a membership to TWIPerks from Patreon then login here.

Spooky Pinball
  • Rick and Morty

  • Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle

  • Total Nuclear Annihilation

  • Jetsons (contract game)

  • Dominos (contract game)

This content is only available for our TWIPerks members at the $5 level or higher on Patreon. Support the TWIP website and the pinball hobby by becoming a Patron today!! You can view this content and get all of the other great TWIPerks with a small monthly donation. If you already have a membership to TWIPerks from Patreon then login here.

American Pinball
  • Hot Wheels

  • Oktoberfest

  • Houdini

This content is only available for our TWIPerks members at the $5 level or higher on Patreon. Support the TWIP website and the pinball hobby by becoming a Patron today!! You can view this content and get all of the other great TWIPerks with a small monthly donation. If you already have a membership to TWIPerks from Patreon then login here.

  • Ranger in the Ruins (uses Cosmic Cart Racing module)

  • Heist (P3 Game Kit)

  • Cosmic Cart Racing (P3 Game Kit)

  • Lexy Lightspeed (P3 Game Kit)

  • Cannon Lagoon (P3 Game Kit)

This content is only available for our TWIPerks members at the $5 level or higher on Patreon. Support the TWIP website and the pinball hobby by becoming a Patron today!! You can view this content and get all of the other great TWIPerks with a small monthly donation. If you already have a membership to TWIPerks from Patreon then login here.

  • Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland

  • Fire & Brimstone

  • Food Truck

  • Merlin’s Arcade

  • The Who

  • Gladiator

  • Yukon Yeti

  • Machine Age

  • Barry Oursler Black Hole Revision

This content is only available for our TWIPerks members at the $5 level or higher on Patreon. Support the TWIP website and the pinball hobby by becoming a Patron today!! You can view this content and get all of the other great TWIPerks with a small monthly donation. If you already have a membership to TWIPerks from Patreon then login here.

Haggis Pinball
  • Celts

This content is only available for our TWIPerks members at the $5 level or higher on Patreon. Support the TWIP website and the pinball hobby by becoming a Patron today!! You can view this content and get all of the other great TWIPerks with a small monthly donation. If you already have a membership to TWIPerks from Patreon then login here.

  • Alien

This content is only available for our TWIPerks members at the $5 level or higher on Patreon. Support the TWIP website and the pinball hobby by becoming a Patron today!! You can view this content and get all of the other great TWIPerks with a small monthly donation. If you already have a membership to TWIPerks from Patreon then login here.

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