We ended up having 18 people attend the Iron Maiden launch party. It was a good time with some good pinball being played. In the end the Highest score was just under 300 Million. The top 4 players who qualified for the playoffs were:
**** And the winner of the whole tournament ended up being Ryan! It was his first EVER 1st place finish! Thank you to all who came out to support the event. And thanks to Mark at Phantom Amusement for bringing the game to Half Pints to make this happen.
Stern announced a new pinball machine, Deadpool is becoming a pinball machine. It will be based on the comic book due to Ryan Reynolds being really expensive to get for voice work. Going with the comic book also allows for more things that have not been in the movies.
Very little has been revealed about the game so I am going to go over what I think will be included. Expect Deadpool to make fun of you if the ball drains quickly. Most likely with colourful language not suitable for everyone unless you turn it off. Deadpool is known for being self-aware meaning there will be mentions about playing a pinball machine and maybe bad mouthing other Stern machines. I would like to see Deadpool start playing automatically if you do not launch the ball fast enough. You might hear “Hey I already beat your score” if you score is low. There would have to be a setting to turn autoplay off or having to make a shot in order to keep the points. Maybe it will make one shot than traps the ball for a bit before draining it. Another idea could be a video mode where Deadpool plays a pinball machine so you would be playing a video game pinball while playing pinball.
Leaked image of Deadpool table
To check out how close I am to the actual gameplay check out the reveal stream on August 15 at 4:30pm central time on Dead Flip’s Twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/dead_flip. Create an account if you don’t already have one and follow Dead Flip is you want to be notified when he is streaming. Also, follow us at https://www.twitch.tv/manitobapinball we might be streaming in the future.
Hello everyone, Jon and I wanted to publicly welcome Kevin Peden and David Miller (Mr.Miller) to our website team. It is our goal that with more people able to add things to the website that it will be a much more meaningful and busier website. Also still to come is classifieds and YouTube videos and Twitch streams. Up next Mr.Miller and Kevin Peden will be coming over to do a review of one of my machines of their choice and put it up on the website. Just wanted to welcome them and give everyone that update. Also there is a TON of new events posted today to the events tab and more to come in the coming week. So stay tuned!
If you frequent this site you may notice that the front page does not get updated much. I have been asked by Dave to help with updating the site. Going forward you will see blog posts some news and first impressions of pinball machines coming out.
Let me introduce myself you might have seen me around at league or tournaments but might not know much about me. I go by Mr.Miller at pinball events since the creator of the Manitoba Pinball League is named David as well.
Mr. Miller and Dave Morris
I got started into pinball really young around age 6. My grandpa had a machine in is basement bar. I can’t remember the name of the machine but whenever I would go over I wanted to play the machine. My grandpa sold the machine as it was breaking down and he did not want to fix it. If he wanted until I was older I would have bought it and tried to repair it. When arcades were still around I would look for pinball machines. I could play the arcade games at home and did not want to waste my money on a game with cranked up difficulty. I messaged Dave about the league while watching an event called Pinball Done Quick. It was at an event called Games Done Quick which is for speedrunners. Pinball Done Quick was seeing how fast you could get a mode started or multi-ball. I did a google search while no one was playing on the stream and found the Manitoba Pinball League Facebook page. I have been hooked on the pinball league since then. Manitoba Pinball League has reignited my interest in pinball. I was not sure of where to play before the league, Dave told me about the pinballmap app now when on vacation I look for the nearest place to play.
What makes pinball so appealing? For me, it is the sights and sounds of a machine. Pinball Arcade or virtual machines do not cut it for me. The sounds of the flippers and ball are missing in virtual machines. You can have fun on a machine without knowing the rules. Once you start to learn the rules a machine it becomes even more enjoyable. I like the fact that pinball does not have an ending unless you count the wizard mode as beating the game. These are some of the reasons I find pinball appealing.