Missing competitive pinball?

Although many entertainment venues have reopened, it may be some time before the Manitoba Pinball League is able to host events and tournaments. For people missing the social aspect of the league activities, we came up with a safe and socially distanced alternative. Pingolf!

The objective of Pingolf is to reach a target score in the fewest number of balls. For example: if a machine has a target score of 1 million and you can reach that target in one ball, your score is a one for that hole/machine. If you are unable to reach the target score your score will be based on how far away you are from the target score. As with golf, the lower the score the better.

To maintain social distancing, a maximum of 4 participants would be playing at the same time. Advance registration would be required to participate in this event.

We would like gauge the interest in this event before we proceed.

Would you be interested in pingolf? Ended

  • Yes
    75% 9 / 12
  • No
    25% 3 / 12

Avengers: Infinity Quest First Impressions

Stern released a trailer for the new game designed by Keith Elwin Avengers: Infinity Quest. If you have not seen the trailer you can check it out at Stern’s YouTube. 

Photo of Doctor Strange spinner from sternpinball.com

The game is based on the comic books and not the movies, so if you want The Avengers theme from the movies you will need to supply it yourself. The right ramp is huge allowing it to be hit from any flipper. On the left is a Doctor Strange spinner that reminds me of Safecracker.  The spinner can determine direction and speed which might require trying to keep hitting it one way.  With the premium and limited edition it opens up allowing a ball to go                                                                                             under the playfield.

Captain Marvel inverse gravity ramp. From strenpinball.com

On the premium and limited edition there is a vertical loop. Not sure how hard it will be to send a ball up it.

It’s hard to judge machines without seeing them played. Gameplay reveal of the premium is September 9 at 5pm CDT on Deadflip’s twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/deadflip. The pro model will be on revealed September 11 at 3pm CDT on the Marvel’s twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/marvel. After the streams will share my thoughts on the game.