First Look: Game Plan Sharp Shooter II pinball


Lately I have been adhering to a self-imposed moratorium on picking up any more pinball machines. Honestly, I’ve really been doing my best to avoid it, and the fact that so few show up in my area makes that easy, so when a friend-of-a-friend said they knew someone with a game in their garage they wanted to get rid of, it was worth a look… here’s the video and info on my acquisition of a relatively rare game, albeit in questionable condition…

Game Plan’s Sharp Shooter II is an interesting game… I have never owned a Game Plan game before so this is all new to me and the technology is different. Watch along with me as I fumble around seeing what the deal is with this crazy garage pickup…

Guns and Roses: Dealing with a bad design of the ball shooter lane

Guns and Roses is one of Data East’s most desirable pinball machines, if not their most valuable.  It’s a great game with a ton going on, but there was a fundamental flaw in the initial design of the game which caused lots of problems.   Data East came out with a fix involving a replacement part that is now unobtainable.   So is there a work-around for this?   We try to find out…

Walk-thru: 2016 Houston Arcade Expo

haagI am just getting back from the 2016 Houston Arcade Expo (known as HAAG). This is one of my favorite events of this type. It’s not as big as the Texas Pinball Festival or others, but that’s what’s cool about it. It’s intimate. Everybody knows everybody. This is the 15th year they’ve done this as far as I know, and it’s a fun, quirky festival in the Houston suburbs.

I was also on a panel discussion this year, which was a lot of fun. I usually prefer to be behind the scenes and not in front, but at the same time, it was good to call attention to my PinChurch and Mystic Krewe projects and very rewarding that people are becoming more and more aware of these things.

So enjoy this walk-thru… I don’t think I show the tournament area, but most of the main area….