Buffy the Vampire Slayer custom machine. Looks like a re-themed Swords of Fury (LIONMAN!) with an LCD screen as a bonus.
Shows the making of a customized Creature from the Black Lagoon to promote a French Music Festival. Very cool!
July 18-19, 2015
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Saturday 11am – 2am
Sunday 11am – 9pm
Just two more weeks until the monster California Extreme show and tournament! If you’ve never been, you really owe it to yourself. There will be over 500 pinball and classic video games, seminars, a massive tournament and tons of fan activities.
If you’re a little stretched for cash, consider volunteering to earn your entry! Details here.
Like last year, I’ll be running some just-for-fun side tournaments, such as split-flipper and one-handed. I’ll announce these events over the PA system at the show once I know the schedule of the other tournaments, but you can assume around 1 – 2 PM, and again around 4 – 5 PM.
This year there’s been a lot of action and drama coming out of the boutique pinball market. The notable ones are:
Zidware and Skit-B have collapsed altogether, and the lawsuits are starting to fly. Zidware is particularly nasty, with some in it for over $20,000!
Heighway Pinball and Dutch Pinball are still afloat, but have not yet actually shipped games.
Planetary Pinball and Spooky Pinball have both shipped games. Planetary produced the Medieval Madness remake and Spooky produced America’s Most Haunted.
There are other boutique makers out there but not much news has come out of them recently, good or bad. At any rate, it’s very impressive that Spooky got a game out the door given the current body count in the boutique market.
So, what does a pinball company do after making a pinball game? They make another pinball game, of course. Spooky’s next game will be ROB ZOMBIE!