druadic

20+ YEARS as a VP author. How time flies...
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Favorite Pinball Machine
Anything before 1939 (pre war), Firepower II, Agents 777
Zipper Skill is ready and waiting for you at the main page of TMOF! Enjoy this VERY simple but addictive little game folks; I sure have and even my playtester John (tiltjlp) loves it. 350kb download - that's it. Feedback is appreciated but not needed - this game plays like a dream and is VERY HARD to master. I wish you all luck! Let me know how many games it takes you to get 5 balls in a row! ;)

Will / druadic

PS: Sorry about the BIG image, but thought a full image would suit this game.

PSS: The tilt meter moves up and down to keep track of how many tilts you can have within an alloted time! You can turn the tilt mechanism off or on when the pins are lowered for a new game. You can turn off the tilt meter sounds as well if you wish. Firing speed is also interchangable! Have fun, but make sure you read the rules (keypress R) and the Information (keypress I) before you play. Enjoy!
 

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Makes me wonder

Maybe if the pin companies had gone back to making, small, fun, and challenging games like this instead of going out of business, the face of pinball would be much different today. These games were small, fit on a counter, and were very rugged and well made. Something to think about.

John
 
John

You're right about that - I haven't even touched the surface of all these amazing tabletop pin machines! There's so darned many! It's just amazing what these folks could pull off in such a small case! The images on these machines as well always stood out and make them attract the men like crazy - they KNEW how to pull the guys in!

After four days of redrawing it sure looks like the real thing. This one wore me out fast :p

Will
 
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    @Free Bally!, A pirate, known for his seafaring adventures and notorious escapades, found himself in a rather peculiar situation. After a particularly rough storm that had battered his ship and crew, he realized that they were running low on provisions and, quite embarrassingly, that he was in need of adult diapers due to an unfortunate bout of seasickness that had left him with a weakened constitution.

    With a grumble and a scowl, the pirate docked his ship at the nearest port town, a bustling marketplace known for its variety of goods and fresh seafood. He tied his ship securely at the harbor, adjusted his tricorn hat, and made his way to the market with a swagger in his step, trying to maintain his fearsome reputation despite his current mission.

    As he walked through the crowded streets, the pirate attracted curious glances from the townsfolk. His appearance was striking, with a weathered coat, a hook for a hand, and a parrot perched on his shoulder squawking,
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    @Free Bally!, Pirates are often depicted with eye patches in popular culture, but the reasons for this vary. Here are a few possible explanations:

    1. **Injury**: The most straightforward reason a pirate might wear an eye patch is that they lost an eye due to injury. Pirate battles, sword fights, and the general hazards of seafaring life could easily lead to eye injuries, necessitating an eye patch.

    2. **Myth and Stereotype**: The image of a pirate with an eye patch has become a stereotype perpetuated by movies, books, and other forms of media. It's part of the romanticized pirate image that includes peg legs, hooks for hands, and parrots on shoulders.

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    nope... it was because a seagul shit in his eye the day after he got the new hook fitted
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    He couldn't scratch his eye, or tried and had to get the patch because of the hook...:pirat:🏴‍☠️🪝
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    ahh well, back to work tomorrow
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    Looking at Tuesday for a real day off, ahhh
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    But working long every darned day has (Finally!) cleared up pain in my hip that has plagued me since April
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    haha, naw the keys are long gone. HAVE to get a new pair of pants... Without A Hole In The Pocket!
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    Get AC 4! you :pirat:
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    Got AC, weather-liars say i'll need an umbrella all weekend
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    ohh oops
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    you mean the pirate game!
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    AC = Assasin's Creed...4...Black Flag.
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    heh, they all look like pirate queens, instead of a gig on the beach, the Law Of The Sea says they have to fight until there's only one
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