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Albuquerque Pinball Project

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:28 am
by Ice Cream Jonsey
I will be in Albuquerque this weekend and wish to play PINBALL.

Here are some places I shall be hitting:


Silva Lanes
(Bowling Alley)
3010 Eubank Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111

Twilight Zone, Theatre of Magic, Star Wars Episode 1, Simpsons Pinball Party, Jack-Bot (??), Fish Tales.


Tenpins & More At Rio Rancho
(Bowling Alley)
1416 Deborah Road Southeast
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124
(505) 892-7117

Fish Tales, No Fear, Theatre of Magic, White Water.


Wish me luck!!

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:08 pm
by Flack
I still need to hit Cactus Jack's, which has been converted into a pinball hall and apparently has 20-30 machines so far. FULL REPORT NEXT WEEKEND.

Also, I have several friends in ABQ who are retro gamers -- if you're looking for a list of places to hit, I can get one.

OH -- if you have a couple of hours to kill, go see STARTUP at the museum. They have, among other things, a PDP-11 that you can play Space War on, an Apple I, and a whole bunch of Microsoft memorabilia. If you hate it I will refund you the admission price.

http://gosw.about.com/od/albuquerquenew ... tartup.htm

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:21 pm
by pinback
How long do you plan to be out of the house for each of these adventures?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 1:39 pm
by ICJ
12-14 hours at once. Why?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 1:47 pm
by pinback
Not 100% sure that's gonna work. Maybe go, play one pin, come back, and go play a second pin a few hours later!

Re: Albuquerque Pinball Project

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 1:48 pm
by pinback
Also:
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Tenpins & More At Rio Rancho
(Bowling Alley)
Lol. There's like four machines, one of them is off, and the flippers don't work on two of the other ones.

The bar has some good beer though.

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:31 pm
by Ice Cream Jonsey
Flack wrote:OH -- if you have a couple of hours to kill, go see STARTUP at the museum. They have, among other things, a PDP-11 that you can play Space War on, an Apple I, and a whole bunch of Microsoft memorabilia. If you hate it I will refund you the admission price.

http://gosw.about.com/od/albuquerquenew ... tartup.htm
Holy shit! This is perfect. Should get some great photos of games I MEAN TREASURE CHESTS for the next game.

Thanks, Flack. You are very helpful, unlike Pinback who is trying to keep me at his dog museum for 23 hours a day.

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:08 pm
by Flack
Based on what I found online, the museum is not dog-friendly but at least two of the local bowling alleys are.

Unfortunately we visited the STARTUP exhibit with the kids and I wasn't able to spend as much time there as I wanted, but it was pretty darn awesome.

The pictures I took start on page 8 of this album and go through page 10 -- if you don't make it out to the museum, feel free to use anything found here:

http://robohara.com/photo/index.php?alb ... 011&page=8

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:59 pm
by Ice Cream Jonsey
That's OK. Pinback's house isn't dog-friendly either.

Re: Albuquerque Pinball Project

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:27 am
by Tdarcos
pinback wrote:The bar has some good beer though.
Why the hell would anyone wanting to at least have some ability to play a pinball machine go to a bar to drink? :)
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:That's OK. Pinback's house isn't dog-friendly either.
It's probably not people friendly either. Wasn't his last place right on the ocean near a cliff to make it easier to throw unwanted visitors over the edge? His video was so bad it's hard to tell.

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:56 am
by Ice Cream Jonsey
All right, ha ha, very good. Paul, quit posting in this thread.

Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:00 am
by Ice Cream Jonsey
Item! White Water was missing a pinball. They also have Congo, but the DMD is garbled. Fish Tales is fun!! Got a replay on that one.

Re: Albuquerque Pinball Project

Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:26 pm
by turing test
Fat Failure wrote:Why the hell would anyone wanting to at least have some ability to play a pinball machine go to a bar to drink? :(
everybody knows guys are better at pool, bowling, and pinball when drinking, fuckhead. Fail.

Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:45 pm
by AArdvark
Drinking is the seasoning on teh pinball burger...

or something like that. Nevermind the metaphors, it's just more fun with beer!.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3Mh8ZmL5vE[/youtube]

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:41 pm
by Ice Cream Jonsey
I fucking love pinball.

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:35 pm
by pinback
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:I fucking love pinball.
Let's give it a year or two.

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:35 pm
by pinback
Also, wrong base, dickhead.

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:19 pm
by pinback
Well, now it's the right base, but in moving it, you made me look bad when it was you that screwed up. DICKHEAD.

You are banned for one week.

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:40 pm
by Ice Cream Jonsey
pinback wrote:Well, now it's the right base, but in moving it, you made me look bad when it was you that screwed up. DICKHEAD.

You are banned for one week.
Consider this "wizard mode." Also, I will not suffer insults from your kind. Your type.

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:54 pm
by chal3oye
If you're looking for a list of places to hit, I can get one.

OH -- if you have a couple of hours to kill, go see STARTUP at the museum. They have, among other things, a PDP-11 that you can play Space War on, an Apple I, and a whole bunch of Microsoft memorabilia. If you hate it I will refund you the admission price.