State pinball tournament comes to Madison

State pinball tournament comes to Madison


THIS WILL BE A FLASHBACK FOR
MANY OF YOU…. NBC15’S AMY
PFLUGSHAUPT SHOWS US HOW A
CLASSIC ARCADE
GAME HAS BEEN REVIVED HERE IN
WISCONSIN.
NATS
THERE’S SOMETHING MAGICAL THAT
HAPPENS WITH A
DROP OF A COIN.
“16:26:56;27 — I PLAY PRETTY
MUCH EVERY DAY
AT LEAST A COUPLE OF GAMES. “
THE LIGHTS…
CHIMES…
AND…
“THE AUDIO CALL OUTS ARE BIG ON
CHEESE
FACTOR. “
CAN BE QUITE ADDICTING.
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MIKE SEIVERT HAS BEEN PLAYING
SINCE HE WAS A KID…
AND STARTED PLAYING COMPETIVELY
IN THE LAST FOUR
YEARS.
“16:26:07;02 — YOU GET ONE
MACHINE AND YOU
PLAY OTHERS. THEN YOU ADD
ANOTHER ONE AND ANOTHER ONE
BEFORE YOU KNOW YOU HAVE 12
OF THEM IN YOUR BASEMENT.
16:26:12;14″
SEIVERT RECENTLY HIT THE
JACKPOT…
AS
HE’S ONE OF 16 COMPEITITORS
WHO’VE QUALIFIED FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL FLIPPER PINBALL
ASSOCIATION’S STATE
TOURNAMENT…
WHICH WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY
AT SCHWOEGLERS
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER IN MADISON
.
“16:06:21;25 — WE’LL CROWN A
CHAMPION OF
WISCONSIN AND THAT CHAMPION WILL
ACTUALLY GO TO THE NATIONAL
TOURNAMENT. SO THERE’S 40
STATES PLAYING IN THE STATE
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SO WE’LL BE
SENDING
SOMEONE FROM WISCONSIN TO LAS
VEGAS IN MARCH TO PLAY.
JUST LIKE ANY GOOD ATHLETE
TRAINS FOR A MEET…
SO DOES A GOOD PINHEAD.
“16:28:45;08 — I’VE JUST BEEN
PRACTICING A
LITTLE BIT HERE ON THE MACHINES
AT SCHWOEGLERS. I LIVE ABOUT 15
MINTUES FROM
HERE. LAST WEEK I PLAYED FOR A
COUPLE OF HOURS. JUST GETTING A
FEEL FOR ALL OF THE
MACHINES. I ENDED UP TAKING THE
DAY OFF OF WORK TO COME DOWN AND
GET SOME PRACTICE
IN.”
BELIEVE IT OR NOT…
THERE’S SOME SKILL INVOLVED.
“16:26:24;13 — IT’S MORE THAN
PUSHING BUTTONS
THERE’S A LOT OF NUDGING
INVOLVED. THERE’S A TILT BOB IN
THE MACHINE THAT TELLS
WHEN YOUR SHAKING THE MACHINE
BUT YOU CAN ACTUALLY CONTROL
WHERE THE BALL GOES.
YOU CAN SAVE IT A LOT OF TIMES.

AND WHILE THE IDEA OF THE GAME
IS THE SAME AS IT WAS BACK IN
THE
50S AND 60S…
” 16:07:11;13 — THE NEWER GAMES
LIKE GAME OF
THROWNS THERE’S A VAST RULE SET.
IT’S LIKE A ROLE PLAYING GAME
UNDER GLASS. SO YOU
LEARN THE DIFFERENT RULES YOU
LEARN THE STRATEGY OF WHERE DO I
GET THE POINTS, HOW DO
I COMPLETE THE MODES, HOW DO I
GET THE MULTI BALL.”
FOR SEIVERT AND JONES…
THE FLASHING LIGHTS AND THE FLIP
OF THE FLIPPER…
TAKES THEM BACK TO THEIR
CAREFREE DAYS HANGING AT THE
ARCADE WITH THEIR BUDDIES.
“16:08:33;08 IT’S NOT SOMETHING
FROM THE
90S… IT’S COMING BACK BIG. “
“16:02:19;19 — IT’S THAT ART,
IT’S THAT BEAUTY OF
THE SILVER BALL PLAYING AROUND
IN THE GAME. “
IN MADISON, AMY PFLUGSHAUPT,
” GAME OVER “
NBC15 NEWS.
THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR OF THE
STATE TOURNAMENT.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO TRY YOUR SKILLS
EITHER COMPETITIVELY OR
JUST FOR FUN…
MADISON PINBALL HAS THREE
LOCATIONS AROUND TOWN.
TO SEE THOSE JUST HEAD TO OUR
WEBSITE… AND CLICK ON THIS
STORY.

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