Pinballers feeling old? meet Joe Walsh

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Pinballers feeling old? meet Joe Walsh

Postby cait001 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:46 pm

Pinball shark (and occasional Eagles member) Joe Walsh felt old circa 1983.

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Re: Pinballers feeling old? meet Joe Walsh

Postby pinhead » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:05 pm

Thanks for sharing this Cait! That had to be one of the worse songs/videos I have ever seen. Cool to see the old games though.

Pinball almost died in 1983-1984, the video craze was hot. I played some video games but I always played pinball because I just liked them way better.
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Re: Pinballers feeling old? meet Joe Walsh

Postby cait001 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:10 pm

I actually am really enjoying the song in it's super cheeseball way. It's quite an earworm. And Joe's mugging around the arcade is hilarious. :)

And I like that someone captured the shift in arcades as part of their personal anxieties.
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Re: Pinballers feeling old? meet Joe Walsh

Postby Fifty » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:01 pm

Was Joe Walsh ever normal? That is one messed up song, video AND arcade.

However, it did allow me to remember a part of my past I had forgotten: TIME PILOTS!!!

Holy crap! Off to Google to find a gameplay video of this! I'm stoked!


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Re: Pinballers feeling old? meet Joe Walsh

Postby monty » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:03 pm

This is great. Perfect timing too - it's 80s night at Targ tomorrow!

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Re: Pinballers feeling old? meet Joe Walsh

Postby cait001 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:08 pm

FiftyQuid wrote:Was Joe Walsh ever normal? That is one messed up song, video AND arcade.

However, it did allow me to remember a part of my past I had forgotten: TIME PILOTS!!!

Holy crap! Off to Google to find a gameplay video of this! I'm stoked!



If you want to get really deep in to it, check out this 5 part restore of a Time Pilots machine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzcQtwY ... qt-yE9CMIm

Or skip to the fifth video for the gameplay.
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Re: Pinballers feeling old? meet Joe Walsh

Postby Fifty » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:12 pm

Just finished watching this video;



I made it to stage 7 when I was a kid. The UFO stage use to mess me up all the time because I'd avoid the asteroids. As a kid I never understood why the game kept incrementing the stages but repeated the same planes over. The sound when the ship jumps to the next time still makes me happy, excited and smile all at the same time. That "ting-g-g" at the end as it disappears. So awesome!

[EDIT] 1982?! Holy crap I was only 9 when this came out! No wonder it alluded my memory for soooo long! Off to Kijiji...



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