In this Vox video, pinball legend Roger Sharpe explains that playing the game isn’t random and shares how players can manipulate the balls to their advantage.
Pinball was once outlawed, Prohibition-style, as a gambling game. The New York City police commissioner went around bashing pinball machines for photo ops. And if you play it the amateur way, only trying to keep the ball from falling off the board, then you might also think pinball is a random game that gets boring after a few plays. But if you play it how the pros play it—even if you’re really bad at it—you’ll have a lot more fun.
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Secrets of pinball wizards: There’s plenty of science in those machines – The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/secrets-of-pinball-wizards-theres-plenty-of-science-in-those-machines/2017/07/21/ab51f55e-6bcd-11e7-b9e2-2056e768a7e5_story.htmlAn exhibit goes behind the whiz-bang to explore the inner workings of pinball.
How pinball helped Dick LeBeau learn to scheme – Tennessee Titans Blog- ESPNhttp://www.espn.com.au/blog/tennessee-titans/post/_/id/19593/how-pinball-helped-dick-lebeau-learn-to-schemeTitans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said he always was drawing up plays for offense and defense, and a Humpty Dumpty pinball machine inspired him.
How I (Sort of) Became a Pinball Wizard After Getting Tips From a Champion | Atlas Obscurahttp://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-i-sort-of-became-a-pinball-wizard-after-getting-tips-from-a-championA world-beating pinball player attempts to make me a master of the game.