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Posted By roboblart

Jeff's hair looks like it's been through some blast processing.

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Posted By development

thoughts on Sonic Spinball? That's about as unrealistic-pinball as you get. Only got to the second level, though, so I can't really defend it.

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Posted By Tsuchikage

I like that this game features heavy metal trappings. I don't like that it only has one table. I'm perplexed as to why the volume level in the game doesn't go to 11.

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Posted By 20183242

Only 9 volume levels? What self respecting 80s metal band doesn't have volume knobs that go up to 11?

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Posted By NotJonAdams

The lighting on Jeffs face looks like hes Paragon/Renegade.

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Posted By Cold_Wolven

There's only 2 pinball video games I've played in my lifetime and they were High Speed for the NES and Balls of Steel for the PC that featured 5 different boards including a Duke Nukem board.

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Posted By fisk0

FM synthesis is fucking underappreciated these days. Not exactly as easy to program or compose for as simple analog monophonic oscillators like that of the NES or Game Boy, but with some effort they could sound amazing and unlike anything you had ever heard before.

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Posted By david_maurer

Another cool video!

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Posted By Romination

Dude that Genesis soundcard is so badass.

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Posted By SpunkyHePanda

Rippin'!

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Posted By thebatmobile

Greatest video feature on the site! Keep 'em coming

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Posted By TheHT

I hope Jeff covers KISS: Psycho Circus at some point. Just cause.

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Posted By HellknightLeon

Love the Crue and although Im old enough to have played this game, I did miss out on it. Would be awesome to get on Xbox live or on Steam.

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Posted By smokyexe

Great stuff! Keep them coming!

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@fisk0 said:

FM synthesis is fucking underappreciated these days. Not exactly as easy to program or compose for as simple analog monophonic oscillators like that of the NES or Game Boy, but with some effort they could sound amazing and unlike anything you had ever heard before.

      
      
(Speaking from proper experience, the 'instruments' in this game could sound a lot better despite being on 4op, but at that time it would probably have required a Japanese composer or two. Don't know how many channels they wanted to keep free for sound effects either. Devil Crush/Dragon's Fury pinball is highly recommended.)
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Posted By cikame

Psycho Pinball is a fantastic Mega Drive pinball game.

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Posted By abdo

Definitely an essential entry.

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Posted By Bourbon_Warrior

why has no one made a pinball platformer that involves flipping the ball up and through levels

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Posted By Cybexx

If this game has 11 volume levels and Brian Schmidt's music only goes to 9 based on the sound test, I would assume that "Live Wire" "Dr. Feelgood" are the 10th and 11th levels respectively and that "Home Sweet Home" is maybe the credits music since it doesn't fit the gameplay.

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Posted By Nerolus

How the fuck do you know all that you know about these old ass games?! Seriously impressed.

Thanks for the new content. I dig this stuff.

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Posted By algertman

I went to a Crue show once last year because of a woman. The show was horrible.

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Posted By BeachThunder

Would love to see an Epic Pinball QL/EB.

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Posted By fox01313

@TheHT said:

I hope Jeff covers KISS: Psycho Circus at some point. Just cause.

Agreed, as bad as that game was from what I remember playing it, there was some interesting moments in it with some wild bits that haven't been tried again. I'd definitely be down for seeing Jeff diving into Psycho Circus.

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Posted By LegendaryChopChop

More of these are never a bad thing.

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Posted By perilator666

time to dig out my old crue records.

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Posted By fisk0

@SomeJerk said:

@fisk0 said:

FM synthesis is fucking underappreciated these days. Not exactly as easy to program or compose for as simple analog monophonic oscillators like that of the NES or Game Boy, but with some effort they could sound amazing and unlike anything you had ever heard before.

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(Speaking from proper experience, the 'instruments' in this game could sound a lot better despite being on 4op, but at that time it would probably have required a Japanese composer or two. Don't know how many channels they wanted to keep free for sound effects either. Devil Crush/Dragon's Fury pinball is highly recommended.)

Oh, yes, the SY/TG77, I wish I could find one of those. Only have an TX81Z at the moment.

4ops is still twice that of the Adlib, and composers like Stephane Picq did wonders with that chip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjHon6yg-r8

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Posted By dutchbear10

Love these. Good job Jeff.

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Posted By wolf_blitzer85
@Bourbon_Warrior said:
why has no one made a pinball platformer that involves flipping the ball up and through levels
Such an amazing game.
Such an amazing game.
Probably one of my favorite games on the Game Boy. You'd work your way up through each table to get to the level's boss, then move on to a stage select to go for the next guy. So much fun.
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Posted By FraterProelium

Oh man, this video is awesome but it kinda reminds me of everything I hate about 80's metal.

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Posted By snowballingblood

I headbanged so fucking hard during this, even though I don't like Motley Crue. WALKING SKULLS AND SYPHILIS BRO!

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Posted By THEBIGZED

Never have I been this entertained by watching someone play pinball on the internet.

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Posted By WolfHazard

I can't believe i'm saying this but... this Motley Crüe game looks fucking awesome

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Posted By buzz_clik

@paulunga said:

Crüe Ball's cool but it's no Devil's Crush/Devil Crash/Dragon's Fury. Especially the PC-Engine version, the music's so goddamn good.

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Yup, thass fer damn sure: Dragon's Fury > Crüe Ball

But forget Dragon's Revenge. Ick.

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Posted By Phished0ne

This just makes me want to play Rock N Roll Racing.

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Posted By BigDre

I wish there was a Genesis version of Girls, Girls, Girls in here.

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Posted By TimeFugitive

I think that bust boss in level 1 is supposed to be Sammy Hagar, being a buzz kill to the Crue. haha

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Posted By TheHBK

As soon as I heard the music hit, I thought of...

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Posted By dropabombonit

Best part of this was Jeff headbanging to genies versions of Motley Crue songs

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Never heard of this but if you told me there was a Motley Crüe themed virtual pinball game I would believe you because video games!

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Posted By MoonwalkSA

It's always a sign of a good videogame when you can jump into space for no reason.

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Posted By lazyhoboguy

Hmm so is encylopedia bombastica basically quicklooks for old games? If so, hope this continues. Really enjoyed this video, and I find a lot of older games more interesting than newer ones. Cool if you guys mix things up frequently like this more.

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Posted By exsiccation

JEFF, ARE YOU ILLEGALLY EMULATING THIS GAME??!?!?!

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Posted By BD_Mr_Bubbles

@MaddProdigy said:

These videos are awesome and hilarious, thanks Jeff!

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Posted By FesteringNeon

@TheHBK said:

As soon as I heard the music hit, I thought of...

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oh god... still brings a tear to my eye. Really wish 2k would buy this franchise and do it justice.

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Posted By flippyandnod

Yeah, that music is not terribly evocative of Crue, but some of it is very Brian Schmidt.

Black Knight 2000 had the best pinball music there ever was and likely ever will be. A BK2K turned up loud draws crowds whenever it is played. Just because people want to hear the music, even to this day.

The Genesis hardware is hampering Schmidt's music a bit, the BSMT2000 system was much better suited (of course).

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Posted By ProfessorEss

I just can't get over how those little skull dudes have fleshy, human feet.

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Posted By Xbox420

This is the best EB yet. I knew he was going to end it with Home Sweet Home too.

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Posted By drewdock

The Genesis versions are better than the original Crue versions by a factor of 100 or so.

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Posted By artofwar420

Love these 'looks'. Thanks Jeff.