Mark

Mark

Initials: MSH
Twitter Handle: @MarkSHinds
Nation: United States
State/Province: Florida
City: Jacksonville
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Mark: Zaccaria Pinball: Future World 2018 [5 Balls] (PC) 129,233,810 points on 2018-08-17 03:26:47
Zaccaria Pinball: Future World 2018 [5 Balls] (PC)
Points: 129,233,810
2018-08-17 03:26:47
Legit: 91.7%
Mark: Zaccaria Pinball: Future World 2018 [5 Balls] (PC) 129,233,810 points on 2018-08-17 03:26:47
Zaccaria Pinball: Future World 2018 [5 Balls] (PC)
Points: 129,233,810
2018-08-17 03:26:47
Legit: 91.7%
Mark: Zaccaria Pinball: Future World 2018 [5 Balls] (PC) 129,233,810 points on 2018-08-17 03:26:47
Zaccaria Pinball: Future World 2018 [5 Balls] (PC)
Points: 129,233,810
2018-08-17 03:26:47
Legit: 91.7%
Mark: Zaccaria Pinball: Future World 2018 [5 Balls] (PC) 129,233,810 points on 2018-08-17 03:26:47
Zaccaria Pinball: Future World 2018 [5 Balls] (PC)
Points: 129,233,810
2018-08-17 03:26:47
Legit: 91.7%
Mark: Zaccaria Pinball: Future World 2018 [3 Balls] (PC) 64,043,030 points on 2018-08-17 03:20:15
Zaccaria Pinball: Future World 2018 [3 Balls] (PC)
Points: 64,043,030
2018-08-17 03:20:15
Legit: 91.7%
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@S.BAZ:

Thank you by-the-way. I take it that you are the one who is processing my backlog of Pinball table requests for PC.  If I go to the top of my page and click on the Administration tab it lists the Administrators and who has processed what during this month and the last. But you're not listed. But I believe that it's you, so thanks again! smiley

If you would like any help processing I'd be willing to handle the processing of requests for other platforms. PC for example. By the end of the year I hope to own a Switch. I don't think  that's a system category here yet.

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-17 00:26:57   Reply
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@Mark:

I made a mistake. I should have said that on PC SPA has much higher system requirements than does TPA. 

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-17 00:15:36   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Well, let's tackle Microsoft Pinball Arcade first. The Windows version was developed by Microsoft. The GBC version by Saffire Corporation. It is not related to The Pinball Arcade, which is developed by FarSight. While there are a few tables that had digitized version for both games, they aren't identical. For one thing Microsoft Pinball Arcade is almost 20 years old now, as it was released in December of 1998.

FarSight started off with two collections on multiple platforms; The Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection and The Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection (U.S. titles). They then started The Pinball Arcade, and then much later Stern Pinball Arcade.  TPA and SPA both use different User Interfaces (I own both, but prefer TPA). Also, SPA on PC has much higher system requirements than does SPA. The Leaderboards are different as well (again, I prefer TPA over SPA). My point is that while there is table overlap between the two they seem like totaloly different games to me.

When FarSight first offered AC/DC Premium EditionMustang, and Star Trek Premium Edition for The Pinball Arcade (TPA), they gave me the AC/DC Premium Edition table for free. But the other two, Mustang, and Star Trek Premium Edition had to be purchased in-game. FarSight sells those two tables for TPA in two Stern Table Packs. I already owned all of the other Stern tables that made up the packs, so they only charged me for the two that I didn't yet own in TPA.

While I only have experience with TPA on Android and PC (Steam), it is also available for the Switch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOccDiXvcBE&t=212s

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-17 00:08:51   Reply
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@Mark: hi -- I have a question about Pinball Arcade: I noticed some games are on Highscore as "Microsoft Pinball Arcade" and a couple as "Stern Pinball Arcade." Are these actually the same thing as "Pinball Arcade" ? If so, your requested titles AC/DC and Mustang are already in there (under Stern Pinball Arcade).
-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-08-16 14:39:06   Reply
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@Mark:

To, now too!

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-05 00:34:46   Reply
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@SandyJasminBlossom:

I'm maxed out on Steam for friends until I level up again, whenever I manage to do that.  Ask me again in the future sometime. wink

I'm glad that you found my reviews on Steam. I hadn't bothered to write a review for Zaccaria Pinball until a friend of mine on Steam asked me too. He is a member of the development team for the game. I'm actually friends with two of the Magic Pixel (Developer) development team. His problem with the other reviews was that they were silly and he knew that I would take it seriously. Pinball being a passion of mine. smiley

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-05 00:34:02   Reply
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May I add thee as a friend on Steam? I looked for pinball games, and guess who I found there as a reviewer?  Right, you! laugh.

Have a nice day! smiley

-- Posted by SandyJasminBlossom on 2018-08-04 20:54:53   Reply
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@RetroRob:

You'll make me blush. blush

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-01 23:47:16   Reply
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@Mark: Mark, thanks for sharing your knowledge! You're a true pinball scientist! ;-)
-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-08-01 04:12:43   Reply
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@RetroRob:

Elvis was produced in two versions. The regular release (number produced unknown). The same year Stern manufactured 500 of the Elvis Gold Limited Edition (numbered on  backbox). Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was made by Sega. 3,000 were produced, so it should be easier to find,

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-01 03:47:00   Reply
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@Mark: Thanks Mark, that's awesome! ... I read that there are only 500 Elvis tables worldwide. ... I don't know the Frankenstein table but I'll look out for it! Maybe for starters the digitized version can be found on the PS4 console!
-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-08-01 03:18:14   Reply
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@RetroRob:

I just remembered something. At the top of my Facebook page is a photo of the pinball machines that were in the WDW Magic Kingdom Arcade at the time. Elvis is the one second from the left. The previous visit Mary Shelly's Frankenstein was there as well, but it was in really sad shape and not worth playing. I complained to the manager and sometime afterwards it was removed.

https://www.facebook.com/mark.hinds.10

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-07-31 23:52:04   Reply
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@Mark: Thanks Mark! I did play the Elvis table now! It's great but I only managed a very humble score! I took a photo as a souvenir though! ;-) Maybe I still post it anyway...
-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-07-31 08:47:49   Reply
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@RetroRob:

I played the Elvis table when it was still at Walt Disney World. They closed their arcade in the Magic Kingdom, and the arcade at Downtown Disney. They have since moved their pinball machines to the on property resorts arcades. There are alot of these resorts, and so alot of arcades. I haven't found Elvis again, although they have alot of the Stern Marvel tables, and I've run across several Tron Legacy tables.

Have fun! smiley

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-07-31 01:40:03   Reply
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Hi Mark, I discovered a couple of pinball machines in the holiday park where we're staying! I hope I can achieve some decent scores especially on the Elvis table. I never played it but it really looks good!
-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-07-30 15:11:16   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

No. It was never made. It was is an Award table created for the Zaccaria Pinball game. In addition to being able to unlock it thru achievements, it can be purchased as DLC. This is true of the other Award tables as well.

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-05-18 04:05:58   Reply
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ok, another pinball question.

I'm not finding anything on the Zaccaria "Hippie" pinball.  I keep only getting Bally's "Hippye."

Is this a real table?

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-05-18 03:35:12   Reply
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@Mark:

Ok makes sense, thanks!  yes

We'll do it that way and keep it consistent (hopefully) 

x) 

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-05-18 03:19:32   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

I was thinking about this problem. Leave the Remakes titled the way that they are, and then simply add Retro to those tables.

EXAMPLE: Blackbelt 2018 can stany that way, and then Blackbelt 2018 Retro for the retro table.

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-05-17 17:07:51   Reply
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@Mark:

Ok.  My first concern is, that I see a few of these are already in there: Locomotion 2018, Pinball Champ 2018, and Robot 2018.  I wonder if any of these might have both "Retro" and "Remake" variations, in which case they will need to be more specific. 

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-05-17 04:16:45   Reply