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The Princess Bride Pinball Project

 

I thought it would be fun to build my own pinball machine, with my kids. They like playing pinball, to an extent, and I imagined that being able to create and play a machine would be a good project for us to work on. It's my obsession, so I expect that I'll wind up doing a lot of the work, but that's OK with me.

 

Here are my goals:

We'll see if we are successful.

 

I was trying to think of a good theme. One day "The Princess Bride" came to mind, which I think will be a good one - we all like the book/movie, the story is rich with ideas for game features, and we should be able to pick up some images and sounds from the movie. I don't think anyone says, "Extra Ball" or "Jackpot!" so we'll have to be creative. As long as it says, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." we should be happy.

 

Animation files for P-ROC

 

Here are the files I used to create a short animated sequence for the DMD:

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