For the fourth episode we invaded a Gameroom at Braine L'alleud, with Eric Andries.
Eric is the founder from the french pinball forum Ericpinball and he has his own website too.
Plans for the new GameRoom are luckily in the works cause there's no space left anymore to expand the collection.
Since we've begun with GameRoom Invaders we've encountered something for the first time in a GameRoom, Jackpots! Eric has three jackpot machines in his collection. One of them is the Pink Panther by IGT which is good looking and has quite a few funny vids on his display.
Besides jackpots we also have the pinball collection which counts quite some rare pinball machines. His collection exists out of a Big Bang Bar(#69!), Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman(Stern), Black Spider-Man, The Lord of the Rings Limited Edition, NBA, Revenge From Mars and Star Wars Episode One.
What caught my eye in his GameRoom was the AWESOME topper from Matt Mckee(Backalleycreations) on the LOTR LE! It looked really amazing.
We needed to take some pictures from his awesome Boxster pinball(more about this in a later article) and to invade the gameroom for GameRoom Invaders. I don't need to say that it was fun again and that we did flip quite some games do I?
Barts collection has changed dramatically over the years, from the many Capcoms he had only Big Bang Bar is left. He also has some alphanumerique System11's like Earthshaker, Diner and Funhouse. I liked the Funhouse part cause he has it to look at it cause it's a nice looking machine but he doesn't like to play it. I feel the same way about it, while it has some nice mechanical features I just don't like it like and I have this with Roadshow too. The most remarkable pinbal machine has to be his 'hybride' Boxster pinball which is together with BBB the highlight of the GameRoom and they're both really fun to play!
Few weeks ago we went to Zwartepanters GameRoom at Bonheiden.
It was planned before the Belgian Pinball Championship so it would be done just in time for the first friday of the month, sadly this plan was doomed before execution. But now we're back with our second part in the GameRoom Invaders series!
Being on the road we had the idea to hop in with Stefan 'zwartepanter' Verhoelst if there was time left. Luckily there was some left some left cause it was fun to see his Gameroom in person for the first time and the reception we got was very good.
The GameRoom itself is actually brand spanking new and is almost completely filled with interesting pinball machines from the latest Stern games to early SS and EM. That this is a 'fresh' GameRoom can be noticed cause there is a lot of space left at the walls for pinball memorablia! But nontheless there are some neons from Family Guy, Haunted House and some pictures from the Ringwraith of LOTR, an alien which refers to AFM I guess and a Spider-Man.
Every first friday of the month Bingovit invades a gameroom to show you the people behind it. Pictures and videomaterial tied together with a short interview with the GameRoomers themselves is what you can expect!
For this firt review I visited the GameRoom from Kris-Seeburg. Kris-seeburg's GameRoom is being played by himself and his wife but also by their son Thomas. All three are a big fan off the "silverball" but also from the fifties, diner and jukeboxes and more. You can feel this atmosphere when you're on your way to the GameRoom through their kitchen which is dressed with Diner stuff and jukeboxes. In the GameRoom there's also a cosy table with diner seats from Cocal Cola! In the GameRoom there is no empty spot on the wall cause everywhere you look there are flyers, promoplastics, posters from the pinball or the movie and more!
They don't only take an interest in playing these machines but also for other aspects from the hobby. Every year they are a part off the organisators from the Belgian Pinball Championship(BFK), which finds place every year at the Collector Fantasies in the Nekkerhal at Mechelen.