Mallorca Pinball estuvo el pasado 25 de enero en el evento RetroMallorca 2014 con unas espectaculares máquinas pinball o flipper para que los asistentes participasen en un torneo. No os perdáis esta nueva competición, que cuenta para la clasificación a nivel mundial, en la que puede participar cualquier persona.
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Ya hemos empezado a organizar lo que viene siendo nuestro torneo anual más importante de la isla, se celebrará el sábado día 2 de agosto de las 10h a las 13h.
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Pedro Díaz is a pinball fan who invited us last year’s to his Majorcan tournament. This time I could not break my word to go, and I’m glad I did because the experience was great.
The first thing that stands out is the place. It’s a beautiful “pagesia” (some kind of farm) glued to the Son Sant Joan airport runway in the equally beautiful village, although it took me a bit to find it because the entrance was not obvious. You may say that the aircrafts noise would be a problem, but it seems they greatly reduce throtle while landing, and we attendants almost made more fuss, so it wasn’t annoying at all.
I’ve never been fond of these slot machines but on Saturday August 4 I was able to appreciate the art that hides behind its restoration, maintenance and enjoyment. Even better, there was no obligation to pay for the games. Facilities are provided by AENA and attendance is free.
I found interesting that at least one of the pinballs had music instruments that were familiar, very similar to the FM-PAC (Yamaha YM2413) of the MSX 2+ and Turbo-R computers, if they were not the same sound chip. Other more modern machines had already digitized effects.
Locomosxca, known MSX user of Mallorca, is already a regular at this event and beat us with a good article and video.
An interesting anecdote is the one Pedro told us about the U.S. imported pinballs to Spain, which were more difficult to play because the players here showed more skills and the company was making less money.
Via Locomosxca we heard about the Sant Jordi IV Pinball Tournament on Saturday August 4 at the country house of ca’n Reviu, near the airport. This time we can’t miss it. For those coming from outside and now that the crisis is getting worse you can even camp on his terrain.
El Sábado día 5 de Noviembre se celebra en Sant Jordi (calle Pintor Gabriel Comas i Roca, 26) la primera edicion de la “Torrada’s pinball tournament”. Torneo puntuable en el WPPR (World pinball player ranking)
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