Between getting PAPA headquarters ready for the upcoming PAPA16 World Pinball Championships, creating upcoming papa.tv material, and getting all of the kickstarter tshirts and tokens made and packaged, there’s been little time for recent blog updates. Once the new website (currently under production) is revealed, our schedule for videos and new material will be both visible and steady. We hope all of you understand our recent silence isn’t from lack of effort, it’s the exact opposite! Stay tuned for loads of good stuff just beyond the horizon.
We are incredibly grateful to all of you who helped support our kickstarter. The papa.tv money that arrived from your donations is being focused toward equipment that can be moved around to different locations, giving us the capability of livestreaming pinball events all around the country. In addition to this mobile equipment, PAPA has also made several improvements to the inside of our own facility by using non-kickstarter, private donations. These improvements have required us to allow far more workers and volunteers inside of the facility this summer than is our normal practice, meaning several people have seen rows of games lined up in the different divisions.
PAPA’s standard practice is to not reveal the games to be used in our World Championships until the day of the tournament. Because so many people have gained access to the facility this summer, we want to keep the competitive balance as fair as possible between all potential players and announce the games that others have seen. Next year, we will return to our standard operating procedure and keep the doors closed during the summer months.
Attack From Mars
Last Action Hero
Eight Ball Deluxe
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Revenge from Mars
Juniors and Seniors
Wheel of Fortune
Elvira and the Party Monsters
Other games that have been seen in one of the banks during the past several weeks include: Hoops, Dirty Harry, Iron Man, Baywatch, Apollo 13, Demolition Man, Fish Tales, and Derby Day. The above list is NOT FINAL. Games are frequently moved in and out of position for a variety of reasons, and a number of the games listed in the above divisions may be there for a variety of reasons, such as filming a video. We are only providing this list to let all players know what others have seen at our facility so far this summer and provide a “likely” list of games.
As always, no one other than the tournament director knows what games are being prepared for use in finals on Sunday, and as always, those games may or may not be drawn from the list above. More PAPA 16 and papa.tv updates will be coming soon.