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Hi Pinballers,

Aussie Arcade welcomes to the Visual Pinball Gaming League with VPGL 21 – Super Spinner 2022. This tournament is the 1st of the year and part of the overall VPGL 2021 and all gamers worldwide are welcome to play. You can join in at any time and play.


The player with the most points in this tournament will be the VPGL 21 champion. We will start this years league with a 6 week 7 game competition, followed by two 8 week, 9  game competitions and finishing with an 6 week 7 game competition. We will be competing world wide on some of the most challenging and toughest pinball games of all time. 2 tables will be released at the start, then 1 table each week, with the final 2 tables released at the same time for the finale. Games are only open for 17 days each, so pinballer's must play their best in that time and post their scores before the game is closed. At the end of each VPGL, points will be accumulated for each gamer toward the Visual Pinball Championship of 2022 Scoreboard. The highest score after four VPGL's are completed will be the undisputed champion of Visual Pinball for 2022.


There are currently no prizes on offer for VPGL however if someone wants to offer something up, let me know.

Point system:

The incremental point system will be used for each pinball table. 1st place will earn 100 points, 2nd place 99 points, 3rd place 98 points and so on. All players will earn competition points for their scores. If there is a tie on the overall scoreboard, then a head to head game win count will be used to determine the final placings. For example, if two players tie for 18th place, then whoever has scored higher per game on a head to head basis will earn 18th place and the other gamer will earn 19th place. If there is a tie also on head to head game count, the gamer who has the highest accumulated game score points will be the winner.

Overall Point system:

The overall point system for VPGL 2022 will be that points are awarded to anyone finishing in the top 20 for each VPGL in the year. 25 points for first, 22 for second, 19 for third, 17 for 4th and then it decreases by 1 point per position down to 20th. If there is a tie after 4 competitions for the 2021 Champion, it will be based on a countback where the player with the most game wins will be the outright winner, if still even it will go on the number of second place and then 3rd places. If still even, it will be on total points awarded for placings from all games within 2021. If then the top players cannot be separated, it will be deemed a draw.


Tables are nominated by the competitors and sent by PM to the VPGL co-ordinater, (RusstyT). Tables must be selected from those readily available to Visual Pinball 10 (VPX) that do not require additional installation such as P-Roc to run (games using PinUp Player are accepted). Original tables are not to be nominated without prior approval (we've had problems previously with them not being competition ready). If there are multiple versions of the same table available then the players can choose to use whatever version they wish to use. The game threads often contain discussions around what version seems to be the easiest and/or best to play.

Please nominate tables that you've played and tested (at least a little) so that we don't have broken games come up in competition

The number of games that can be nominated by each competitor in VPGL 20 is 7 which are to be made up of 2 x EM, 2 x SS and 3 x DMD. (Alpha numeric games can be nominated as either SS or DMD games at the nominators discretion). The games to be played in the competition will be randomly drawn from the pool of nominations. The order of game play will be determined by the Gamemaster and each game will be released weekly for competition.

If you would like to nominate games and have a say in what is played, please send them by private message (PM) to RusstyT by midnight Sydney time on Wednesday 3rd February 2022. The first two games will commence on Friday 5th February 2022.

Games can be played on a cab or desktop and is all inclusive.

Additional exclusions for VPGL 21 and not eligible for nomination for this VPGL are (all games from VPGL 2019 and VPGL 2020):

Abra Ca Dabra (Electro Mechanical)
Aladdin's Castle (EM)
Alien Poker (SS)
Attack from Mars
Back to the Future (Alpha Numeric)
Batman - Dark Knight (DMD)
Big Brave (Electro Mechanical)
Big Hit
Black Jack (SS)
Black Knight 2000
Black Pyramid (Solid State)
Bride of Pin-bot (The Machine)

Cactus Canyon (DMD)
Centaur (SS)
Centigrade 37 (Electro Mechanical)
Comet (SS)

Creature from the Black Lagoon(DMD)
Diner (Alpha Numeric)
Eight Ball Deluxe (SS)
Elvis (DMD)

Fathom (Solid State)
Fish Tales (DMD)
Flash Gordon (Solid State)
Funhouse (Alpha Numeric)

Gilligan's Island (DMD)
Grand Prix (Electro Mechanical)
Heat Wave (EM)

Hi Diver (EM)
High Speed II - The Getaway
Humpty Dumpty (Electro Mechanical)
Indiana Jones (DMD)
Indianapolis 500
Jacks Open (EM)
Jungle Princess (EM)
Kings & Queens (EM)
Krull (Solid State)
Lariat (EM)

Lethal Weapon (SS) 
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Mata Hari (SS)
Medieval Madness (DMD)
Melody (EM)
North Star
Pro Football (Electro Mechanical)
Red & Ted's Road Show

Safe Cracker (DMD)
Space Shuttle (SS)

Spirit of 76 (EM)
Start Trek the Next Generation
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Data East) (DMD)
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends (DMD)
The Flintstones (DMD)
The Walking Dead (DMD)
The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard (DMD)
Theatre of Magic
Tom and Jerry
Total Nuclear Annihilation (Counted as DMD)



The ROM settings will be posted in each game thread and gamers must ensure they compete on these settings only. No continues are allowed when submitting a score and must be played from the beginning of the game. POV tweaks are allowed within this competition.


Gamers are to post a screenshot/photo showing their score in the game thread. Games are only open for 17 days and any score submissions made after the game is closed will not be accepted.


Players can play all or just some of the games. Players do not need to nominate tables to play, they can play any table during the tournament. Streaming games and posting/sharing tips are encouraged, as is friendly banter in the gaming community. Striving for PBs, learning and playing the best you can are all highly encouraged. As all members at AA are registered, there is no additional registration process for the championship.

Good gaming and good luck to all competitors.


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Hey RusstyT

Could I make a suggestion.  Could you include the date the game expires on the thread description.  We have done this in past tournaments and I use it all the time.



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13 minutes ago, legin said:

Hey RusstyT

Could I make a suggestion.  Could you include the date the game expires on the thread description.  We have done this in past tournaments and I use it all the time.



I can do that

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The Super Spinner tournament is completed with RusstyT taking out this one just ahead of very consistent performances from Crakkers in 2nd and Legin in 3rd. To those who missed a place there are no spoils, just to stand and admire us glorious podium honourees waving at the admiring fans below.😜 Thankyou to all who participated and we will be kicking off our next tournament on the 15th May with nominations on the 8th of may. It is great to receive nominations and give us the opportunities to try games we may not have played or played in the arcade many years ago. Please ensure the games you nominate are bug free. (to the best of your knowledge anyway. Some of our players can break any game 😂)

Comp 1 of 4
  Apollo13       Paul Bunyan       Kiss (Bally)       CueBall Wizard       Strange Science       QBerts Quest       007-Golden Eye       Jokerz       Game 9        
Player Score Rank Points   Score Rank Points   Score Rank Points   Score Rank Points   Score Rank Points   Score Rank Points   Score Rank Points   Score Rank Points   Score Rank Points Total Points Rank
RusstyT 1,935,147,240  2 99 RusstyT 10,441  1 100  RusstyT 862,290  2 99 RusstyT 1,220,947,970  3 98  RusstyT 10,626,750  1 100 RusstyT 2,598,300  1 100  RusstyT 2,365,638,640  1 100 RusstyT 17,503,980  3 98  RusstyT       794 1
Crakkers 1,769,018,420  5 96 Crakkers 8,568  2 99  Crakkers 915,460  1 100 Crakkers 1,817,842,820  2 99  Crakkers 6,393,490  2 99 Crakkers 1,563,690  3 98  Crakkers 1,572,304,820  3 98 Crakkers 14,694,580  4 97  Crakkers       786 2
legin 1,831,200,230  3 98 legin 6,024  4 97  legin 573,070  6 95 legin 2,228,709,020  1 100  legin 2,759,860  5 96 legin 2,208,830  2 99  legin 1,497,753,230  4 97 legin 22,679,710  2 99  legin       781 3
Pinzealot 1,948,130,500  1 100 Pinzealot 4,759  6 95  Pinzealot 544,090  7 94 Pinzealot 1,166,175,900  4 97  Pinzealot 5,250,370  4 97 Pinzealot 1,001,460  4 97  Pinzealot 1,350,082,540  6 95 Pinzealot 30,491,730  1 100  Pinzealot       775 4
vtdmame 1,046,477,190  9 92 vtdmame 6,070  3 98  vtdmame 522,250  8 93 vtdmame 343,422,710  6 95  vtdmame 918,380  6 95 vtdmame 418,170  5 96  vtdmame 224,065,640  7 94 vtdmame 2,117,790  6 95  vtdmame       758 5
Mozzie 1,805,962,190  4 97 Mozzie 5,709  5 96  Mozzie 849,310  3 98 Mozzie       Mozzie 5,558,960  3 98 Mozzie       Mozzie 1,469,316,390  5 96 Mozzie       Mozzie       485 6
Mrs Moz 1,308,425,580  8 93 Mrs Moz 4,694  7 94  Mrs Moz 828,510  4 97 Mrs Moz 883,476,960  5 96  Mrs Moz       Mrs Moz       Mrs Moz 1,577,488,860  2 99 Mrs Moz       Mrs Moz       479 7
Capp 1,343,630,410  7 94 Capp 3,366  8 93  Capp 648,720  5 96 Capp       Capp       Capp       Capp       Capp 8,880,660  5 96  Capp       379 8
JustAnotherRat 1,465,253,260  6 95 JustAnotherRat       JustAnotherRat       JustAnotherRat       JustAnotherRat       JustAnotherRat       JustAnotherRat       JustAnotherRat       JustAnotherRat       95 9
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