Pinball

This week's Trivia: Pinball

Pinball is the spiritual cousin of video games that requires far less software programming. Still, many of us can find ourselves standing by those machines for hours, wasting our youth away.
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Q1

What are the names of the mechanisms that a player traditionally uses to whack at oncoming pinballs?

Q2

According to The Who, "That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a ________ pinball."

Q3

What is the name of the technique that some players employ which involves bumping the machine to influence the movement of the ball?

Q4

What is the name of the spring-loaded rod that is used to propel a pinball into play?

Q5

What was the name of the pinball game that came bundled with Windows 95 through XP?

Q6

According to both the World Pinball Player Rankings (WPPR) and the Professional Amateur Pinball Association Advanced Rating System (PARS), who, as of 2-4-9, is the best pinball player in the world?

Q7

Which of these companies is known for being a prominent pinball machine manufacturer?

Q8

What is considered by enthusiasts to be the "most complex pinball game ever designed" and has even been voted the best electronic pinball game ever?

Q9

In 1984, a game called Pinball was released for the NES. It had a bonus stage which featured a cameo from which legendary Nintendo character?

Q10

When a player pushes against a machine too violently against a machine, this can result in loss of a turn, or even ending the game entirely. What is this called?