474 episodes

Detailing EM and Bingo pinball features, gameplay, and repair techniques.

For Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast Nicholas Baldridge

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Detailing EM and Bingo pinball features, gameplay, and repair techniques.

    Episode 474 - Interview with Molly Baldridge, artist of Drained

    Episode 474 - Interview with Molly Baldridge, artist of Drained

    Drained is the latest game from For Amusement Only Games, and released on Nov. 21, 2022. Molly Baldridge created all of the physical and digital artwork for Drained, and it was a lot of fun to be able to work together.  Molly has been extremely supportive of my game development in the past, but committing to a project of this magnitude is something else entirely!   We discuss the art direction and in what order she tackled the various pieces within the game.  All images were created using an open source digital illustration program called Krita using a Huion Kamvas 22.   To see the game: The trailer (edited by Stephen Silver) was released yesterday: Martin from Pinball News posted a writeup on the release:   And This Week In Pinball published a Deep Dive:     If you are interested in learning more, please visit

    • 14 min
    Episode 473 - Interview with Charles Wolf, composer for Drained

    Episode 473 - Interview with Charles Wolf, composer for Drained

    Drained is the latest game from For Amusement Only Games, and will be releasing soon. I wanted to discuss the creation of the soundtrack for the game with the composer, Charles Wolf. Charles has composed music in many different styles and types for a huge array of projects.  He is a very positive and professional collaborator, and I had great fun working with him on the sound design for Drained!  I can't wait for you all to hear it! We discuss his background, method of composing for Drained, the difference between creating sound effects when compared to full musical tracks, and some of his other works.   Intro: Drained Attract music. Outro: Drained High Score music.   Venturer One - Lofi Scifi Concept Album - Charles Wolf Music Website  Soundcloud Music Portfolio:  Twitter:    Email:

    • 29 min
    Episode 472 - 2022 York Show Recap

    Episode 472 - 2022 York Show Recap

    Nick discusses the York show and recaps the games brought to Bingo Row, including * Big Wheel * Caravan * Carnival Queen and the games that I brought: * Multi-Bingo * Multi-Races * P3 with QFG, RITR, SF, and FFRE A huge thank you to Sam, Jim, Len, Ed, Chad, and Ed for bringing games (and me!) and for being such a great part of the bingo community. This year, as part of Bingo Row, I gave away vinyl postcards containing a medley of music from my upcoming game, "Drained".  There are still a handful of these very limited items left!  If you would like one, please send me an email at with your name and mailing address, and I'll be happy to send you one.   See what I'm up to anytime at or call the FAO Games line at 724-BINGOS-1. You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast). The show's website is  My friends Don, Ryan, and I cohost a podcast about the Panic Playdate console called "Hello, Playdate!"  Check it out at   Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

    • 15 min
    Episode 471 - Interview with Jon Chad 1-5-22

    Episode 471 - Interview with Jon Chad 1-5-22

    Jon Chad joins us to discuss the realease his new book, "Pinball: A Graphic History of the Silver Ball" from First Second Books. Jon's work is amazing and this book is fun for all ages. To order "Pinball", please visit either: or   You can also order from your local comics or book store. To see some of Jon's other work, please visit       You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1 You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast). The show's website is   If you like video games (and some limited pinball talk), you might enjoy Gaming on Ten at   Thank you very much for listening, and we'll talk to you next time.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Silver Falls

    Silver Falls

    We're back!  Ava and I wish Wayne Neyens a Happy 103rd Birthday! Ryan Claytor's new watch design is called "Ricochet" and was available in a limited run from Mr. Jones Watches.  If you would like a copy, add your name to the interested list   Check out Silver Falls at - available now for the Heist playfield on the Multimorphic store. You can sign up for the quarterly For Amusement Only newsletter at   The For Amusement Only Discord server is at   Thank you for listening, and for your support of indie pinball!   You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1 You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast). The show's website is   If you like video games (and some limited pinball talk), you might enjoy Gaming on Ten at   Thank you very much for listening, and we'll talk to you next time.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 469 - Williams Hi-Hand, Yukon, QFG

    Episode 469 - Williams Hi-Hand, Yukon, QFG

    Ava and I talk about a few different games, first up - Williams' Hi-Hand:  As part of that conversation, we talk about Williams' Yukon: More work on QFG and some neat stuff ahead!   Check out Ranger In The Ruins at:   Thank you for listening, and for your support of indie pinball!   You can reach me at foramusementonlypodcast@gmail.com or via the bingos line at 724-BINGOS-1 You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter (bingopodcast) or follow me on Instagram (also bingopodcast). The show's website is foramusementonly.libsyn.com If you like video games, you might enjoy Gaming on Ten Minutes a Week at http://gamingonten.com Thank you very much for listening, and I'll talk to you next time.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Grumpy-Cat ,

Great podcast, informative and entertaining

One of the best podcasts for fans of bingos and other EM games.

Jacob Grizly ,

Fantastic podcast

A very unique podcast covering a very underappreciated era of gaming. The ultimate chronicle of EM pinball machines. Love it!!!

Callmesteam ,

Impossibly Deep

What a fantastic resource for electromechanial gaming. Tons of timeless information on repair, maintenance, scoring, gameplay and more in easy-to-swallow episodes. An archive for the ages.

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