The Curse of Pinball FX!

Spring cleaning will have to wait!
Spring cleaning will have to wait!

I had to take an impromptu day off today, good old NIR were having a strike!

I had high hopes for how the day was going to go. As usual that took a turn up a different path that I intended.

I got pretty much everything done, except my mini spring clean. I find that as things change I need to prioritize my time a little better. I have to change things up a little to fit in the chores and the tea making. So between doing the dishes, washing, the VAT and preparing the tea I had this little two hour window left in my day before I actually had to start to cook. My intention was to organise my working space a little better. What actually happened was I sat down with a coffee for a quick game of X-Men on Pinball FX 2. My quick game lasted two hours and my working space is still organised chaos!

Way back when at the start of the Alien Leg saga, just after surgery, Pinball FX was all I played. I didn’t have to think too hard and it was fun figuring out the mechanics of the tables. You meet some weird people on the multi-player though, right Jelly!! He says I stalked him, I certainly did not, well maybe a little, I was starved of company. It was through him I met Shady, almost a year ago! How have they stuck me that long :)

For a long long time I was the leader in Pinball, my name was up in lights and I wore the goofy crown, with an equally goofy grin on my face!

Juls imagined she was jumping up and down on Jelly's head!
Juls imagined she was jumping up and down on Jelly’s head!

Guys are weird though. They HATE being beaten by a girl. Unbeknown to me while I was addicted to Trails Evolution the crafty buggers all crept past me. One day out of the blue I started getting these automated messages telling me my score had been beaten, with little add on’s like “Who’s the king of the pinball tables now b$tch”, even Shady’s cousin’s at it. It’s not even like they beat me by a couple of thousand points, we’re talking millions ffs!

So hence my two hour foray onto X Men today. If I can get back on top of that table, I’ll manage to kill two birds with one stone, metaphorically speaking of course!

I got irritatingly close to my own best score, however nowhere near theirs.

I had to turn it off before I did damage to the TV with the controller! Me…game rage….never!!

I WILL NOT be beaten though. I will once again reign supreme, it’s just going to take a little longer than I had hoped.

I have to get my title back, the feckers have beaten me at everything else!


4 thoughts on “The Curse of Pinball FX!

  1. Ohhhh dear. My love, I’m not sure how old you are, but if you had a Commodore 64 or an ATARI, you will have had Game Rage well and truly entrenched in your system at a young age. I truly miss the old fashioned joysticks with the two or three (only!!! Yes, that’s all!!) buttons to press. I remember playing Pac Man, Galactica, Space Invaders and a number of awesome two dimensional games that requred stomping and screaming and smashing the joystick into the palm of one’s hand when the game did not go as planned (i.e. me beating my neighbour’s score).

    On another level, I lived with a guy for a year or two, and in his garage he had a pinball machine. A real, live pinball machine. That baby was fun to play! I never got very good at it, but when each game is free, who cares!~haha


  2. LOL I’ve a couple of years on you kiddo, but didn’t foray into the games world until I got a job and was able to buy one for myself. There were already more than two or three buttons on them at that stage.

    That said I was talking about a wee game I used to love on either the BBC computer or the Comodore 64, it was a little helicopter and you had to rescue people from burning houses. You remember it?


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