The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database or IPSND collects serial numbers of
pinball machines and publishes a database of these on the Internet. Our goal is
to make available a registration of all pinball machines in existence and allow
tools for slicing, dicing and visualization of the data.
Games: 6,001 Serials: 36,965 Visitors: 16,296,306 Members: 3,477 Photos: 15,136 Lat/Lng: 17,201 Masks: 3,116(51.92 %) Traits: 409 Nudges: 77,462 Backglasses: 1,793
Most Serials: Twilight Zone(849) Most Submissions: John Vorwerk(2,458) Most Points: John Vorwerk(16,264) Highest Quality: Axel(9.25) Most Nudges: King of Pinball(9,785)
Bally Electronic Games from the early 80's often had serial number stickers on the display PCB's, however, they did not stick well and are often missing.
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With the help of our IPSND Admin Rob M., the Android App is tested enough to be official.... aka 'I think it is working now'. You can check it out on the GOOGLE Play IPSND App Page
and download it from there. Also, when I publish new versions, you will now get them automatically via the store which will be nice since Im sure there will be more bugs. The app lets you browse existing submissions, plus makes it super easy to submit new serial numbers... like 30 seconds easy.
It seems that when Adobe acquired Aviary for their online photo editor, that the API changed a little and it broke the Photo Editor (hint, if you edit your submission and then click on the 'edit photo' you get access to all kinds of cool cropping, rotation and other image tools that can help your submission photo look a bit nicer).. So, I just finally noticed that and got it fixed tonight.
Because we were getting serial numbers for them.. I added the 6 later model Shuffle Alley games from Williams
... League Champ
, Strike Master (2nd Ed)
, Strike Master (1st Ed)
, Strike Master Jr.
, Shuffle Inn Deluxe
and Shuffle Inn Deluxe Jr.
. These are not in the IPDB for now, but if they are ever added for any reason, we can merge them up.
Seems like a few robots have figured out how to post garbage serial numbers in order to put crappy website links in the comment text... fun stuff. So..... I had to make a change to the submission pages, this only affects NON-Members (or anyone that doesn't have login) in that, those two pages now have CAPTCHA's at the bottom. So, if you don't have a free account here, then you will have to verify that you are human now and proove you have a brain. Members will not have any differences on the submission pages. Keep it real, Humans!
Thanks to everyone that participates on the site regularly and especially to our fine Admins... Pete, Jay and Rob. Hope you all get an MM, AFM, CV, BBB, WOZ, or something fun and exciting for Xmas. It is stuff like THIS
(read the nudge comments at the bottom)... that make this numbers-centric site so freakin' hilarious. Cheers!
I have added a new type of Trait that can be defined for traits that aren't 'pre-defined'... the best way to explain is with an example... The Addams Family Special Collectors Edition
came with a brass plaque that was individually numbered.. so did Cactus Canyon
and finally Hyperball
had a handwritten number on the ball lift motor . This new trait allows people to submit their numeric plaque/ball-lift numbers with their serial number.
I added a new trait for Hyperball
after noticing that of my two Hyperballs, that one had a perfectly flat Acrylic playfield while the other one was curved in the center to make the balls naturally roll towards the edges of the playfield and reduce congestion. So, if you have a Hyperball registered, go check out your game and update the trait data by editing your submission (hint: you get another serialbot point for that data too).
To learn more about game specific properties, click on the 'Game Traits' tab of any game.
Larry Le Feuvre
submitted the 36,000 serial number today. Thanks for everyone's support... Keep the serial numbers coming!
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