The talk of playfield glass punching got me thinking of the different types of “defeat celebrations” in pinball. I think it would be funny if we can list all of the ones we’ve seen or do. I’ll get it started:
The glass punch. Self explanatory, variations of this are the lockdown bar punch and glass slap.
The “Did you see that?!” When you drain a ball, point at some point on the game, turn to your opponent and inquire if they witnessed the grave injustice that the machine just dealt you.
The “Wait, wait, wait! Let me see the score scroll by one more time.” You just got thumped. But maybe, just maybe, if you see the score scroll by for the 8th time, you will win.
The 1000x stare. You’ve been destroyed, thoroughly. But you intently stare at the bonus count, just in case there is some magic 1000x multiplier that you don’t know about.
Yelling NOOO!!! Here’s a couple of variations:
The “Why did you do this to me?” at 0:53
The Chewbacca at 2:37