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Spooky Pinball, LLC is a small company based in Bentin, Wisconsin that produces PhysicalPinballTables. It's notable for being one of the few pinball companies in TheNewTens and beyond to have a significant number of games with original themes (as LicensedPinballTables had become the norm by the TurnOfTheMillennium), each of which are limited to manufacturing runs of a few hundred at most. What really makes them stand out is that the entire company was founded as an outgrowth of a {{podcast}} about pinball.

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Spooky Pinball, LLC is a small company based in Bentin, Wisconsin that produces PhysicalPinballTables. It's notable for being one of the few pinball companies in TheNewTens and beyond to have a significant number of games with original themes (as LicensedPinballTables had become the norm by the TurnOfTheMillennium), each of which are limited to TurnOfTheMillennium). They also limit their manufacturing runs of runes to a few hundred units at most. What really ''really'' makes them stand out out, however, is that the entire company was founded as an outgrowth of a {{podcast}} about pinball.


* ShoutOut: The Fang Club program is advertised as "pinball's first-ever afterlifestyle brand", referencing Creator/{{Stern}} frequently referring to itself as a "lifestyle brand".

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* ShoutOut: The Fang Club program is advertised as "pinball's first-ever afterlifestyle first ever after-lifestyle brand", referencing Creator/{{Stern}} frequently referring to itself as a "lifestyle brand".

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Spooky Pinball, LLC is a small company based in Bentin, Wisconsin that produces PhysicalPinballTables. It's notable for being one of the few pinball companies in TheNewTens and beyond to have a significant number of games with original themes (as LicensedPinballTables had become the norm by the TurnOfTheMillennium), each of which are limited to manufacturing runs of a few hundred at most. What really makes them stand out is that the entire company was founded as an outgrowth of a {{podcast}} about pinball.

The Spooky Pinball Podcast began on April 1, 2010, with new episodes following every month after to this day. The following year, host Charlie Emery and his father brought a custom ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' pinball machine (a rethemed version of ''Pinball/{{Firepower}} II'') to the Midwest Gaming Classic convention. Its high quality led to people in the industry taking notice, eventually leading to his employer becoming a pinball supplier. Furthermore, Charlie also met [[WebVideo/TheBenHeckShow Ben Heck]] there, which directly led to their collaboration on a brand new game. The company proper was founded in early 2013, and their first game ''Pinball/AmericasMostHaunted'' was released the following year.

Their subsequent games have led them to find success and subsequently growth: after selling all 150 units of ''Haunted'', Spooky's next game (''Pinball/RobZombiesSpookshowInternational'') had double the units and ''also'' sold out, allowing them to build their own shop in 2016. After making some contract games, the company's reputation skyrocketed with the critically acclaimed ''Pinball/TotalNuclearAnnihilation'' and ''Pinball/AliceCoopersNightmareCastle''. This culminated in the company managing to secure the license to the [[CashCowFranchise extremely popular]] ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''; once they put [[Pinball/RickAndMorty their game]] up for sale, the entire run of 750 units (the largest the company had ever made) sold out within ''hours''.
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!!Games the company has made:
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* ''Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle'' (2018)
* ''Pinball/AmericasMostHaunted'' (2014)
* ''Domino's Spectacular Pinball Adventure'' (2016; contract game for Domino's Pizza)
* ''The Jetsons'' (2017; contract game for the Pinball Company)
* ''Pinball/RickAndMorty'' (2020)
* ''Rob Zombie's International Spookshow'' (2016)
* ''Pinball/TotalNuclearAnnihilation'' (2017)
[[/index]]
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!!Tropes related to the company itself:
* BedsheetGhost: The company's logo.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: PlayedForLaughs with one of the company's slogans "The best pinball company in Benton, WI!"
* ShoutOut: The Fang Club program is advertised as "pinball's first-ever afterlifestyle brand", referencing Creator/{{Stern}} frequently referring to itself as a "lifestyle brand".

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