Tuesday, March 31, 2015


If you have been a long-time follower of Bumper City then you would know that I have made a few trips out to this great nation's capital, Ottawa. I have a friend that lives up that way so whenever I go to visit him, you know that I have to check out the latest in the pinball scene up north. I gotta say, Ottawa has one helluva scene! Between House of TARG and the Ottawa Pinball Expo, there's plenty of pinball to go around.
It's cool to see the differences in pinball communities between Toronto and Ottawa. Whereas Toronto has a multitude of machines all over the city with about one to two tables per venue, Ottawa has a centralized location to get your pinball kicks. It's great in the winter when you don't have to trek all over the city to play a few games.
This wasn't my first time at House of TARG. I went to the holy grail of pinball back in July 2014 for a few games and a few reviews. If you want to check them out and get up to speed on House of TARG then let me direct you to the main TARG hub. The preview post contains links to each part of my summer TARG review all in one nifty section at the end of the post.
There was a bit of a different line-up this time around. A few machines from my last visit were switched out for new ones (so long Baywatch...) while some were still among the line-up and even re-vamped! Rollergames was in rough shape last time around but on this visit, it was all fixed up and playing real fine!

I have been doing a lot of hustlin' with this little blog. Posting it here and there, getting out there on social media and whatnot. I have met a lot of great people from pinball communities all over the world. During my latest visit to House of TARG, I had the opportunity to meet a few of the folks from the Ottawa pinball scene. Great set of people and so cool to meet other fellow pinball fiends outside of Toronto!
Ottawa really has something special with House of TARG; not just a legendary bar but the people that come here. I spent a good few hours on a Saturday at the venue and got to see people from all walks of life. I got there mid-afternoon and there was a children's birthday party going on so there were a bunch of young kids running around and playing pinball. A little while later, the older crowd started piling in for the night's festivities and I got to see the people that make up Ottawa's punk scene! Very cool stuff.

The Biondi Bros were in full force at House of TARG with plans of takin' over...
... and take over, we did. Once again, I made my mark at TARG, racking up a few decent scores and getting my name up on the boards!
There was some tough competition but The Big Derboski takes what he wants... and I wanted some high scores!
The time is here and the the pinball reports have appeared! First up is the Williams classic, Terminator 2: Judgment Day! Click the picture to check out the review!

The Amazing Spider-Man review is now live! Click the picture below to check out the review! 
There are more reviews to come. In the meantime, enjoy a few pictures from the visit to whet yer appetite!

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