Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Estel Goffinet, who is displayed on card number 553
, from the Superstars of 2013 Collection. Estel is also featured on cards 1049, 1240 and 2496. Estel is one of a very small group of gamers who has a recorded and approved Donkey Kong kill screen. Estel competed in the Kong-Off III in New Jersey. His highest Donkey Kong scores are 999,800 (Hammers Allowed) and 640,500 (No Hammers Allowed). You can see Estel playing his favorite streamed games on MAME and he will appear at times at Donkey Kong events to show his Donkey Kong skills. What games today do you play and what are your favorite genres of games?
I mostly play classic arcade games like Donkey Kong, Intrepid, Moon Patrol, etc. I will find time to squeeze in a RPG every now and then.
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Jim Schelberg, who is displayed on card number 284, from the Superstars of 2012. Jim is also featured on cards 739 and 1714. Jim is the editor and publisher of “PinGame Journal”. He has a passion to spread the news and history of pinball as well as the breaking news, records and other information about the industry. On October 17th, 2009, Jim was inducted into the Pinball Expo Hall of Fame. You can see Jim at various pinball events around the United States.
What’s your opinion of the Console Pinball games (Xbox, PlayStation) that recreate the original machines onto the TV screen?
They are fine for what they are. But it's not pinball. It's another game. Pinball requires a physical ball governed only by physics. This is not remotely a new thought. One commonly quoted statement from pinball pioneer Harry Williams is "The ball is wild." In any video game the ball is programmed, not wild.