Humpday Wednesday #41 Jaws (Stern 2024) Live Play + 50 Day Streak + FX Tournament + May 2024 Insider Connected Quests

By Todd Russell May1,2024

Humpday Wednesday #41 – new FX Tournament + playing Stern Pinball Jaws Premium (week #7 of ??) at our PGM Twitch channel:  https://www.twitch.tv/todd_russell LIVE streaming from 6am – 11am PST (GMT-8). We get you over the hump!

  • May 2024 Stern Pinball Jaws Insider Connected Quests + Seasonal quests!
  • First pinball ownership diary continues – the first 40 days PGM article + *50* day streak playing JAWS
  • Live JAWS Premium Pinball play – beat the best streamed score ever, march toward 1+ billion (hopefully live today!)
  • New FX Tournament launched + recap of last week’s leaderboard high scores + play in tournaments created by others
  • Pinball-related news:
    • 0.89 Jaws code released

May 2024 Insider Connected Quests

It’s both Jaws and Star Wars month + several seasonal quests. Let’s tackle all things Jaws first, and it’s a boatload, pun intended:

8 Jaws Quests in May 2024
https://insider.sternpinball.com/quests/1223

  • May 1 – 31: Score 20+ million in a single game
  • 5/1 – 5/31: Cumulatively score 200+ million
  • 5/1 – 5/31: Multiplayer – score 200+ million combined any single game
  • 5/1 – 5/31: Score 75+ million in a single game
  • 5/1 – 5/31: Play Jaws at least *10* different days in May
  • 5/1 – 5/31: Cumulative score 500+ million
  • 5/23 – 5/26: Last weekend in May – Play *5* games of Jaws
  • 5/1 – 5/31: Cumulative score 20 billion

With a single 500+ million game, it’s possible to earn 4 badges at one time (20+ million, 75+ million, 200+ cumulative and 500+ million cumulative). The grinder is going to be 20 billion during the month, but Jaws being a higher scoring game, it’s not as intense as Godzilla was in December 2023.

Playing Jaws 10 different days in May will be no problem for those with Jaws at home, but for on location owners, this could be more challenging. There is no overall Jaws badge for getting all eight badges, which is interesting. Elvira had a special badge for collecting all badges. Kinda miss that they left this one out of the quests.

May 2024 Seasonal Quests
https://insider.sternpinball.com/insider/events/8903/quests

There are *3* May 2024 Seasonal Quests

  • 5/1 – 5/31: John Borg Quest – play 3 or more *different* John Borg machines: Rush, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Munsters, Guardians of the Galaxy and Aerosmith
  • 5/1 – 5/31: Be a Millionaire – Score 1 million 20 different games on any machine
  • Saturday 5/4/2024 ONLY: May the 4th Be With You 2024 – Play Star Wars or The Mandalorian on May 4th only

May 2024 Star Wars Leaderboard Competition
https://insider.sternpinball.com/insider/events/8897/leaderboards/hHDJo-XoJaY-CLtPT?game=SW

All month long in May, try and make the global leaderboards by scoring high on Star Wars.

Prior Stern Insider Connected quests history by month (since they started doing monthly quests):

Since October 2023, Stern has offered quests to earn virtual badges on a monthly frequency. Here’s a historical record of our coverage. NOTE: prior to October 2023, there were other quests in 2023, like a Foo Fighters quest that spanned multiple months for a tour, but there weren’t month-specific quests. There were also some months where there were global tournaments only.

Virtual pinball players: we’re going to focus all month long on Star Wars-related pinball. Hope you will join in on the fun. First up … The Empire Strikes Back!

PGM Weekly FX Tournament #24: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
play guide: https://pinballfx.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Episode_V_-_The_Empire_Strikes_Back

Password: Open/no password
Search ID#: GHDG
3 minutes timed / 7 attempts

Note: this tournament table will be launched live during the Twitch stream Wednesday 5/1/2024 and the tournament will end Wednesday 5/8/2024 during the Humpday Wednesday Twitch stream around 7:30am PST.

FX Tournament History – classic rules, unlimited plays, unless otherwise noted

Humpday Wednesday #18 – FX Tournament #1: Twilight Zone
#19 – FX #2: Monster Bash
#20 – FX #3: Star Trek The Next Generation
#21 – FX #4: Attack From Mars
#22 – FX #5: Jurassic Park
#23 – FX #6: Charlie Brown’s Christmas
#24 – FX #7: Jaws
#25 – FX #8: Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
#26 – FX #9: No Good Gofers
#27 – FX #10: Exploding Kittens
#28 – FX #11: Godzilla vs. Kong
#29 – FX #12: The Getaway
#30 – FX #13: Medieval Madness
#31 – FX #14: White Water
#32 – FX #15: Son of Zeus – 3 minutes, 7 plays max
#33 – FX #16: Castle Storm – 3 minutes, 7 plays max
#34 – FX #17: Adventure Land – 3 minutes, 7 plays max
#35 – FX #18: Pasha – 3 minutes, unlimited attempts
#36 – FX #19: Wild West Rampage – 3 minutes, 7 plays max
#37 – FX #20: Monster Bash – 3 minutes, 7 plays max
#38 – FX #21: Hurricane – 3 minutes, 7 plays max
#39 – FX #22: Ghost Rider – 3 minutes, 7 plays max
#40 – Pinball FX3 #23: (this week) Fallout – 5 minutes, 5 plays max
#41 – (STAR WARS MONTH) – Pinball FX #24: Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back – 3 minutes, 7 plays max

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You can search for “Humpday” here at PGM and find details on all 24 episodes of Season 1 Pinball (virtual) + play and enter scores for any/all of the virtual pinball games we played on stream (and several not featured)
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In addition to what’s mentioned above, YOU can play, too. Some of our virtual pinball require Visual Pinball and Future Pinball software as well as the table files which are all free to download.

There is a spreadsheet where we share where to acquire the necessary pinball table files linked on every page at this blog and also here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iRcwa4znh8FL-0DdME5XNcQCM-CTjeTdPnfNcTrh9-E/edit?usp=sharing. Be sure to use default settings for all tables, unless otherwise noted and make sure you’re playing the version listed in the yellow highlight at the top of our iScored leaderboard page. Then, simply, play the game and try and beat your personal best. Once you’ve done so, share the score.

You can share on our PGM iScored here: https://www.iscored.info/?mode=public&user=Playgamesmore. Once we see some scores and activity one of our PGM members will add you to our semi-private Discord (if we don’t, then contact us and ask) where we score chase all kinds of different games: arcade games, modern Steam games, we stream games, play co-op and more. As of this writing we’re also score chasing arcade games and recapping them on Saturday mornings.

We are a friendly group, open to all adult gamers at least 18 years of age and look forward to seeing your scores! Game on, everybody!

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