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AFMr what's new and different


By pinchamp

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

I know there are some real obvious things that are new and different about AFMr compared to the original. So what specifically and what about this quote from the marketing materials

"Recreated to exceed the high standards of the original game, Attack from Mars will be available in three models: the Classic Edition, the Special Edition and the Limited Edition. These three models all have numerous features never before available and exclusive to the remakes.

Modern electronics have been engineered to improve reliability, simplify serviceability, reduce energy consumption and provide game owners with the ability to customize their own game. "

So what are the numerous features never before available? What does it mean the owners can customize their own game?

#2 2 years ago
Quoted from pinchamp:

So what are the numerous features never before available?

I would say the main thing is the incredible LED show on the saucers on the Classic and big display screen. On the LE, a bigger LED show, mirror blades, topper with a light show, Martian bouncing up and down on it.

Quoted from pinchamp:

What does it mean the owners can customize their own game?

Cosmetic features, sure. Add ons that plug into something, no.

LTG : )

#3 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

I would say the main thing is the incredible LED show on the saucers on the Classic and big display screen. On the LE, a bigger LED show, mirror blades, topper with a light show, Martian bouncing up and down on it.

Cosmetic features, sure. Add ons that plug into something, no.
LTG : )

So nothing to be expected in the code that changes anything? The code is 100% as original? Well I guess they had to change to code to make the graphics so much better... anything else?

#4 2 years ago

Improved speakers on the LE and SE. The topper was also very cool seeing it in person.

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from pinchamp:

The code is 100% as original?

Yes.

Quoted from pinchamp:

Well I guess they had to change to code to make the graphics so much better..

I believe that is on the CGC side of the game.

LTG : )

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

Yes.

I believe that is on the CGC side of the game.
LTG : )

Well for sure there was a lot of time spent for this color upgrade. The increase amount of pixels is insane!

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#7 2 years ago

Anyone know if the LE topper is coded to work with gameplay ex: jump with the rest of the aliens on the playfield?

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from Vino:

Anyone know if the LE topper is coded to work with gameplay

Yes.

Quoted from Vino:

jump with the rest of the aliens on the playfield

From watching it, not sure if the big one goes with the small ones. It does put on a good show.

LTG : )

#9 2 years ago

When is this supposed to start shipping?

#10 2 years ago

It is supposed to start shipping in May, and I would expect would be shipping thru the summer, likely taking a break for some more MMR's and then back on AFMR thru the fall/winter.

#11 2 years ago

So excited to get this. I am waiting on an LE. Hopefully Monster Bash is next.

#12 2 years ago

As I look at the new Stern screens, JJP screens, heighway screens, Spooky screens, there is just something I really love about the AFMr color screen over all of them.

Just the right amount of technology and size mixed with the nostalgia of the dot matrix classic that I love so much. Well well done. Thank you...

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#13 2 years ago

I agree they did a great job with the new high resolution color dots. Look at that cow! I love the humor in this game.

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#14 2 years ago
Quoted from JJHLH:

Improved speakers on the LE and SE. The topper was also very cool seeing it in person.

How was the sound system in person?

Quoted from LTG:

, topper with a light show, Martian bouncing up and down on it.

Any videos out there of the topper in action?

I just jumped in on an LE, very excited for it.

#15 2 years ago
Quoted from sparechange1974:

Any videos out there of the topper in action?
I just jumped in on an LE, very excited for it.

Few shots of the topper there and nice shots of the color changing LED alien ships working in unison. However the alien on the topper is supposed to move around too - not really seeing that in this video. Perhaps there are other videos showing the topper better?

#16 2 years ago
Quoted from sparechange1974:

How was the sound system in person?

It was pretty noisy at TPF with 400+ machines but as best I could tell it sounded good.

#17 2 years ago

Not my video, but you can see the topper in action for a few seconds here:

#18 2 years ago
Quoted from HighNoon:

Not my video, but you can see the topper in action for a few seconds here:

Thanks for posting that one. Topper really is sweet with all the color changing LEDs and the animated alien! Just wish people would remember to turn their phones sideways when taking video instead of up and down.

#19 2 years ago
Quoted from pinchamp:

Thanks for posting that one. Topper really is sweet with all the color changing LEDs and the animated alien! Just wish people would remember to turn their phones sideways when taking video instead of up and down.

While holding your phone vertically, touch the full screen button that's overlaid on the video. At least on my iPhone, the video will display full screen vertically just like it was shot.

#20 2 years ago
Quoted from tbanthony:

While holding your phone vertically, touch the full screen button that's overlaid on the video. At least on my iPhone, the video will display full screen vertically just like it was shot.

Thanks that does help.

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#21 2 years ago
Quoted from PPS:

It is supposed to start shipping in May, and I would expect would be shipping thru the summer, likely taking a break for some more MMR's and then back on AFMR thru the fall/winter.

So any idea if AFMLE shipping soon?

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