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Alice Cooper’s nightmare castle ‘vs’ Iron Maiden first looks..


By frankmac

2 years ago



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“What art package looks better?”

  • Alice Cooper 143 votes
    46%
  • Iron Maiden 167 votes
    54%

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#201 1 year ago
Quoted from fantarama:

yeah, pretty hard.
do you mean to say that stereo adds tonality?

I meant what I already said. It sounds a hell of a lot better in reality than it does on that video. And if you think one mic at one speaker is the same as standing at the machine, then I'm not going to waste time arguing with you.

#202 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I don't know if you played a diff'rent one than I did there, but I would have to think hard to remember a worse playing game than that. Guess what, new game, new show, the weakest flippers known to man. Why do we have to live through this every time? The callouts make Dirty Harry sound like he's interested. The game explains nothing to you, with like 2 lights lit in areas, repeatedly hitting those shots didn't do anything; broken switch? Hole pop outs? No idea I couldn;t tell what the hell was going on. I got to lock a ball once, and never started a mode. The 4 player game we played one person once got it in the upper PF.
Looks cool, interesting payout, rough start.

I already said the flippers were weak and I wasn't able to play a proper game. I think the early software is the bulk of the problems here. I'm just going to chill for now and watch things progress.

#203 1 year ago
Quoted from StylesBitchly:

And if you think one mic at one speaker is the same as standing at the machine, then I'm not going to waste time arguing with you.

I understand what you mean by "one mic at one speaker", I had broken headphones before. I don't think THAT has anything to do with tonality, and if you fail to understand the difference then there's really no point in arguing. Not that I want to argue really, there never was nothing to argue: stereo don't change tonality (that is a fact) and tonality is my ... observation.

I have to say I'm glad that, for you, being in front of it makes it so much better.

#204 1 year ago
Quoted from CraigC:

In context this means nothing. There is no HV section for flashers on the game and nothing to tell you the ball is coming out of the left scoop except for a feint smattering of green leds under the plastic that can't be seen in a bright room. Compare this to the left scoop kick out on whirlwind where the game clearly lets you know what is going to happen.

Yes, you are right, I was just comparing Warm White LED flashers to incandescent ones. This doesn't have anything to do with the situation on ACNC. I do hope they add something as you mentioned.

#205 1 year ago
Quoted from fantarama:

I understand what you mean by "one mic at one speaker", I had broken headphones before. I don't think THAT has anything to do with tonality,

I never said it did? I'm just saying I thought it sounded vastly better than the video. I thought the video call outs sucked bad. But not at the machine. That's all.
Cheers!

#206 1 year ago

After playing Maiden a lot this weekend, I'll be surprised if Cooper can surpass it. Best new pin I have played in several years, it is that good.

#207 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

After playing Maiden a lot this weekend, I'll be surprised if Cooper can surpass it. Best new pin I have played in several years, it is that good.

Comparing apples to oranges?
Two totally different games in every way other than the fact that rocks bands are part of them.
I’m getting both!

#208 1 year ago
Quoted from StylesBitchly:

Comparing apples to oranges?
Two totally different games in every way other than the fact that rocks bands are part of them.
I’m getting both!

Both are not typical music pins and are more similar in concept than not. Alice has a castle theme, Maiden has the Eddies. Love the castle, but I'm giving the nod to Yeti and Maiden--and as a bonus there is not one likeness of any band member. If you can only get one, AC is really gonna have to play special to surpass Maiden, plus it has a cost disadvantage to overcome.

#209 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Both are not typical music pins and are more similar in concept than not. Alice has a castle theme, Maiden has the Eddies. Love the castle, but I'm giving the nod to Yeti and Maiden--and as a bonus there is not one likeness of any band member. If you can only get one, AC is really gonna have to play special to surpass Maiden, plus it has a cost disadvantage to overcome.

Cost disadvantage because ACNC is a lot nicer to look at with the world under glass and toys and an upper play field. That adds cost. Probably not as good of a shooter and I don't expect it to surpass Maiden in that regard. But I love the dungeon crawl mechanics and artwork and LCD of ACNC. More of a collectors pin and limited to 500. Maiden is definitely more typical of a music pin than ACNC in that you can select the songs where with Alice, you have to earn them. I did play them both.

#210 1 year ago

Cool, I'm looking forward to playing ACNC.

#211 1 year ago

After putting a few dozen games on Iron Maiden now, I can say that I'm conflicted. I love the band and the music. Sound is great. I do like some things about the layout but dislike that upper left flipper and its corresponding targets. I had hoped to love this pin and had planned on buying it. Now, I'm not so sure. Maybe further down the road when I can get a good deal on a used one. I REALLY want to like it. I hope the Premium appeals more to me.
I loved the way Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle looks so much that I put a deposit on one, day One. The whole adventure game plan appeals to me as well. I haven't played it yet but I have high hopes for it. I hope it doesn't disappoint. I've always been rooting for Spooky. They seem like great folks.

#212 1 year ago

The premium won't change anything g with the upper flipper.
I wouldn't run to play an Alice Cooper early.... The one I played was seemed severely unread for public consumption

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