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ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over

By HeighwayPinball

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 10 hours ago by Averell
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  • Alien Heighway Pinball, 2017

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#22741 1 year ago
Quoted from Damonator:

While I’m sure there are a couple of people that fit your description, I would say the majority do not. I had a deposit on an LE and most of the other owners I’ve spoken with did as well. There are even a few that were paid in full and then purchased the machine after the shutdown (effectively paying double).

I'd say that about 20% of the 100-200 pins sold were were bought by people on Pinside or had a separate preorder. Also, I understand that many (not all) of these people bought from the secondary market, meaning they were sold to someone not in on the preorder, who jumped into the queue and just resold (potentially pumping for profit).

#22744 1 year ago
Quoted from sed6:



Shit. Nope paid in full via wire transfer in March 2017. Any possible recourse for me? Anyone know how many games got produced? Any retailers have them for sale?

Did you pay direct or cointaker?

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#23012 1 year ago

What are the Pinball Brothers up to currently?

#23015 1 year ago

I care. That's why I asked the question. I'm curious what they've done with the IP and are trying to parlay into some new venture.

#23019 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

That's not going to happen. They loaded up all HP assets of value and drove them over to Pinball Brothers World Headquaters. They have since sold those for a profit and they are retired from pinball manufacturing. Don't expect to even see a postcard from them.

Thanks for clarifying. Good to know!

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#23585 10 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

It literally blows away every other pinball machine out there.

Well that’s literarily just not true.

#23588 10 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Yep, there’s a huge team of people tackling the code right now.
They got ‘em working in shifts!

Next release will be out by the Texas Pinball Festival?

#23593 10 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

It actually is true. Get yourself one.

You’re using ‘literally’ wrong.

I acknowledge my spelling of ‘literally’ in my earlier post had a typo.

#23595 10 months ago

But seriously. I played Alien twice, and agree that the sound audio (and lots other aspects like the rules, scoring, etc) is exceptional. I was in on one with a preorder, but as you can see I only own a Shadow, and no Alien... so we know how that turned out

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#23731 9 months ago

Are these playing relatively trouble free?

4 weeks later
#23793 8 months ago

Alien upkeep looks like it’s more of a headache than Stern and Bally Williams. Is this the case?

5 months later
#24800 3 months ago

Is it true that this is being remade?

#24802 3 months ago
Quoted from NPO:

Rumors, speculation, and wishful thinking without a single ounce of proof. NO PROOF AT ALL.
Do not hold your breath. Save up $13.5K, and buy the one FS right now if you want one.

I already have the money; I also previously prepaid a deposit. Didn’t get my agreed number 149. I will not pay an inflated price, so I’m now out until a new, more reliable version is (possibly) remade. If this doesn’t happen, I won’t own an Alien, and won’t lose any sleep.

It is a fun pin though, so I’m happy those who have one are fortunate to be able to enjoy the game.

#24804 3 months ago
Quoted from dung:

Then its not for you. Stop asking if unfounded rumors are suddenly true so you can land a cheaper game.

Nah, I’m still asking.

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#24935 86 days ago

The new Jurassic Park Loos pretty good, nice to see another toy that eats the ball!

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#25065 71 days ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

So I used Novus on the plastic piece, no go. But somehow, and I have no idea how, these two hazy circles showed up on my playfield! I tried waxing, nothing works. Any suggestions, you guys were right should have just left those stupid small scratches alone[quoted image]

Aw man that sucks. I’m sorry man. It’s definitely noticeable, but maybe in time it will fade? Or at least in a dark environment you won’t see it.

#25069 71 days ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Mirco said it’s not a big deal and can be polished out I just don’t want to do it because I already caused the issue and I’m just not good with that kind of thing

As long as it’s not a big deal to you, that’s all that matters.

#25075 70 days ago
Quoted from Roostking:

Yes, for Mirco its no big deal, for you and me, its a big deal. There are pinsiders on here who have done it and say its a bitch

This, oneangrymo. It does seem like a big deal to you. Of course it will be no big deal to Mirco.

It’s almost like you are trying to talk yourself into it not being an issue to you. Me personally, I wouldn’t buy a pin used if I saw that on the play field, so it may affect the resell value. But if you will be keeping it and it genuinely doesn’t bother you, then just accept it.

If it really does bother you, have it fixed professionally. Good luck!

#25128 68 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

Welcome to the best Pinball game out there

I wonder what Jurassic Park premium will have to say about that?

#25162 66 days ago

I was in on an Alien with a preorder, played the game a few times, and really loved it. The layout, the multiple ways to approach the game, the immersion. I liked the Alien theme, but theme wasn't even the main draw. I've done my time in this thread, and consider myself a part of this community, even if I never got my Alien, so with that...

I recently got a chance to play the new Stern Jurassic Park, and while the layout is definitely different, JP2 has a very similar feel to the flow of Alien, almost like a spiritual successor... If Alien was condensed into a narrow body. Some shots echo one another, like the control room/"1" alien shot, or the ramp/loops. If you were hoping to get an Alien but couldn't, I recommend checking out the new Stern Jurassic Park to see if it will fill your fix. Has anyone else gotten a chance to play both, what do you think?

#25167 66 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

I'm in on JP too. Looks great.

Premium, LE, or pro?

#25191 65 days ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

I think pinball ownership has given me a degree of anxiety, lack of sleep and depression. I think Im going to slowly get out, starting with pins that I do not feel "satisfying shots".

Why is that??

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#25274 56 days ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

I have a feeling eventually all Alien owners are going to witness problems with their play fields. Whether its swirls, haziness, scratches etc. Mirco said to me "alien play-field is a bad design". Take it for whatever it means.
I did the same thing, I bought a plastic display cover for future and another playfield. I will wait 10 years depending on condition then do a playfield swap. If Im still alive in 10 years. My haunted Alien may kill me before then.

A bad design?

#25280 55 days ago
Quoted from epotech:

Wasn't my Alien. Turned up at the show and the amp had broke. Both flipper pawls exploded during the weekend, this is whats being fixed in the video. A really nice game bu the flippes are too dark on this one (black bats & rubbers on a black background)

Man playing this game is so much fun, but it seems like each plunge is a lottery shoot of "will this next game break my pin".

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#25463 20 days ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

Pinball brothers. Alien, but in standard body. Supposedly.

Even better.

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