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ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over

By HeighwayPinball

7 years ago

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Post #9151 Insight from Alien's programmer on tournament mode Posted by Ferret (4 years ago)

Post #9234 Update on distribution Posted by HeighwayPinball (4 years ago)

Post #9660 Here we show you a short clip from the 'Ambush Multiball' mode Posted by HeighwayPinball (4 years ago)

Post #10128 Photo of Alien at UK Trade Show Posted by unigroove (4 years ago)

Post #10230 game play video from EAG UK tradeshow Posted by Join_The_Cirqus (4 years ago)

Post #10231 game play video from EAG UK tradeshow Posted by Join_The_Cirqus (4 years ago)

Post #10914 Alien ships Posted by ZenTron (4 years ago)

Post #10916 Alien ships Posted by HeighwayPinball (4 years ago)

Post #11230 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by ezeltmann (4 years ago)

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#1111 6 years ago

Anxious to actually see something when it's available!

#1118 6 years ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

Very happy to hear you're doing the Playfield art. Based on your previous work, I have no doubt it's going to look awesome.

I'm relatively new here..... what pinball work have you done before Aurich?

8 months later
#5257 5 years ago


2 weeks later
#5340 5 years ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Wait, is this the Heighway Aliens thread or the virtual pinball thread?

Have you got some heighway news you'd like to share?

#5348 5 years ago


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#5382 5 years ago

Heighway should appreciate and say a huge "thank you" now that this thread is currently "on fire"!

#5398 5 years ago


#5401 5 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

My evolution wasn't so natural.I discovered pinball first...

Did they have video-games in the 70's?

#5402 5 years ago
#5405 5 years ago
Quoted from Spock:

Video Games in the 1970's:
1970 — Highnoon
1971 — Galaxy Game, Computer Space, Empire, Star Trek, The Oregon Trail, Baseball
1972 — Pong, Hunt the Wumpus, Star Trek; launch of Magnavox Odyssey
1973 — Gotcha, Space Race; BASIC Computer Games book
1974 — Tank, Maze War, Spasim, Gran Trak 10, Speed Race
1975 — Colossal Cave Adventure, Gun Fight, Indy 800, dnd, Panther, pedit5; launch of Magnavox Odyssey Series
1976 — Artillery, Breakout, Blockade, Death Race, Sea Wolf, Night Driver, Sprint 2, Microchess; launch of Coleco Telstar and Fairchild Channel F
1977 — Empire, Combat, Oubilette, Space Wars, Super Bug, Zork; launch of Apple II, Atari 2600, Bally Astrocade, Color TV Game, Commodore PET, Compucolor II, and TRS-80 Model I
1978 — Space Invaders, Atari Football, Beneath Apple Manor, MUD1; launch of Magnavox Odyssey² and Exidy Sorcerer
1979 — Adventure, Asteroids, Avatar, Galaxian, Head On, FS1 Flight Simulator, Star Raiders, Temple of Apshai, Lemonade Stand; launch of Atari 400/800, Intellivision, and Microvision

Oh yeah... Pong.... I remember this one.... a friend of mine had it but I just couldn't dig it... I'd rather go to the arcade play some EM's....

#5435 5 years ago

Off-topic again???? OMG, this thread can't be saved anymore...

#5441 5 years ago

heh.... Not sure about the PF layout here.... too much common ground I guess.... not like Full Throttle which is very innovative!

#5464 5 years ago
Quoted from accidental:

Anyone who thought Alien Day was a real holiday and needed to be told it was created for marketing purposes has to be a moron, right? And it's not as if real holidays are any better when it comes to exploitation by marketers.

Wait.... So you're saying that I'll have to go to work today???

#5467 5 years ago
Quoted from libtech:

Lol, well you dont have a aleins pin to play yet, but maybe a video to watch? Common Fox...

Well, I still got my ID4 BTW, Resurgence is coming...!

#5488 5 years ago
Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

Hi everyone,
Alas - the video hasn't been approved yet. It's still in the (submission) system so hopefully i will have some news in the next few days.
Apologies - I was hoping to show it to you all today

We'll eagerly await!!!

#5489 5 years ago
#5493 5 years ago

I don't doubt Heighway's pinball will be awesome, but those Zen Pinball Alien games kick serious asses! Loved it to DETH!

#5528 5 years ago


#5537 5 years ago

[Mod Note: Please do not post links to bit torrents that contain pornographic videos or pictures]

#5539 5 years ago

KKKKKK...... this thread is definitely DOOMED!!!!

#5568 5 years ago
Quoted from jlm33:

I'll second the notion about keeping this thread on topic which is "ALIEN PINBALL - Official Game Thread".
About opening a new topic "All about Tracie"... well, not so sure!
Anyway - keep it Alien(s) related, thanks.

Who said Traci isn't an alien?

#5583 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I'm going to sign back off. I'll try and not let 2 months go by before I look again.
Anything else, you gotta ask Andrew.

No problem, we may not have much trouble finding plenty of another stuff to discuss on this thread meanwhile!

#5594 5 years ago

Let's go the Stern SW pin thread and start talking about Traci Lords!

#5597 5 years ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

Please strart a thread about virtual Pinball. It is getting annoying!

Thanks for the suggestion, but there are a few already!

#5606 5 years ago

So high expectations here.....

#5616 5 years ago
Quoted from pinballwil:

August 2017 new Alien movie.

Traci will appear as Sigourney Weavers lost daughter who was raised by the Aliens.

#5623 5 years ago

I her every night!


#5624 5 years ago

And I'd really like to her (anytime)!


#5639 5 years ago

Ok, I know.... Let's do it just like when someone comes with an idea to make an awesome mod for a determined machine, and everyone keeps posting "I'm interested", or "put me in the list"....

Now, that's annoying!!!!

So, let's hear from you... who's in for an Heighway Aliens Pinball Machine?

#5664 5 years ago

Could you guys stop talking about fox and video licensing and please get back on-topic? It's get annoying already!

#5668 5 years ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

Please enlighten us

#5672 5 years ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

Ok, then you start with something on topic

Are you really asking ME among all people???

#5678 5 years ago

I haven't had the chance to play Full Throttle yet but it seems to be an amazing game! And ALIENS is a HUGE theme, so that's why this thread is always on fire, even if it gets off-topic once in a while!

#5679 5 years ago
Quoted from hassanchop:

E se só para chatear eu começar a escrever em Português contigo?
Só para encher o tópico com ainda mais lixo

O pessoal vai ficar doido!

Quoted from Hazoff:

I think I better make believe I don't understand any of that.

#5682 5 years ago

It was never proved that the Creature from the Black Lagoon was an alien or not, but boy, I wish I didn't follow this thread:


#5693 5 years ago

Now prepare for a lot of "thanks for the update" posts....

#5708 5 years ago

Wonder why they never made a Traci Lords action figure

#5722 5 years ago
Quoted from PorkChopExpress:

Did Heighway get Sigourney Weaver?
*too many pages to read, just a yes or no will do

I recommend that you carefully read the whole thread... there's too much important info here, especially on the last pages!

#5752 5 years ago

Theme is EVERYTHING! Thats why I'll never own a woz....

#5796 5 years ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

Ehh, no thanks. He has been banned for a reason.

What event(s) triggered him getting banned anyway?

#5817 5 years ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

I believe Andrew had fiber for breakfast and a big bowl of raisin bran.

How do you know it?

#5833 5 years ago
Quoted from Half_Life: what else can be said?

Bring Traci back?

#5841 5 years ago
Quoted from RandomGuyOffCL:

How about we lock this thread up...Andrew has walked away for months in terms of showing anything substantial. Nothing good will come about here as the trajectory is clearly crash and burn territory.
Let Heighway start a new one, clean slate in August where he gives truthful updates and realistic timelines.

Easy, just drain it and don't come back anymore!

#5846 5 years ago

hahahaha..... so much drama for all you kaneda disciples.... it's a pity you all cannot have some fun while the wait.... seriously, what harm can do? Just don't check the thread until august if you are a sad grumpy person..... or maybe you can cry to the mods...... come on people, cheer up a bit!

#5851 5 years ago

You hurt my feelings...


#5859 5 years ago

WOW.... ramdom guy owns 1 (one) pinball machine: ALIEN!!!!

#5866 5 years ago
Quoted from RandomGuyOffCL:

This is true...sold off my collection to have a collection of all Heighway titles so you can look forward to me in future Heighway threads...

Who am I to call you

#5875 5 years ago



#5908 5 years ago

Elvira 3!!!! Now that would be my first NIB!!! Where do I pay? No small deposits, I'll pay the whole price, right now!!!!!

#5928 5 years ago

....waiting for the first sad grumpy pinsider to complain about gettin' off-topic (again)!


#5934 5 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Right, a history in pinball. Try asking the average person under 40 who Elvira is....then follow up and ask if they care.
Hope it gets made if that's what people want though. I never saw the appeal, except when I was 12 and liked seeing big tits on TV.

I'm still to know an average under 40 person who buys pinball machines!

#5942 5 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Maybe not buys, but what about plays? I'm thinking about this on location and people wondering who the old witch with big tits is.
Sure, the pinball fellas will buy it because for some reason Elvira is a big deal to them.

Well, one thing I know for sure.... she'll look MUCH better than sigourney weaver!


#5943 5 years ago
Quoted from jlm33:

I start to see a pattern for people jumping into the Aliens thread: first Traci Lords, now Elvira...
Gentle Reminder: This is an A-L-I-E-N thread...not an Alien boobs thread...

And the big prize goes to....

#5944 5 years ago
Quoted from Cornelius:

Elvira has a game on Pinball Arcade, and we all know that games on TPA have gone up in interest.

2 (two) games on TPA!


#5958 5 years ago
Quoted from Purpledrilmonkey:

Perused the entirety of the last few pages looking for the exciting Alien news...

Quoted from Jvspin:

And now you've just contributed to duping the next guy........and so have I.

Quoted from rubberducks:

Yeah, I'm out. Draining it. It's a total waste of time.

Quoted from accidental:

Agreed. As soon as there is anything to see I'll find it reported/shared elsewhere.

Unpleasant dreams....

#5962 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

haha...yeah looking at your collection I would assume you say that. X-files....jesus christ it's a great "theme" at least. How you can have such a piece of shit anywhere near your home baffles me. Your JM laughs at XF...and that's saying something.

Wow, missed this post.... glad I was messing around in this thread and found it...

Well, to answer your question, I LOVE all my pins... and the X-Files, besides the great theme and wonderful music, yes, has a very nice game indeed that I truly enjoy! But that's my personal taste, I don't expect you to have the same taste for pins that I do, au contraire...

But... looking at YOUR collection, I do think you got some really bad games IMO... though I don't feel the need to put you down by writing bad things about'em... as long as I'm concerned, you can shove'em all up yours...

#6004 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

To fill people in, my post was in response to ....

which could be the dumbest statement I've ever heard on pinside....think aboot that for a second.

Quoted from TheLaw:

Finally this thread is getting good. I knew we needed more meow meows!

This is turning into a good looking pussy thread so maybe. Meow!


#6067 5 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

another ignore user candidate...the list grows

just added you on mine

#6083 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Actually, it was exactly the opposite of who contacted who at who's place of employment.
You might want to get your facts straight before posting.

"Thanks for bringing the facts straight! Rumours are a bitch!"

Edited post: heh..... I just heard exactly your opposite, so.... until I hear from both sides, I'd say again... rumours are a "beatch"!

#6091 5 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Uh, no, the way he said it was correct. Ask Aurich.

I finally heard an infamous podcast, so I just edited my previous post... Not taking sides, just

#6093 5 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

What do you this the different modes do? Especially Find Jonesy? Can we have pop up Cats like Trolls in MM?
Is this an accurate list of modes that are being worked on as far as anyone knows?

So cool!

#6114 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

You guys keep believing that no one ever impersonates another person online.
Tweets, emails, IP address, CallerID all get spoofed every day.

there's a $15K podcast somewhere.... just saying....

#6117 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Hopefully the cat gets a featured role in the game like it did in the novel.

Now I refuse to believe you're being serious....

#6122 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

The novel has the "kill me" scene that latter got plopped into the next movie, Aliens

Well, I didn't read the novel but do you think it's that relevant?

#6126 5 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

That's the rub. There are no issues "between" them. Aurich has had Chris on ignore forever and doesn't speak to him or about him....yet Chris continues to basically stalk, slander and cyberbully him REPEATEDLY. It's a one-sided conversation. It's some Fight Club Tyler Durden type shit. Chris gets so upset because Aurich doesn't give him what he thrives on....ATTENTION. The lack of response is driving him INSANE. He threatens physical violence in his latest rantcast. Chris is doing this to himself. It's drama of his own creation, and it's really sad, honestly.

I'd just like to know if that shit about A getting to K's boss is true or not....

#6129 5 years ago
Quoted from EchoVictor:

Here's an early mockup with the chamber;
Once it goes into one of the two open slots, I think it has to rotate to allow the ball to roll down into the center drain hole...

Though I don't like the idea of nudging (some tend to go way over the line), I really enjoy this concept!

#6200 5 years ago

Given the posts above by pinballrulez I can only imagine the super-coolness of this Aliens Pinball Machine!!!!

#6205 5 years ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

I was thinking Ghostbusters was going to be my next pin, but perhaps my money will be going to an Alien.

Quoted from Stones:

GB is on the backburner until I see the unveil on this. The pf has just a dark eerie look.....and I cant wait to see it populated.

On the TAF club thread, there are reports of 2 guys that gave up on GB in order to acquire a TAF.... Giving all the lately GB hype, I guess not everyone (including myself), are jumping on this bandwagon....

#6255 5 years ago
Quoted from Elf-Six:

Stern and Heighway have the most professional looking machines by far. People might not like the Full Throttle-theme, but the game looks stunning, and way more professional than Spooky or JJP.


#6319 5 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

I hear it's tomorrow

That's what I heard yesterday

#6387 5 years ago
Quoted from Stones:

It would be cool to see a marine package on the art work. Not faces, but armor


#6469 5 years ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

its fucking Aliens

Actually, it's the other way around!

2 weeks later
#6578 5 years ago
Quoted from Rockytop:

I'm thinking about getting a FT playfield kit when I get Alien...I wonder if Andrew will offer any deals if you get both at the same time.

Fish Tales?

#6580 5 years ago
Quoted from stretch2:

Gotta love Pinside huh ??????

Oh my....


#6589 5 years ago

Yeah, sure!


#6594 5 years ago

The best:


#6597 5 years ago
Quoted from mdelorenzo:

This is the only movie that has really given me the willies, I still get freaked out by Mama.

Love it!



#6599 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I love Newt, she's a huge part of Aliens, the relationship between her and Ripley is part of what makes the film work so well. I'm stoked that we're trying to integrate her into the game more personally.
If anyone tries to tell me that the the they come out at night mostly line isn't a famous Aliens quotable I'm gonna laugh at them!



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#6667 5 years ago

Well, I only see the people who doesn't think you're an smart-ass!

#6670 5 years ago
Quoted from Taxman:

(calling all grammar police)

I'm brazilian so I guess you can cut me some slack! Now you say the same in portuguese!

#6671 5 years ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

now now...lets put our differences aside and make amendes

As long as you admit that Congo is better than tron!

PS: how do you spell amendments?

#6673 5 years ago
Quoted from Taxman:

"the same in Portuguese!"

that was really clever

#6677 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

How to you say "shut up your annoying bastard" in Portuguese?

Cala a boca, seu TheLaw.

#6678 5 years ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

1. you just like congo because you are from brazil
2. you calling me out for grammar? fantastic!

1. why do you say that? I don't see any relation... please, explain to me.

#6679 5 years ago
Quoted from Taxman:

Obrigado. Bem, eu só vejo as pessoas que não pensam que você é um espertinho!

Wow, you got it right even on the use of accents! That wasn't google translate, for sure!

#6685 5 years ago
Quoted from jlm33:

OK everyone, this is a friendly reminder before thread ejects written in English, Portuguese or French
This is an *official* ALIEN PINBALL thread. Please remember it.

That's great... Meanwhile, I got a suggestion for another reason as of reporting abusive posts: PREJUDICE!

#6699 5 years ago

...and the Traci curse strikes again!

#6704 5 years ago

I'd like'em all!

#6714 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Best abortion scene ever filmed.

Actually, the baby survived!

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#6777 5 years ago
Quoted from j69:

I assume these pics are old news but it's the first time I've seen close ups

Haven't seen that before.... So nice!

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#6863 5 years ago

But what all those video shooters gotta pay attention is to correctly level their pins.... in that GB video the machine is clearly leaned to the left (and it fuckin drives me crazy!!!)

#6880 5 years ago

My new cel wallpaper!

#6903 5 years ago
Quoted from Sticky:

I didn't realize my opinion on art required design team approval.
Your comment exemplifies that you are too sensitive and maybe need to find a new hobby as this one might give you a heart attack.
I don't think the playfield art is all that good and I'm not the only one. I like what I see in what I quoted.
Oh no! Someone likes some other art better! It's not just everyone holding hands and singing Kumbaya until their Alien arrives!

Dude, the vast majority of the pinsiders are way overly sensitive.... especially the sissy woz owners....

PS: here comes the downvotes!!!

#6920 5 years ago
Quoted from neurokinetik:

That's like Alien meets the Necronomicon.

Now that's a fucking cool theme.... EVIL DEAD!!!!

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#7254 5 years ago
Quoted from EalaDubhSidhe:

You light them by having balls locked in the Hypersleep chamber. One ball = one REVIVE lights alternately, two balls = both REVIVES are lit. One ball is ejected from the Hypersleep when the ball in play drains through a lit REVIVE, then the LOCK has to be lit again.


#7274 5 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

as long as it isnt a live facehugger im good

Nah, just the egg!

#7286 5 years ago
Quoted from aeonblack:

I think you all need

Expect that you're going to get some stickers and whatnot, and if you get more than that you can get pumped.

I've been following this thread for quite some time now, and one thing people here DON'T have is low expectations!!!

Sometimes I even pity the Heighway crew for every minor fault this pin may present when launched...

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#7424 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I'd say Stern has lost their goddamn minds, but people are apparently happy to line up and pay those prices.
If Andrew's not an idiot he's going to raise his prices too. Why not? The frog is perfectly happy in the bubbling water.
This is me just talking personally, I have zero insight into Alien prices or plans. And I'm not trying to push anyone into pre-ordering just to lock in a price point. But if the street price on the base Batman 66 game is around $7700 and people are opening their wallets? Andrew would be a fool to leave money on the table he could use to grow his company.
Expect a price increase, that's my prediction. Up up up, that's the trend.

I'd say people who are apparently happy to line up and pay those prices have lost their goddamn minds.

#7451 5 years ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

.... will cost me in and around 12,000 with the current exchange...

I gotta find me a new hobby.... I'll definitely never make it into the big league....

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