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ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over

By HeighwayPinball

4 years ago

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  • Alien Heighway Pinball, 2017

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Post #9151 Insight from Alien's programmer on tournament mode Posted by Ferret (2 years ago)

Post #9234 Update on distribution Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #9660 Here we show you a short clip from the 'Ambush Multiball' mode Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #10128 Photo of Alien at UK Trade Show Posted by unigroove (2 years ago)

Post #10230 game play video from EAG UK tradeshow Posted by Join_The_Cirqus (2 years ago)

Post #10231 game play video from EAG UK tradeshow Posted by Join_The_Cirqus (2 years ago)

Post #10914 Alien ships Posted by ZenTron (2 years ago)

Post #10916 Alien ships Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #11230 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by ezeltmann (2 years ago)

Post #11372 Nordman outline for Alien Posted by solarvalue (2 years ago)

Post #11389 CAD comparison of final Aliens vs Nordman drawing Posted by EalaDubhSidhe (2 years ago)

Post #11417 Gameplay from Heighway as of 2/28/17 Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #13008 Andrew reveals the LE artwork and ramp installation in an alien day video Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #13013 Andrew confirms LE art is finally approved by fox Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #13022 Andrew explains the artist difference for the LE backglass Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #14488 Andrew returns, hints at big announcement coming in a few days. Posted by HeighwayPinball (1 year ago)

Post #15501 Copy of update posted to Facebook by the new HP Posted by Dust2000 (1 year ago)

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#6738 2 years ago

I would wait for Queen that game should be a great seller

3 months later
#9244 2 years ago

what a crap statement that is

There is and will be Heighway Games in NZ,

5 months later
#13120 2 years ago
Quoted from FalconPunch:

Shameless indeed! Someone said that guy look like Kevin a while ago and it was all good. Chuck popaduik into the mix and you have crossed the line!
Yes. I am sure all manufactures are super serious about everything and can't have a laugh. Look at how miserable Jack was when he came down to Australia.
» YouTube video
Lighten up people. It was just meant to be a bit of fun. Do you come on pinside to have fun and have laugh. Or to get into arguments and hate? Seem like that latter is more popular.

Jack had a great time in Australia, away from all the stress of Pinball, relax and enjoyable time

3 weeks later
#14118 2 years ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

I'm looking forward to where my issue with this pin I'm a little turned off because of the look of the metal ramps.

Not like a non coin much issue

1 week later
#14622 1 year ago

New owners announcement?

2 weeks later
#15139 1 year ago

And Andrew walked away with a big handshake to start hydrofoil

#15143 1 year ago
Quoted from epotech:

Pure conjecture on your part unless you can back up this with facts.

Why walk away and hand over all the assets to investors, there is money involved, sold his shares or is still a share holder

There would be a contract of sale of the business, not just new directors signing on that is for sure.

It will all come out in time

1 week later
#15328 1 year ago

What they should have done was send out a letter to buyers

Giving people an option

If you wish to stay in the new refundable deposit is $250 to max $1000
Refunding the difference already paid.

If you want them to keep full payment and are happy to do so that's fine as well

Or 3 refund in full

They would get a ton more orders and show the investors and banks they have orders on games.

Even I would order a container if they were the terms

3 months later
#17406 1 year ago

If you are in Australia you can come play this one


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#17416 1 year ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

xeno work?
all lights work?
can we get some photos of underside, new GI, etc?

Yes it works great

Will try and stream from the show

4 weeks later
#18544 1 year ago

I have a broken one as well what is the source for these

3 months later
#20211 1 year ago
Quoted from TOLLS:

Having a ball blasting space beings here in Australia. Only had Alien for a short time but trust me, it’s a freaking blast.

Now that is a great sight Aliens Invade SA

1 month later
#20625 1 year ago
Quoted from Olaa:

The day has finally come! Thanks retro arcade.

What's the alien topper

#20733 1 year ago
Quoted from pinsanity:

The distributor is a current paid up commercial sponsor on that forum.
He got reinstated through the Homepin loophole after being banned for life except that Homepin has subsequently been deemed persona non grata there so how to conduct commercial sales on a commercially biased forum without drawing the arbitrary ire of the Admin?
Machines are being sold locally in Australia (approaching 40 by last count) but to new money - those who are outside of the local pinball forum clique and either don't know the backstory or the risk of being able to obtain replacement parts in the future.

Another load of dribble out of your mouth, yes we have been selling Alien and have been able to get spare parts from HP

I think the problem is software once you update the code , people seem to be having problems with io boards dropping out, etc

I don't think there has ever been a pinball I haven't been able to fix.

Yes they need a tech support system and a manual for the games and parts support, I am sure those things are all possible.

Maybe we should all setup a Facebook site, or forum for tech support and assistance to owners.

#20739 1 year ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

Did those users also update the io boards ? It’s a manual update


#20740 1 year ago
Quoted from pinsanity:

Meanwhile in Australia.

What, nobody to talk to at your work?

The negative of being a funeral director I guess

1 week later
#21559 1 year ago

Most licenses you have 90 day window to sell remaining stock even longer if ordered before deadline

If they sold games to a 3rd party company like a distributor, the distributor can take as long as thy want to sell

#21763 1 year ago

Yes well we all have to recover our losses as well

Losses not profits

#21782 1 year ago

Licensing is hard
I heard $100k was what Johnny Depp was asking for use of his voice for pirates
Most license holders won't pickup a pen for less than $20k

#21938 1 year ago
Quoted from mnpinball:

As of November 1st 2017 only enough molded toys were made for 120 games.
No more orders were placed with the molder vendors supplier.

Who was that as back alley haven't responded

#21958 1 year ago

RS Pinball were owed $148,500 but Stefan is also one of the shareholders or investors

#21961 1 year ago

If that was the case we would not have any pinball manufacturers
Pinball turns billionaires into millionaires

#21983 1 year ago
Quoted from EalaDubhSidhe:

They couldn't have liquidated straight away even if they wanted to, not without repercussions, because the fly in that ointment would have been, er, me. Specifically, the situation I'd been put in and what the HMRC was trying to do about it.

What is hmrc for us idiots

#22016 1 year ago

Equity investment group

1 week later
#22211 1 year ago

Expo 18 hasn't been on yet nor 19 TPF

1 week later
#22273 11 months ago
Quoted from Nepi23:

Question to those of you fortunate enough to have an Alien from the latest manufacturing batch (I think it was 02/2018?):
How well have these games operated out of the box? What kind of problems have you had? Did you get support from
seller/Heighway to fix the problem or did you manage to do it yourself?

Depends on the problem, once a few minor things are resolved they play fine

1 week later
#22315 11 months ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Do all the LEs have lighted side cabinet panels?


#22363 11 months ago

Wow $13k us and selling, makes my nib LE for sale at $10k cheap

#22381 11 months ago
Quoted from Aurich:

The damn thing is sold. The money is definitely not giving me stress, gonna do something for my family with it, feels good.

Go on a holiday with the family and relax and Enjoy

#22396 11 months ago

I think only a very few will ever own this game

#22409 11 months ago
Quoted from WolfManCat:

Was just playing and not sure where this screw came flying from... I think somewhere from the orbits... crazy

Also noticed last night that it shipped with a broken plastic. Guess it was just a matter of shoving these out the door before they were locked.

I think it's out of the side of zeno mech 2 screws are very loose

#22427 11 months ago

There is a rubber stop you might have remove
Also it could be binding in the black bushing

#22429 11 months ago

Did you re calibrate the zeno

#22431 11 months ago

How about the switch adjustment
Is the shaft going back far enough to pull the ball off the magnet?

Is the jaw hitting the target brackets

#22485 10 months ago

Its Called

The Magic Girl gets eaten by Zombies in Wonderland

#22500 10 months ago

1.2 pm me if needed

#22501 10 months ago
Quoted from Damonator:

Finally - I’m in! Had a deposit down on #237, ended up with #227 - close enough! I haven’t even played a game yet - still tweaking things - but it’s incredible just seeing it in person as I never thought I would own one.
Can someone point me to the software and IO updates? The link previously provided wasn’t working when I tried it.

Glad it arrived safe from Australia

#22503 10 months ago

Post some pics as not many Aliens in the USA

1 week later
#22515 10 months ago

Well they did get burnt $80,000 pound in the deal as well

#22517 10 months ago
Quoted from cliff_clavin:

That is irrelevant. If coin taker promised the security of the deposits, then they should refund the deposits ASAP. Their 80,000 was lost a long time ago particularly on a cash flow basis. A company looks ahead and plans for a crisis like this and should have the reserves to deal with it.
Of course its easy for some person on the forum to make these blanket statements but that’s what a small business has to do to survive in this challenging environment.

Well good in theory but if they make $1000 a game thy would need to sell a lot to recover the loss

#22521 10 months ago

Heighway and dutch pinball causes these problems

1 week later
#22616 10 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Hoping to get through customs today and pick up tomorrow

Hope its not a carton full of Bricks or Hydrofoil parts ICE?

Ha it is for sure an Alien

#22622 10 months ago
Quoted from thewool:

In a weird parallel twist Andrew Heighway has just been blocked from the UK pinball sellers Facebook page. Odd indeed...

Why has he got some Aliens to sell

#22737 10 months ago

Only 2 Standard SE left and then its all game over

Get in before they are all gone, as i bet they will be $15k within the next year as demand out weighs supply.

2 weeks later
#22837 9 months ago

The lcd panels are available in the us about $200 if anyone wants the info

#22873 9 months ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Board laid out. Consider replacement LEDs for Alien now in unlimited supply.[quoted image]

now we need the sensor boards

#22918 9 months ago
Quoted from epotech:

You can't laser cut polycarbonate, petg is nearly as good and will laser cut.

You can but the fumes damages the boards

#22942 9 months ago

So I have access to a stash of parts Inc complete xeno assemblys, boards etc

Pm me a list of what you need, will make up a list

#22952 9 months ago

yes you can bend the scoop or change the spring to reduce that but a cliffy asap

#22964 9 months ago

Sounds like half went to Europe and the other half Australia

#22974 9 months ago

I even held it for a week without a deposit but had to sell it after that, sorry

#22989 9 months ago

It Could be a bad USB cable

on that IO board try swapping that out

#23009 9 months ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Is it the board called I/O board?

Io boards I have if needed

#23061 8 months ago

Called petg here

#23086 8 months ago

Yes I have some pm sent

#23128 8 months ago

Glad you are excited to finally own an Alien and enjoying it

1 week later
#23206 8 months ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Mine is build 11 April 2018. Maybe in the last batch?
Apparently all seems to work fine.
My first impressions are very good, populated playfield is really stunning, I love the inserts and the lightshow which grade reminds me Woz (best lightshow imho)
The ambience is awesome, one of the main assets. It is also pleasant to follow lcd animations on 3 screens, specially on the playfield to keep an eye on the ball.
I can’t talk about rules yet but the acid mode (the only one I played yet by lack of time) is well thought out combining shots to do and shot to not do.
Still looking for this big bolt is used to and if you need to adjust leg levelers or is it factory leveled like last Stern? It seemed to be well playable as is. [quoted image]

that looks like a flipper cabinet plate bolt

#23215 8 months ago

Try replacing io boards around or usb cable

1 week later
#23259 7 months ago
Quoted from Lamprey:

So, now that I've gotten everything setup, I've been playing a bunch more. Unfortunately, I'm having one small issue that I can fix, but was curious if anyone else is experiencing the same thing.
Sometimes, as in just about every other game, a ball stays at the every start of the trough. This then leads to a ball coming in on top of it that jams up the hole. I was just going to add some foam or something to the start to prevent this.
Not a huge deal. Just curious if anyone else is or has experienced this?
Also, the playfield is level side to side and the pitch is at 6.8 between the slings and 7.5 in front of the xenomorph.
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I had that I used a 1" half round file and filed the bottom of the playfield from above though the top, but the bottom right edge, just enough for both balls to fit through the hole

#23260 7 months ago
Quoted from djh00000:

Has anyone been successful at replacing a Mosfet on an I/O board and willing to fix one I have?

#23261 7 months ago

I can but I'm in australia

#23265 7 months ago

Easy if you have surface mount skills

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#23356 7 months ago

I thought all the hardware was metric?

#23381 7 months ago

looks good

#23406 7 months ago

we even crated the game, useless airlines, its fully insured and pinball brothers seem to have parts now

#23408 7 months ago

the big main board also has a switch

#23423 7 months ago

check the ball launch spring like the VUK we changed to a weaker one

#23437 7 months ago
Quoted from Oneangrymo:

Ok more to my problem # 2. It only happens if its autolaunching! Not when I press the button to launch the ball. If I press the button the launch is strong and 100% . If its multi ball or a scream save, then the launcher does this nonsense.. where does that point the problem to?

check the shooter lane switch adjustment

#23472 6 months ago

IO board code is not the issue its the code on the Sensor boards

1 week later
#23550 6 months ago
Quoted from gold1:

Hello people,
I have an Alien Le with some issues and am wondering whether someone actually has a manual?

No manual yet, what are the problems and where are you located

#23554 6 months ago
Quoted from WeirPinball:

I have 2 replacement computers completely configured for sale - with memory and ssd and software loaded. Plug an play for spare or repair. Will have more stuff in the near future.
one left

I have sensors, io boards, xeno mechs, facehuggers etc

1 month later
#23648 5 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

very helpful...thank you!!! planning on changing to titan at the same time a PETG plastic set available..(anybody?...I've hit dead ends on 3 fronts)...

I have petg plastics sets now

2 months later
#23819 3 months ago
Quoted from TomDK:

We need the large pcbs .... most other needet stuff seems to be available ...
And lets build it in a standart cabinett .. with all the nice innovations HP had

the large boards I can make, but min order qtys

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