(Topic ID: 106728)

ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over


By HeighwayPinball

4 years ago



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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 (2 years ago)

Post #15501 Copy of update posted to Facebook by the new HP Posted by Dust2000 (2 years ago)


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#4233 3 years ago

I remember the first time, I've seen a stripped playfield and I was like: wtf?!

Without being populated you can't really judge. FH, BoP, MB, NGG all look like crap in the upper half. Even CV looks unrecognizable and not anything like the colorful beauty it is, when you turn on the machine. I'm not even talking about RGB LEDs on Alien for inserts and GI (?) that can't be seen yet. Even a top down view is unrealistic...

I know, I just said, you're not meant to judge before it's populated, yet that's one of the most beautiful playfields I've ever seen.

Well, I actually wanted to say: Congrats, nice job!

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#4381 3 years ago

I just did a quick overlay of the playfield art over the whitewood. PS on the iPad sucks, but in the end I got this... And it looks even better to me. Even when basically only flippers are added, you get a much better feel where and what size everything is. And of course the player's perspective you're used to...

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#4784 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

There are 5 aliens on the playfield. Not counting all the inserts with facehuggers, the chestburster etc.
That's before the plastics go on. That's before the sculpted pop bumper eggs, interactive facehuggers, enormous interactive xenomorph, and queen sculpts are added.
That's before the LCD screen(s) are playing all kinds of clips featuring ... aliens.
This game is going to be positively dripping with f—ing aliens. If you don't like it the don't buy it, I couldn't care less. But if you don't buy it because you can't see any aliens you're gonna want to spend your money on some glasses.

Best. Reply. Ever. I'm literally rofl'ing... Ouch, my stomach hurts...

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#11813 2 years ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Did I see a BOP 2.0 in the factory? About 8m29s

I love the cab design

Anyway: Stefan brought a machine to the Austrian CS finals. I can't stress enough what an awesome looking machine that is. Congrats to aurich for the design, the modern retro looks and all the detail like double edges on insert prints...

Also the left return ramp that's made from plastic only, and kinda looked wonky to me on the pics I saw, is really solid. Nice engineering throughout the whole machine.

Here are a few details I took photos of -- edit: can't upload from iPad for some strange reason - sorry, here's a FB link:
https://www.facebook.com/flippart/posts/1249487028421068

Also, here are the innards:

https://www.facebook.com/flippart/posts/1249821428387628

#11833 2 years ago

Depending on the code... from the looks, I'd prefer Alien - yet the cab design still looks cheap to me (actually it isn't) and the large bezel is really ugly in my opinion. But maybe you'd get used to it.

Shot wise both GB prem and Alien have quite weird interesting and hard shots. Alien some more with the strange upper flippers configuration, which felt almost like a second playfield to me. That isn't a bad first impression

If you can afford it buy both

If Aurich reskinned Full Throttle to *insert dark goth/metal/sci-fi theme here* I'd also take that playfield to swap it in.

But that's just my two cents and ymmv a lot...

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