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ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over

By HeighwayPinball

6 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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#502 6 years ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

If I want to see emoticons smooching I'll log onto the tweens angst forum.

How's this?

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#511 6 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

This thread needs a little titty karma. Ted? Where r your girlfriends

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#654 6 years ago

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#679 6 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Super curious to see this! Art is going to be a real make or break for me on this one, there's just so much awesome potential.


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#765 6 years ago
Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

Already though, there are some really fun shots

#773 6 years ago

#776 6 years ago

I like it already!!

#804 6 years ago

Love the Kick Out Holes! Any drop targets??

1 month later
#864 6 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

50% before production, 50% with a pic of your game. Sounds super reasonable to me!

Sounds familiar.....

#866 6 years ago
Quoted from Hwawonyu:

Yup, just waiting for you to show up and promise me your info is so good that I am safe and should keep waiting...

...are you serious...or just being an ass?

#869 6 years ago
Quoted from Krakatoa:

Yeah, sounds like what Spooky did with AMH

Yes! Can't wait to see their second game and more on Alien!

#870 6 years ago
Quoted from Hwawonyu:

You got off too easy amigo

Nothing for me to "get off" of...amigo...

#872 6 years ago

Agreed! Sorry...

#875 6 years ago

Yes, it's great being able to see the build quality on Full T and any glitches can be worked on before they get to the masterpiece...er, Alien...

#929 6 years ago
Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

We will have a full 'Alien Pinball' update for you this coming Friday

Yay! I'm waiting right here!

#937 6 years ago

Countdown to Friday....

#940 6 years ago

...I couldn't adjust it....For Entertainment Purposes Only...

#947 6 years ago


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#952 6 years ago
Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

Everyone involved with this game is determined to make this the best possible ‘Alien’ licensed game that it is possible to make and we thank you for your patience.

#976 6 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

If you F us, I'm flying over there to whip your ass personally!

Easy guys...this is obviously a joke...

2 months later
#1060 6 years ago
Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

Production should therefore start September/October with the first games being shipped by the end of October


#1092 6 years ago

Blame Canada! Blame Canada

3 weeks later
#1357 6 years ago
Quoted from PinPatch:

Looks like a giant cookie in front of a nude man...

Don't be silly....it's a doughnut...

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#1480 6 years ago

Impressive....very impressive!


#1529 6 years ago

...any idea when this will ship?

#1647 6 years ago
Quoted from dannunz:

Are all the alians movies good?

1 & 2 are classic. The rest are decent to good. I really liked Aliens vs Predator (unrated) though...

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#1859 6 years ago
Quoted from Star_Gazer:

Had to make it...

Nice job!

"In space, no one can hear you tilt."

#2061 6 years ago

Work with those guys and put out Forbidden Planet...


#2075 6 years ago
Quoted from Dano:

Love this movie and would totally buy it as a theme. I've met B.C. and it's unfortunate that he's a dick in real life but I'll be watching the show.


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#2233 6 years ago

Cool! What was on the other side?

#2247 6 years ago

I thought the answer was maybe, but probably not....

#2310 6 years ago
Quoted from jlm33:

Not to those who saw it

Draw what you saw and post it here....

#2315 6 years ago

I just drew this real quick


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#2559 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

A big goose egg and a kitty cat. This is not turning into the title I had hoped it would be.


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#2710 5 years ago

At the end of the game will the screen say "Game Over, Man" ?

4 weeks later
#3000 5 years ago
Quoted from BoozeMarlin:

Just had my Seiko Ridley Remake delivered.

I just made an offer for one on Ebay...

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#3141 5 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

When did the Alien thread turn in to the specious arguments about Full Throttle thread? Seriously.

When doesn't ANY Thread turn into a shitshow??

#3144 5 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Alien playfield leak....!!!!!! Beautiful work Aurich!

You better blur that image....

2 weeks later
#3345 5 years ago
Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

To those that are worried about it being blank when switched off - then please remember that you could swap a full panel backglass (with full art) in only seconds when you switch off the game - instantly solving this problem.


#3412 5 years ago

er, next week....

#3709 5 years ago

Not what I was expecting....

#3797 5 years ago
Quoted from PaulCoff:

Was really hoping for something with a tone of isolated or obscure fear in the landscape. Maybe these type of settings can be used on the ramps(see pics)?
Like the bottom of the playfield and the space, but feel you need to put more Alien hive stuff on the surroundings. Good job for first attempt.

I was just going to say that....looking for a pic. I was hoping for a bit of the bio wall look...
I also wish the green Alien on top had the arms and claws exposed.
Nit picking, I know....


#3834 5 years ago

Lots of stuff for the screens...

#3964 5 years ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

And the symbols on the Airlock & and Airvent inserts came from the Semiotic Standard, used in the first film throughout the Nostromo. Upon closer inspection, there's really a lot of attention to detail here. I hope these symbols are used elsewhere in the game, or at least in the animations.

So that's what it's all about....

#3989 5 years ago

Ok, I know this is not going to be popular....and I like this playfield...I just don't think it's THAT much better than the Rob Zombie playfield.

#4195 5 years ago

Ok, ok....I'm just playin' around here....



#4197 5 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Nice Ted!
Totally agree with Jon M, I think Aurich did the best with what he had to work with so I'm happy with it.
It's just a "shame" for all the reasons discussed with this theme.
Onward and upward!

I agree....just figured I'd try something bold...

#4227 5 years ago
Quoted from Jeekayjay:

Both of those are great starts. That first one really jumps out and grabs u by the balls...

Yes, I know there is subtle and "grab by the balls" ...I like both types....i just wanted to see what it would look like.

#4229 5 years ago

[Insert spit take here]

#4231 5 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

I edited that, and put on ignore...trying to have a more positive 2016..also trying to eat healthier

Since that's the case, I edited it out as well....

#4309 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I just got our simulator working on my local Ubuntu VM, heard game sound for the first time running with virtual switch hits, was pretty rad.


#4311 5 years ago

That's the film. They can do that....

#4318 5 years ago

Yeah, USUALLY it's in the contract that the likeness goes with the film. But, as you said, a contract can say anything. I'm pretty sure though that if they're showing clips....characters will be in them....

#4321 5 years ago

Yo, Ripley!

#4488 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

As for any power loader questions, it's too early to say what role it will play. It's useless without a driver.

Can't you have a generic looking character in there that looks a bit similar to someone we know.....

#4496 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Depending on how the negotiations go I will keep the power loader in mind though.

....face can be hidden by a shadow. Or look at Indy...face hidden by a gun...

#4498 5 years ago

Just the thought of the bottom of the game pulsating outward and making that sound is getting me excited!

#4527 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

vital notification badges.

You had me at


#4548 5 years ago
Quoted from woodworker:

The license SPECIFICALLY doesn't allow for hand drawn art?

That would be strange....

#4571 5 years ago
Quoted from Yipykya:

Noticed it at entertainmentearth. Lots to look at there.

Yes! And good prices too! This would make a pretty good Topper!


#4573 5 years ago
Quoted from Zampinator:

That's a Strong Magnetic! It's pulling that ball out of orbit, & stopping it on a dime like no bodies business! Impressive!

Don't put your VHS tapes on the glass!

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#4606 5 years ago
Quoted from dannunz:

I beleve Coin taker will have a full throttle in their booth at Allentown. They are the US destributor now.

If that's the case, Jim, don't let yours take the abuse...

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#4636 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Uff nothing from that piece of shit Prometheus please.

You know...I didn't like it the first time I saw it in the theatre. At home in 3D...I'm warming up to it. Still, a lot of stupid shit there, but, not as bad as i first thought.

#4639 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

BUT I haven't seen the directors cut...is that what you watched? Because I heard that fills in a lot of stuff that the theatrical version didn't have.

Yes...better. lol...we could do a Podcast about Prometheus. Hmmmmm

#4789 5 years ago

Yeah I know it doesn't have the "in your face" graphics on the playfield, but with all the other cool toys and stuff, it might be overkill. Can't wait to see it all together.

#4827 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

It would turn her to stone

er, I didn't Thumbs Up because I agree....i just thought it was funny....

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#4990 5 years ago
Quoted from dannunz:

I herd it will be their from a very reliable source.

My spell cheek is brook to

#5049 5 years ago
Quoted from thewool:

I'm getting heavily leaned on by the family...

The Family...or "the family"?

#5053 5 years ago
Quoted from lowepg:

For some (that can't afford to simply buy every new release - Im jealously looking at You Banker), new titles will always cause folks to reconsider and cancel (or sell existing machines).

Yes, and A few of my friends are switching to GB because it's ready now, and they figure they'll get Alien 6 or 8 months from now.

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#5350 5 years ago

Did you use that DERAILMENT photo because it looks like the Alien Ship???

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#5480 5 years ago
Quoted from j_m_:

my mother's birthday is today, but I couldn't find an alien queen b-day card for her


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#5634 5 years ago

No! We shouldn't do that!!

#5716 5 years ago
Quoted from PorkChopExpress:

just a yes or no will do

yes or no

#5730 5 years ago
Quoted from PorkChopExpress:

Waste any money on Kaneda lately Ted?

Just did another Podcast about the Allentown Show and other stuff....

#5860 5 years ago
Quoted from Yipykya:

Go to the 1st page and first post of this thread and click on the black head and shoulders symbol located in the top right corner area of that post.

VERY cool…did not know that existed….

#6090 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.

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

#6098 5 years ago
Quoted from Cornelius:

Man the same people just stir shit all the time, it's not nearly as edgy as they think.

...and you're one of them...

Aurich can come on here and clear it up quick...

#6103 5 years ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

This is crap is getting old...are we not adults here?

I agree. Stupid getting sucked into this assholeishness!

#6105 5 years ago
Quoted from Cornelius:

especially when said actions could lead to people losing their job

Until you know the FACTS, you're just bullshitting....

#6107 5 years ago

Please, just ask Aurich...then you won't have to speculate...

#6130 5 years ago

Here's an early mockup with the chamber;

Wow...never saw that before.

#6145 5 years ago

We need to have the OFFICIAL Official Thread that is locked and only the Mods can update the REAL posts. It was done before.

#6149 5 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yeah and there was a lot of talk aboot it.
Now, the 2nd elephant in the room...would Aurich be able to post in that thread?

Well, like the other one, he would post here and send a copy to the Mod who would put in in the "Info Only" Thread.

#6169 5 years ago

Ya know what…let's all drop this. Nothing good will come of it.
Let's all wait for the game and not assume anything.
Let's be nice.

#6179 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

If the two of us can move on can I please ask that thread do too?

#6245 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

This is definitely one of the downsides to working remotely like I am.

Are you ever planning a trip out there to check the whole place out?

#6384 5 years ago
Quoted from solarvalue:

I love a good center post


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#6551 5 years ago
Quoted from emkay:

I like a happy ending

Me too!

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#6684 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.

Nicely done....and funny!

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#6929 5 years ago

Thanks for keeping us in the loop, Andrew!

3 weeks later
#7190 5 years ago
Quoted from dannunz:

What new innovations will Alians have? Thoughts

Well….first…a name change…

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#7416 5 years ago

ebay.com link: STASIS CHAMBER FACEHUGGER LED Lights Neca Aliens Creature Pack 2016 LOOSE

Wow...just went to Ebay and typed Facehugger. Plenty of cool stuff came up!!

#7419 5 years ago

Nice. Too bad I sold most of my 16mm collection years ago....

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#7587 5 years ago

I think Alien will be next year. It doesn't sound like everything will be ready within the next 60 days. Just my opinion.

#7646 5 years ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

Sounds like a troll to me.

Should be easy enough to check out....

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#8231 5 years ago

Even a sound double would be better. Even though the player is her, she would still be speaking….

#8544 5 years ago

This game looks like fun. I may be in for one once shipping begins. As I stated before, I don't think it will be ready until 2017. But I also say, let's not rush them. If it takes longer so be it. Get it right.
Love the swapping playfield idea. Can't wait to see what Game #3 is. Too bad Predator is such a sore subject as it would be a perfect third game.

#8721 4 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Sorry, I get carried away with Screenplay...TED...help, lets pitch a better alien movie and get JJ Abrams!

Yes! And I already own the title Alien On Earth! Let's do it!

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#9100 4 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

The team is on board with my suggestion

Yes, this is a machine to get right. I really don't think anyone is expecting it before Feb/March of next year. No need to rush it out. Measure twice, cut once....

#9156 4 years ago
Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

Shipping as many Alien games this year, as possible, is our number one objective.

I don't think this should be the Number One objective.
Getting rid of that airlock thing and making sure the game is rock solid should be Numero Uno.

#9179 4 years ago
Quoted from daudioguy:

By the time I got to Expo I had worked on the Alien sound package for nine and a half months (which is a long time compared to projects with previous clients) and I had never flipped it. I had a little anxiety. Brian has created a very good game simulator so I was confident about the rules and AV integration. Finally at 3:30AM Thursday (the day of the reveal) we got a chance to flip it for the first time. I was relieved and exalted. It flips great. Dave's work on top of Dennis' initial design has resulted in some great flow with good shots from all four flippers. While I test with the glass on I am not more than an average player and I actually hit a four shot combo within my first 5 minutes! It was very sweet. Now we need to define some nifty rewards based on the possible combos. I am blessed in 2016 to be working on two great shooting pins (not always the case) and pinball fans are going to have great purchasing options moving forward.
over and out

Oh sure!….you give us some good information and leave….

#9246 4 years ago
Quoted from QuickSilverShelby:

Why not spend $5,000 per game on this technology and build 20 Aliens Super Hi Tech (SHT) or Transparent LCD (TLCD)

Or Super Hi Invisible Tech (SHIT)

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#9393 4 years ago

Give them time….I can't see anything shipping until next year….

#9404 4 years ago

I don't believe ANYTHING until I see a game being unboxed…..

#9425 4 years ago

Just because it's an update, doesn't mean it's good news....

#9502 4 years ago

With the new replacement toy...how fast can it go from design, test, approval, etc to production, delivery and re-test? Or is it pretty much done already?

#9505 4 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Figured this may be on your short list.

...and you would be right! Just waiting for an unboxing....

#9506 4 years ago
Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

It's as good as finished already. For production, there will be no delays with this.


#9510 4 years ago
Quoted from nman:

I'm a little fuzzy on what this means:
"50%-paid customers – prioritised on original order date AND payment receipt date"

Priority of 50% paid customers. First they check the original order date for priority. Then the payment that got there first bumps up. Right?

#9591 4 years ago
Quoted from Russo121:

Something's not right, lol.

I was thinking just the opposite....

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#9737 4 years ago

You can ask 10 people and get 10 great ideas. You do want to actually GET this machine, right?

#9752 4 years ago

Did someone not get what they wanted from Santa this year!

#9857 4 years ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

Looking forward to January


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#10003 4 years ago
Quoted from gliebig:

I admit I don't know the difference between Alien and Aliens. I'm considering the pin once I see a bit more of it.


#10017 4 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Any update Andrew regarding how builds are coming along? Are you looking on track to meet/make January dates you set at the end of last year? Would just be great to know now things are going, cannot wait to see these start shipping.

Just figure on March...and if it's earlier, you'll be surprised....

#10048 4 years ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

What the hell does that mean.. "like a green theme"??? It doesn't matter what Heighway releases for updates.. people are gonna reach to the far depths of obscurity to find things to complain about!!

You shouldn't complain about the complainers!

#10088 4 years ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

I'm sure the wait will be more than worth it

But, he doesn't WANT to wait for his refund…..

#10104 4 years ago

Please keep us posted. Did you pay in full?

#10112 4 years ago

Refunds have to be dealt out promptly, otherwise people get scared and that leads to more refunds....just sayin....

#10160 4 years ago

It would be nice if the beacons could be smaller and raise up from inside the backbox....