(Topic ID: 106728)

ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over

By HeighwayPinball

6 years ago

Topic Heartbeat

Topic Stats

  • 28,794 posts
  • 1,061 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 day ago by TomDK
  • Topic is favorited by 292 Pinsiders


Linked Games

  • Alien Heighway Pinball, 2017

Topic Gallery

View topic image gallery

image001 (resized).jpg
IMG_20210510_195956 (resized).jpg
IMG_20210510_195306 (resized).jpg
IMG_20210510_195944 (resized).jpg
IMG_20210510_200021 (resized).jpg
IMG_20210510_195256 (resized).jpg
AirlockPlunger (resized).jpeg
DSCN8970 (resized).JPG
Screenshot_20210630-194402_Gallery (resized).jpg
Screenshot_20210630-194355_Gallery (resized).jpg
Screenshot_20210630-194348_Gallery (resized).jpg
Screenshot_20210630-194340_Gallery (resized).jpg
Screenshot_20210630-194316_Gallery (resized).jpg
Screenshot_20210630-194308_Gallery (resized).jpg
Screenshot_20210630-194210_Gallery (resized).jpg
Screenshot_20210630-194222_Gallery (resized).jpg

Topic index (key posts)

53 key posts have been marked in this topic, showing the first 10 items.

Display key post list sorted by: Post date | Keypost summary | User name

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)

Topic indices are generated from key posts and maintained by Pinside Editors. For more information, or to become an editor yourself read this post!

You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider wickerman2.
Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

664 posts in this topic match your search for posts by wickerman2. You are on page 1 of 3.
#949 6 years ago

Isn't it "tonight" in the UK now?

4 months later
#1584 6 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

If the playfield turns out to be a disappointment and doesn't make sense they could always re-theme it to "Prometheus"

Liked that movie.

1 month later
#1744 6 years ago

What other industry gives you anything close to periodic updates? Internet is full of whining whiners that proactively look for whining opportunities. Whiner.

Don't preorder...problem solved. Then you wont feel you are owed updates from a private company.

#1798 6 years ago
Quoted from roffels:

Has there been any word on pricing for the new playfield kit?

60% is the preliminary price.

#1805 6 years ago
Quoted from rai:

US shipping

You pay for shipping from Chicago only as I understand it.

#1822 6 years ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

If I was able to make it work with Heighway I wouldn't bother with LE and just get a standard cab and take advantage of interchangeable games.

I am picturing the Alien swap in a black standard Full Throttle...

#1879 6 years ago
Quoted from forensicd:

Anyone know how much shipping is here to the US for these?

You pay shipping from Chicago only.

#1970 6 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

took just under 3 and a half minutes.

Yeah, but if Alien has a plunger that will add, like 5 more minutes....8 minutes? Not sure I have that kind of patience.

#1977 6 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I noticed that playfield banging onto the cabinet as well.

I'll take that one...I'm not big on cabinet perfection.

#2020 6 years ago
Quoted from Kevlar:

Have they actually priced the Playfield packages?

they keep throwing out 60% of full game price as their guess

#2039 6 years ago

Downton Abbey and Are You Being Served

#2064 6 years ago

Welcome Back, Kotter or Rockford Files

#2065 6 years ago

Starsky & Hutch

#2137 6 years ago
Quoted from Plungemaster:

Maybe highway gives us a new footballpin

A new Dr. WHO would be nice.

#2160 5 years ago

Bunch of new posts...update? No, jock pics...

#2175 5 years ago
Quoted from mesmashu:

One time I bit into an apple and it had a worm in it. Fuck apples, they suck and they all have worms! Definitely not for human consumption.

As an apple eater, I am "concerned" about this...

#2181 5 years ago
Quoted from Sticky:

Same question...

60% is preliminary...

#2182 5 years ago

rough guesstimate $6300...60% is $3780

#2183 5 years ago

Plus ship...so essentially another new full blown wide body game--playfield, translite, side panels for less than the price of a stern pro with no service rails

1 week later
#2205 5 years ago
Quoted from paul_8788:

I felt the ending was a bit weak.

Same here...great until end

#2216 5 years ago
Quoted from underlord:

I'm looking for relevant Alien pinball updates

I think a fully functioning prototype will be at Chicago Expo....

#2220 5 years ago
Quoted from BoozeMarlin:

Remind me again what Heighway estimates the interchangeable tables to cost.

60% of full cost...will look great dropped in to a black standard Full Throttle

#2226 5 years ago

No new updates bump.

#2245 5 years ago

Stapler bump

#2257 5 years ago

"Exclusive Reveal" at Expo..along with Chicken Bites...see Full Throttle thread

#2259 5 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Somebody bring a camera....PLEASE!!!

hide it in the chicken wings

#2265 5 years ago
Quoted from underlord:

I'll be disappointed if Andrew just pimps his FT pins

They just started production and shipping on them so stands to reason that's their main focus...logically speaking

#2269 5 years ago
Quoted from bigbadmiker:

educated guess for one?

a year later than they expect seems to be the average for all these machines...

#2274 5 years ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

Hoping to receive my FT in about 6 weeks. Very excited about it

Same here...should be able to get in plenty of games before that Alien playfield kit arrives.

#2281 5 years ago

Just filter posts to show Heighway only....

#2283 5 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

This type of thing might be applied across the board

Right, not sure where you draw the line though...every thread turns in to a discussion. The EM CL thread is mostly discussion and not actual CL offerings. Seems like just type Heighway in to the "show posts from pinsider" box and you have the problem solved for those that it bothers.

#2331 5 years ago

Webmaster/Art content...more pay?

#2366 5 years ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

any update on lead time?

my prediction is X-mas 2016

#2372 5 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Full screen option for the backbox.


#2373 5 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Full screen option for the backbox.

%#!* would've liked to know that before I popped for the backbox LCD already in Full Throttle....this will be an option and supported for all their games?

#2376 5 years ago

So you would have BOTH, small LCD and giant?

#2379 5 years ago

So scores on the small LCD and animations on large?

#2387 5 years ago
Quoted from Yipykya:

Whose to say you need to install the backbox at all, save for mounting the speakers some where.

They could go where the backbox was...angled towards player.

#2427 5 years ago
Quoted from jwo825:

fuzzy cabinet shot.

I bet that looks WAY better "in person" with the side panel lit.

#2430 5 years ago
Quoted from jwo825:

I thought the light up windows were out.

That's their whole system--swap panels/playfield/translite...unless they are "out" on an LE..which I missed

#2473 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

as much as the big LCD screen kinda jacks up my art

Wouldn't the default static image be the art?

#2487 5 years ago

and if there's a giant LCD that can display animations, one would assume besides showing the standard art, it would transform in to most of the other images people are wanting to see...right?

#2491 5 years ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Yes, attract mode ain't no static translite.

wonder how the Fox approval works on that...let them approve an egg translite and then the programmers put in 10 other images when you have the LCD option

#2495 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Video and static art are really two different beasts.

and if there is no translite essentially, there is no static art in that area at least...seems like the worries about the egg are moot in that case and we'll just have to wait on the animations and how that all shakes out.

#2500 5 years ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

I think the big LCD makes the small LCD in the backbox obsolete?
I really would like to know this as I have the small LCD on order and that could be a waste of money.

You would think...like to hear from Heighway on that after dropping $350 for a factory fit one...

#2504 5 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Andrew stated you can keep the small or upgrade to the big for what ever the difference is. Not determined yet on price but his guesstimate was reasonable

What? Its one or the other,

This would be more of a concern for Full Throttle owners/expectant owners...the upgrade option--if they already have the small

#2514 5 years ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

Yeah, no way the small and large LCD is on the backbox simultaneously, is everyone but me on something powerful today?

They showed it that way at Expo and this is mainly coming from Full Throttle owners that have a small already...we get it.

#2555 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.

#2564 5 years ago
Quoted from Silver:

I saw a fair amount of what's planned at the factory during the UK Pinball Party and, if they pull it off, it will be very impressive.

so, what was it? you can't say that just to name drop...spill it!

#2591 5 years ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

that's just it pf has not been revealed as of yet I believe

there are whitewood examples---search whitewood within thread

#2613 5 years ago
Quoted from accidental:

I can't imagine why in the world they would remove the playfield screen

like it...you don't look up that much during game. makes sense.

#2663 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I think Andrew hoped the Moto GP theme will be more globally popular

It's motorcycles...what's wrong with motorcycles? Last I checked all those boomer viagra ads etc. featured mid life crisis guys hopping on a bike and hitting the road. Pinball guys aren't motorcycle guys? No idea. There's lots of manly talk on pinside, I bet some of those keyboard commandos own a bike. Or is it a stern hangover because it's not a movie theme?

#2666 5 years ago
Quoted from accidental:

I think it's not just the motorcycle theme but the art direction. It doesn't look badass.

Seems like it's an approachable game/theme for location. Non-pinball lunatics can understand, "let's race motorcycles"...really complex, random themes were theoretically one of the downfalls of pinball if you believe that kind of thing.

#2673 5 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Game over man! Game over!

that one is a given...teed up

#2676 5 years ago
Quoted from emkay:

AMA District 6 guy weighing in, would love to see a strong mx themed pin but probably in the minority. Can't get much traction with riders either but hey, I keep hoping.

Pretty sure there's a motocross/dirt bike mode on Full Throttle, small part of it but it's in there

#2721 5 years ago
Quoted from jwilson:

clock starts to drift pretty significantly

This thread is starting to drift...

#2732 5 years ago

Alien artwork approved yet? What's the holdup?

#2734 5 years ago
Quoted from accidental:

Aurich, 2 days ago:

Saw that, 2 days is plenty of time

#2739 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

has been submitted to Fox

let me make a few calls..see if we can move this along

#2747 5 years ago

#2773 5 years ago


#2782 5 years ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

I have seen the (unapproved) playfield and if you want to go for the LE

playfield art is same on all versions, no?

#2848 5 years ago
Quoted from PinBalt:

Does anyone have a link detailing the size dimensions of the Heighway pinball machine? I am trying to ensure I can fit it into the room

search "height" within this thread, it's there

#2853 5 years ago
Quoted from PinBalt:

Not sure if the backglass can be separated from the cabinet.

Yes, head comes separate...if that helps?

#2856 5 years ago
Quoted from Sticky:

These should be more compact length wise I would think due to not having the traditional backglass/box setup.


Check the pics and assembly...the machine will be very similar in size to others if not the same in length. The head is thinner but sits back and lines up with the back of other games it appears.

#2871 5 years ago
Quoted from bane:

Not getting responses from Heighway (via email) to questions about game progression. Given recent history of prepay pinball, I find this disconcerting. Deposit on LE game more than 3 months ago.

Pull the rip cord!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously though, read the thread. This new machine business is painfully slow for some reason. It would have to be an elaborate scheme to steal your money since they have another game out that they are actively promoting. Get your money back and wait until it's done. They won't sell out until they show gameplay and art at least...or buy a Full Throttle now and play it until the Alien playfield is available and drop it in your Full Throttle...lots of choices here.

#2891 5 years ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Due in week of manufacture: do we know when is about?

Between now and next December...or later

#2911 5 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

its alien(s) in a nutshell

in an eggshell...rim shot!

#2926 5 years ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Agreed 100% I think the screen on the playfield is great.. Sure you might look up in a stop and go moment and a big screen on the backbox is cool but why bother when everything is down where the ball is.

Between ball countdown of Facehugger bonus kills and what have you...presented in full HD on a 27 inch. I'll take it!

1 week later
#2973 5 years ago

#2986 5 years ago
Quoted from Half_Life:

Aurich, any news from Fox yet on the artwork?

per Andrew Fox doesn't want anything revealed until the game is "done"...

#3003 5 years ago
Quoted from Yipykya:

since been deleted from this thread

1 week later
#3042 5 years ago
Quoted from kaneda:

listen to me bro

? why?

#3074 5 years ago
Quoted from foureyedcharlie:

Its time to throw us a bone.....ramps, toys, art, beacons.....anything? Come on its Christmas time.

Major playfield toy: the Cat. Ssssssh. Don't tell Fox.

#3106 5 years ago
Quoted from kaneda:

Have to imagine Full Throttle orders are not piling in.

yes, you HAVE to imagine that...

#3117 5 years ago
Quoted from rai:

FTH is selling like hot cakes, 10 Pinsiders own FTH compared to 81 who own AMH

...we've been through this*yawn*. They are sold out of current batch, sold initial batch...it is their FIRST MACHINE and they are selling out!! Do they have sterns production numbers ??? no. But they sell them. As fast. As they. Make them. (shortened the sentences up for you there so they have a chance at breaking through).

PS Are there really 81 AMH's "in the hands" of those pinsiders? I doubt it, but even so when did production on AMH start?

If you think they are so inept and terrible, might as well jump ship on the Alien, right?...see what I did there? I used logic.

Dude. Get. A. Clue.

#3137 5 years ago
Quoted from rai:

Don't you think if someone has FTH on order they'd put it in their collection?

No. I did not, for example.

#3139 5 years ago

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

#3150 5 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

it will create sleeper demand for Full Throttle, for people picking up the playfield upgrade. It doesn't need to be a huge hit out of the gates.

This is sort of accepting the bizarre false premise that there is no demand for the game though, but I agree.

The problem is that people are at work and not working the week of the holiday...idle hands are the devils troll baiting nonsense poster....or however that saying goes.

#3152 5 years ago

There aren't many pirates in the U.S. yet POTC is popular here...yet in Somalia there aren't ANY pinsiders that own a POTC...

How many Paul Reiser images can we expect in the art? Several, or just a couple?

Spoiler Alert: this will get deleted but word has it they are using a Circus Voltaire-esque spring bobbly that pops up with Paul Reiser's face....bash toy.

#3157 5 years ago

man, where is the ignore button on the inter-web man?

#3175 5 years ago

a real meeting of the minds here lately

Quoted from rai:

I am saying it's not a big selling pin

dude, they JUST started shipping the game!!! 1 small shipment has made it across the pond---and not because of demand, because they JUST started making the effing game. What color is the sky in your world!!!?? It makes ZERO sense to speculate on any numbers at this point.

"Ghostbusters is a failure!!! Zero people on pinside list it in their collection!!!"




#3176 5 years ago
Quoted from cogito:

That's what the ignore button is for

Where is the ignore button these days?

#3222 5 years ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

i'm still not seeing what is wrong with that theme as compared to what stern is pumping out for NIB sales

It's nonsense. A super fast wide body with an original racing theme....vs whatever crappy movie license comes along with photoshopped pics of the actors on the sling plastics? The argument is just foolish and the guys making it are just doing the usual internet baiting because they are bored.

#3232 5 years ago
Quoted from Taxman:

owners of RFM that have the SWEP1 playfield and they never swap it in.

I think that is a much bigger project to swap, correct?

#3257 5 years ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

I really wish I liked the art and cabinet more

Buy an Alien cabinet

#3259 5 years ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Sorry if this has been covered before.

only a couple times...

#3262 5 years ago
#3288 5 years ago

I thought the "industry standard" was being late by 1 full year ...seriously. Manufacturing things has unexpected delays and getting a pinball out on time is like putting a man on the moon.

PS(?pps?) Don't hold your breath on getting a freebie because you paid up early...ask the MMR people about that.

#3295 5 years ago
Quoted from Jgaltr56:

can display any artwork or game info

or bar specials... .99c WINGS!!!!

#3297 5 years ago
Quoted from jasonvhsp:

I don't want to stare and a blank screen when it's turned off.

you stare at your games when they are off?

#3312 5 years ago

They've stated that Fox won't let them reveal until completed at this point...so it is what it is. Sometime this year it will be done. Take your money out and then buy back in if you like what you see when you see it. Buying something without ever seeing a pic of it is usually ill-advised anyway. If it's not completed by March I don't see any more of a down side than it not being done now...TPF or not. If you want an Alien pinball machine where else are you going to get an Alien pinball machine?

#3338 5 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

Maybe this sounds dumb but is there a package available where I get a blank or generic cabinet that I can fit Full Throttle, Alien and the following games in? I'd want the large lcd option as well.

Side art and translite swap out with each playfield

#3350 5 years ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

Is this something you'll consider for the Alien LE, or as an upgrade?

Seems like you should get the translite included even if you get the big LCD, actually especially if you pony up the extra $550 for the big LCD. I may be mistaken but I think you get the complete art package no matter what screen option...?

#3378 5 years ago

I hope the pop up paul reiser head got approved...can't wait to bash him.

#3388 5 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

A regular progress update.

they are in this thread...the last update before this one being we can not show anything to you until fox says OK but we have submitted a ton of shit to them. How can you update when you aren't allowed to show anything?

Let's not have a whiny new year people....you just got the BIG news that you can see the art for crying out loud!!!!

#3447 5 years ago
Quoted from nonik:

Thanks Andrew, i received your email, and thanks to this forum for your help!

There's some positivity!!! I was getting tired of seeing all the new posts be "Ignored User Comment" and complaints on the day of the big announcement no less.

#3520 5 years ago
Quoted from Kylo_Ren:

Anyone else hear Alien will use 8 balls instead of 4?

heard it was 14, to beat Apollo 13's multiball record.

#3602 5 years ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

bank wire transfer?

pay with debit card and no fees

#3611 5 years ago

So, tomorrow for the art work super reveal? Or Tuesday?

#3628 5 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

the theme lends itself to what could be some of the best/creative lighting ever.

no pressure though

#3638 5 years ago

fingerprint magnet

#3644 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

With Andrew traveling I'll post the art. I get up early, but I'm on the West Coast, so give me a little time.

just post it now then sleep in...

#3651 5 years ago
Quoted from FlipperFreak:

Cointaker in the USA

they list Full Throttle at $6995 plus Freight...I assume they give you a lower rate if you call. Heighway sells FuTh for $5950 USD plus stateside shipping only. In that scenario, ordering direct is much cheaper. Again, I would assume it's just a list price thing vs real price...I guess.

#3701 5 years ago

Inserts need larger, more cheesy bevels

#3734 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

If you want to see the image without Pinside compression click this link:

Can see much more detail there. Looks great.

#3752 5 years ago
Quoted from karl:

Didn't even see the Alien creature in the green

or the one by the left upper flipper

#3818 5 years ago
Quoted from jwilson:

Still, very little contrast between the red, blue and browns.

It's supposed to look "used" and gritty, no?

#3820 5 years ago
Quoted from jwilson:

For it to be legible. Why dirty it up?

Right, take everything in Alien and clean it all up and boost the contrast so it looks brand new! Wait, no, that would be terrible...

#3821 5 years ago

The ships, people, setting, planets, everything was gritty...that's how the movie looked

#3826 5 years ago

Seems like a really trivial issue...how is it not "legible"? Are we looking at the same image?

#3827 5 years ago

now with the downvote wars...ahhhh pinside you fantastic sons of bitches

#3916 5 years ago
Quoted from Captain_Kirk:

Perhaps if you had more experience it wouldn't bother you so.

take it to the basement...seriously

#3956 5 years ago
Quoted from Jvspin:

image at the top of the playfield is

Female Alien bits?

#4006 5 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

Hobbit kind of delay

Is there a word worse than "delay"

#4075 5 years ago

This is the essentially the final product...no offense, but you are wasting your time recommending and making changes--it's a fun exercise but as long as you know it won't happen. It's over Johnny.

#4078 5 years ago
Quoted from Captain_Kirk:

Seeing as Fox just approved it, it's not like they've already printed thousands of these things.

I am just relaying what the Heighway employee stated. This is it. Sorry. I like it BTW.

#4080 5 years ago
Quoted from Captain_Kirk:

I'm sure that's what JJP said at Expo 2014.

good luck.

#4085 5 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

The two words are homophones, which is probably why some people don't realize there is a difference between them. Insure has to do with obtaining insurance. Ensure basically means "to make certain".
It's like the difference between "buy" and "bye" or "break" and "brake".

Isn't it as direct rip from the movie anyway? Not sure if the suggestion was there was an error in the art or an error in the film.

Either way, art's done, assemble the playfield and box up the swap kit.

#4104 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I appreciate the thought, but that text is directly taken from the film.

We're down to grammar now...

Let's see a fully assembled prototype!

#4114 5 years ago

Playfield art is complete. Revising, means sending all of it back to Fox and saying "we know you approved this but we thought we'd change a bunch of stuff...can you look at it all again?". Doubt that will happen (it won't). Game might be ready to show in March!

PS this is a stripped playfield. You typically have things called plastics, pop bumpers, slingshots, ramps, ball guides, LCD(!) that will go on it and drastically change the look.

#4117 5 years ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

the literature from Heighway even say in big letters "PLAYFIELD ART SUBJECT TO CHANGE".

The guy that made the art that represents heighway says the exact opposite.

#4118 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I'm sure some things will change as we build the second white wood, but probably just little things. Going through a whole new round of Fox approvals seems pretty unlikely to me, who knows how much it would delay things. So I'd say this is final for the most part.


PS I'm not saying I don't want it changed...it looks fine to me and I think it will look much different when assembled. I am just stating the REALITY of what was already stated here.

PSS I don't know what "spreading fud" means but it sounds like it should be moderated

#4132 5 years ago
Quoted from Jvspin:

To those who say it's a done deal, Aurich has repeatedly said he has to make changes so why not give him suggestions? It's easy to get lost in the details of a project. I think it's helpful to get inputs from people who are not uber fans and who are not so close to the project.

Maybe he should clear this up. "this is final for the most part." vs. "The artwork is subject to change."

Then we will know whether it's just fun speculation to change things around or an actual give and take where there is a real chance major items can be altered and sent back for approval...all before March when there was a tentative possibility of a complete prototype.

#4140 5 years ago
Quoted from Nelly:

He already did clear it up. 8 or so posts above yours.

yet also, "this is final for the most part."

#4144 5 years ago
Quoted from Nelly:

Which is basically also saying that things could still change. Nothing is final until they start building games to be boxed up.

ok...it's almost like we need some clarification on that

#4177 5 years ago

That's clever...I see what they did there.

#4212 5 years ago

Maybe some people haven't looked at a high rez pic? 4 large Aliens as well as some lurking...this may be a matter of the brightness/contrast/resolution of the files that are shown on the interweb. I'll bet a full size playfield with the art will show all of this much more clearly...who knows?


#4218 5 years ago

It's hard to imagine it full size...but I think the Aliens will be huge and noticeable if the art is bright enough...these are widebodies as well for what that's worth. Let's see if they get it together by March so people can see it "in person"...betting it will look great. I haven't bought anything Alien BTW but plan on getting the swap kit unless somehow gameplay is horrible which seems unlikely given how fast/flowing/fun Full Throttle turned out.

Some people might not like a nuanced art package as opposed to super defined, super bright clip art from a TV show with beveled edge inserts and big actor face slings....you don't want too have to look to close while you are playing after all.

#4219 5 years ago
Quoted from nipenzo:

My bad....I missed all those blue clip art Aliens pasted on a black nondescript background.

You probably shouldn't buy one...might as well drain the thread.

#4228 5 years ago
Quoted from nipenzo:

You're a fanboy already on the pre-order list

read, if you can, my above post. I haven't ordered anything Alien.

Updating my ignore list

#4230 5 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Insert spit take here

I edited that post(I was being a dick), and put on ignore...trying to have a more positive 2016..also trying to eat healthier

#4239 5 years ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

shit artwork but as long as its over shadowed by the gameplay then that can be over looked


#4273 5 years ago

Someone can make some sling "mods" with her and the cat...

#4276 5 years ago

Callouts would be missed, not sure they were ever going the "hobbit" route with movie clips though...seems like they could get the "Alien" to sign off or some facehuggers if not the actors

#4300 5 years ago

#4307 5 years ago
Quoted from Star_Gazer:

Aurich should have eaten more bananas!

Did we get the license for the banana at least?

#4404 5 years ago

you can say that again

#4417 5 years ago

I'm sure all of you are real lookers as well

#4425 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

they are liars.

Can you blame them? They have to live up to the intense scrutiny of the all important pinball community. I don't know how they manage it. First place PR people check: pinside. "But what do pinsiders say?!!"

#4435 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

some moron is podcasting


those 3 listeners are going to be mislead!

#4460 5 years ago

How about the loader grabbing the ball and putting it in a captive ball lock? Too late in the game for that? Then the bitch line when they release the balls

#4469 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

huge xenomorph grabbing the ball

Loader is like the cowbell: need more

PS Bashing the Dino ball grab!?!? sacrilege sir. Out of bounds.

#4508 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

The Moderators did that for us, and killed his secondary accounts, too.

#4516 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

So it will need a new design obviously.

loader clipart surrounding screen

or...Throw on some Alien egg pods in the "distance" towards the bottom, green gas/fog surrounding the rest...or, alternatively, IF they approve, a bunch of crystal clear headshots of the cast.

3 weeks later
#4655 5 years ago
Quoted from jedimojo:

Prometheus goes 35 light yrs into space, but CharlizeTheron said "We're a half billion miles from Earth".
So..... that means they're still in our solar system?

OK, Neil deGrasse Tyson...maybe it was hyperbole (or anti-hyperbole!)--If I wanted fact checked perfect space talk I'll watch your (Neil's) Universe show(which is also good!).

I liked the movie fine, no masterpiece but worthy of a couple hours of my time watching at home...of course I like anything Sci-Fi.

#4665 5 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

grow even bigger locked in a chamber with nothing to eat?

metabolizes energy from microorganisms in atmosphere left there by alien bodybuilder...duh.

#4800 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

If you don't like it the don't buy it

but please, stop by this thread and share all your minute, highly individualized needs and wants....and then add a threat that you won't buy unless something really specific happens or unless it ships by a certain deadline.

Maybe you could petition Heighway to make a "custom" Alien machine for each individual...that would be cost effective(20k by Christmas).

#4825 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

That's one manly face I don't want to be staring at all night long.

Bet she would feel the same about your mug...

1 week later
#4889 5 years ago

Thought it was going to have a plunger...

#4894 5 years ago
Quoted from Jgaltr56:

No way, this baby needs to drop into my FTH cab!

That was supposed to be an issue

#4907 5 years ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

What is included in the swap kit ? and how much will it cost ?


#4909 5 years ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

just new software into existing boards ?

USB stick I presume--that's how updates are done to Full Throttle

#4930 5 years ago
Quoted from Expletive:

But it doesn't mean that these will be shipping in the next couple of months either.

right....since they have said that they hope to have one at TPF I don't think anyone paying attention expected them to ship(!) in the next couple months.

#4939 5 years ago
Quoted from Jvspin:

I didn't like the look of the old bezel but think the chromed one actually adds cosmetic value.

"Bezel" doesn't bother me one bit...what is the actual surface area difference from other machines with side rails/lockdown bar? Not much I suspect.

Chrome looks incredible but be prepared to wipe it down every time you touch it otherwise it will be a mess of finger/palm prints. I'll stick with the industrial standard look.

#4941 5 years ago
Quoted from PappyBoyington:

Is this translite the final version?

I think the final has a large Paul Reiser clipart figure...

1 week later
#5002 5 years ago

red dots in 2016

Back to Alien.

#5027 5 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

do we know if an Alien prototype will be at TPF?

I'm betting no...but maybe playfield/toys

#5035 5 years ago
Quoted from Indypin:

I hate the waiting game.

Hobbit is closing in on 4 years, hopefully they'll beat that record.

#5047 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

childish drama

on the internet? What are you talking about? This is a truly shocking statement

#5056 5 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

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.

Pinball guys(gals), in general, are nuts in so many ways...and internet forums are nuts...combine the 2 and it distills and concentrates the nuttiness in some cases...like a really tasty bourbon, except horrible instead.

Regardless, FT, Alien and future releases through Heighway Model should eventually filter through the Stern zombies firewall against anything different. Red dots in 2016 for christsakes. ??!?

#5071 5 years ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

all this bickering here

#5076 5 years ago

with gravy

#5087 5 years ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

Jesus what a bunch of BS nonsense around here lately. Keep the damn drama out of this thread, and keep your chin up Aurich.

don't be so dramatic

#5089 5 years ago


Rocky Mtn. Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo June 10-12, 2016


How about a couple Full Throttles and Aliens in sunny Denver, CO? Lots of pinball nuts in the Rocky Mtn Region with $$$ burning holes in their pockets.

#5099 5 years ago

Like sands through the hourglass

#5102 5 years ago
Quoted from Buzz:

Any prices announced yet on shaker and optic ramps?

Don't think so. I'll be arranging my FT delivery soon and was going to check on the Fiber Optic ramps/shaker as well. Will report back if I get a price.

#5128 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

no physical Alien machine at TPF, not quite ready for the public to bang on it yet.

In 2-3 months maybe?

Rocky Mtn. Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo June 10-12, 2016

#5134 5 years ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

when they're supposed to be starting production

they can walk and chew gum at same time I bet...got to market these things if you want to sell them.

#5158 5 years ago
Quoted from charles4400:

Who did you all go to for the best pricing?

I've bought direct from Heighway. Cointaker is US distributor.

#5185 5 years ago
Quoted from Expletive:

thing looks huge

"That's what she said" joke deleted.

If it were smaller I can hear the it's not big enough crowd chiming in...this is the problem revealing bits and pieces. People want to see things, then they get picked apart because you can't see the whole picture.

Lock it down Andrew, go dark. Show these maniacs all or nothing!

#5188 5 years ago
Quoted from Expletive:

I remain concerned

wait for full reveal. Pinspeculation(tm) gets us nowhere

#5232 5 years ago
Quoted from bane:

We deserve it.

1 week later
#5260 5 years ago


Additional global ALIEN DAY partners include:

Not Heighway

Come on Fox...

#5261 5 years ago

Wouldn't this have been a great, worldwide PR opportunity for the pinball machine?

#5268 5 years ago

Hate to read to much into it, but at first glance doesn't say much about their interest in the project...but who knows? Maybe they will do another Alien Day this year that coincides with some other date-looking number from the movie.

Has nothing to do with whether or not the game will be great, just would've been great for Heighway sales potentially.

#5288 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

so hang tight.