American Pinball Houdini thread

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American Pinball Houdini thread

By lllvjr

2 years ago

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Post #145 Houdini Pinball initial flyer Posted by HighProtein (2 years ago)

Post #184 Initial reveal at TPF Posted by SilverballNut (2 years ago)

Post #190 Introductory Price of Houdini Posted by 1iblind (2 years ago)

Post #198 Initial Pictures of Machine Posted by lllvjr (2 years ago)

Post #229 Playfield Close-Up Pics Posted by bigd1979 (2 years ago)

Post #284 Machine feature details Posted by rosh (1 year ago)

Post #312 More feature details Posted by rosh (1 year ago)

Post #385 Double switch lane picture Posted by pinballrockstar (1 year ago)

Post #420 Pinball show appearance schedule for Houdini Posted by rosh (1 year ago)

Post #434 Houdini pics from Allentown show Posted by PinballSTAR (1 year ago)

Post #533 Official Houdini Flyer with features listed Posted by Join_The_Cirqus (1 year ago)

Post #535 Ball Counter graphic for game Posted by rosh (1 year ago)

Post #609 More mode and feature details from programmer Posted by rosh (1 year ago)

Post #639 More game system details from programmer Posted by rosh (1 year ago)

Post #978 Photos of the updated game for expo Posted by rosh (1 year ago)

Post #1000 Photos of the cabinet interior side art Posted by rosh (1 year ago)

Post #1287 Josh Kugler Interview Posted by konjurer (1 year ago)

Post #1357 Houdini Gameplay video Posted by rosh (1 year ago)

Post #2290 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by BarryJ (1 year ago)

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#49 2 years ago

well, lets hope for a lot videos at the TPF.

will never buy a pre order pin, if this game looks and play nice i'd love to have one, i think it's a great theme.
if they make it happen at TPF they will be the fastest new company to come up with a new pin and that will be a big step.

they have the opportunity to take a good part of the market if the price and quality is good.
whatever the deal they made with who ever it is i think we should wait and see before we throw them under the bus.

2 weeks later
#186 2 years ago

could be a lot of fun but the side panels on the backbox.... hmmm, i don't know.

#207 2 years ago

the fact that they made it in 4 months, it's pretty damn impressive.
game is not that bad, a few things i don't like but if it's playing nice, i might be in.

5 months later
#779 1 year ago

i have my eyes on this machine, can't wait.

Question, who else is going to be the distributor in canada?

1 month later
#964 1 year ago

will the game at expo be the final version?

2 weeks later
#1234 1 year ago

i was wondering if there will be another distributor on the other side of canada.
don't feel great about paying for shipping and have it shipped across the country.

#1244 1 year ago
Quoted from Cobra:

Dont you guys have Starburst there still? Or Player One whatever they are calling themselves?

nope, they don't sell this one, that'd be a good thing i'm 20min. away.

#1248 1 year ago
Quoted from Cobra:

I am pretty sure the one here is going to sell them. Closer than out west.

you are right, i just saw that Player One added Houdini to their inventory, so that means it will be in montreal. case close.

#1288 1 year ago

of all the games coming out this is the one i'm waiting for, and man i can't wait!

i'm curious does distribution will start everywhere at the same time, meaning europe, canada, usa.

#1307 1 year ago

not the same price but the same lock link » Old Retro Vintage Antique Style Metal Mini Padlocks Key Lock Lot Of 3 3pcs Set

on aliexpress found a smaller one.

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#1324 1 year ago

man i just can't wait to get this!

thanks for the reviews.

#1332 1 year ago

I'm in, confirmed this week.

from what i heard, we should have it before x-mas.

1 week later
#1367 1 year ago

thanks a lot for the video. game looks awesome!

#1434 1 year ago
Quoted from kvan99:

Yeah, let's talk about video games.

where's the video game?

#1438 1 year ago

ouija moving on the board giving you the match #.

flippin' cards coming out tof the deck giving you the match number and joker = free game.

opening truck.

#1460 1 year ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

A Zeppelin, painted to look like a cucumber, covered in bacon grease, towing a huge banner that says "So's yer mum!" is shot down by a diaper wearing baby smoking a cigar who turns to the camera and winks as the Zeppelin crashes into a NY hot dog cart. The owner of said cart runs into the street towards the baby seeking vengeance and is struck by the Weinermobile. His body drags behind the Weinermobile as it goes through a Starbucks drivethrough. The Weinermobile driver throws a water balloon filled with pee through the window while shouting "YA BASIC" and peels off, leaving the body of the hot dog cart guy behind. 17 raccoons climb out of a dumpster and drag the body back in. The lid of the dumpster slams shut revealing the match number.
The aristocrats.

i'd be curious to see what a wizard mode would be like

#1507 1 year ago

josh, i'm sure the match sequence will be great, the game is already amazing. i'm sure most of us can't wait to have it in our basement.

#1545 1 year ago
Quoted from MT45:

Nice update to the website Rosh! Well done.

i agree, new website looks much much better.

#1548 1 year ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

This thing will also look much better in my basement

man i can't wait, got your deposit on Houdini Guy?

1 week later
#1607 1 year ago
Quoted from konjurer:

Sounds like a few games are very close to shipping.

only 10 days left before the end of the year, it can be done (crossing fingers).

2 weeks later
#1734 1 year ago
Quoted from Bond_Gadget_007:

Ramps need more sound effects. Amateur pinball companies always miss this detail. There should Always be 2 sfx per ramp/orbit. One for successful shot, a different one when ball rolls back down failed shot. Big boy companies never miss this detail! C’mon now. Silent ramps are not satisfying to hit, ever.

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#1779 1 year ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Spoke to my distro .... Any chance more units going to new loving homes soon?

yeah, that'd be nice if we could have a few up here in canada.

#1797 1 year ago
Quoted from ZMeny:

Houdini is in the House! Watch us unbox it and stay tuned for an upcoming review and interview with the American Pinball team!
» YouTube video

man, this thing looks awesome! can't wait.

#1803 1 year ago

nice, games are rolling out, it shouldn't be long now.

i think i see my game there.....

3 weeks later
#2092 1 year ago
Quoted from ZMeny:

I’m just praying that you guys are brainstorming some mod ideas for Houdini...

pretty sure modders outhere will be working on it, myself included.

#2094 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

We are going to need shooter housing mod for this one! How about a color changing version?
Personally, keeping my mod secret, its a one off for me only, but large in scale.
But ill share this i found. Key fob, maybe cover for the AP sticker at top of head.

yellow/amber to match the steampunk will be a perfect color.

i'm sure people will come up with the same ideas at some point.

#2115 1 year ago

oh yeah, picking up the game this week (2-3 days), it's waiting for me.

#2155 1 year ago

oooooh, look just what got here.

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#2156 1 year ago

Right next to GOT.
Only played one game, made the trunk twice no problem.

Gorgeous machine all around. guess what i'm gonna do tonight and tomorrow and come back with a review.

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#2276 1 year ago

Got my houdini for little more than a week now.

Can anyone tell me what's your coil setting for the upper catapult? for the past 30 games or so it doesn't make it, most of the time it just hit the upper entrance/ring and falls back down on the plastics or in the orbit, i know someone said something about it not too long ago.

#2278 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Does it have the famous shooter housing mod yet? What color?

not yet, laser cutting everything.
it will probably be yellow amber to match the steam punk look.

but i already have a mod installed (prototype) still waiting for more parts, will let everybody know when it's ready.

#2281 1 year ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Had the same issue , put a 1/4 spacer to lift up the wire form now works flawlessly. Mine was always hitting the top of the form ...

thanks for the infos. yeah that's exactly my problem.

what's your coil setting?

#2283 1 year ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Coil setting "8"

yeah, make sense.
if i remove the first screw it goes back up to it's natural position about 1/4" higher.
also the ex post is a little to the left, had to push it to the right a little so the screw doesn't go sideway (i can see that in your picture).

made a 1/4" spacer, problem fixed.

not a big of a deal but they should add a 1/4" spacer.

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#2314 1 year ago

Flashinstinct's Houdini Target Decals Set installed, a must for this game.

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#2332 1 year ago

hard game but nothing is impossible.

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#2399 1 year ago

i noticed a little bit of wear in the shooter lane, for those of you who wants to protect your shooter lane, there's a shooter lane protector that fit almost perfectly. just need to trim the edge a little under the apron close to the metal bracket or not if you install it under the metal bracket, other than that it's a perfect fit.

also added a metal protector on the right side of the shooter lane to protect the wood, can't remember where i got it (years ago), darker than brass like a chrome bronze fits the game perfectly.

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#2576 1 year ago

My understanding is that a playfield will be on its way to cliffy in the not too distant future, so for those of you who love cliffys . . .

that's good news

#2594 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Been on machine all day. Playing, programming, and adding a few accents of flair.
Added some metal copper gears to lane returns and lower slings. I think it looks factory.

definitely a nice touch, i was about to do the same eventually with all the gears i have here.

paint the screws brass and it will look awesome.

#2639 1 year ago

Bad pictures, actually i found that the upper pf is too bright, so i changed the upper led in the light socket for a purple.
you can do the same thing for the ball through, purple. a $3 comet led strip.

other than that, i also think the pf is very well lit.

2 weeks later
#2981 11 months ago

Putting this here to let people know, more infos in my development thread;

thank guys, bob.

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#3182 11 months ago

just did the update. nice, saw some new stuff.

thanks rosh for all the hard work.

#3206 11 months ago
Quoted from ElectricLou:

Incredibe détails on beatmaster shooter rod. Great product, great guy.

thanks for the kind words Lou, I'm glad you like it.

Hey, nice keychain.

2 weeks later
#3589 10 months ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Been working on this for a month.
Hope you all like it.

Mod - For Sale
~HOUDINI~Custom Planchette Upgrade~3D Engraved Playfield ModNew!New “Houdini Planchette Upgrade Mod.
Easy to install, simple overlay design.
Peel and double sided tape.
Been testing under glass for over a month. This is made of tough ABS plastic. ...”
31 minutes ago Anaheim, CA 40 (Firm)

nice work Eric. can't wait to try it out.

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#3807 10 months ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

I had this problem, I used a 1/4 spacer to lift up the wire form!
This resulted in perfect catapult shots into the wire form!
Problem for me was the ball when launched tried to rattle its way through! Posted pictures somewhere in the the thread!
Hope this helps!

this is exactly what i was going to say, i had the same problem, now works like a charme.

4 months later
#6420 5 months ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Really? Who else can do this on his game?
Did you adjust the flippers or not?

my flipper is at 23 and i can make it almost every time.

#6438 5 months ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

This is the coil power.
But did you keep the factory position of the flipper?


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