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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 (2 years ago)

Post #312 More feature details Posted by rosh (2 years ago)

Post #385 Double switch lane picture Posted by pinballrockstar (2 years 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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#423 1 year ago

Bummer...I was hoping you would make Pintastic.

6 months later
#1432 1 year ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Please please please ... Can we not derail this thread!

Please! +1

2 weeks later
#1585 1 year ago
Quoted from rosh:

As I have said previously, to me production is when machines are going off the line, and while we have a few dozen cabinets ready and a couple of dozen playfields that are > 90% done, they are not rolling off the line. However, I expect that to change in the next couple of days, as we got most of the missing parts earlier this week and the last missing items, I am being told, will be here tomorrow. Accordingly, unless some new issue pops up, always a possibility, I would expect that machines will start rolling off the line next week. I will say that the first couple of dozen games will go through the standard testing and inspection done by our production team, but these first machines will also be individually inspected by Joe, Jim and myself. Once those machines pass inspection, they will be shipping. Our stated goal has always been to start shipping games before end of year. We are going to do everything we can to get as many out the door as we can.

Thanks for the continued excellent communication! I am looking forward to this addition as soon as it's ready.

Jim Z

2 weeks later
#1678 1 year ago

Congrats!!!!!!

1 month later
#2113 1 year ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

Anyone know the official weight of this bad boy?

275 lbs Boxed

1 month later
#2754 1 year ago

The developing reputation has me thinking of canceling my order......I'm an average player at best and don't think frustration equals fun.

#2761 1 year ago
Quoted from vireland:

It's plenty fun. If you suck at making the shots, you'll activate plenty of SEANCE multiball, which is entertaining in and of itself.

Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

ve owned a lot of pinballs, this is perhaps one of the best ever. Everthing gets easier with practice.

Thanks, I hope one shows up around here I can play.

2 weeks later
#3144 1 year ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Congrats ... You won't be sorry!

I got notice today also, I was on the fence with some of the feedback about the tight shots. I'm sure I will learn to play better

1 week later
#3404 11 months ago

Just got a tracking number, looks like this coming week for our game.

#3459 11 months ago

Guessing I will see how tight the shots are tonight!

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#3492 11 months ago

Houdini found it's way, beautiful game! Congrats AP! Unfortunately I can't get much play time yet, it thinks a ball is draining and ends the ball in play. I will check it out more later.....

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#3493 11 months ago
Quoted from JIM_Z:

Unfortunately I can't get much play time yet, it thinks a ball is draining and ends the ball in play. I will check it out more later.....

Houdini made a 7th ball, game needs 6. An extra ball isn't always a good thing

Thanks Barry!

#3501 11 months ago

Thank you Joe at Pinballstar for the great service!

#3564 11 months ago

Is tilt working in the code? I have nothing while playing but works in test.

#3567 11 months ago

This was fun! I got 1 tilt warning, don't know what mode...

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#3702 11 months ago
Quoted from pinden007:

My coin door is a little wobbly and I have to lift up to close the door.

Same thing with mine.

#3704 11 months ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Open door and check every bolt.
Something is loose.

looks like its all in the hinge...

#3739 11 months ago

WOW! That cage is awesome!

#3762 11 months ago
Quoted from RebelGuitars:

My game has never had a problem hitting any of the three targets, especially the third one.

I also hit all 3. I needed to get my shooter rod centered with the ball and it became more consistent.

#3889 11 months ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Shaker came today, easy install!
Pleased with the use of shaker, love the perfect timing on the trunk lid slam! Have yet to feel it during "vanishing elephant"
Those awaiting your games well worth the price for this addition!

+1

I installed mine last night, i'm sure it can only get better.

#4034 11 months ago
Quoted from rogerdodger:

Hi Guys:
I have played a few games on Houdini and am really trying to love it but I am 'on the fence' about buying one. I love the theme, art, LCD and toys but the gameplay didn't grab me. Having said that, I didn't know the rules, so was just shooting the balls around.
There seems to be quite a number coming up for sale or trade, with very low plays, here and in other pinball groups.
In hindsight, would all or most of you buy Houdini again, after owning it for a while?
No flames, please. Just helpful, honest, opinions will help me decide.
Thanks so much.
Roger

I was on the fence and came close to canceling my order after the first reviews came out. I can tell you this game is now bolted to the floor and not leaving.
This game will only get better as they finish up the code.

3 weeks later
#4433 10 months ago

Just had a flipper spring in the left also break.

#4511 10 months ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

y location got a new Houdini yesterday. Plays great out of the box except 2 things.

About 1/2 the time you lock a ball in the trunk you have to wait for a ball search. Maybe needs a switch adjustment.

Call Barry, he will explain what you need to do. It's a ball hang up in the subway.

1 month later
#4905 9 months ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Must have missed it , but why is AP sending out foam for the speakers?

+1

1 week later
#5125 8 months ago
Quoted from MMP:

I'm not convinced tilting is active yet. may have to raise my bob.

I am finding it....Tilt

#5198 8 months ago
Quoted from rosh:

18.8.5 is now available on the code update page.

Mine also reset after player 3, will update now. Thanks

1 month later
#5751 7 months ago
Quoted from MMP:

My flippers get knocked down all the time during multiball. They don't have power to hold a cradle when another ball drops on the bat. I tried the hold boost option but it didn't seem to help.

Happens all the time on mine also..

2 months later
#7283 4 months ago
Quoted from rosh:

Just pushed up another update. Any issues reported to me (with logs) over the last few days have been corrected in this or the previous update.

Playing now and like it! Cute Pirate!

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