Holy crap, they already show the topper!! What a concept!
Quoted from CrazyLevi:
Stern is an actual, real pinball company and they can't get by on one release a year.
Elwin has shown more mechanical innovation and creativity within the same BOM constraints than everyone else at Stern combined. Stern captured lightening in a bottle...now they need to repeat it again and send one of the old cows off into retirement.
Quoted from soren:
The BOM remark is speculation, dude. Allow me to speculate as well and claim that, no, the BOM/design budget is not the same of all games at Stern.
As for the manufacturing side, the more games you sell the more advanced stuff you are able to put into it for the same cost. Because you have startup cost, tooling, vender contracts and then a per unit cost of manufactoring.
Also it might not be fair to compare with other then contemporary games. Let speculate again and say what if wireforms are 20% cheaper to make now than five years ago.
Funny how Keith manages to get it done over and over, and the other guys designs sometimes look kinda phoned in.
Rules are going to take a long time to master...although the person talking is not the best presenter. Looks like it shoots better than Turtles, but thats a low bar.
Quoted from J85M:
This release is going exactly how JP did, awe and amazement at the reveal and layout, then loads of I’m not sure, I’m not excited now after watching the reveal stream, clunky, tight shots, frustrating etc etc now it’s one of Sterns best!
Can’t remember maidens release but I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the same too.
AIQ code isn’t finished I caught a few moments that where missing any animation etc, Keith will continue to refine and add to Avengers and it will be up there JP, this looks to actually shoot better imo.
That is not how I remember the JP stream. I was actually taken back by how little bitching there was about the JP release at the time. This game feels like it was rushed to market to get ahead of DR and JJP releases. The one Stern guy on the stream said they have been working on sound clips nonstop for the last two weeks, which means the sounds were still not figured out on Stern reveal date.
Quoted from deibert:
What's the big deal about Co Op play? Do Pinsiders expect this now in all new Stern releases?
Its one of the best things to happen for the casual pinball player in quite some time. It completely changes the way friends an families play the game, and creates more engagement in the gameplay. I've had conversations with friends and acquaintances that are looking at TMNT specifically because of the Co-Op mode. It isn't for everyone, but it is fun for a pretty large group of folks.
I love RBION, and that one took me a while to figure out as well. So maybe AIQ will fall in the same category for me once I get some hours on it. I like RBION enough that it is on the very short list for my home collection, right behind the Stern JP.
It is available on the pinball arcade app for smartphones. I know, not the same...but you can start to learn the rules if you put some time in on the app.
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