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Beatles vs Oktoberfest

By Eskaybee

1 year ago

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“Beatles vs Oktoberfest”

  • The Beatles 50 votes
  • Oktoberfest 302 votes
  • Undecided 25 votes

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#114 1 year ago

I sense lots of compromise happening in the development of this game. Whatever a seller sells as exciting, what is less exciting is what had to happen to make it happen. Stern approached the licensor, not the other way around, yes? I'm guessing that the licensor wanted to keep it clean, unwilling to license the post-Maharishi Beatles or maybe Stern couldn't afford it, so Stern had to make what they could out of the early Beatles, coming up with the 1964 gimmick and, from that, factor in the "Limited Edition" crowd plus the crazy-gotta-have-it Beatles fanatics in the world by coming up with the 100+250+1614=1964 angle, again probably a compromise that penciled out. Whatever the license cost Stern, sounds like Stern used an old playfield design to keep design and production costs down so they could pay the piper and still make some money. To sell it, they went cutesy-poo on the nostalgic artwork. The artwork looks oriented to a broad market. Or maybe others here can pontificate on this. My hunch is that the usual millionaires in this hobby will all have one of these. There are a lot of Beatles freaks that aren't in the hobby that might buy one.

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