Maybe. Maybe I'm still right and we'll get the big reveal tomorrow.
Dreams never die!!!
But in other terms: What have we learned Charlie Brown?
Gary is right. We don't know what we want, till we get it. (Well sometimes.)
I'd long forgotton about Bill & Ted. Everyone has, since it never was mentioned or listed as a wished for title anywhere!
But seeing that picture it just hops to mind that this is perfect for pinball.
NOT because it's a 80s childhood demographic movie wich I resonate to, NOT because it would make an excellent game as long as it has a phone booth, BUT because of the general light heartedness and positivity that movie has, the characters have and that (for me) pinball has.
There may be people that don't like it, but I can't imagine a person that hates it.
Pinball is a game and supposed to be fun, most of us take this too serious (wich is understandable because buying a machine for home use is serious business, but that's not the machines fault).
Part of my fun is seeing the machine do cool 'magical' things, getting "whoa"ed.
Bill and Ted are "whoa"ed by about everything and I will whoa at them too if I ever shoot my steel balls into their phone booth and it sinks down the playfield accompanied by Dwight Sullivan eyeblinding lightshow excellence.
Srsly I never was so positive to any new (potential) game, and I'm a big Beatles and Ghostbusters fan.
In my opinion Stern just can't "fuck this up" since the phone booth is the most iconic thing in the movie, that has to be a given in the game.
That fits into a Pro BOM, make it shoot well and everything else is bonus or for the Premium/ LE.
Additionally most other things have been kinda forgotten so I think Stern could be liberal with it, pump up the 80's vibe like that Artwork with it's pink in the logo in front of the reimagined movie poster does.
(Thinking about that someone should make a Rollergames Reskin more "Retro/ Nostalgia" 80s. I think I'll try that someday. )