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Black Knight - Sword of Rage Club - Honourable Knights Only


By NeilMcRae

6 months ago



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“Black Knight - Sword of Rage Club - Honourable Knights Only”

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#1301 13 days ago

Just need my BK topper
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#1302 13 days ago
Quoted from steigerpijp:

I hope they introduce an adult setting to the knight taunts

Like I said a couple of months ago: create a KNIGHT PERSONA adjustment and give us the option choices of HUMOROUS, TRADITIONAL EVIL, and SAMUEL L. JACKSON.
(I think Amazon read the latter suggestion and ran with it!)

#1303 13 days ago

SR has said that he doesn't see a reason to add profanity to a pinball game, so that's out.

#1304 13 days ago
Quoted from TheRudyB:

Like I said a couple of months ago: create a KNIGHT PERSONA adjustment and give us the option choices of HUMOROUS, TRADITIONAL EVIL, and SAMUEL L. JACKSON.
(I think Amazon read the latter suggestion and ran with it!)

I was playing at a friend's house and thought Black Knight would be the perfect game for a "talk back" mode. Basically when the Black Knight taunts you, you have a very limited (as in a second or less) and specific time to hit the lockdown bar button to spout a retort. It could award you with various things for doing this. Kinda like the "Thank You Mr. Data" on STTNG when you press both flipper buttons to cut off Data in the post ball, bonus sequence.

#1305 13 days ago

anyone have a date for the topper? need xmas ideas for the wife

#1306 13 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

anyone have a date for the topper? need xmas ideas for the wife

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#1307 13 days ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

SR has said that he doesn't see a reason to add profanity to a pinball game, so that's out.

This would be the same SR that put F bombs and other profanity deep into AC⚡️DC code lol

#1308 13 days ago
Quoted from TheRudyB:

give us the option choices of HUMOROUS, TRADITIONAL EVIL, and SAMUEL L. JACKSON.

This would work as well for me. I just hate that such a great dark themed pin with that kind of thrash style music has the moronic sounding, bad humor pinball call out crap. I have my speech basically att to the point its inaudible but it affects other speech that I want to hear. So either i wish they would give u the option to choose ur style or shut it off. So many great pins are plagued with this.

#1309 13 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

anyone have a date for the topper? need xmas ideas for the wife

Well unless she’s a huge pinball fan make sure it’s not the only present. Trust me.

#1310 13 days ago

Ok so I’ve had around 25 games on my Le. This game is so frustrating but awesome!!! A great game to own and master, but it definitely needs some code fixes and changes:

What I’ve noted so far:

The supers (ie super pops etc) are very underwhelming. Minor scoring almost not worth bothering with, no accompanying light shows and sound fx like say in imdn for example. Pathetic time limit... I know you can add time but given the low scoring who cares. This is a major part of the game given the screen realestate they take up and inserts. This is my biggest gripe.

Also the 3 bank is next to useless.

There needs to be some element of risk reward and some juicy double and triple scoring opportunities at some point in the game.

There are a couple bugs here and there but when the coders drop the version 1 code I sometimes get cautious and concerned as in their eyes the majority of the game is cooked and ready. I don’t see this as the case at all to make this a winning title. Anyway see what happens. Hopefully TS has still been slotted some serious time for this game.

If the next code is just for topper inclusion the I’m afraid Mr BK may not be living in my games room for a lengthy time.

#1311 12 days ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

Well unless she’s a huge pinball fan make sure it’s not the only present. Trust me.

lol no, her buying for me - I'm very hard to get stuff for apparently . I get all her stuff at the LV shop

#1312 12 days ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

SR has said that he doesn't see a reason to add profanity to a pinball game, so that's out.

Well he sure as shit should!!

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#1313 12 days ago

Agree, would enjoy seeing a more aggressive adult mode speech from the black knight! The black knight is such a badass, would be great if he used profanity!!!

#1314 11 days ago

How does the sword work in this game... charge it up with drops then???

#1315 11 days ago
Quoted from John1210:

How does the sword work in this game... charge it up with drops then???

The Sword of Rage & Power
The sword meter on the right side of the display is filled via right drop target hits and miscellaneous switch hits. Individual targets give a small bump (1%) while, a bank completion gives a decent bump (around 20%). Once the sword is filled, the POWER target will light on the knight. Starting the POWER feature when lit during a mode will begin 2x Scoring for the mode, along with modifying the mode to make it easier to complete. Note that the Sword CANNOT be used on the Black Knight!

#1316 11 days ago
Quoted from ezatnova:

This would be the same SR that put F bombs and other profanity deep into AC⚡️DC code lol

I have the profanity ROM in my T2 - just one Ahnuld call-out that I know of and only in Free Play mode ("F-you, a-hole" in the database/mystery award and you get nothing.) I installed that ROM just a few months after I bought the game NIB back in 1991 (my very first ever NIB.)

That obviously pre-dates Pinball Browser. So does anyone know if this was a SR "approved" ROM, or did the programmers do it with his (initial) knowledge?

#1317 11 days ago

A couple sources said theyre not done with the code.

#1318 11 days ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

This would work as well for me. I just hate that such a great dark themed pin with that kind of thrash style music has the moronic sounding, bad humor pinball call out crap. I have my speech basically att to the point its inaudible but it affects other speech that I want to hear. So either i wish they would give u the option to choose ur style or shut it off. So many great pins are plagued with this.

I was about to bolt my BKSOR to the floor when they activated these call outs in the code release.

If indeed he blesses the wussy Black Knight as the knight's permanent and only persona, then it's quite clear that Steve Ritchie has irrevocably gone full-George Lucas and created his pinball version of Greedo shoots first. Very sad. Because we all know that's just a gateway to him creating his pinball version of Jar Jar.

#1319 11 days ago
Quoted from newtoit:

A couple sources said theyre not done with the code.

So how then? The only change I made to get it my game was to swap ROMs.

#1320 11 days ago
Quoted from TheRudyB:

I was about to bolt my BKSOR to the floor when they activated these call outs in the code release.
If indeed he blesses the wussy Black Knight as the knight's permanent and only persona, then it's quite clear that Steve Ritchie has irrevocably gone full-George Lucas and created his pinball version of Greedo shoots first. Very sad. Because we all know that's just a gateway to him creating his pinball version of Jar Jar.

*Eyeroll*

#1321 11 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

lol no, her buying for me - I'm very hard to get stuff for apparently . I get all her stuff at the LV shop

Ohhhhh. That makes a lot more sense lol.

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#1322 11 days ago

Hes absolutely correct, the Knight call outs suck, they suck bad and if I couldn't attenuate them into non existence then I would have to sell this game. Then again I always have to remember with whom I'm dealing with on this site, some of you guys can tolerate and might even enjoy SS call outs over and over, lets not even get into WWonka or Met.

#1323 11 days ago

You all are so dramatic. If it's so offensive to you just use pinball browser and dupe / change / delete the callouts you don't like.

It can't just be "I don't like the callouts" it has to be Steve Ritchie ruined my childhood and has IRREVOCABLY used humor in a way that makes my eyes rain because the black knight belongs to all of us and when he used to say give me your money it was funny scary not funny haha.

How dare he alter the rich and deep canon of the world of the black knight.

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#1324 11 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

You all are so dramatic. If it's so offensive to you just use pinball browser and dupe / change / delete the callouts you don't like.
It c :-)an't just be "I don't like the callouts" it has to be Steve Ritchie ruined my childhood and has IRREVOCABLY used humor in a way that makes my eyes rain because the black knight belongs to all of us and when he used to say give me your money it was funny scary not funny haha.
How dare he alter the rich and deep canon of the world of the black knight.

I didn't buy the game with humorous knight call outs. I bought the traditional evil knight as Stern advertised it and as they initially delivered.
But then - after letting us be thrilled with the evil knight that many of us came to know and love - they go and activate the surprise wuss knight whose callouts were already sitting dormant in the game and they do not give us the option to adjust it as a factory setting. You wouldn't be very happy if Christopher Nolan replaced Christian Bale's Batman with Adam West's Batman in The Dark Knight and proclaimed that this is his Batman now - anymore than most people where when Joel Schumacher actually did exactly that to Tim Burton's Batman.

I don't buy NIB games so I can use Pinball Browser to change them back to the game the way it was advertised and that I thought I bought. If the next day you jump into your Chevy Corvette and discovered that it now permanently had the horsepower of a Chevy Spark after your most recent oil change, I imagine you'd be just a little upset. Had you known your Corvette was going to do that, you never would have bought it. That totally applies here and that's how many of us feel. But you're clearly NOT able to comprehend our position as a valid one.

You're also still not able to understand that we are NOT advocating that the humor go away. We totally get that there are folks who love it. And that's fine. So make it an adjustment and everyone is happy.

Sorry that you think Greedo shoots first is the better canon. But gee: at least we have the option to watch whichever version each of us prefers now, don't we?

#1325 11 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

You all are so dramatic. If it's so offensive to you just use pinball browser and dupe / change / delete the callouts you don't like.

It can't just be "I don't like the callouts" it has to be Steve Ritchie ruined my childhood and has IRREVOCABLY used humor in a way that makes my eyes rain because the black knight belongs to all of us and when he used to say give me your money it was funny scary not funny haha.

Jesus, talk about dramatic

#1326 11 days ago
Quoted from manadams:

The Sword of Rage & Power
The sword meter on the right side of the display is filled via right drop target hits and miscellaneous switch hits. Individual targets give a small bump (1%) while, a bank completion gives a decent bump (around 20%). Once the sword is filled, the POWER target will light on the knight. Starting the POWER feature when lit during a mode will begin 2x Scoring for the mode, along with modifying the mode to make it easier to complete. Note that the Sword CANNOT be used on the Black Knight!

Fantastic thanks for the advice.. I seen 2x come up for end of mode score and wasn’t sure ow I got it. I think some of the screen information needs to be a little more pronounced.

#1327 11 days ago

I like around half the call outs. Most are fine... and I like the acdc homage ones also. I do agree some are a bit lame though but that’s par for the course really. I think the Winston callouts on gb are extremely lame... and that’s from an actual ghostbuster.

#1328 11 days ago

Your logic is bad.

#1329 10 days ago
Quoted from John1210:

I like around half the call outs. Most are fine... and I like the acdc homage ones also. I do agree some are a bit lame though but that’s par for the course really. I think the Winston callouts on gb are extremely lame... and that’s from an actual ghostbuster.

What are the AC⚡️DC homage ones?

#1330 10 days ago
Quoted from ezatnova:

What are the AC⚡️DC homage ones?

Play better, give me your money

#1331 10 days ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

Your logic is bad.

Oh well

#1332 10 days ago
Quoted from John1210:

Play better, give me your money

Ah cool, thanks. I had assumed SR did that in all his games

#1333 10 days ago
Quoted from John1210:

Play better, give me your money

"Give me your money" is originally from Black Knight 2000.

#1334 10 days ago
Quoted from TheRudyB:

"Give me your money" is originally from Black Knight 2000.

Yeah and even my No Fear yells "play better" now and then I believe. So no ACDC references.

#1335 10 days ago
Quoted from TheRudyB:

"Give me your money" is originally from Black Knight 2000.

Cool

#1336 9 days ago

For anyone still having issues making it up the flail ramp after all the previous suggestions don't help try reducing the flipper power or just trying different strengths. Mine was on hard and was too strong hitting the top of the eject manifold many times. Dialed it back to normal strength and a lot better now.

#1337 9 days ago
Quoted from manadams:

For anyone still having issues making it up the flail ramp after all the previous suggestions don't help try reducing the flipper power or just trying different strengths. Mine was on hard and was too strong hitting the top of the eject manifold many times. Dialed it back to normal strength and a lot better now.

Good stuff here. I have dialed back flipper and sling power for a much more flowing and enjoyable gaming experience.

#1338 8 days ago

Anyone really make it to King’s Ransom? I’ve had several really solid games but never get past the K of the second round of KNIGHT. A) by that point you’ve probably had one or two Triple Knights, meaning you have to hit the light lock multiple times to open each shield. B) the second time around you don’t get any spotted letters, so it’s that much harder to complete KNIGHT.

Also, unless I’m missing various other ways you can get numerous letters, realistically, to get 10 letters (4 on the first time and 6 on the second since they aren’t spotted), you’re also going to get to Black Castle.

#1339 8 days ago
Quoted from ezatnova:

Anyone really make it to King’s Ransom? I’ve had several really solid games but never get past the K of the second round of KNIGHT. A) by that point you’ve probably had one or two Triple Knights, meaning you have to hit the light lock multiple times to open each shield. B) the second time around you don’t get any spotted letters, so it’s that much harder to complete KNIGHT.
Also, unless I’m missing various other ways you can get numerous letters, realistically, to get 10 letters (4 on the first time and 6 on the second since they aren’t spotted), you’re also going to get to Black Castle.

Been to Black Castle multiple times. Defeated the Knight once. Best I have ever gotten was to the G the second time. I really think this needs to be dialed back a bit in the next update. It shouldn't be significantly harder to get to Ransom than to Rage.

#1340 8 days ago
Quoted from Jediturtle:

Been to Black Castle multiple times. Defeated the Knight once. Best I have ever gotten was to the G the second time. I really think this needs to be dialed back a bit in the next update. It shouldn't be significantly harder to get to Ransom than to Rage.

Yeah, not sure what could be done but something would be nice. Your experience puts it into perspective.

Hmm, wonder which of my Wizard Modes I’ll never see more, AC⚡️DC or BKSOR!? Lol

#1341 8 days ago
Quoted from ezatnova:

Yeah, not sure what could be done but something would be nice. Your experience puts it into perspective.
Hmm, wonder which of my Wizard Modes I’ll never see more, AC⚡️DC or BKSOR!? Lol

There could easily be more thresholds for collecting letters:
-Half way through monster
-Defeat monster
-At least one hit during WAR hurry-up
-Complete WAR hurry-up
-Successful MagnaSave use?
-Super skillshot
-Cash in a certain size (1m+?) Super Modes Jackpot
-X number of U-turns
-X number of jackpots or super jackpot in Triple Knight Challenge and Catapult

(I know some of these are already how you earn them, just putting together a potential full list)

I like that idea better than just spotting more letters. Of course you don't want to be handing out RANSOMs like candy, so likely can't do all of these, but adding a couple more letter earning opportunities could go a long way to making it more obtainable. RETRO seems just right...I wouldn't want that to be easier. So if this was done I would eliminate the initially spotted letters. Or...maybe some of these could only go into affect after RETRO? Lots of possible solutions.

#1342 8 days ago
Quoted from Jediturtle:

There could easily be more thresholds for collecting letters:
-Half way through monster
-Defeat monster
-At least one hit during WAR hurry-up
-Complete WAR hurry-up
-Successful MagnaSave use?
-Super skillshot
-Cash in a certain size (1m+?) Super Modes Jackpot
-X number of U-turns
-X number of jackpots or super jackpot in Triple Knight Challenge and Catapult
(I know some of these are already how you earn them, just putting together a potential full list)
I like that idea better than just spotting more letters. Of course you don't want to be handing out RANSOMs like candy, so likely can't do all of these, but adding a couple more letter earning opportunities could go a long way to making it more obtainable. RETRO seems just right...I wouldn't want that to be easier. So if this was done I would eliminate the initially spotted letters. Or...maybe some of these could only go into affect after RETRO? Lots of possible solutions.

Exactly the way I feel regarding Retro (1 KNIGHT) being the right amount of challenge (granted it’s two letters spotted)

#1343 8 days ago

Can we not post videos to this forum? Got retro KNIGHT mode tonight and the ball just sat in the VUK and it played the fantastic retro music with the “WAR HURRY UP” screen stuck up there. Shook it. Mashed it. Nothing helped. Finally after two minutes it decided to flash the proper black knight retro screen up and eject the VUK. Ugh.

#1344 7 days ago

Have to upload to YouTube then post a link.

#1345 7 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Have to upload to YouTube then post a link.

Sorry, just realized that this morning and was processing it while you posted!

Here’s the video with description.

Not sure if it was just too much going on that I caused the code to freak out, or if it’s a physical bug or what. I was having Node 9 overcurrent protection but removing and replacing bulbs seems to have cured it for me, so I don’t believe it’s that.

Just FYI, when I was getting red Upper GI overcurrent errors, not only would the upper red lights obviously go out, but also the flame panel and then more mysteriously the shield would act up and not raise when it should be (ie Lock was lit). I don’t understand how that was impacted by node 9 upper GI (CN15) at all.

ANYWAY, check out this oddity

#1346 6 days ago

Say hello to my new friend !!

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#1347 6 days ago
Quoted from November:

Say hello to my new friend !!

Awesomely terrifying! Looks great! Need to find one of those guys!

#1348 6 days ago

That's cool, what figure is that?

#1349 6 days ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

That's cool, what figure is that?

That's the Schleich stone skeleton. I've seen him at Target before, but you may have to buy him online now.

I'm not typically a fan of adding toys to the playfield, but that's such a good match to the spinner that I might have to reconsider.

#1350 6 days ago

Side question: Did Stern hand out protection plastics as promised for... well the plastics that seem to break regulary from early buyers?

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