CFTBL- Fans and members welcome!!!

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CFTBL- Fans and members welcome!!!

By vilant

5 years ago

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#235 4 years ago

These play video, not slide show clips. Creature movie trailer alternating with Snack Bar/Intermission video. Listen to my interview on Spooky Pinball #53, and hear Don and Jeff discuss on The Pinball Podcast #37. Many other titles, as well at

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#241 4 years ago
Quoted from fuseholder:

Sparky, this is awesome!

This is the third different location I've seen this installed. It looks like you dropped the bracket down to raise the device. Still seems pretty stable that way? Is that position blocking your view of the Snack Bar hole?

Thanks for posting the pics and vids!

3 months later
#324 4 years ago
Quoted from paulywalnuts23:

How to those compare to mylar when it time to remove them? Are they any easier????

I haven't seen these in person, but I believe they are more rigid than mylar, like a thin piece of plastic. I also believe that most of the playfield has to be disassembled in order to install. There is quite a bit of information about it on the review on Pinball News:

1 month later
#395 4 years ago
Quoted from matt_adams:

I have always wondered (I hope this hasn't been asked on a previous page!) why Creature has 3 balls installed when it is only a 2 ball game? It's the only game I know to be over stocked with balls, any ideas?

Trudeau explained at a seminar I attended that it was originally supposed to be 3-ball, but it got too crowded and hectic on the playfield during multi-ball, and they thought it played better with two. It was easier to change the code just for multi-ball. At least that's how I remember him explaining it.

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#421 4 years ago
Quoted from tonedef131:

I picked up a Creature yesterday and while it needs a lot of work I got it playing. The only real problem I'm having is that when multiball starts it kicks out two balls. It doesn't happen any other times and seems to know where the balls are the rest of the time. Has anyone else encountered this before?

As Billy16 implied, it's only supposed to kick out two balls for multiball. There are three balls installed, but there is no 3-ball multiball.

Welcome to the club!

1 year later
#802 3 years ago

This was posted in the TPF thread by Pinball Star Amusements. It's in the Pinball Mirror Blades booth.


#809 2 years ago
Quoted from AlexSMendes:

Wow, maybe the problem is the lighting or the camera lenses, but what a bunch of ugly f***ing metals....

Quoted from Wescobar:

Not feeling that purple at all.

Quoted from rubberducks:

The pink wireforms look awesome. They're hot pink. The side rails, lockdown bar and legs ... they're mud pink / purple and really don't look good imo.

Whether you like the purple or not, I commend them (Pinball Side Mirrors) for the amazing job they did on this overall. It's the exact same color as the purple on the cab and head, but maybe it needs a contrasting third color instead? If anything, it could inspire someone to do something similar in a color they DO like. I wasn't at TPF in person, but the round platform this was sitting on is a turntable that slowly turned, and it was roped off with light-up posts. What a great way to display one of the best games ever produced!

At a time when GB, GoT, and all the boutiques are getting all the attention, I'm sure this opened a few eyes. Pinball Side Mirrors obviously has a passion for this game. Great job!

#833 2 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

How much is a CFTBL Playfield Hologram? And where do you get them No hope for Mike d LCD MOD for awhile.

Less hope for a hologram, hence Mike D's creation of the LCD mod in the first place.

#869 2 years ago
Quoted from fiberdude120:

On mine you pull all the way back and release when all four kiss lights are lit.

Mine too.

1 month later
#932 2 years ago
Quoted from the96stang:

I am about to tear down a CFTBL, does anyone have any advice or challenges they faced when they tore down there game? I tend not to deal with games this new. I plan on taking lots of pictures. Thanks!

Not really any challenges, other than figuring out the order to take things off. I just shopped mine last week, and I think this was the order for the major pieces:

1) whirlpool with habitrail
2) Big looping MB plastic ramp
3) Upper left sign
4) plastic under left sign
5) plastic in corner (just loosen for now to remove ramp harness)
6) metal ramp in upper left corner
7) slide habitrail on right
8 ) left ramp returning to right inlane
9) right ramp returning to left inlane

The rest should be easy

#934 2 years ago
Quoted from the96stang:

What colors would you guys use for the GI on the PF?

I don't like colors in the GI because it washes out the true colors of the plastics. I use warm white frosted in GI.

However, for CFTBL I put a green flasher under the two ramps.

10 months later
#1267 1 year ago
Quoted from fmofmpls:

Fellow pinheads and fin heads. I've got a question regarding a topper I want to illuminate on my Creature machine.
I bought one of those Auto Zone led strips and I want to use it to illuminate my Creature promo plastic that I'm using as a topper. The question I have is, "where can I safely tap into power" without blowing something up?
Kinda of a newbie when it comes to tapping into the back box (or coins door), so any detailed info and/or suggestions is greatly appreciated!

What is the voltage?

#1270 1 year ago
Quoted from fiberdude120:

I would think since he got them from an auto parts store they would be 12 volts.

If it's 12v, he could use a 5v/12v adapter from Mezelmods. It taps into the driver board at j116, j117, or j118.

Another option is to use a smart switch surge protector and a 12v wall wort adapter. Plug the game into the control outlet and the 12v wall wort/topper into the switching outlet, and the topper will only power on when the game is powered on. link » link »

2 weeks later
#1345 1 year ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

I have stripped down my Creature and have 2 questions of the group
#1 - is the post sleeve to the left of the snack bar hole supposed to be a tapered rubber?
#2 - the mylar on the playfield covers my clear plastic lagoon window but parts of it show a gap between the plastic window and the playfield. Should I be buying a new window and decals here?
Pics below

#1 My white spacer is on top of the tapered rubber. Maybe that's what Swinks meant, too, instead of "no spacer."

#2 There's supposed to be a gap between the playfield and window. Are you saying the mylar bridges that gap in some areas? It's hard to tell from the pics, but it shouldn't.

3 months later
#1484 1 year ago
Quoted from Gorgar1:

Cheers all appreciate your help re flower pot rubber
One more question before I purchased my game it had new side art applied but unfortunately it had those coloured leg protectors put on and they have rippled the new art question is should I get a heat gun to them and try and smooth them out? Will they stick again after doing that? Or is there another bigger protector that will cover the damage? Cheers Peter.

I would be cautious with a heat gun. I might try a hair dryer first. Heat guns get extremely hot, and the decal can brown, bubble, and shrink quickly.

8 months later
#1931 11 months ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Hey there aceshye sounds like u have a lot going on in that machine. Typically these old machines have barely enough power to run just the machine. In this situation I would recommend an external power supply.
Happ makes a perfect one for the job and you get 5v and 12v power link »
. I put one in my T2 and you can wire it into the power box. This way you have unliminited connections and keep the mod power separate and won’t risk overloading the stock power supply. Here are some photos, I made my own Molex connectors but you don’t have to do that

Your picture with the power supply in the game shows it unplugged (and no service box). You mentioned you can wire it into the power box. Is this a pic before you did that? Doesn't this give you power even when the game is turned off? The service plug is always hot. I'd be interested to know if you are wiring it in to turn off and on with the game's power switch.

I have suggested to people to use these power supplies, but running the power out the back and plug into a smart strip, so the power supply turns on with game plugged into the control outlet.

2 weeks later
#1961 10 months ago
Quoted from Jared:

Picked it up for free!!!! 15 years in a warehouse!!!!

Was it in the warehouse that Bally KISS?

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