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Elvira's House of Horrors: Pre-Release Discussion Thread


By RobertWinter

3 years ago



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#2651 1 year ago
Quoted from wayinla:

Do we just go to Dead Flip’s YouTube channel to see the reveal?

No. Go to twitch.tv/deadflip

#2652 1 year ago

....Dennis Boredman....

#2653 1 year ago

Looks like a dream for 50-60 year old Pinball players.

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#2654 1 year ago

So far I’m not a fan of the cartoony inner tubes on the lcd when hitting the bumpers. Also the floating dead head characters look kind of cheap. I’m at the apple store viewing this so sound is not good at all.

#2655 1 year ago

I feel like it's just ok. Maybe it will improve with code but there really isn't much of anything going on with the Haunted House. Dennis Nordman is looking at the playfield on the Twitch Stream and looks like he's thinking "WTF did they do to my machine? They removed half the toys....this is BS!" Glad he's @ Deeproot now!

#2656 1 year ago

I love horror but I'm not 55+ so this looks terrible to me.

Looks like bm66 and munsters meets elvira for the animations.

No amount of boobs is going to save this one.

#2657 1 year ago

Watched a bit and I did not find it engaging in the least bit.

#2658 1 year ago

So no one likes it? I haven’t seen the stream yet

#2659 1 year ago

Batman 66 is definitely better right now, but who knows 2 years from now. Jurassic Park easily the better game, and cheaper too

#2660 1 year ago

I’m enjoying it. It’s too bad the modes are linear for the stream. The sound effects, music and callouts are really nice. Seems like it has great flow, as expected for a fan layout.

Looking forward to deeper code before I take the plunge. Looks good so far!

#2661 1 year ago
Quoted from wayinla:

So far I’m not a fan of the cartoony inner tubes on the lcd when hitting the bumpers..

thought the same thing.

#2662 1 year ago

I just wish this had a standard dmd or even a large one like the CGC remakes would be awesome. I'm just not a fan of the bad quality images and movie bites. Scared Stiff is 100 times better than this from what I have seen so far.

#2663 1 year ago

WTF is with the inner tubes?? Serious question, how do they tie in with the game?

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#2664 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

thought the same thing.

That and the constantly floating heads during modes, total mood killer

#2665 1 year ago

Looks ok (agree again about the pool floats but I never watched the TV show).

looks just ok, might be looking for a DP instead.

#2666 1 year ago

Game overal looks amazing, code will be there (eventually)...

...but the screen is not cohesive at all and the music, for my taste at least, is not driving enough.

#2667 1 year ago

Agree 100% there seems to be many clashing graphic styles happening here. Floating head over the clips with cheesy inner tubes covering the screen.

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#2668 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Looks like a dream for 50-60 year old Pinball players.

Great!! I'm 51 and can't wait to play it.

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#2669 1 year ago

They really need to rethink the whole floating heads thing.

#2670 1 year ago

It's easy to be disappointed. Expectations are high and the code is obviously still far from complete. Perhaps it's the reason for linear modes during the stream because only a few are programmed? Aside from that, I think the floating deadhead just doesn't work. It doesn't look fun and seems more in the way. The heads are just... goofy looking more than anything.

House party looks cool how the house dances!

Rob

#2671 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Looks like a dream for 50-60 year old Pinball players.

It's definitely geared to older players, would have personally preferred if it was 80's horror movies highlighted in the game as I don't recognize any of the movies currently referenced in the game. But I still dig the idea, the flow, the theme and the way it shoots it so I ordered an LE. It will nicely complement my Scared Stiff.

#2672 1 year ago

There's B movie corny and then there is this. Definitely need to rethink the blue screen floating head and Sesame Street yellow tubes

#2673 1 year ago

I think it looks fun. Needs some work on the video and music but over all it looks cool. I will need to play it before i decide. Not having a pro available sucks.

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#2674 1 year ago

Watched about 2 minutes of the stream and that’s about all I could take.

They did so well with Jurassic Park and then shit the bed with this one.

I don’t care if Lyman is coding the game nothing can save it in my opinion.

#2675 1 year ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

That and the constantly floating heads during modes, total mood killer

Same here.
And the Inner-tubes don’t work. Replace with skulls or just use the values/numbers by themselves.
Love the layout and the potential code. Especially with the Lyman behind it.

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#2677 1 year ago
Quoted from adamross:

WTF is with the inner tubes?? Serious question, how do they tie in with the game?

They said that it’s because there’s a pool in the pop bumpers - a pool party

#2678 1 year ago
Quoted from Coz:

They said that it’s because there’s a pool in the pop bumpers - a pool party

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#2679 1 year ago

Love it.

Another great classic in the making

Will be better than Twd and BM66 which I own and love as two of the best pins ever

#2680 1 year ago

I think the game has a lot of promise. It looks like it shoots really fluid and smooth. I hope they have a lot more callouts and a lot more alternate openings to the modes.
I don't mind the innertubes, but I don't like them.
What kind of concerns me... The callouts are tame.
Very, very tame. I don't expect them to reuse the same old callouts from past game. But, I loved the cheeky innuendo. Ohhhhh Nice Organ. Is perhaps my 2nd favorite start to MB ever. Also I love the scared stiff "How About another Ball" for the extra ball...
So far there is no innuendo to be had in this game. Boobs yes... But, no cheeky jokes.
Too family safe... But, this is just the preview. Things can change and maybe we didn't see enough of it.

Deadheads I like the idea... But, we only saw three, and they were LAME!!!!!

And I also think the match animation so far is lame. Hope it gets a proper match...

I mean... We need Elvira saying "Unpleasant Dreams" and waving as the match.... How would/could you not do that as the match...

I think its a very good and interesting start. Can't wait to see how this progresses and grows. Hell, even Iron Maiden got a lot of improvements via code and that shipped more complete than most stern games lately.

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#2681 1 year ago

I didn't last long in the stream either. Every time Doug Flutie's younger brother said 'uh' or 'um' I did a shot. I was prone in about 2 minutes.

I thought this was going to be scary and it's just way too campy and goofy for my tastes. Initial reveal looked great, but I'm left feeling underwhelmed. The videos of Elvira talking are great, but they really slow down play. What's the point of coding all that if the player is going to feel compelled to skip it after seeing it for just the second time? When everyone first saw the layout and the mansion, everyone immediately compared it to MM...and this is not it. I don't know...I grew up w/ Elvira on late-night TV...in it's present state, it just doesn't look ready for primetime because I'm not feeling it.

Very happy w/ my JPLE though.

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#2682 1 year ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

It's definitely geared to older players, would have personally preferred if it was 80's horror movies highlighted in the game as I don't recognize any of the movies currently referenced in the game. But I still dig the idea, the flow, the theme and the way it shoots it so I ordered an LE. It will nicely complement my Scared Stiff.

I'm 35... Not young... But according to Elivra and this game... I'm a teenager from outer space... And I love this theme... And I have an LE coming in.

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#2683 1 year ago

What we have here are the same clueless “walking dud” and early Batman haters

Lol

#2684 1 year ago

I'm 32 and I remember Elvira at Video Thunder or the VHS store. I was like 7 or 8 years old. Always in the horror section and I thought it was some weird porno, lol. I love everything on the game except for the pool tubes because they look like .jpeg images floating about and the Dead Heads are sorta cheap or distracting. Elviras clips made me feel like a kid again in a good way and she hasn't changed a bit for some strong nostalgic memories. I cannot wait to flip it!

#2685 1 year ago
Quoted from adamross:

WTF is with the inner tubes?? Serious question, how do they tie in with the game?

Supposed to be a pool in the pop bumpers- here’s a pic from TWIP

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#2686 1 year ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

It's definitely geared to older players, would have personally preferred if it was 80's horror movies highlighted in the game as I don't recognize any of the movies currently referenced in the game.

I can remember about half of the movies. Some were my favorites from watching her host the movies. Always liked the black and white oldies. Funny thing is I've never watched any of Elvira's own movies.

Game play looks good and nice shots. The only thing that throws me off is the inter tubes on the screen.

#2687 1 year ago

I’m looking forward to actually playing it before I make my mind on it. It looks good so far though.

#2688 1 year ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

And I also think the match animation so far is lame. Hope it gets a proper match...

Please keep in mind that some things could be placeholders. Match animation is low on the priority list for things to do. It's not 1.0 code.

Rob

#2689 1 year ago

No offense intended to Elvira fans but I just have to say that my DP Premium and JP LE seem far more engaging and cohesive than Elvira HOH appears to be. I thought it looked to be a lot of fun in the initial release promos but I am not so sure of that anymore. Based on tonight's stream, it seems very mundane and repititous. I really hope that I am wrong about that and/ or it improves a lot. If not, I am afraid that many early buyers will regret their early buys. At this point I think I can easily move on from it and look forward to whatever may be next.

#2690 1 year ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

I can remember about half of the movies. Some were my favorites from watching her host the movies. Always liked the black and white oldies. Funny thing is I've never watched any of Elvira's own movies.
Game play looks good and nice shots. The only thing that throws me off is the inter tubes on the screen.

I assume the inner tubes are just meant to be a throwback to Elvira And The Party Monsters, which was a pool party. I dunno, I dig them. Hopefully they ship the LE's soon, I'll live stream mine on Twitch once I get it.

Quoted from arcadem:

No offense intended to Elvira fans but I just have to say that my DP Premium and JP LE seem far more engaging and cohesive than Elvira HOH appears to be. I thought it looked to be a lot of fun in the initial release promos but I am not so sure of that anymore. Based on tonight's stream, it seems very mundane and repititous. I really hope that I am wrong about that and/ or it improves a lot. If not, I am afraid that many early buyers will regret their early buys. At this point I think I can easily move on from it and look forward to whatever may be next.

No offense taken of course, different strokes for different folks. DP does nothing for me but party on for those that enjoy it. JP doesn't look bad, if I had more room I'd consider it but ultimately the Elvira theme is just much more my speed. Spend your money wherever it works for you.

#2691 1 year ago

Wow, I'm disappointed. I kept losing the wifi connection and couldn't find any satisfaction with the game play thus far in the stream. Unless the YouTube is better, I might have to wait on the next CGC game, despite how much I love Elvira.

#2692 1 year ago
Quoted from arcadem:

No offense intended to Elvira fans but I just have to say that my DP Premium and JP LE seem far more engaging and cohesive than Elvira HOH appears to be. I thought it looked to be a lot of fun in the initial release promos but I am not so sure of that anymore. Based on tonight's stream, it seems very mundane and repititous. I really hope that I am wrong about that and/ or it improves a lot. If not, I am afraid that many early buyers will regret their early buys. At this point I think I can easily move on from it and look forward to whatever may be next.

LMAO

My JPLE is coming soon too

Ever heard of Lyman Sheets?

You don’t need to “early hate” this pin just because you don’t have it

#2693 1 year ago

Easily third place among the Elvira pinball trilogy as it stands today on the stream.

-4
#2694 1 year ago
Quoted from taz:

Wow, I'm disappointed. I kept losing the wifi connection and couldn't find any satisfaction with the game play thus far in the stream. Unless the YouTube is better, I might have to wait on the next CGC game, despite how much I love Elvira.

It definitely had the feel of a snoozer no doubt. I was blown away with JP.....Elvira......just looks pretty damn boring.....the Haunted House is a disappointment.....the heads....WTF were they thinking.....just doesn't feel like it fits with the theme of the game. They really need to take this thing back to the drawing board.....it just looks bad.

#2695 1 year ago

Looks fun! I like the theme. It needs a little work. And it will get it. I’m going to get a premium. Im just looking to have fun. That’s what it’s all about

#2696 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

LMAO
My JPLE is coming soon too
Ever heard of Lyman Sheets?
You don’t need to “early hate” this pin just because you don’t have it

Not hate, just not excited about it from what I have seen. I have no doubt it will get a lot better, but I am comfortable for waiting until that point. Plus, I can't afford a new game right now anyhow... I waited on BM66 and Lyman really delivered on that game! He will on this one too, just takes time.

Rob

#2697 1 year ago

Those floating heads are laughable. What are they thinking.

The LCD animations needs to match Stern!

Potential, but damn they need to clean shit up.

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#2698 1 year ago

Great Nordman layout

Lyman

LCD with awesome show movie pics

Blows away dated old Elvra versions

#2699 1 year ago
Quoted from Halfwasted:

Those floating heads are laughable. What are they thinking.
The LCD animations needs to match Stern!
Potential, but damn they need to clean shit up.

#2700 1 year ago

Looks good. I’m certain the code, call outs and light show, music etc. will be fine. Although, some of the GUI, is all over the place. The heads floating all around and those life saver icons, need some scaling back.

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