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Elvira's House of Horrors - The Owner's Club


By RobertWinter

1 year ago

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“Do you currently own other Elvira machines?”

  • This is my frst Elvira machine 223 votes
    60%
  • Also own Elvira and the Party Monsters 25 votes
    7%
  • Also own Scared Stiff 80 votes
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  • I own all three now! 42 votes
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#2701 1 year ago
Quoted from John1210:

I agree Elvira shoots really well as does Bksor and JP... I’ve tried to like stranger things... it’s ok, I mean it’s pinball so I’m going to like it but it ain’t the best. Whatever you do don’t critique it over on the st owners thread, they are a bit touchy over there about their game... some of it stemming from buyers remorse i suspect.

I actually like the idea behind Stranger Things.
I don't care at all about the theme. In fact I kind of hate kids saving the day type films. Kids are kids and for every goonies or Short Round there are dozens of movies or kid characters that bog down the original film franchises.

The projector idea is really great for Stranger Things. Amazing idea, works great(seems to from the streams) in bright rooms, so would work even better in the dark. I like the monster mech(pity its not as accurate as you'd hope it would be), and I think the magnetic ball lock is an amazing and cool feature. I hear some people hate how the game shoots. I find that hard to believe as its a Brian Eddy. And maybe it is a bit of a clunk, but I am not really that big of a pinball snob. If it has flippers and you can shoot it, you probably can have a good amount of fun with it... The callouts though... Man, some of the worst in pinball. But, decent clips and animation. Monsters are cool.

What I don't like is the greed of Stern and it is GREED! The UV light should have been as an LE. If you don't want it on the PREM fine. But, for the LE owners that should have been included. And if Stern is too interested in cranking out games and not finishing them, or pulling this kind of stunts. I'm going to re-think my support of them. And it should have been an option for the Pro and Prem buyers to have installed as an extra. Really no reason why it couldn't have been revealed, during the FIRST and ACTUAL REVEAL! If anything it probably cost them sales dragging their feet on it. Get your ducks in a row and then reveal.

I don't mind waiting for the code to get to 1.0. Yes, I would prefer more complete code. But, not even video games ship with complete code now. It doesn't make it right, but to wish it away, won't solve anything. Yes, I would prefer more substance and more skeleton, but some games Stern has shipped are more complete starting out than others.
I'm not happy as I stated that I had to replace my rails in my Elvira. For LE's to be first on the line doesn't make that much sense to me. I think they should be after everything gets sorted out. Then you run them. Anyway.

The likelihood of me buying a new Stern game again, is slim. Iron Maiden was a dream theme for me. Elvira another dream theme, and I doubt Stern will have another dream theme for me. The only way is if they do a vault on the prem of Ghostbusters. Or if I can find a nice NIB Catwoman Batman 66. But, I tihnk I'd be buying those used.

Imagine what you could do with an Elvira theme with that projector. Could have lots of fun with that concept. I'd project clips to the screen. While having Elvira still on the LCD. And actually... The LCD for the prem and LE are strangely devoid of content. Very sparse. The game just lacks energy. I get they might not want to double up what is projected and what is on the LCD. But, there are ways to keep them both busy and not overload the player. Having LCD sparse takes away energy... Anyway...

Back to the hostess with the mostest... Is it too late to dream about the 4th Elvira game???? I know the code isn't completed with this one, but it will be, and it will be AMAZING. So one can dream about a 4th game(can't he??).

#2702 1 year ago
Quoted from Bencollins:

I hope he puts in a super duper wizard mode. I’m sure it will be in there. I’ve only finished gappa one time. When you get to the last ball lock on gappa it can be intense. It can be hard to get 4 haunts done. If u need dead heads you can bash away with the right flipper. Trailer trash is where some big points are. I got a 120 million one time. As for me all the shots are smooth as silk. All of them! not one clunker. I like long ball times. This game gives them. game is bolted to the floor. I wish this team would do another pin together.
Can you tell I love this game!
This game and Jurassic park are Hopefully the new normal from stern. Good shooters.
Well then there is stranger things. It gets a lot of hate. I’ve flipped it. Is it’s not that bad. Is it great? My opinion is no.

How did you get 120 million on trailer trash?!

#2703 1 year ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

How did you get 120 million on trailer trash?!

hit on his sister and ate a Mayo sandwich?

#2704 1 year ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

How did you get 120 million on trailer trash?!

Stack a higher scoring mode with a multiball and 4x playfield running.

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#2705 1 year ago
Quoted from Charliew65:

hit on his sister and ate a Mayo sandwich?

LOL what the what?

Quoted from lodgingdolphin:

Stack a higher scoring mode with a multiball and 4x playfield running.[quoted image]

Gotcha - did not know that could carry over

#2706 1 year ago

That is a ginormous trailer trash. I thought mine was big. Lol

#2707 1 year ago

Anyone want to tell me their thoughts on Octoberfest. I’m thinking about getting one. I’ve played it a few times. I like the layout. The animations are not great. I asked on the October page only got a few answers. I’m drawn to it for some strange reason

My Batman never shot well. I tried to tweak it but never could get what I wanted.

#2708 1 year ago
Quoted from Bencollins:

Anyone want to tell me their thoughts on Octoberfest. I’m thinking about getting one. I’ve played it a few times. I like the layout. The animations are not great. I asked on the October page only got a few answers. I’m drawn to it for some strange reason
My Batman never shot well. I tried to tweak it but never could get what I wanted.

(Wrong thread?) It’s fun, it’s SUPER deep, and the AP team put a huge amount of thought into the rules. The mechs apparently take some time to get dialed in.

#2709 1 year ago

Slings...

You can't have both a rocket right orbit shot and the kickout land perfectly on the left flipper because physics but you might be able to get a better result at your current PF angle which also plays a factor. If I was a betting man I'd say there is an adjustment at the L bracket under the plastic. If there is, please use it as intended and do not bend the entire ball guide with a screwdriver.

#2710 1 year ago

In the middle of a great game (obviously), I heard a coil continuously fire. Wasn’t sure which one, but then the center ramp shot wouldn’t register. After the ball search, the ball would dribble out.

Removed the coil, opto and back subway. Everything worked. After switch tests and troubleshooting, I figured out the back opto was misaligned. Moreover, the holes in the subway were *extremely* small.

I drilled slightly wider holes on each end and re-aligned the opto. All is well!

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#2711 1 year ago
Quoted from CyberNinja24:

For the best playing experience, in my opinion, you want the ball to travel from the left metal guide down to the the left flipper without hitting a sling or anything else for that matter.

My game flows perfectly from the left orbit directly to the middle of the left flipper.

Straight out of the box. No adjustments. 7 degree pitch, level left to right.

#2712 1 year ago
Quoted from John1210:

I agree Elvira shoots really well as does Bksor and JP... I’ve tried to like stranger things... it’s ok, I mean it’s pinball so I’m going to like it but it ain’t the best. Whatever you do don’t critique it over on the st owners thread, they are a bit touchy over there about their game... some of it stemming from buyers remorse i suspect.

Lol, not true, zero remorse, i have all 3 and STH is close behind those other two games, which are two great pinball machines!

#2713 1 year ago

What are some of the better prices that distros are charging for this game?

Thinking of joining the club.

#2714 1 year ago
Quoted from tp:

I put a little thicker post rubber on the post at exit. Now it feeds the right flipper 90% of the time. Use to go right down the middle alot.

This idea did not work. It originally fixed the orbit shot from going sdm, but now it feeds the multiball sdm, and slow orbit shots. I put original post rubber back on and now adjusting guide rail.

#2715 1 year ago

I have to sell most of my games for a large purchase but in thinning the herd my EHOH premium won out over my JP2 LE. Elvira is just more fun to play!

#2716 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

I have to sell most of my games for a large purchase but in thinning the heard my EHOH premium won out over my JP2 LE. Elvira is just more fun to play!

I have many games on both titles and I have to say that I agree with you...EHOH wins out over JP2!

#2717 1 year ago

Jack Danger will be streaming Elvira's House of Horrors tomorrow night.

The next update is perhaps pretty close.
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#2718 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

I have to sell most of my games for a large purchase but in thinning the herd my EHOH premium won out over my JP2 LE. Elvira is just more fun to play!

I agree, I find JP2 to be so frustrating. The left outlane is like a vacuum.

#2719 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Lol, not true, zero remorse, i have all 3 and STH is close behind those other two games, which are two great pinball machines!

I have all three also and agree STH is a better game than given credit, esp when you dial it in.

#2720 1 year ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

I have all three also and agree STH is a better game than given credit, esp when you dial it in.

What's STH mean please ?

#2721 1 year ago
Quoted from Wakky:

What's STH mean please ?

Stranger Things

#2722 1 year ago

Great thread...I am on the hunt for one locally once the virus clears up. Will be moving a TZ toward it but sounds like this game is just as fun.

#2723 1 year ago
Quoted from billsfanmd:

Great thread...I am on the hunt for one locally once the virus clears up. Will be moving a TZ toward it but sounds like this game is just as fun.

I don't think anyone who owns this game will be disappointed by it. I think the worse thing you can say about this game is the shots are not overly difficult. I'm not saying their easy. As if you miss a either the side or middle ramps and it rolls back down it will end your ball. But, this game isn't meant to be brutal in that way.

It wants you to play it, and it has decent ball times. Just a fun game to shoot and relax and watch/listen to the hostess with the mostest.

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#2724 1 year ago

New code:

V0.94.0 - Apr. 14, 2020
=======================

- Fixed a bug where JUNK ITEMS locked in via the 36-24-36 targets
would reset back to the SKELETON KEY on occasion.
- Allow the GARAGE MULTIBALL super jackpot display effects to be
interrupted by other lower priority effects after the score has been
displayed and the big effects (sounds/lights) have (mostly) finished.
- Added a rule for ATTIC ATTACK MULTIBALL. This is based on the movie
LADY FRANKENSTEIN. There are two parts. The second part requires
the player to collect all 4 sides of the spinning turret.
- Fixed a bug in the lamp effects that run when a shot is made to
advance the HOUSE to start a new HAUNT. The lamp effects were specifying
the CRYPT RGB arrow instead of the HOUSE RGB arrow. (This has been
corrected.)
- Dimming the lamps that aren't part of the skill shots (back door, top
lanes) when the ball is in the shooter lane for skill shot is now done
gradually (faded down) instead of jumping immediately to the dim level.
- Fixed an issue with the TRUNK LOCK lamp effect that was causing it to
not run at full brightness.
- Added some speech to the start of GAPPA ANGRY MULTIBALL.
- Shortened the time (slightly) for re-kicks for the CRYPT VUK.
- Added lamp effects for HAND OF FATE LIT.
- Added lamp effects for TRUNK LIT and TRUNK ALREADY LIT.
- Added a lamp effect for THE DEAD RETURNS.
- Mute music during HAUNT intro/outro effects. (The music was not being
muted during the outros.)
- Implemented the HAUNT-O-METER for Night Of The Living Dead HAUNT.
- Implemented the HAUNT-O-METER for The Brain That Wouldn't Die HAUNT.
- Trimmed some dark frames at then end of some clips from The Brain That
Wouldn't Die.
- Added Frankenstein (deadhead) to the Deadhead Family Crypt.
- High scores for TRUNK MULTIBALL were not being recorded properly. This
has been corrected.

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#2725 1 year ago

Chip chip chipping away... glad work's being done but mostly peripheral stuff. New dead head though!

#2726 1 year ago
Quoted from jfh:

- Added Frankenstein (deadhead) to the Deadhead Family Crypt.

has been corrected.[quoted image]

New DEADHEAD!!!!! Sounds great. I haven't resolved my diverter issue yet. Been so stressed out, and injured my ankle, and busy working. Well my ankle is finally on the mend and doesn't hurt anymore(if I stand for long periods of time like an hour or so the ankle does get irritated).

So I think I should fiddle around and get it fixed and update so I can enjoy this gem of a game.

And while not as much speech being added... Always nice to get more!!!

#2727 1 year ago

If I’m reading this correctly, 2 new modes added! New Frankenstein deahead! And lady Frankenstein ! Outstanding

#2728 1 year ago

For all you SLE owners and anyone wanting that look

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#2729 1 year ago

Wow another update..this pin is starting to bust out with code

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#2730 1 year ago

Installing in 5, 4, 3...

Rob Stone you may get some parts from me. Outstanding work start to finish.

#2731 1 year ago

If anyone is looking to sell their LE let me know!

#2732 1 year ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Installing in 5, 4, 3...
Rob Stone you may get some parts from me. Outstanding work start to finish.

Hell yeah man been awhile

#2733 1 year ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Hell yeah man been awhile

Yep. School and kids will do that

You’re still the f’n master!

#2734 1 year ago
Quoted from Vitty:

If anyone is looking to sell their LE let me know!

...Ain't happening!

#2735 1 year ago

is the turret being used yet? still curious what the purpose is. there was speculation of it adding more haunts, i hope that is correct.

#2736 1 year ago
Quoted from Syco54645:

is the turret being used yet? still curious what the purpose is. there was speculation of it adding more haunts, i hope that is correct.

New in .94

Added a rule for ATTIC ATTACK MULTIBALL. This is based on the movie LADY FRANKENSTEIN. There are two parts. The second part requires the player to collect all 4 sides of the spinning turret. 

#2737 1 year ago
Quoted from Syco54645:

is the turret being used yet? still curious what the purpose is. there was speculation of it adding more haunts, i hope that is correct.

Used in house party. And now with the new code as RW just noted.

#2738 1 year ago

I can wait to install this update. Lady Frankenstein !

#2739 1 year ago

Got the frankenstein dead head last night and beat him. He has fun lines like “Fire baaaaad”.

Seems to lock out the crypt after defeating 3 dead heads. Looks like there’s supposed to be some little mini dead head wizard mode according to the Crypt Cleaner inserts on the Playfield...

It would be really cool if you could select the dead head you wanted to beat and/or had a tracker of all the ones you’ve completed.

All in all though it’s a great game that keeps getting better!

#2740 1 year ago

The Brain that Wouldn't Die haunt mode is now top notch in v0.94. I love everything in it, musics, scenes, sounds and callouts from the movie. It's very neat.

Something tells me that the next added haunt mode will be The Satanic Rites Of Dracula.

#2741 1 year ago
Quoted from Peanuts:

The Brain that Wouldn't Die haunt mode is now top notch in v0.94. I love everything in it, musics, scenes, sounds and callouts from the movie. It's very neat.
Something tells me that the next added haunt mode will be The Satanic Rites Of Dracula.

One can only hope. Cushing and Mr. Lee would be great to have in a pinball game.

#2742 1 year ago
Quoted from Syco54645:

is the turret being used yet? still curious what the purpose is. there was speculation of it adding more haunts, i hope that is correct.

in house party MB you can add a ball by shooting the house if the turret with the eye faces to you

#2743 1 year ago
Quoted from RobertWinter:

New in .94
Added a rule for ATTIC ATTACK MULTIBALL. This is based on the movie LADY FRANKENSTEIN. There are two parts. The second part requires the player to collect all 4 sides of the spinning turret.

oh how do you collect a turret side? sorry not played this one in a while as we don't own it yet and with social distancing rules can't exactly go to my friend's to play it. we were going to buy it this spring then coronavirus happened.

#2744 1 year ago
Quoted from Syco54645:

oh how do you collect a turret side? sorry not played this one in a while as we don't own it yet and with social distancing rules can't exactly go to my friend's to play it. we were going to buy it this spring then coronavirus happened.

Shoot the house while the eyeball is showing

#2745 1 year ago

i swear, this game gets HARDER with every release! (that's a good thing). When I was first playing .91, I was able to make it through a lot of modes and areas of the game, (although I had also added extra balls when hitting score levels), and I swear I can barely START 3 modes in a game now. This is such a great package

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#2746 1 year ago

Great code so far. I cant wait to see what's coming next. This game is shaping into a top 3 Stern in my opinion.

#2747 1 year ago

Got My premium delivered yesterday. A few hours into playing, the gargoyle to the left of the ramp came off. WTH? Tried to put it back on the rod to no avail. Anyone one else have this happen? If so what was the fix?

#2748 1 year ago

Agreed! I own a lot of machines and honestly wasn't that impressed at first with elvira. I added the skill shot hardware and updated the code and I absolutely love this game. It's been my Go to machine lately. I wish I could say that about My Stranger things LE, I added the uv kit and updated it and it's still a dog in my opinion. Lol, can't win them all?

Quoted from wolfy:

Great code so far. I cant wait to see what's coming next. This game is shaping into a top 3 Stern in my opinion.

#2749 1 year ago
Quoted from Quick:

Got My premium delivered yesterday. A few hours into playing, the gargoyle to the left of the ramp came off. WTH? Tried to put it back on the rod to no avail. Anyone one else have this happen? If so what was the fix?

Yes happened to me, same exact gargoyle. You have to tap the rod back in. Hasn’t come out since.

#2750 1 year ago

Does anybody know what movie is Drive me crazy mode based on?

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